Best Luxury Cruise Lines of 2012

Caribbean cruise shipLuxury cruises are available in many forms. Whether you are looking to cruise the river or you want to set sail on the wide open sea, you will find that there are a number of luxury cruise lines available today. For some travellers, luxury simply means a large ship with only a handful of passengers while to others, luxury means a wide range of dining and activity choices. Whatever you are looking for in a luxury cruise, you are sure to find just what you want in this list of the best luxury cruise lines of 2012:

  • Crystal Serenity – If you are looking for a number of activity choices, Crystal Serenity cannot be beat. There are butlers manning the private penthouse suites, production shows that rival the best in the world, beautifully elegant staterooms and a number of other luxuries. The ship offers a spa that has been Feng Shui-ed to completely relax you as well as a number of exclusive restaurants for your dining pleasure. Crystal Cruises also offer a number of classes including wellness, dancing, music and language with every sail.
  • Paul Gauguin – This tropical cruise takes sail year around. It holds only 332 passengers so the luxury begins with the ship being very under crowded. The ship sails through French Polynesia and the South Pacific and gives you beautiful rooms, wonderful cuisine and many romantic amenities. The ship itself was designed to match the cruise so everywhere you look you are surrounded by French Polynesia. Enjoy the water sports platform that offers snorkeling, windsurfing and waterskiing or take a private day trip to the beaches of Bora Bora.
  • Windstar Wind Spirit – For the very best in casual elegance, the Windstar is it. There are actually two identical ships in this line and each holds only 148 passengers. Cabins are a bit smaller than most luxury lines but the amenities inside the cabins more than make up for the size. Each has a pillow top mattress, flat screen television with DVD player, iPod docking station and various other luxuries. Dining can be elegant or laid back but it is always delicious.
  • Hebridean Princess – The Hebridean Island Cruise Line is elegance fit for a Queen. In fact, even the Queen thinks so. The Hebridean Princess was awarded the “Best for Royalty” back in 2010 and is the ship that the Queen took her 80th birthday cruise aboard. The small ship holds only 49 passengers and has just 38 crew members. A trip aboard the Princess will have you absolutely loving the personal service as well as the beautiful décor and scrumptious dining. If ever you wanted a cruise that was fit for a Queen, this is certainly the right choice.
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2 Responses to Best Luxury Cruise Lines of 2012

  1. Katie Walsh says:

    I must say that although obviously not everyone has the budget for them, luxury cruise holidays look truly great! I’ve booked myself a Med Cruise for 2013 and I really am looking forward to it! I’ve chosen to travel with Princess Cruises myself.

    • TD101 says:

      You are right, most of us have to save a long time before being able to afford a luxury cruise, but that is perhaps something we can reward ourselves later in our lives.

      We hope you enjoy your cruise!

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