Best cruise lines for Luxury Cruises
The best cruise lines for luxury cruises as ranked by verified reviews submitted over the past 12 months. This list is continuously updated as we receive new reviews from our members, so be sure to check back often!
The motto of SeaDream Yacht Club is ‘It’s Yachting, Not Cruising,’ so it should be no surprise that a luxury experience is what you will find onboard the line’s two yachts that cater to only 112 passengers each. Expect high-end activities like five-star dining, sunbathing on outdoor Balinese Dream Beds, and nighttime movies on the pool deck.
Crystal Ocean sets the bar high for luxury cruising, without the stuffy or formal experience you may find with other high-end lines. The all-inclusive pricing from Crystal includes an unmatched roster of amenities such as Michelin-inspired dining, champagne, and premium spirits, unlimited wifi, 24-hour room service, and pre-paid gratuities.
These ships can dock in smaller ports, like the mouth of a fjord or Kotor, Montenegro. But you’ll remember the onboard experience as much as the destinations: The line’s spa suites offer direct access to the thermal area, which is considered the finest at sea. Best of all, most itineraries offer a Marina Day, when the crew unfurls a marina complete with a saltwater pool.
Expedition-style itineraries and luxury meet on Ponant’s fleet of sailing yachts. Staterooms and suites are well-appointed and spacious, and nearly all of them across the fleet include a balcony. The onboard atmosphere is intimate, which makes it easy for travelers to get to know each other and the crew. Service is exceptional, and most suites include butler service.
Those looking for a luxury cruise paired with a casual atmosphere will feel right at home with Regent Seven Seas. Regent’s service standards are among the best, and the line spares no expense to provide passengers with impeccable service. Regent is among one of the only luxury lines to offer all-inclusive pricing for almost all aspects of the cruise experience.
Those looking for an all-inclusive, small-ship luxury experience are likely to find a perfect vacation in Silversea Cruises. All staterooms are suites with butler service, high-end amenities, and most have private balconies. Ships have a variety of restaurants and cuisine to choose from — all included — as well as a spacious pool deck, full-service spa, and cozy lounges.