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On a luxury cruise line, you will rarely hear the word “no”: Ships may be small or mid-sized, but space is abundant.

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The deluxe and ultraplush ships that belong to luxury fleets are as good as it gets at sea. You can expect to be welcomed as a valued guest and treated to all the courtesies you would expect at any five-star resort.

Step aboard and enter the exclusive realm of foie gras and caviar on ship that run the gamut from megayachts for only a hundred or so guests to one of the largest ships ever built. All luxury ships provide a level of personal service and courtesy that is unmatched.

Dining is the main event of the evening on most luxury ships. Meals are served during a single open seating and full dinners from the restaurant menu can be served in your stateroom (served course by course, of course). On the highest of the high-end ships, wine is poured freely during the meals, and no one is rushed to finish dessert or coffee. Main courses are cooked to order, and the food on some lines approaches the level of that in a fine restaurant in any city.

Ponant

  • Sails To Caribbean, Europe

Why It’s Wonderful

Expect an exceptional, intimate experience aboard luxurious, all-inclusive yacht cruises to inaccessible worldwide locations and remote ports of call.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

  • Sails To Europe

Why It’s Wonderful

Uniworld commissioned its Red Carnation Hotels partner to provide passengers a five-star experience in five new ships. Expect sumptuous bedding and décor.

Tauck World Discovery

  • Sails To Europe

Why It’s Wonderful

Among river cruise lines, Tauck stands out for its exceptionally choreographed itineraries focused on culture and destination.

Silversea Cruises

  • Sails To Alaska, Caribbean, Europe

Why It’s Wonderful

Butlers assigned to every suite add an extra level of pampering on luxuriously appointed vessels.

SeaDream Yacht Club

  • Sails To Caribbean

Why It’s Wonderful

Luxury-minded small ships cater to guests' every wish as they sail to ports of call that the big ships can't visit.

Seabourn Cruise Line

  • Sails To Caribbean, Europe

Why It’s Wonderful

Divine dining options, posh suite accommodations, and personalized service set these ships apart.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

  • Sails To Alaska, Caribbean, Europe

Why It’s Wonderful

In the luxury segment Regent offers the most all-inclusive cruises, even including all shore excursions in the fare.

Crystal Cruises

  • Sails To Caribbean

Why It’s Wonderful

Luxurious appointments and a high level of service are hallmarks of the ultra-luxe line's nearly all-inclusive ships.