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Luxury Ocean Cruises

Luxury cruises offer the ultimate in travel experiences, combining the thrill of exploration with the comfort and indulgence of a five-star resort. Imagine waking up to breathtaking ocean views from your private balcony, savoring gourmet meals prepared by Michelin-starred chefs, and being pampered in world-class spas. 

Here’s a glimpse into the world of luxury cruises: 

Luxury cruise ships boast stunning suites and penthouses that are more like private apartments than cabins. Think spacious living areas, private balconies, marble bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs, and even in-room grand pianos. Some even have personal butlers who cater to your every whim.
Forget the buffet lines and mass-produced meals. Luxury cruises feature multiple gourmet restaurants with menus that rival those of land-based Michelin-starred establishments. Expect fresh, locally sourced ingredients, innovative dishes, and impeccable table service. Fine wines and champagnes are always on hand to pair with your meal.
Luxury cruise lines pride themselves on providing the highest level of personalized service. Crew-to-guest ratios are typically very low, ensuring that you receive attentive care throughout your journey. From your personal butler to the friendly waiters and housekeeping staff, everyone is dedicated to making your experience unforgettable.
Luxury cruise ships are like floating cities, packed with amenities that cater to every interest. Soak up the sun on expansive pool decks, get pampered in state-of-the-art spas, stay active in fitness centers, or challenge yourself in casinos. There are also theaters, art galleries, libraries, and even on-board golf courses on some ships.
Luxury cruises go beyond the typical Caribbean and Mediterranean routes. Explore exotic destinations like Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands, or the Seychelles, or delve deeper into Europe’s cultural gems with extended stays in ports of call. Many cruises also offer unique experiences like private beach landings, gourmet food tours, and exclusive cultural events.

If you’re looking for the ultimate in travel indulgence, a luxury cruise is an unforgettable way to explore the world. 

No matter which line you choose, a luxury cruise is sure to be an experience you’ll never forget. So start planning your dream vacation and get ready to embark on a journey of unparalleled luxury and adventure.

Here are a few of our luxury cruise partners, all vetted by Virtuoso to consider for your next trip.

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Expeditions Cruises and Ultra Luxury Yachts

Luxury expedition cruises – the perfect blend of thrilling adventure and five-star pampering! Imagine kayaking alongside glaciers in Alaska, then returning to a sumptuous suite with a private balcony overlooking the icy expanse. Or, picture yourself snorkeling amidst vibrant coral reefs in the Galapagos, followed by an exquisite gourmet meal prepared by a Michelin-starred chef. These are just a taste of what awaits on a luxury expedition cruise. 

Here’s what sets them apart from regular cruises:

Unlike mega-ships that can’t reach remote destinations, luxury expedition cruises boast smaller vessels that can navigate narrow waterways, access secluded coves, and get you closer to the heart of the action. Think Zodiac landings on pristine beaches, kayaking through hidden fjords, and even helicopter excursions over breathtaking landscapes.
Onboard you’ll find a team of experienced naturalists, historians, and cultural experts who will guide you through every step of your journey. Learn about the unique flora and fauna of the Galapagos, delve into the rich history of the Mayan ruins, or gain insights into the local cultures you encounter.
While you’re busy exploring the wonders of the world, your luxurious floating home awaits. Think spacious suites with plush amenities, private balconies with breathtaking views, and world-class spas where you can unwind after a day of adventure.
Forget buffet lines and mass-produced meals. Luxury expedition cruises offer exceptional dining experiences, with fresh, locally sourced ingredients transformed into culinary masterpieces by skilled chefs. Savor gourmet meals in elegant restaurants, enjoy private beach barbecues, or indulge in afternoon tea with panoramic ocean views.
Luxury expedition cruises go beyond the typical tourist traps, venturing into uncharted territories and hidden gems. Explore the Arctic wilderness, discover ancient civilizations in the Amazon, or sail along the pristine coastlines of Antarctica. These itineraries offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences that will stay with you forever.

Expedition cruises are generally more expensive than traditional cruises, but the personalized attention, expert guidance, and exclusive access to remote destinations make it a worthwhile investment.

Here are some of our top Partners in luxury expedition cruise lines: 

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Australis Cape Horn & Patagonia Expedition Cruises

Australis, a Chilean company with 31 years experience in operating expedition cruises and named amongst the 2017 Best Small-Ship Ocean Cruises by Travel + Leisure. Born on the waterways of Patagonia and sailing out of Punta Arenas, Chile & Ushuaia, Argentina; The Ventus Australis joined its sister ship Stella Australis as the only passenger vessels that can venture through the narrow fjords of Tierra del Fuego and disembark at fabled Cape Horn. We are the only cruise line who’s passengers get to walk on Cape Horn (weather permitting) on a regular basis. In 2021, the World Cruise Awards chose us as Best Expedition Cruise in the World.

Quark Expeditions

Pioneering the luxury expedition market, Quark Expeditions specializes in polar voyages to the Arctic and Antarctica. Their experienced team of polar experts ensures a safe and enriching journey into these awe-inspiring regions.

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No matter which cruise line you choose, a luxury expedition cruise is sure to be an adventure you’ll never forget. So, pack your sense of wonder, lace up your hiking boots, and get ready to embark on a journey that will redefine your travel expectations.

Luxury River and Canal Cruises

Imagine gliding through picturesque landscapes, quaint villages, and historical towns, all from the comfort of a luxurious vessel that feels more like a boutique hotel than a cruise ship. These intimate journeys offer a unique blend of relaxation, cultural immersion, and breathtaking scenery, making them ideal for discerning travelers seeking an unforgettable escape.

Unparalleled Comfort and Intimacy

Unlike their ocean-faring counterparts, luxury river and canal cruise ships are smaller and more intimate, typically accommodating only a few dozen to a few hundred guests. This translates to spacious suites and cabins with plush amenities, private balconies, and personalized service. Think attentive butlers, gourmet dining experiences, and onboard spas where you can unwind after a day of exploring charming villages and historical landmarks.

Immersive Experiences and Cultural Gems

River and canal cruises offer a unique perspective on the destinations they visit. You’ll sail past charming villages, medieval towns, and historical cities, often docking right in the heart of the action. This allows for easy exploration on foot or by bike, immersing yourself in the local culture and soaking up the atmosphere. Guided shore excursions led by knowledgeable experts provide deeper insights into the history, art, and traditions of the regions you visit.

Breathtaking Scenery and Diverse Itineraries

From the vine-clad hills of the Douro Valley in Portugal to the tulip fields of Holland and the majestic castles of the Rhine Gorge, river and canal cruises offer a kaleidoscope of stunning scenery. Glide along tranquil rivers, navigate picturesque canals, and marvel at ancient castles and charming villages that seem to have sprung straight out of a fairytale. The diverse itineraries cater to a variety of interests, whether you’re an avid history buff, a passionate foodie, or simply a lover of beautiful landscapes.

Here are some of our preferred Luxury River and Barges Cruise Lines. Note we cannot list them all so do contact us.

Adult only cruises

Picture yourself soaking up the sun on a luxurious deck, sipping cocktails by the pool without the sound of splashing kids, and enjoying elegant evenings of fine dining and sophisticated entertainment – all without the worry of little ones underfoot.

Remember, adult-only cruises aren’t just about escaping the noise. They offer a chance to reconnect with your partner, enjoy grown-up fun, and experience a level of service and sophistication that’s tailored specifically for adults. So, pack your swimsuit, your dancing shoes, and your sense of adventure, and get ready to set sail on an unforgettable vacation!

Here are some of our best adult-only cruise lines to consider for your next getaway:

Virgin Voyages

Vibe: Trendy, stylish, and designed for the young at heart (think adults 18 and over). Highlights: Stunningly designed ships with sleek pools, nightclubs, and theater venues. Activities like drag queen bingo, tattoo parlors, and even an onboard record store keep things playful.

Destinations: Caribbean, Mediterranean, Europe, and even transatlantic voyages.

Viking Ocean Cruises

Travelers 18 and older are welcome aboard Viking’s adults-only ships.

Disney Cruises

Setting sail on a Disney Cruise Line ship is about more than just a vacation; it’s an immersive adventure into the magical world of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars. From Broadway-caliber shows and themed deck parties to character meet-and-greets and thrilling waterslides, there’s something for everyone in the family.

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