There is a divine feeling of serenity that overtakes when one is surrounded by water and isolated from the world at large.
Opting for a slower mode of travel, one can feel the distance covered over days or weeks by ship, which harkens back to a period of romantic discovery.
Nowadays, the luxury level of cruising continues to outshine itself year on year, offering spacious social areas, award-winning dining, a holistic approach that emphasises Wellness, incredible pools and sundecks, as well as unexpected land excursions to maximise your journey.
With a chance to see multiple places on a carefully curated itinerary, each port reveals the soul of the destination, sometimes exploring places that are only accessible by water.
Imagine quietly nestling in your lush suite with the seabreeze wafting in through the balcony, sundowner in hand.
Just like 4 and 5 star hotels and resorts, there are distinct differences between the level of luxury and personal service at the variety of cruise lines.
Do you want to enjoy the highest level of personal attention and staff to guest ratio? then Silversea, Regent Seven Seas, and The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection should be on your soon-to-board cruise list.
The average staff to guest ratio on board a luxury cruise ship is 2.5. Even though this number varies per cruise ship, the above cruise liners, have the best guest ratio’s.
Both The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection and Silversea (on most ships) have between 1.1 and 1.45 staff to guest ratio. Some of their ships and itineraries come with butler service.
Other high-end cruise lines to consider are Holland America Line, Seabourn, Azamara, and Explora Journeys. And also thrilling and fun-filled cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Disney Cruise Line, and Norwegian.
Read more about The 9 Best Luxury Cruise Lines of 2023
Through the Virtuoso Voyages program, you’ll receive added benefits when you book through a Virtuoso travel advisor.
- Dedicated onboard hosts
- Private welcome reception
- Exclusive shore excursions, from VIP tours to outings with a private car and driver
- Shipboard credits and specialty dining options
Cruiseteau, based in London and Amsterdam, curates luxury family cruises that enchant every member of your family.
As an independent affiliate of 360 Private Travel, a Virtuoso member, Cruiseteau has worldwide luxury travel industry connections. We are constantly working to grow and expand these relationships by meeting with luxury cruise and hotel partners, traveling, visiting cruise ships, and building relationships with destination management companies.