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Cruise Companies

Once upon a time, there was no such thing as setting sail for pleasure. Ships carried crowds of passengers from one destination to the other until the 1960s when the wind blew in the industry's sails, and modern cruising as we know it today took form. Major cruise lines launched with the goal of making the cruise accessible to more than just the rich and famous. Bigger ships were able to accommodate more customers and support onboard sources of revenue. By the 1980s, cruise ships could carry more than 2,000 passengers.

Cruise ships became the destination rather than just the vehicle, complete with the types of restaurants, theaters, casinos, swimming pools and comfortable lodging travellers would seek at a typical vacation spot. Off-board excursions to explore ports of call rounded out the cruising experience.

By the 1990s, cruise lines seem to be competing with each other on how large of a ship could be built, how many passengers it could hold, and what sort of facilities, activities, and amenities it could offer to an ever-growing enthusiastic cruising audience. The answer is mega-large at over 225,000 tones, up to a maximum astonishing capacity of 6,296 passengers and growing. Also growing is an amazing list of on-board amenities including a dining room which can seat over 3,000 guests in one sitting, dozens of renowned chef-inspired specialty restaurants, the first Veuve Cliquot Champagne Bar, the first planetarium at sea, the first residential cruise ship "the World", the first all-suite all-balcony ship, the first "real grass" half acre lawn club, the first real-time "live feed" portholes in interior staterooms...!

AmaWaterways

Award-winning river cruise line AmaWaterways continues to build on their industry lead with a fleet of 17 custom-designed vessels in Europe, Russia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Africa. With innovative ship designs, spacious and stylish staterooms, premium amenities, exceptional cuisine and impeccable service, AmaWaterways sets new standards in river cruising every year.

Debuting in 2014, the new AmaReina and AmaSonata will join the newly launched AmaPrima as AmaWaterways' largest and most imaginative river ships on the great waterways of Europe. Inspired by classic ocean yachts, the AmaReina and AmaSonata (sister ships to the AmaPrima and AmaCerto launched in 2013 and 2012) will provide the most distinctive river cruise experience. Their magnificent glass elevators are just one of the many unique design elements found onboard, as well as their exclusive “Twin Balconies”. The beautifully-decorated and spacious accommodations range in size up to 300 sq. ft. Relax in a heated Sun Deck swimming pool with a “swim-up” bar; enjoy Chaîne des Rôtisseurs culinary creations in five dining venues, complimentary and unlimited fine wines, beer and soft drinks during lunch and dinners, a special tasting menu at the intimate Erlebnis Chef’s Table Restaurant and specialty coffees at the Mozart Café (a Viennese-style coffeehouse). The new ships also feature a Fitness Center, Massage, Hair and Beauty salon; complimentary Internet access and first-run Hollywood movies; plus a fleet of bicycles to enhance ones river cruise experience.

AmaWaterways presents a comprehensive collection of itineraries and new land programs, theme cruises, tours, amenities and ships for 2014. Whether you join them on the great waterways of Europe, Russia, Africa or the storied Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia, you are sure to capture an experience of a lifetime with an AmaWaterways river cruise vacation.

Ships: AmaReina (2014), AmaSonata (2014), AmaPrima (2013), AmaVida (2013), AmaCerto (2012), AmaVerde (2011), AmaKatarina (2011), AmaLotus (2011), AmaBella (2010), AmaLyra (2009), AmaDolce (2009), La Marguerite (2009), Zambezi Queen (2009), AmaDante (2008), AmaCello (2008), AmaLegro (2007), AmaDagio (2006)

American Cruise Lines

For passengers who are well traveled, but ever curious, sophisticated but informal, American Cruise Lines offers experiences to suit their style. American Cruise Lines offers world-class, small ship cruises along the inland waterways and rivers of the United States. From the Mississippi River to New England and Alaska, their modern fleet of ships and paddlewheelers are the perfect way to see America. Culturally enriching shore excursions allow passengers to explore the region in depth. From the most cosmopolitan cities to remote islands nestled along the shore, passengers get a unique perspective on the area as they're guided by expert naturalists and historians.

American Cruise Lines have been in business for 30 years and boasts an All-American built, flagged and crewed modern fleet of six ships. Each of their two paddlewheelers and four small ships were built between 2002 - 2012 and carry no more than 150 passengers. All six ships are designed to navigate America's inland waterways and rivers, docking in the heart of each port and taking you where larger ships could never go. Comfortable lounges and large observation decks are the perfect place for guests to relax and enjoy the company of fellow travelers who share their interest in American heritage. Glass enclosed dining salons provide an amazing, panoramic view to passing scenery.

Spacious staterooms are between 200 and 600 sq ft and feature hotel size bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors or large opening picture windows, individual climate control, complimentary wireless internet, spacious closets and room under the bed for luggage, Twin or King size bed configurations available with premium bed linens, flat-screen TVs with satellite service and DVD players and Room service. Your stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy the ever-changing spectacular show of nature along the shoreline.

American Cruise Lines’ passengers are accustomed to luxury and a certain level of service, both of which are in abundant supply onboard their cruises. From the sumptuous meals, to the highly personalized service, guests are assured that their individual needs and preferences are being addressed throughout the cruise.

From charming small towns to gracious southern ports, American Cruise Lines fleet will bring you to the best of America.

Ships: Queen of the Mississippi (2012), Queen of the West (2011), Independence (2010), American Star (2007), American Spirit (2005), American Glory (2002)

Avalon Waterways

Award winning Avalon Waterways sets the standard in river and small-ship cruising with the youngest fleet and amazing itineraries throughout Europe. With the industry’s largest staterooms, resort style amenities, fine dining including complimentary wine, beer or soda with dinner, the best shore excursions and incomparable service by English-speaking crews, Avalon delivers a world-class cruise experience. Each year award-winning vessels are added, and in May 2011, Avalon will add the industry's first "Suite Ship," the Avalon Panorama. This vessel features 64 Panorama Suites showcasing a full 200-square feet of living space and comes complete with a Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window that can transform the entire suite into the category's first Open-Air Balcony. Although one of the youngest river cruise lines in the world, Avalon is quickly becoming one of the most renowned brands in its category boasting a 98% traveler satisfaction rating as well as the recipient of multiple industry accolades and awards.

Ships: Avalon Poetry II (2014), Avalon Illumination (2014), Avalon Impression (2014), Avalon Expression (2013), Avalon Artistry II (2013), Century Legend (2013), Century Paragon (2013), Avalon Angkor (2012), Avalon Visionary (2012), Avalon Vista (2012), Aria (2011), Avalon Panorama (2011), Avalon Felicity (2010), Avalon Luminary (2010), MS Mayfair (2010), Avalon Affinity (2009), Avalon Creativity (2009), Avalon Scenery (2008), Avalon Tranquility (2007), Avalon Imagery (2007), Isabella II (2000), MS Kasr Ibrim (1997), American Queen (1995), M/V Santa Cruz (1979)

Azamara Club Cruises

Azamara Club Cruises is a sophisticated yet relaxed way of traveling that delivers unique destinations to up-market travelers who want to not only see the places and cultures they visit, but to live them. Azamara's two intimate, 694-guest ships offer a boutique European hotel ambience with extraordinary service, fine cuisine and wines from around the world, and wellness and vigor programs, all while sailing to a host of destinations larger ships can't reach. With Azamara Club Cruises you sail to the doorstep of Bangkok, while other large cruise lines dock a few hours away. With voyages in the Mediterranean & Black Sea, Northern & Western Europe, Asia & The Pacific, South America, Panama Canal, Central America, California, Transoceanic, and the less-traveled islands of the Caribbean's West Indies, Azamara Club Cruises offer more overnight and late-night stays allowing guests to explore destinations by day and by night.

Azamara Club Cruises value pricing reflects their goal of helping all guests enjoy immersive cultural experiences with longer stays, more overnights and opportunities for onshore nightlife. They also aim to create a gracious, hospitable onboard environment where guests aren’t constantly asked to pay more. Their list of expanded amenities are inclusive in their cruise fares and include: an "AzAmazing Evenings" event on every voyage, select standard spirits, international beers and wines at all ship bars during regular bar hours, gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff, bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas, English-trained butlers for suite guests, self-service laundry, shuttle service to and from port communities and concierge services for personal guidance and reservations.

Ships (year built and year refit*): Azamara Journey (2007* - 2000), Azamara Quest (2007* - 2000)

Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival’s cruise ships are known as the “Fun Ships” and it’s no wonder - with mammoth waterslides, tons of programs for kids, outdoor movie theaters and truly comfy staterooms from bow to stern, Carnival Cruise Lines has become the world’s most popular cruise line, carrying more passengers than any other cruise operator. From the moment guests board a Carnival “Fun Ship” they’re treated to a seemingly endless variety of on-board dining, entertainment and activity options while enjoying friendly and attentive service that has become the company’s hallmark. With cruises in Alaska, Canada-New England, Mexico, Panama Canal, Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, Australia and the Pacific Islands, a Carnival vacation is like no other, providing guests the opportunity to create a lifetime of wonderful memories with friends, families and loved ones.

Ships (year built and year refit*): Carnival Sunshine (2013* - 1996), Carnival Breeze (2012), Carnival Magic (2011), Carnival Valor (2011* - 2004), Carnival Ecstasy (2009* - 1991), Carnival Elation (2009* - 1998), Carnival Dream (2009), Carnival Sensation (2009* - 1993), Carnival Fantasy (2008* - 1990), Carnival Splendor (2008), Carnival Freedom (2007), Carnival Imagination (2007* - 1995), Carnival Inspiration (2007* - 1996), Carnival Paradise (2007* - 1998), Carnival Victory (2007* - 2000), Carnival Fascination (2006* - 1994), Carnival Liberty (2005), Carnival Miracle (2004), Carnival Glory (2003), Carnival Conquest (2002), Carnival Legend (2002), Carnival Pride (2001), Carnival Spirit (2001), Carnival Triumph (1999) 

Celebrity Cruises

What sets Celebrity apart is the cruise line's passionate dedication to providing guests with a cruise experience that embodies modern luxury. This has become the definition of Celebrity Cruises, and has set the worldwide standard for today's expression of what first made cruising famous - high quality, superior design, spacious accommodations, grand style, attentive service and exceptional cuisine.

Celebrity Cruises' iconic "X” is the mark of modern luxury, with its cool, contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing service that only Celebrity can provide, all providing an unmatchable vacation experience. In addition to offering vacations visiting all continents, Celebrity also presents immersive Cruisetour experiences in Alaska, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Europe, Galapagos, Pacific Coast of the US & Canada, South America and the Transpacific. 

Celebrity’s five Solstice Class ships exemplify the companys emphasis on designing stunning ships and inviting onboard experiences for vacationers who appreciate the finer things. The Solstice Class ships hold between 2,850 and 3,030 guests and have taken stylish cruising and impeccable service to new heights. They feature the industry's first "Lawn Club" - an outdoor, country club-like venue featuring a lawn of real, growing grass where guests can practice their putting, play lawn games like croquet and lawn bowling; "The Lawn Club Grill" - the industry's first outdoor, interactive barbeque grill experience at sea; "The Porch", with a chic Hampton's-style design, and offering casual breakfasts and lunches overlooking the Lawn Club and the sea; "The Art Studio", where guests can participate in intimate, hands-on instruction from experts in drawing, painting and beading, as well as the art of food, with culinary-themed classes; "The Alcoves", eight cabana-style settings for partial or all-day rentals on the perimeter of the Lawn Club, offering themed picnic baskets, an á la carte beverage menu and WiFi; and "The Hideaway", with its avant-garde, cozy, tree house design, creating a quiet retreat for reading a good book or a high-tech escape for vacationers relaxing with iPads, which are available to rent. The company's culinary vision is evident everywhere, from the recipes and ingredients to the table presentations and service. Before the launch of Celebrity Solstice in 2008, Celebrity Cruises had five specialty restaurants fleetwide; by the end of 2012, there will be 45 in total.

In early 2010, Celebrity underwent a massive revitalization program representing a nearly $200-million investment. This included the "Solsticizing" of its Millennium Class ships by incorporating iconic Solstice Class attributes including:

  • AquaClass staterooms and the exclusive AquaClass specialty restaurant, Blu
  • Qsine, the "uniquely unordinary" specialty restaurant
  • Tuscan Grille, the popular, Napa Valley-meets-Italian-steakhouse venue
  • Bistro on Five, the vibrant creperie
  • A Solstice Class-inspired, ice-topped Martini Bar paired with Crush, whose ice-filled table presents a selection of chilled, top-tier vodkas
  • The 'cool' Café al Bacio and Gelateria, replacing the former Cova Café
  • An Enomatic wine bar, the state-of-the-art, Italian-designed wine serving system allowing guests to select and serve, at the touch of a button, wines of their choice by the glass
  • More sumptuous suites, on a par with those in the most modern hotels in Europe, with all new furniture, flat-screen TVs, upholstery, bedding and carpeting
  • Restyled staterooms, with entirely new carpeting, flat-screen TVs, upholstery and bedding
  • New color schemes, carpeting and upholstery reflective of Solstice Class in every public venue, from the Celebrity Theater to Seaside Grill, from the main dining room to Michael's Club

Ships (year built and year "solsticized/refitted"*): Celebrity Reflection (2012), Celebrity Millennium (2012* - 2000), Celebrity Summit (2012* - 2001), Celebrity Silhouette (2011), Celebrity Infinity (2011* - 2001), Celebrity Constellation (2010* - 2002), Celebrity Eclipse (2010), Celebrity Equinox (2009),  Celebrity Solstice (2008), Celebrity Century (1995), Celebrity Xpedition (2001) 

Compagnie du Ponant

For over 20 years, Compagnie du Ponant has embodied the art of yacht cruises, combining a sophisticated à la française lifestyle on board with exploration and discovery. Attentive, professional, discreet and elegant, the fully bilingual service on board will meet your every desire.

Ponant offers chic cruising without the crowds aboard their fleet of 4 intimate sized vessels: exclusive to between 64 to 226 guests. The small ship size allows Ponant to discover exceptional destinations and come close to landscapes so often inaccessible to larger ships. In addition to offering vacations visiting 6 continents, Ponant's French registry allows them to visit destinations often not visited by other cruise lines including Cuba.

Interiors are elegant and uncluttered, yet exude a fun and casual elegance onboard without the formalities. Stylish staterooms and suites create an intimate environment that feature superior materials and soothing harmonious tones. In the dining areas, their gourmet cuisine is worthy of top fine dining restaurants: exquisite wines are available, and menus are created with expertise by their skilled chefs with a French-inspired menu enhanced by specialties from various ports of call.

Dream locations off the beaten track, tasteful decor, gourmet cuisine, attentive yet discreet service, and a friendly crew: dream no more – experience yacht cruising for yourself! 

Ships (year built): Le Soléal (2013), L'Austral (2011), Le Boréal (2010) and Le Ponant (1991)

Costa Cruise Line

Costa Cruises began as a shipping company to transport olive oil and textiles from Sardinia to Liguria in 1854. The company started regular passenger services between Italy and South America in 1947. Today, the Italian cruise line company operates fourteen cruise ships, which all sail under the Italian flag. Costa, providess guests with over 250 cruising destinations in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, the Middle East, South East Asia and South America. In October 2014 a new flagship, Costa Diadema, with 132,500 gross tonnage and a 4,947 passenger capacity will increase the Costa fleet to 15 ships.

The Costa fleet sails under the "Cruising Italian Style" banner to a mainly European; Italian, German, French and Spanish cruising audience. During the summer in Europe, about 20 percent of passengers will be North Americans. On South American and Caribbean cruises, the demographics flip-flop, with Costa attracting about 80 percent North American passengers (vs. 20 percent from Europe). Costa appeals to a wide range of ages, from 20-something first-time cruisers to retirees. European atmosphere, Mediterranean-influenced cuisine, regional wines and warm, rich decor are all part of the Italian tradition. Costa has also severely limited smoking to designated areas in lounges and dining venues are now smoke-free.

~ Costa Cruises gained worldwide attention after the tragic partial sinking of its Costa Concordia, which ran aground in January 2012. Since then, Costa and the entire cruise industry have implemented stricter safety procedures and policies, including the adoption of new musters - passenger emergency drills - being conducted before departing from port, previously, they were held within 24 hours of sailing. Drills also must include other elements, including when and how to use a life jacket, the location of life jackets and descriptions of emergency routing systems and signals.

Ships (year built and year refit*): Fascinosa (2012), Favolosa (2010), Deliziosa (2010), Pacifica (2009), Luminosa (2009), Serena (2007), Classica (2005* - 1991), Magica (2004), Victoria (2004* - 1996) Fortuna (2003), Mediterranea (2003), neoRomantica (2003* - 1993), Voyager (2000), Atlantica (1999), neoRiviera (1999),

Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises was created in 1988 with a vision to set a completely new standard in luxury travel and world exploration. A steadfast commitment to excellence has earned Crystal unprecedented recognition for a record 20th year, with Condé Nast Traveler magazine readers voting the ultra-luxe Crystal Cruises the industry’s “Best Cruise Line” (Midsize).  Crystal’s winning score of 94.4 is the company’s highest since 2004, second highest ever, and highest overall score of all Small, Midsize, and Large-ship cruise lines.  Crystal significantly outranked its luxury peers in almost all the voting categories, including Itineraries, Excursions, Service, Food, Activities/Facilities, and Design.

Aboard the two top-rated luxury ships in the world: the 922-guest Crystal Symphony and the 1,070-guest Crystal Serenity, you will discover the hallmarks of Crystal... extraordinary service, abundant space, exceptional quality and incredible choices; that is the Crystal Difference. In addition to Book Now Cruise-Only Fares, Crystal’s all-inclusive value provides:

  • Complimentary fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and open-bar service throughout the ship.
  • All non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water, specialty coffee drinks, soft drinks, fresh juices and Afternoon Tea service.
  • In-stateroom complimentary soft drinks, bottled water as well as select beer, wine and spirits upon request.
  • Up to eight evening dining venues including specialty venues Prego, and Silk Road & The Sushi Bar by Nobu Matsuhisa.
  • Gratuities for housekeeping, bar and dining and Penthouse butler staff throughout the ship.
  • Early embarkation luncheon, welcome champagne and 24-hour room service.
  • Award-winning Broadway-style entertainment including new productions Rocket Man!: a tribute to Elton John and Divas, plus piano bars and chic nightclubs.
  • Recent-release films in spacious surround-sound Hollywood Theatre.
  • Gym with state-of-the art fitness equipment.
  • Well-appointed separate men’s and women’s steam, saunas and whirlpools in the only Feng Shui-inspired spa at sea.
  • Fitness classes including yoga, Pilates, “Tour de Spin” cycling, cutting-edge Kinesis™ systems and Tai Chi courses.
  • Exclusive 360° (wraparound) teak Promenade Deck for uninterrupted walks, jogs and sweeping ocean views.
  • Ambassador Hosts, cultured and well-traveled gentlemen, are available on every cruise to socialize and dance the night away.
  • In-stateroom satellite TV and movie/DVD rentals.
  • Kimonos, Frette bathrobes, Indelibly soft 100% cotton linens, and a menu of pillow options.
  • Self-service launderettes.

Based on valuable feedback from their guests and travel partners, Crystal Cruises have updated their recommended dress codes to reflect the continually evolving, more relaxed dress codes reflected throughout the world today. During the day, casual wear is appropriate and in the evenings the recommended evening attire is resort casual. Guests can expect one Black Tie Optional evening per 7 to 10 day cruises.

Crystal welcomes you to come aboard and experience the unmatched luxury and all-inclusive value of the cruise line voted World’s Best more than any other cruise line, resort or hotel in history.

Ships (year built): Serenity (2003), Symphony (1995)

Cunard Cruises

For over a century and a half, the iconic ships of Cunard have been defining sophisticated ocean travel. They have always been The Most Famous Ocean Liners in the World®. The line was founded in 1840 by Samuel Cunard, a businessman from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Cunard applied for and received a contract from the British government to carry the Royal Mail from Britain to North America on a fleet of steamships that would maintain a weekly service. The first route was from Liverpool to Boston via Halifax, but the western terminus was soon moved to New York.

Both original Queens, Mary (launched in 1935) and Elizabeth (launched 1939), and numerous smaller Cunard ships served with distinction as troop carriers during World War II. Winston Churchill credited the two Queens with shortening the war in Europe by a year, as they were able to transport 10,000 troops each trip ~ without escort ~ because of their speed.

From fabled vessels of the past to her present royal court ~ Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth ~ Cunard has carried guests across the great oceans and to the far points of the globe in unparalleled style. The most glamorous names of yesterday and today have made champagne toasts in her salons, waltzed the night away in her grand ballrooms, savoured grand feasts of the finest flavours in her dining rooms, and whiled away hours immersed in fascinating conversation on her decks.

Cunard cruise fares include: accommodations, onboard meals (excluding speciality restaurants), tea, coffee, water and fruit juices, complimentary fitness centres, shipboard activities and entertainment. Continuing a well-established tradition, Cunard maintains the custom of assigning restaurants based on cabin accommodations. Passengers booked in the largest suites dine in the Queens Grill, those booked in junior suites dine in the Princess Grill and all other passengers dine in the Britannia Restaurant. Evening attire is effective on all ships, and dressing up elegantly for dinner is one of the great thrills of a Cunard cruise.

Wherever you travel with Cunard you can be certain about one thing: seeing the world’s most wonderful places aboard an iconic Queen is an experience without equal. Whether you join them on a full World Voyage, or choose to join them on a portion of one, you will be embarking on a grand adventure, with the opportunity to explore destinations across six continents.

Ships (year built): Queen Elizabeth (2010), Queen Victoria (2007), Queen Mary 2 (2004)

Disney Cruise Line

On a Disney cruise, there is something for everyone: relaxing "me" time for the adults, imaginative fun for the kids and exciting family time for all. Every voyage includes the attention to detail and world-class hospitality that only Disney can provide.

Disney Cruise Line offers a variety of Bahamian and Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral and Miami, Florida; plus select sailings from Galveston, Texas and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Most Bahamian and Caribbean voyages include a stop at Disney's private island paradise—Castaway Cay, where the ship docks right at the island so Guests can come and go as they please throughout the day.

During the summer Disney Cruise Line offers Alaskan Cruises from Vancouver, Canada; as well as spectacular Mediterranean and Northern Europe voyages departing from several European ports.

Best of all, Guests get to return "home" to their Disney cruise ship every night-where plenty of magic awaits.

It's all the little extras that add up to the most magical vacation – here is some of what's included in the cruise fare:

  • Themed kids' clubs brimming with Disney activities and entertainment – with some of the longest hours at sea
  • Immersive, private clubs for teens and tweens
  • Exclusive adult areas, including a nighttime entertainment district, adult-only pool and fitness center
  • One-of-a-kind rotational dining – three amazing restaurants where the servers travel with you to each meal
  • Complimentary soda, coffee, tea, lemonade, punch and water always available on the pool deck – at no additional charge
  • 24-hour complimentary room service
  • Broadway-style Disney musicals found only on board
  • Special moments with Disney Characters
  • First-run films at sea, some in 3D
  • Themed deck parties with most voyages featuring fireworks at sea
  • Spacious staterooms designed especially for families
  • Legendary Disney service throughout the cruise

Holland America Line

As the winner of 18 consecutive "Best Overall Cruise Value" awards from the World Ocean and Cruise Liner Society, and consistently among the highest-rated premium cruise lines year after year in Conde Nast Traveler's "Readers' Choice Awards" and Travel + Leisure magazine's, "World's Best" awards, Holland America Line is known for gracious and attentive service. Its ships have one of the highest staff-members-to-guest ratios. Spacious staterooms average 25 percent larger and verandahs twice as large as those on other lines' ships. Dining choices include formal elegance, intimate specialty dining, casual fare and complimentary 24-hour room service.

Holland America Line's ongoing Signature of Excellence initiative has invested more than $540 million in shipboard enhancements including the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine "a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchen" where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide cooking demonstrations and classes, Explorations Café powered by the New York Times, teens-only activity areas, new stateroom amenities including flat-panel TVs and plush-top Mariner's Dream Beds.

With the introduction of the 2,104 passenger ms Eurodam in June, 2008, Holland America Line's fleet grew to 14 ships, offering nearly 500 cruises from more than 25 home ports. Itineraries range from two to 108 days, visit all seven continents and all of Travel + Leisure magazine's "Top 25 Cruise Destinations." 

Features
1. The leader in worldwide premium cruises, Holland America Line offers the widest selection of cruise destinations and itineraries among major cruise lines.

2. Stylish and comfortable ships with extra measures of personal comfort, staterooms averaging 25-50% larger then other line's ships, one of the highest staff members to guests ratios, and the classic elegance preferred by experienced cruisers.

3. The perfect choice for multi-generational family groups, with Club HAL for kids, spa and fitness programs for adults and a range of dining option for all.

4. Consistently receives high ratings for guest satisfaction, acknowledged for exceptional value and has one of the highest repeat factors in the cruise industry.

5. Menus are among the most extensive at sea. As You Wish dining allows guests to choose either traditional pre-set seating and dining times, or a completely flexible dining schedule.

6. Enhanced onboard features and programs including the food demos and classes by shipboard and celebrated chefs in the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food and Wine magazine.

MSC Cruises

Following several years of unprecedented growth, MSC Cruises is the market leading cruise company in the Mediterranean, South Africa and Brazil. The company's 11 ships sail throughout the year in the Mediterranean and offer a wide range of seasonal itineraries in northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, the French Antilles, South America, southern Africa, the Red Sea and the United Arab Emirates. In 2013, MSC Cruises' ultra-modern fleet is expected to carry over 1.6 million travellers. MSC Cruises is a privately owned European company employing 15,500 staff around the world and present in 45 countries.

MSC Cruises was born in the Mediterranean and continues to draw inspiration from its roots, with the company's distinctly Mediterranean way of life creating a unique experience for travellers around the world. The region's celebrated values of authenticity, humanity and warmth are at the heart of the MSC experience; from the unparalleled hospitality of MSC's multi-lingual crew, to delicious dining based on the concept that good food is our way of life and that eating is about quality and diversity, discovery and sharing. With innovations in both exterior and interior designs earning prestigious awards for naval architects De Jorio Design International, MSC Cruises continues to set new standards in cruising, in particular with the MSC Aurea Spa, a lavish wellness and fitness centre, and the ground-breaking MSC Yacht Club, an exclusive area on the company's four flagships, offering elegant suites with around-the-clock butler service and numerous other privileges. With all of this and more, travellers exploring the world with MSC Cruises soon come to share in the company's Mediterranean philosophy of time; that life should be measured in moments not minutes – and that each of these moments should be savoured.

Features

  • The company's distinctive Mediterranean way of life creates a unique experience for travellers around the world, putting authenticity, humanity and warmth at the heart of the MSC experience.
  • An ultra-modern, beautifully designed fleet of 12 ships, with 3 different classes to accommodate every need.
  • A truly cosmopolitan ambience, with nearly 200 different nationalities welcomed on board every year by a multi-lingual crew.
  • A unique dining experience inspired by the belief that eating is above all about quality and diversity, experience and knowledge, discovery and sharing.
  • The 1,700-square metre MSC Aurea Spa wellness and fitness centre, an original oriental paradise with a Balinese theme, superb sea views and exotic modern décor combining natural stones, wood and rich mosaics.
  • The ground-breaking MSC Yacht Club concept: an exclusive 'ship within a ship' on the foredecks of MSC's most luxurious Fantasia class vessels, offering guests the ultimate experience in luxury, privacy and personal service. With its private decks, sweeping sea views, and butler serviced superior suites, this trend-setting concept is a distinguished sanctuary for guests seeking peace, privacy and exclusivity but with access to all that large cruise ships offer.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Since 1966, Norwegian Cruise Line has served as the industry leader for innovation, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising®, which revolutionized the industry by giving guests more freedom and flexibility. Hallmarks of Norwegian's Freestyle Cruising model include up to 29 dining options (ranging from complimentary to specialty restaurants), "resort casual" attire each night of the cruise, simplified tipping and a more leisurely disembarkation procedure.

Today, Norwegian invites guests to experience 13 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing them with the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed, resort-style cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea.

Norwegian is known for its signature Freestyle Cruising. Challenging the conventional model of cruising, this on-board program is designed to meet the changing needs of today's cruise passengers. It offers Norwegian passengers a more relaxed, resort-style cruise product with complete flexibility and non-intrusive service of the highest standard. Hallmarks of the innovative on-board program include up to 20 places to eat (from casual to elegant), open seating and extended hours in the main restaurants, "resort-casual" attire each night, simplified tipping procedures, and a more leisurely disembarkation procedure.

In the summer of 2010, Norwegian Epic joined the fleet, expanding the concept of Freestyle to include entertainment, with headline acts such as Blue Man Group.

Features
1. Norwegian Cruise Line offers Freestyle Cruising®, which challenges the conventional cruising model and meets the changing needs of today's cruise guests. Freestyle Cruising is characterized, in particular, by having no fixed dining times, no dress code, up to 29 different dining experiences (from complimentary to specialty dining), relaxed disembarkation and plenty of lounges, bars, theatres and entertainment options ranging from Broadway shows to comedy headliners.

2. Norwegian offers cruises from 11 U.S./Canadian ports: Boston, New York, Miami, Tampa, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Houston, Honolulu, Seattle, Quebec, Whittier and Vancouver.

3. In April 2013, Norwegian Breakaway joined the fleet as the first Norwegian Cruise Line ship to offer fireworks , the largest Aqua Park at Sea and a restaurant concept helmed by celebrity a chef, Ocean Blue by Geoffrey Zakarian. And in February 2014, her sister ship, Norwegian Getaway, joined the fleet as the first Norwegian ship in 10 years to offer year-round 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruises from Miami.

Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises is the world's only upper-premium cruise line and the industry leader in destination cruising. Offering a unique combination of the finest cuisine at sea, luxurious accommodations, exceptional personalized service and extraordinary value, the Oceania Cruises experience will fit varied interests and exceed all expectations. This includes the finest cuisine at sea, carefully crafted by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin. Each ship offers the flexibility of open-seating dining in four unique restaurants and all specialty restaurants are complimentary. The warm and welcoming country club atmosphere encourages guests to dress comfortably, suits, tuxedos and gowns are never required. Outstanding personal service is provided by a staff-to-guest ratio that is among the best in the industry. Oceania Cruises sails to more than 350 ports around the globe. Featuring a fleet of intimate and elegant mid-sized ships, Regatta, InsigniaNautica, Marina and Riviera, Oceania Cruises is the leader in destination-focused cruising and offers overnight and multi-day stays in the world's most alluring ports.

Features
1. Luxurious, mid-sized ships with large-ship amenities, including the Canyon Ranch SpaClub.

2. Relaxed country club – casual atmosphere (no formal dress requirements) and open-seating dining.

3. The finest cuisine at sea created by Master Chef Jacques Pepin.

4. Award-winning destination-rich itineraries.

5. Butler service in all suites.

6. Affordable luxury and extraordinary value.

Paul Gauguin Cruises

Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the m/s Paul Gauguin, the renowned, award-winning, 5-star-plus, luxury cruise ship built specifically to sail the waters of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. Since its maiden voyage in 1998, the m/s Paul Gauguin has been the longest continually operating, year-round luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific. No other luxury ship in history has offered this level of single-destination focus and expertise on a year-round basis for such an extended period of time.

Paul Gauguin Cruises is committed to providing an unequalled luxury cruise experience uniquely tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. Our numerous World's Best awards demonstrate our dedication to guest satisfaction, excellence, quality and value.

Features

  • All ocean-view accommodations, nearly 70% with private balconies.
  • All shipboard gratuities included; Complimentary beverages including soft drinks, hot beverages and select wines and spirits included.
  • Single open-seating dining.
  • m/s Paul Gauguin was built specifically to sail the waters of Tahiti and French Polynesia.
  • Complimentary exclusive Private Retreats with a private beach in Bora Bora and a full day call at our private island, Motu Mahana.
  • Intimately sized, catering to only 332 guests per voyage.
  • Onboard watersports marina platform with complimentary kayaking, windsurfing, waterskiing and dive masters for optional dive programs and certification.
  • m/s Paul Gauguin is the longest continually operating luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific.

Pearl Seas Cruises

Pearl Seas Cruises offers discerning travelers a luxurious cruising experience aboard new fleet of intimate cruise ships designed for world service. These new ships carry a maximum of 210 passengers each, enabling the crew to provide the highest level of service. The first ship set sail in 2012 cruising the Canadian Maritimes, New England and the Caribbean.

Pearl Seas Cruises' ships have been designed with innovative, modern luxury in mind and offer state of the art technologies and amenities. The ships feature a spa, a spacious dining salon to seat all passengers at one time with surrounding windows for panoramic views, several lounges, a well-stocked library, three spacious observation decks and elevators serving all decks. The ships are fully stabilized, and meet the newest and most stringent safety and environmental standards.

The generously sized suites (302-580 square feet) all feature private balconies with large opening picture windows offering spectacular views. Every suite is appointed with a flat-screen satellite television, DVD player, individual climate control, Internet access and many other modern conveniences and amenities. The atmosphere is relaxing and inviting, much like that of a fine private club.

Features
1. A fleet of new ships feature modern, state of the art luxury for the discerning world traveler.

2. All staterooms are generously sized, well appointed oceanview suites with private balconies.

3. 3:1 crew to passenger ratio providing exceptional, personalized service.

4. Unique itineraries to the Canadian Maritimes, New England and the Caribbean.

5. Onboard historians and lecturers offer a unique cultural perspective.

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises, one of the best-known names in North American cruising, is a global cruise and tour company. It operates a fleet of 16 ships on 115 different itineraries traveling to more than 350 destinations around the globe.

Princess itineraries span the globe, with cruises ranging from seven to 107 days in length. Destinations include the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, Panama Canal, Mexico, South Pacific, South America, Hawaii/Tahiti, Asia, India, Africa, Canada/New England and World Cruises. Princess is one of the leaders in Alaska Cruisetour vacations, and owns five riverside wilderness lodges, plus a fleet of railcars and luxury motorcoaches, which take passengers through the heart of the 49th state. Princess additionally operates cruisetours in China, Australia, Africa, India, Europe, the Canadian Rockies and the eastern United States.

Features
Princess Cruises offers passengers the opportunity to escape completely from the routine by being the consummate host in settings of awe and beauty.

Princess offers a variety of signature programs and features, including Movies Under the Stars poolside screens; The Sanctuary, an adults-only oasis of tranquility; the street café atmosphere of the Piazza; and a variety of popular programs such as a unique Chef's Table dinner.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Exotic and provactive destinations in and of themselves, Seven Seas Voyager, Seven Seas Mariner and Seven Seas Navigator are expressions of nautical perfection, personifications of elegance and grace. The accommodations are all suites, 97% boasting private balconies. Being mid-size, with space for only 490 or 700 pampered guests, Regent ships offer ideal settings for impeccable personalized service, remarkable dining, and generous included amenities. These are only a few advantages of sailing our six-star mid-size ships, where almost everything imaginable is included in the value-packed cruise fare. Guests also enjoy new enhancements to our onboard lifestyle such as our elegant casual dress and the famed Canyon Ranch SpaClub.
Features
1. Higher percentage of balconies than any other cruise lines, including the world's only all-suites, all balcony cruise ships.

2. Award-winning suites with the largest lead-in accommodations in the industry.

3. Among the highest space-to-guest ratios in the industry.

4. Among the highest crew-to-guest ratios in the industry = Great Service.

5. Small and mid-sized ships (490 to 700 guests).

6. Great value: pricing includes gratuities and select wines and spirits throughout.

7. 2-for-1 fares on all voyages.

8. FREE Roundtrip Air on all voyages.

9. FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions on all voyages.

Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International is a leading, innovative cruise vacation company. Our guests are active travelers who are looking for new experiences, a wide array of choices for the whole family, and a great vacation value. From activities onboard our ships like rock climbing, surfing and ice skating to shoreside adventures like glacier trekking and exploring Mayan ruins, we provide an experience that lets our guests see and do more than they ever imagined in places all over the globe. Our brand is distinguished by our Gold Anchor Service, energizing onboard and shoreside adventures, the most amazing and innovative ships, and remarkable destinations all over the world. Whether it's a 3-night getaway, a longer 14-night vacation, or something in between, Royal Caribbean provides an amazing vacation experience.
Features
1. "Gold Anchor Service" - Friendly, engaging and personal service with one goal in mind: Deliver the Wow!

2. Royal Caribbean International is the Nation of Why Not – a place where innovation and imagination reign supreme. Energizing onboard and shoreside adventures - From our Adventure Ocean Youth Program to the Flowrider, bungee trampolines, rock climbing walls, ice skating and in-line skating onboard, to heli-hiking and swimming with stingrays shoreside, you'll see and do more on a Royal Caribbean vacation.

3. The most amazing and innovative ships in the industry - Featuring Oasis Class, Freedom Class, Voyager Class, Radiance Class, Vision Class and Sovereign Class, Royal Caribbean continues to lead with innovation in hardware.

4. Remarkable destinations all over the world - We sail to over 280 global destinations including the Caribbean, Alaska, Asia, Europe, Dubai, Mexico, Bahamas, Bermuda, Panama Canal, Canada/New England, South America and Hawaii.

Seabourn Cruise Line

Seabourn's fleet of intimate, all-suite ships provide the ultimate in ultra-luxury cruising vacations to the most desirable destinations on earth. The intimate all-suite Seabourn Pride, Spirit and Legend each carry a maximum of 208 guests and nearly the same number of skilled and dedicated staff, providing a level of personalized service that is unmatched in the industry. The 450-guest Seabourn Odyssey debuted in 2009 and has been hailed as "quite simply a game-changer for the luxury segment." Her sister ship, Seabourn Sojourn, debuted in 2010, and Seabourn Quest sailed in 2011. All accommodations are ocean-view suites, many with balconies. Suites have a stocked bar, marble or granite bath and in-suite entertainment. Superb cuisine created by celebrity chef Charlie Palmer is served in an open-seating restaurant or at more casual alternative venues. Guests may enjoy dinner served in their suites or on their verandas. Relax in The Spa at Seabourn. Myriad included Signature Delights add value for all guests: complimentary wines and spirits; free Massage Moments on deck; Dress Circle enrichment speakers; Movies Under the Stars; water sports from a unique, fold-out Marina and Pure Pampering therapeutic bathing experiences from Molton Brown, London. Because our intimate ships carry fewer guests and go where many larger ships cannot, Seabourn delivers privileged in-depth experiences of each destination to our guests. Optional Signature Series and Adventure Collection shore excursions provide a virtual backstage pass to the world. Seabourn's Personal Shopper excursions whisk guests away in a luxury car accompanied by a local expert shopping guide.

Features
1. Intimate ships with under 500 guests provide an uncrowded, sociable atmosphere.

2. Intuitive staff sharing a genuine passion to serve and please guests.

3. Iconic ports and less-traveled destinations where larger ships cannot follow.

4. Spacious, ocean-view suites, many with balconies or verandas.

5. Complimentary wines and open bars throughout your voyage.

6. Dine where, when and with whom you wish, never an added charge.

7. Gourmet cuisine as fine as the best restaurants ashore.

8. Complimentary in-suite bar stocked to your request.

9. Tips are neither required nor expected.

SeaDream Yacht Club

SeaDream Yacht Club is a family owned company that offers a sense of style and comfort that is obvious from the minute the Captain welcomes you aboard. With a maximum of 56 couples and an award-winning crew of 95, you can expect to feel as if you were in fact on your own private yacht.
SeaDream's twin mega-yachts, SeaDream I and SeaDream II offer five to fourteen day Caribbean and Mediterranean yachting voyages. The elegant twins call on smaller, more intimate yachting ports and often feature overnight stays to enjoy the nightlife just as you would on your own private yacht.

SeaDream is highly inclusive. Your tariff includes open bar with select premium spirits, award winning gourmet cuisine and service, gratuities, Water Sports from the yacht's marina, mountain bikes and more -- play a round of golf from 30 famous courses in our Golf Simulator.

Relax during the day or night on the specially designed Balinese Dream Beds, offering unobstructed views of the sea. Enjoy your favorite cocktail in the Top Of The Yacht Bar while enjoying 360-degree views. Indulge your senses at the SeaDream Spa, member of the Thai Spa Association and the only one of its kind at sea.

SeaDream offers guests well appointed all ocean view staterooms. Select from the finest Belgian linens, down duvets and pillows. Enjoy the marble lined bathroom with multi jet shower massage and Bvlgari® bath amenities.

Experience an intimate, friendly, relaxing and romantic yachting experience. Remember "It's Yachting not Cruising!"

Features

  • Casually Elegant Private Yacht Experience
  • Exclusive -- Only 56 couples.
  • Small, intimate ports in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.
  • 95 crew members resulting in the highest crew to guest ratio at sea.
  • Inclusive
  • Gourmet meals served open seating.
  • Open Bar.
  • Gratuities.
  • Water toys.
  • Mountain bikes.
  • All ocean view staterooms have flat screen TV, CD, DVD player, internet, multiple head shower, personalized stationary, Belgian linens with down duvets.
  • Shore side activities with the crew.

Silversea Cruises

Silversea is a cruise company reflecting generations of maritime and travel experience. In the early 1990s, the Lefebvre family of Rome, former owners of Sitmar Cruises, conceived and organized a unique cruise company pledging to build and operate the highest-quality ships in the ultra-luxury segment. The name "Silversea" was chosen because it connotes quality and luxury as well as capturing the romance and special sensations of the sea.

Silversea's fleet was purpose-built for the ultra-luxury market, establishing a new class of smaller, intimate vessels that could slip into more exotic ports off the beaten path. The company's elite vessels are specifically designed for fewer guests, more space and the highest levels of personalized service, delivered by Italian officers and European staff. All oceanview suites, most with private balcony, and open-seating dining options so guests dine when, where and with whom they desire, add to the very special ambiance created onboard. Silversea ships also incorporate the favorite amenities found on larger ships, such elaborate show lounges featuring nightly entertainment, casinos, a spa and state-of-the-art fitness facilities.

As an innovator in the ultra-luxury segment, Silversea is the favorite among modern affluent travelers with its all-inclusive pricing and unmatched onboard product enhanced by partnerships with the world's most respected luxury brands – Bvlgari, Ferragamo, Davidoff and Relais & Châteaux. Today, Silversea is recognized as the defining elite luxury experience and is regularly lauded by leading consumer and trade publications.

Features

  • An innovative pioneer in luxury cruising, Silversea's all-suites fleet is rated "World's Top Cruise Line."
  • The most all-inclusive product afloat. Fares include all onboard gratuities, butler service in all accommodations, complimentary in-suite bar and refrigerator stocked with each guest's preferred beverage selections, complimentary beverages served throughout the ship -- including fine wines, spirits and champagnes, and complimentary 24-hour room service includes dinner served course-by-course.
  • Caters to discerning guests.
  • Exotic worldwide destinations.
  • A rewarding loyalty program.
  • Culinary Arts theme cruises feature acclaimed chefs of Relais & Châteaux.

Tauck River Cruising

While our four premium riverboats win awards for design and service, it's our inclusive pricing, the personal attention provided by our staff and crew, plus our destination expertise, which sets Tauck River Cruising apart. Benefiting from our 88 years of providing handcrafted guided experiences throughout the world, Tauck has been offering European river cruises for the past 20 years. Building river boats to exacting American standards and providing best in class daily enrichment is what makes Tauck different.

Features
Never Settle for Ordinary!
Tauck takes care of every detail on our river cruises so passengers can relax and connect ashore with people, places, and cultural traditions – shore excursions are well-choreographed with exclusive, enriching experiences, many of them private, for Tauck guests only.
For those with special interests Tauck provides themed cruises: Music-intensive trips on the Danube feature private performances, behind the scenes access, even attendance at a Slovakian wedding. In France food and art take center stage along the Rhone and Saone with two different trips that bring out the best of French culture. Our culinary voyages include tastings, classes and gala dinners. Trips with an art history focus include entreé to local artists and their studios, visits to iconic museums in Paris and some lesser know gems along the route.
Designed for multi-generational travelers, Tauck offers specific departures for families on the Rhone and Danube from June – August. Cultural experiences are designed with children in mind, such as a scavenger hunt in the Louvre or Bratislava, coupled with hands-on learning and active components that kids need. Travelers can relax and spend quality time together in a leisurely way.
Dining ashore is included on all trips, providing a genuine taste of regional cuisine in premier settings and a great opportunity to interact with the locals.

All-Inclusive River Cruises
Virtually every expense is included in one up-front price on Tauck river cruises; hotel and touring before and/or after the cruise plus all shore excursions are included, led by Tauck Directors and local guides – all gratuities to Tauck Directors, the Tauck Cruise Director, ship staff local guides and drivers are included.
All day soft drinks and specialty coffees and teas, along with wine and beer at lunch and dinner, are included.

Personalized, Caring Service

Three Tauck Directors accompany guests on included land touring before and after the cruise. They are on hand to assist guests and share insights about the destination visited.
Once aboard the Riverboat the three Tauck Directors join a Tauck Cruise Director; together this trained team of professionals manage every detail of the journey, ensuring that your clients can make every moment count, worry free.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Los Angeles-based Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, the world's only authentic boutique cruise line, is recognized in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Top Small Ship Cruise Lines; Condé Nast Traveler's prestigious Gold List and their Readers' Poll for Top 25 Small Ships, and their Readers' Choice Awards for World's Top Small-Ship Cruise Lines and Best River Cruise Ships, including River Beatrice and River Duchess ranked #1 and #2 in the world; Cruise Critic's Editors' Pick for Best River Cruise Line and Best New River Ship for the River Beatrice; and Top 3 cruise line ranking in Zagat Survey® in the categories of Top Cabins and Top Dining, and is the only river cruise line represented in their cruise survey with the best of the best in the cruise industry. Uniworld features luxuriously appointed boutique cruise ships with an average capacity of 130 guests; expertly planned itineraries with custom-blended, included shore excursions; world-class, gourmet cuisine; and award-winning hospitality from an all-English speaking staff. The company offers over 500 departures on 40 itineraries sailing on over 13 rivers in over 20 countries throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, China, Vietnam, and Cambodia.
Features
• Luxuriously appointed riverview staterooms—many with French balconies—with conveniences such as flat-screen televisions with satellite, a vanity, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, and bottled water in staterooms

• Floor-to-ceiling marble bathrooms

• Gourmet cuisine prepared using the freshest and finest ingredients

• A distinctive wine program

• Complimentary fine wines, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner onboard company-owned ships in Europe

• A variety of dining experiences: al fresco "under the stars" and light-lunch dining, Captain's Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners, early-riser breakfast, and afternoon tea

• Captivating and always-included shore excursions

• Cultural enrichment programs with insightful Signature Lectures and local entertainment onboard

• Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program on 17 itineraries

• Airport transfers on arrival and departure days

• Multigenerational Family-Friendly programs on select itineraries and sail dates featuring special family activities and family pricing

Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises operates a fleet of small luxury cruise ships known for its intimate yacht style experience and unique voyages to the world's best small ports and hidden harbors. Its four recently renovated sailing yachts carry just 148 to 310 guests and cruise to 50 nations, calling at 150 ports throughout Europe, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and Central America. In May of 2014, Windstar launched Star Pride, followed by Star Breeze and Star Legend in May of 2015. The additional capacity will open up new itineraries such as voyages to Southeast Asia, Arabia, Iceland, and beyond. Windstar Cruises is named World's Best Small Ship Cruise Line by Condé Nast Traveler 2014 Readers' Choice Awards.

Cradling guests in pampered comfort, intimate ships exude a private yacht-like atmosphere allowing for sincere camaraderie and lasting friendships between shipmates. With more than one staff member for every two guests, service is attentive without being intrusive. Menus are based on fresh, local produce that the chefs purchase at local markets giving the cuisine an incomparable local flair. Windstar carefully crafts guest's special magical moments such as Exclusive Private Events, guest visits to the Captain in the Open Bridge, dine under the stars, listen to the swell of music as our beautiful yacht leaves port and complimentary waterskiing, windsurfing, sailing, ski-tubing and kayaking from the ship's Water Sports Platform.

Features

  • Beautiful, luxury Wind Class and Star Calls yachts that offer 5-Star+ luxury without pretense
  • With fewer than 300 guests, Windstar's graceful yachts reach unique and intimate ports world's most treasured destinations where larger ships cannot go. No crowds, lines or mass tourism
  • Casually elegant atmosphere and attire
  • Opening seating dining featuring 5-Star cuisine. All meals are cooked to order, so it's really like operating a restaurant at sea rather than offering guests a commercialized "buffet experience"
  • Complimentary Private Events create special memories. Water Sports Platform including snorkeling gear, kayaks, and other water craft.
  • Our newly added Star Legend and Star Breeze are redesigned from stern to stern
  • Transportation to and from all shore excursions and hotels is included