The Wealth Scene looks at Luxury Cruise Line Operators.
Crystal Cruises was formed in 1988 with an aim to set a completely new standard in luxury travel and world exploration.
The company owns the two highest-rated ships in the world, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. These two luxury liners can each carry approximately 1,000 passengers with most cabins being suites. Both ships offer fantastic service, exceptional quality and are very spacious.
They sail out of the UK and Ireland to all the main destinations that you would expect including; The Mediterranean, Western Europe, Canada, Africa, Australia and Indonesia amongst others.
Seabourn lead the way with smaller ships and ultra luxury cruising. They continue to represent the pinnacle of that unique style of travel. The company boasts a fleet of six intimate, all-suite ships, carrying between 208 and 450 guests each and sail to some the world’s most desirable destinations at their peak seasons.
The company has a reputation for having a highly trained crew that offer excellent hospitality to its guests. Over the last few years the company has won many accolades and awards for its service including; World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Line, Best Spa on a Cruise Ship, Best Culinary Cruise Line and in 2011 three of its ships; Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn & Seabourn Quest won a “Best for Luxury” award. This high level of quality and service ensures that travellers regularly return to sail with Seabourn.
Silversea are another award-winning luxury cruise line. The onboard style is very much in the spirit of the golden age of cruising with decorative Art Deco design elements that lend a sophisticated 1930s ambience to this luxury cruise line.
While most cruise ships are getting bigger, Silversea Cruises has chosen to buck this trend by offering smaller intimate ships that offer not only a richly abundant and highly personalised onboard experience, but also allows them to call at smaller harbours inaccessible to larger ships.
The company has eight vessels in total; the smallest has a capacity for 100 guests and the largest 540.