Water is magical!
Sailing on the ocean allows you to escape from our hyper-connected busy day to day life and reflect on your experiences, in healing moments of solitude and peace, as you approach your next destination. Cruising is a fantastic way to vacation as you can visit many destinations, unpack only once, meet interesting people and there are new cultures explore and adventures to experience.
Six Star Cruises
These ultra-luxury cruise lines provide a vacation experience which includes attentive service, Michelin inspired cuisine, spacious well-appointed staterooms, and lots of top-shelf extras. Well curated itineraries offer unique travel experiences to fascinating destinations on all 7 continents and guaranteed unforgettable moments.
Silversea is part of the Royal Caribbean family and offers an ultra-luxurious experience at sea with butler service for every guest. Their fleet of 10 ships have between 51 to 304 suites which offer the perfect balance of intimacy and friendly camaraderie. Their fleet includes 4 special expedition ships. They sail to all 7 continents and reach 900 destinations. Silversea offers excellent interline rates!
Atlas Ocean Voyages
Atlas is a brand new and has just launched their first ship the World Navigator, a small luxury-expedition ship with just under 200 guests. Two sister ships are coming in 2022 and two more in 2023, all with leading eco-friendly technology including a hybrid power management and propulsion system from Rolls-Royce. They specialize in Luxe-adventure journeys, are all-inclusive including out of the ordinary shore-excursions, and they offer interline rates!
Seabourn is part of the Carnival Corporation based out of Seattle Washington and has a fleet of 5 intimate all-suite mega yachts that host 458 – 600 guests in a relaxed, elegant atmosphere. Delivery of a purpose-built expedition ship called the Seabourn Venture is expected in April 2022. Seabourn boasts one of the youngest fleets in the industry and offers a private club experience, elegant, yet casual. Seabourn offers interline rates regularly.
Regent Seven Seas
Regent Seven Seas is owned by NCL and is “the most all-inclusive” luxury cruise line. They sail to 450 ports of call and offer thousands of unlimited free shore excursions, along with many other luxury amenities. Currently their fleet has 5 all-suite ships pampering around 750 guests, not including the highly anticipated Seven Seas Grandeur arriving in 2023. For nearly 30 years, Regent has delivered unparalleled service, transformational experiences, and exceptional cuisine.
SeaDream Yacht Club
SeaDream Yacht Club is a family- owned cruise line from Oslo, Norway. They have two boutique mega yachts designed to pamper 112 guests called the SeaDream I and SeaDream II. “It’s Yachting and not Cruising,” and that is their acclaimed difference, as guests are made to feel like they are on their own private yacht.
Five Star Cruises
Premium cruise lines offer a variety of extras depending on the cruise line. Educational classes, innovative dining options, outstanding entertainment, intuitive service that is personal and unobtrusive, and more space on board, are the benefits of five-star cruising.
Celebrity is part of the Royal Caribbean family who have been strong supports for interline guests and is one of our favorite cruise lines. We are Elite members with them and know this cruise line intimately. They sail to 300 destinations on all 7 continents with their award- winning ships. The Celebrity experience embodies modern luxury with warm inviting contemporary spaces and globally influenced cuisine. They have a fun martini bar too!
Star Clippers re-creates the golden age of tall sailing ships with a modern-day experience on their 3 mega yachts. Swedish entrepreneur Mikael Krafft is the founder. Royal Clipper is the world’s largest fully rigged square-rigger with five masts. Guests can climb the mast to the crow’s next and learn knot typing and navigation classes offer a unique hands-on experience.
Disney Cruise Line
Disney Cruise Lines provides a magical cruise that only Disney could provide. Their five ships overflow with activities for the whole family including Disney Character experiences, fireworks at sea, live musicals including Frozen, Aladdin, Believe, and Tangled, as well as waterslides, and play spaces for children 3 – 17 years of age. You don’t need to have little ones to enjoy a Disney Cruise, you just need to be young at heart!
Cunard has been around for over 150 years and is part of the Carnival Corporation. Its 3 fabled vessels are touted as “The Most Famous Ocean Liners in the World.” They have event cruises (Literature festivals at sea, Australia’s Gardening journey, Art, and Design Week), Trans-Atlantic cruises, Grand voyages, and Christmas Cruises. On-board guests can enjoy an array of activities such as classic concerts, art, theatrical productions, and their signature afternoon tea. The Queen Mary 2 features a planetarium and 24 kennels for dogs and cats so they can travel across the Atlantic in style under the care of a full time “pet master.”
Windstar guests can now enjoy even more late-night departures and overnight stays on itineraries that let you meet the locals and discover secrets at each port. The experience on their 3 yacht style ships and 3 sail ships is what makes Windstar 180 degrees from ordinary. Their smaller ships carry less than 350 pampered, privileged guests who enjoy great conversation, exceptional food, and worldwide travel. Windstar is now owned by the Xanterra Travel Collection.
Oceania is owned by NCL. Oceania operates 6 cruise ships and is known for their long itineraries and are passionate about serving “The Finest Cuisine at Sea.” They also focus on “Wellness at Sea” with Vitality Cuisine, fitness classes, and the new Aquamar Spa and Vitality Center has an array of uniquely curated wellness offers to allow you to unwind and relax.
Not just river cruises! Viking has a fleet of 8 state of the art ocean ships that are identical sister ships that pamper 930 guests. They are the “Thinking Person’s Cruise” and feature a curated library on board along with guest lecturers, cooking classes, historians and wine tasting with their sommelier. On shore, Viking provides guests with privileged access to local life and experiences that take you deeper int the destination. Norwegian billionaire Torstein Hagen is the founder and chairman of Viking Cruise Lines.
Paul Gauguin Cruises
Paul Gauguin cruises was purchased by the French company Campagnie du Ponant in 2019. They operate the Paul Gauguin luxury ship which was specifically built to sail the South Pacific and focuses on this single destination on a year-round basis. Their luxurious sailings include a watersports marina for paddle boarding, kayaking and PADI scuba diving programs and entertainment from local Tahitian hosts called Les Gauguins and Les Gauguines.
Holland America is a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation and provides guests with over 500 itineraries to over 100 countries. They have been around for nearly 145 years. Wow! Holland America believes in the transformative power of introducing guests to new cultures and places. They have 11 mid-sized ships, and their on-board activities include programs and entertainment from BBC Earth Experiences and fun culinary workshops.
Azamara Club Cruises
Azamara specializes in “Destination Immersion” and offers country-intensive voyages with more overnights and night touring than any other cruise line. Their smaller ships can dock at less-traveled ports allowing you to explore a destination deeper. Azamara is now owned by Sycamore Partners and has a fleet of 5 ships which pamper 690 – 702 guests.
Family Four Star Cruises
Perfect for families and couples, mainstream cruise lines offer quality service, dynamic entertainment, lots of activities and excellent food. Longer itineraries on these cruise lines are often the choice for empty nesters and retirees.
Royal Caribbean international is a global company based in Miami that started in the Caribbean as their name implies. They deliver a unique combination of “Energy and Quality” and are our number one recommendation for families. Their fleet has 22 ships which are engineering wonders and some which are the largest in the world. On-board you will enjoy award winning broad way shows, laser tag, bumper cars, rock climbing, aqua shows, skating shows and so much more. We are Diamond members with Royal Caribbean.
Princess Cruise Lines can be credited with bringing the experience of cruising to the main-stream public with the television show called “The Love Boat.” This show featured the Pacific Princess. Princess cruise lines is owned by the Carnival Corporation and currently they have 14 ships in their fleet, and it is an excellent cruise line for families. On-board Princess offers the Medallion Class experience that provides guests with a quarter sized device that is worn and aids in personalizing your cruise experience. The British humor from the cruise director is always a hoot!
Three Star Cruises
Ideal for families and people with a limited budget, these economy cruise lines offer an affordable option to make some special memories sailing the ocean. These ships may have smaller staterooms, limited food selections, and may charge extra for amenities typically included on higher end cruise lines.
Carnival Corporation is the world's largest travel leisure company and has 26 cruise ships currently. On-board they deliver memorable entertainment such as IMAX shows, amazing musicals, family feud games, cooking demonstrations, a sea coaster, skyrides, waterslides and Seuss at Sea. They offer outstanding value and are know as the “Fun Ships.”
Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Lines or NCL is the based out of Miami and was the first company to offer Freestyle cruising. Of the major cruise lines, NCL has one of the youngest fleets of ships and has a range of exciting features such as a racing track at sea. They offer music themed cruises and studios for single travelers.
MSC is a privately owned European company operating a fleet of 19 vessels. They are a leader the Mediterranean area and MSC stands for Mediterranean cruise company. The MSC Yacht Club provides guests with their own personal butler, fine dining, and a VIP experience.