Cruises have gotten a bit of a bad reputation in recent years with a string of high profile disasters, not to mention the tendency of germs to spread like wildfire within the confines of a ship. But there are certain experiences that come with a cruise that you just can’t get anywhere else. From enjoying the salty sea air and reveling in the awesome vastness of the ocean to going ashore in multiple exotic and fascinating locales, a cruise is a special experience.
Many cruises are also positively packed with luxury amenities and activities. And contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to risk a major gastrointestinal illness to take one. There are several cruise lines that have excellent ratings in terms of health and safety as well as fantastic customer approval. We have discovered 7 cruise lines that are unrivaled in the level of service they provide to give their customers a true luxury experience. Get ready to set sail…
1. Seabourn Cruises
Seabourn builds luxury into every experience its guests have on board and at ports of call. Their service is highly personalized and the accommodations are all ocean-front suites. And because everyone understands that luxury costs money yet hates to be upcharged for every little thing, Seabourn includes all the good stuff in their cruise rate. All the meals, classes, enrichment activities, and even alcoholic beverages are covered. Tipping is not required or expected.
On board, relax at the spa with treatments designed by renowned health expert Dr. Andrew Weil and enjoy delicious cuisine by gourmet chef Thomas Keller. Everything about your on board and destination experience is designed to be sustainable and eco-friendly, a luxury in itself.