Now a days luxury cruises is becoming a popular trend among tourists. People with a high end taste and love for all things elite are taking a new found interest in these cruises. They prefer to spend 5 days on a magnificent cruise ship or yacht and sail to a destination and witness beautiful scenery rather than go visit the place itself. These luxury cruises fulfill the needs of the upper class more than the common man as these tourists have already seen places and just seek a holiday to relax and pop a bottle of sparkly. These cruise ships are dispensable at various prices ranging from something reasonable to something exorbitant. Due to this and mostly in order to meet utility and make profit, many companies have devised luxury cruise lines for the tourist’s pleasure.
Given below are a number of high-end cruises that have their itineraries planned to excite the traveler within you.
The YCO Yacht Company is one that is based in Monte Carlo and London and is now shortly opening in New York City. It specialises in charter yacht itineraries that are as admirable and privileged as life aboard one’s own private yacht. The only difference that there is between one’s personal yacht and this one is that the YCO yacht is truly yours just for a week or month as opposed to your own yacht year round. This company has a portfolio of 60 yachts at its disposal may they be classic, sailing, eco-friendly, etc. The company offers cruises such as five days in the Riviera to attend the Cannes Film Festival, luminous and relaxing cruise around the Croatian and Montenegrin coast or even a south pacific fantasy exploration of the lesser known Fijian islands. Everything in the itinerary is customizable and a fully equipped crew is at ones disposable, ready to meet all of his or her gastronomic needs. The charter begins at $200,000 a week, which can be quite reasonable a price if split between a group a people.
The oceanic cruises are another luxury cruise company that offers to meet the dreams of any avid traveller. It offers its services in many regions of the worlds like the Mediterranean, Greek Isles, Northern Europe, South pacific, Australia, Alaska, Canada, Africa, Asia and so on. Amongst these, the most spectacular and intriguing cruise is the one around the regions of Caribbean/Latin American. The “Sapphire Seas” itinerary is by far the most fascinating because of its unique Latin Caribbean focus. The company’s latest ship Marina is a wonder and the most happening yacht they offer at the moment. It does sail and follow the Sapphire Seas itinerary around the Caribbean regions, after which it makes a stop at George Town, grand canyon and then goes on to sail farther to Cartagena, Colombia; then up to Colón, Panama and then to Limon, the “Caribbean coast” of Costa Rica. A stop at Roatan in the Honduras Bay Islands, Belize City and Cozumel rounds out this must visit Caribbean-Latin 12-day cruise.
Celebrity cruises, one of the most popular megaship lines is company that charters cruise ships around the regions of Latin America. A popular feature of this company is their departures from the West-coast which usually lead to a two week cruise. The itinerary of these ships is a lot like those of the Oceanic’s Caribbean route. The journey begins at San Diego and then head southeast to Puntarenas, Costa Rica before crossing the Panama Canal and heading to Colon and Cartagena. When on the cruise ship one must be ready to be pampered by great service, delicious food and excellent facilities for recreation and relaxation like swimming pools and spas. On a whole, the megaship business is evolving and it promotes exploration which is showcased by the unconventional experience of crossing the continental divide.
If you have a love for adventure and would like to add that to your sailing experience, Cruceros Australis is the right choice for you. This business is known for being an adventure cruise specialist with its winter trips to ‘the end of the world’. As grueling an experience the name of the destination makes it sound, the beautiful new first-class Stella Australis dismisses such false notions. Between the months of September and April, Cruceros sets out on a number of short cruises in the very southernmost part of South America, sailing in and around the regions of Punta Arenas, Chile and Ushuaia, Argentina. These trips to the end of the world aren’t far (as the name misleads) and is only 4 or 3 nights long depending on whether you depart from Punta Arenas or Ushuaia. These cruises let you experience one of the most memorable journeys of a lifetime at a comparatively meagre price of 1000 US dollars.
Lindblad-National Geographic Expeditions
The Lindblad expeditions tickle the taste buds of an intellectual traveller due to its editorial partner, National Geographic. This cruise is every photographer’s dream. In its latest cultural program, ‘Expedition Photography’ it guarantees that a Lindblad-National Geographic Certified Photo Instructor will be aboard every cruise. Aboard the ship are also certified Naturalists and Historians who are true experts in their fields. They, along with National Geographic cruise guest experts, are always available for questions and casual conversation with the guests thus making for an intellectual travel experience like never before. Fine food and accommodations, relaxed atmosphere and flexible itineraries are only a few of the other things that will make your travelling experience worthwhile.
Princess Cruises offers sensational cruise vacations to the most incredible destinations around the globe. This cruise makes your travelling possibilities virtually endless. Whether it’s a week-long cruise or magnificent journey of two weeks or more, you’ll experience what it’s like to sail with the Perfect Host. From their signature authentic cuisine, warm, hospitable service and relaxing, rejuvenating amenities a cruise with Princess is always memorable. Itineraries are endlessly flexible and when can choose the region they wish to sail through may it be lush splendors’ of the Caribbean, the exotic regions of Asia and Africa or witness the breath-taking scenic beauty of Canada and new England. Of the 17 ships in the Princess Cruises fleet, many offer repositioning cruises during April, May, September, October and even November 2011. Princess cruises are even reasonably priced, only adding to the traveler’s delight.
Alaska cruises travel from Vancouver, BC to either Seward or Whittier, Alaska (northbound) or from either Seward or Whittier to Vancouver (southbound). They are usually one week long cruises that are sensibly priced. Many travelers opt to explore the land side of Alaska for 3 to 4 days before or after the cruise. The Alaskan cruises have a number of ships that set sail at flexible dates, as per the likes of the customer. This year marks several firsts for both the port of Vancouver, and the Alaskan cruise industry as a whole.
Disney Cruise Line is an American cruise line company owned and operated by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and has its headquarters situated at Celebration, Florida. It offers a variety of destinations including Europe, Panama Canal, Caribbean, Alaska & Pacific Coast, Bahamas, Mexican Riviera, and Transatlantic destinations. Disney cruises have the exclusive ability of catering to the needs of adults as well as kids. It offers relaxing ‘me’ time to the adults, as well as imaginative ‘fun’ time for the kids. All in all it pays attention to detail and provides world class hospitality to its guests. On April 29th, Disney cruises will for the first time sail into the beautiful regions of the Hawaiian tropics. It will be a 15-night long cruise, departing from the port of Los Angeles. The cruise will call on Hilo, Hawaii, Kahului, Maui, Honolulu, O‘ahu, Nāwailiwili, Kauai and Ensenada, Mexico. In 2012, Disney Cruise Line guests will have more itinerary choices than ever before, including cruises from New York, Galveston, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Port Canaveral.
The Royal Caribbean International, as the name suggests specialises in cruised in around the regions of the Caribbean. For one great price, their packages include cosy accommodations, fine dining experiences, Broadway-style entertainment, Spa and scuba diving experiences and a lot more. In addition to this their facilities include a golf course, ice skating rink, their signature rock wall, and etc. all for the same price as before. The Caribbean cruises offer 30 distinct itineraries and 282 destinations to choose from, thus making way for endless travelling possibilities. Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas are two of their most popular ships which will sail from Fort Lauderdale every weekend with alternating 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries. In addition, Freedom of the Seas continues to embark on Caribbean adventures every Sunday from Port Canaveral. In addition to the Caribbean, the cruise also includes sails to Europe, Australia, Alaska, etc.
Norwegian Cruise Line
The Norwegian cruise line offers a different kind of cruise for a different kind of cruiser. It follows ‘Freestyle Cruising’ where it’s all about giving you the freedom of choice to have your style of vacation. Be lazy or adventurous. Eat healthy or binge. Dress up or go casual. You will never have a fixed schedule or restriction to slow you down. This is solely YOUR vacation so you have to do WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. Their fleet of new ships has everything you need to have your perfect cruise vacation. Everything is as per your needs and is freestyle in nature may it be dining, accommodations, fun or entertainment. This cruise sets sail to various regions of Bermuda, Bahamas, Florida, Alaska, The Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, etc. Another upcoming sub wing of cruises is ‘Cougar cruises’. These cruises cater to ‘Cougars’ (Older women) and ‘Cubs’ (Younger men) so that they may hit it off and have a spectacular single cruising experience. These Cougar cruises are more frequent in the Bahamas. Cougars and cubs of all ages are invited to cruise to the Bahamas from 2nd December to the 5th 2011, aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Sky, departing from Miami. The cost of the cruise is $331 per person which includes port charges and taxes.