They are two of the world’s most popular luxury lines: Crystal Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises are distinguished by their high caliber of service, their exceptional cuisine, and sumptuous onboard appointments. But there are several key differences that set these lavish lines apart.
It’s no secret that the cost of luxury cruises can induce “sticker shock” for the uninitiated. Per diems typically range from $400 per person to $800 per person on many luxury cruises. But when all of the value-added extras are factored in, the cost of luxury cruising is actually much less than the sticker price…. [Read More]
WALLACE IMMEN on AvidCruiser.com As if we didn’t need a reminder that things are different north of the Arctic Circle, our first sight as we got off Seabourn Sojourn in the surprisingly bustling city of Tromso was a reindeer, calmly strolling along the main street of town. The guide who met us on the pier… [Read More]
Having cruised on all of the luxury cruise lines, some more than once, the Avid Cruiser is becoming the authority on small to mid-size-ship luxury cruising. Our goal is to help you make informed choices about your cruise travel (when you get to this level, cruising is a means of travel and exploration as opposed… [Read More]
One of the things that people often overlook when shopping for a cruise is the incredible value offered in the luxury segment. On the Yachts of Seabourn, for example, you’ll never sign a check for a speciality coffee or bottled water, beer, spirits or even a glass of champagne, and that’s true champagne by the… [Read More]
By Geoff Edwards In six hours, I fly from LAX to Lisbon, Portugal on Continental Air. We connect in Newark for the flight to Lisbon. Let me put it this way: I hate Newark Airport! But, it is what it is. In Lisbon I’ll board the new Seabourn ship, Sojourn, for 12 days to Ft…. [Read More]
By Geoff Edwards Silversea’s Silver Spirit is a wonderful ship. Top luxury, yes, but again, it’s the little things that stand out. There is no notice in the bathroom about using your towels again to save the ocean, and parenthetically, the ship’s laundry costs. No photographers (except me) to disturb an evening’s chat. The shows… [Read More]
[Updated and archived on October 9, 2009] Across the luxury cruise segment, suppliers are ordering new ships, marshaling additional capacity for world cruises and gearing up their ships in ways that appeal to those who previously never had the time for extended luxury cruises. A sampling of what’s coming: The world cruise market appears to… [Read More]