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Top Luxury Cruises

24 September 2019

Regent Seven Seas Splendour

Updated: October 2021

From the moment you step onboard a luxury cruise ship you will receive first-class and personalised service thanks to their intimate capacities. You’ll also enjoy some of the best cuisine at sea alongside immersive excursions and enriching activities, proving just why luxury cruises are one of the best ways to see the world.

As with all cruise ships, you need to choose the right one to suit your particular needs and preferences. Whether you want a spacious ship or an intimate experience, we’ve narrowed down our favourite luxury cruises, so you can decide which of these top luxury cruise ships in the world resonates best with you.

Regent Seven Seas Grandeur

Launch date: Winter 2023

Guest-to-crew ratio: 750 to 542

Cruise Line: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

regent seven seas grandeur luxury cruise ship

Regent Seven Seas Grandeur is the sixth ship to join the Regent Seven Seas fleet, and with an array of modern features alongside the cruise line's heritage of world-class service, there's luxury at every turn on this exceptional ship. From relaxing in your sumptuous suite to sampling some of the finest dining at sea, there's no better way to see more of the world than on Seven Seas Grandeur.


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Oceania Vista

Launch date: April 2023

Guest-to-crew ratio: 1200 to 800

Cruise Line: Oceania Cruises

Oceania Vista may be a larger luxury cruise ship, but there's no compromise when it comes to offering an on board experience fit for a VIP. Between shore excursions which will immerse you in the destinations you visit and evenings enjoying the sophisticated entertainment at venues across the ship, there's plenty more to explore on Vista. Choose from both casual and formal restaurants, spend an afternoon by the pool or book a treatment or two at the Aquamar Spa for an even more luxurious experience.

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Explora I

Launch date: 2023

Guest-to-crew ratio: 1.25 to 1

Cruise Line: Explora Journeys

The first to set sail in Explora Journey's fleet from 2023, Explora I will be joined by three more ships as she takes guests to breathtaking ports of call around the world. With unconventional arrival and departure times, as well as overnights on board in port, Explora I will allow guests to truly explore the destinations they sail to. When you're not ashore, the ultra-modern on board amenities, including swimming pools, elegant bars and mouth-watering dining options, are bound to add even more luxury to your stay.

explora I luxury cruise ship


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Seabourn Venture

Launch date: April 2022

Guest-to-crew ratio: 262 to 120

Cruise Line: Seabourn Cruises

Built for expedition cruises, Seabourn Venture takes guests to off-the-beaten-track destinations around the world, all while providing an ultra-luxury on board experience. With space for just 262 guests on board, you'll soon feel at home in this state-of-the-art ship. From exciting activities using the ship's own watersports equipment to relaxing in the lounges and making the most of the exquisite cuisine, Seabourn Venture is the perfect way to explore amazing destinations at the height of comfort and luxury.

seabourn venture luxury cruise ship


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Silver Dawn

Launch date: November 2021

Guest-to-crew ratio: 596 to 408

Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises

The tenth luxury ship to join the Silversea Cruises' fleet, Silver Dawn maintains the intimate capacity to incorporate the ‘private yacht’ experience, yet features spacious all-balcony suites with butler service. Most excitingly, Silver Moon also features the innovative S.A.L.T, a culinary arts enrichment programme which will bring guests closer to the heart of the destination through gastronomy. Food fanatics will be well and truly delighted by the delicacies onboard Silver Moon luxury cruises.

seabourn venture luxury cruise ship


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Silver Origin

Launch date: 2020

Guest-to-crew ratio: 100 to 90

Cruise line: Silversea Cruises

With a team of Ecuadorian expert guides, 8 Zodiacs and stunning spaces perfect for relaxing after adventurous excursions, Silver Origin has set a new standard for Galapagos voyaging. Relax and recharge in all-suite accommodation on this luxury cruise ship with butler service, indulge in authentic Ecuadorian-inspired cuisine and experience moments that you’ll remember for a lifetime. This environmentally-conscious ship is truly a must for avid world-travellers.

silver origin luxury cruise ship


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Spirit of Discovery

Launch date:  2019

Guest-to-crew ratio: 999 to 505

Cruise line: Saga Ocean Cruises

For a classically elegant cruise holiday with no fuss, Spirit of Discovery offers spacious venues, balconies for every cabin and a wide range of restaurants to choose from each night. Guests will also find over 1,000 pieces of art by renowned artists from the UK, creating a unique, quintessentially British feel onboard. If you’re looking for luxury in a laid-back setting, Saga’s Spirit of Discovery will bring you to iconic destinations in the utmost comfort.

spirit of discovery luxury cruise ship
Dining Room


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Whichever luxury cruise ship you choose, you’re guaranteed to have the cruise holiday of a lifetime. With onboard service that is second to none, whether you’re relaxing onboard or exploring a new destination, the experience will be truly unforgettable. If you’re still unsure, check out our guide on 10 reasons why you should upgrade to a luxury cruise.

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