|Ships Cruising: 4 Newest Crystal Cruises Ship: Crystal Serenity|
Hovering somewhere between the premium and high-end luxury markets, Crystal Cruises offers two well-appointed and elegant cruise ships each carrying around 1,000 passengers. The ships never stick to one area long, and generally circumnavigate the globe annually.
|Ships Cruising: 4 Newest Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Ship: Europa 2|
Hapag-Lloyd is a venerable German line that traces its root all the way back to the 19th century. Catering primarily to Germans and English-speakers, Hapag-Lloyd offers a variety of high-end cruises for well-heeled passengers around Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, as well as expedition-style trips to the Northwest Passage and Antarctica.
|Ships Cruising: 1 Newest Hebridean Island Cruises Ship: Hebridean Princess|
Hebridean caters to the very high-end British market, offering a vessel that feels more like a luxurious Scottish hotel than cruise ship. Most cruises troll the Western Isles but occasionally venture further to the Shetlands, Orkneys, Norway and Ireland.
|Ships Cruising: 2 Newest Paul Gauguin Cruises Ship: Tere Moana|
Paul Gauguin Cruises is a very high-end venture, operating two luxuriously appointed ships. The line is owned by Pacific Beachcomber, a leader in French Polynesia luxury destination resorts. The Paul Gauguin offers year-round Tahitian itineraries, while the Tere Moana sails to Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.
|Ships Cruising: 4 Newest Regent Seven Seas Cruises Ship: Seven Seas Explorer|
Regent Seven Seas Cruises operates a modern, high-end, four-ship fleet that offers itineraries in every major cruise region in the world (except Antarctica). Accommodations are luxurious and the vast majority are suites. Passengers are generally a mix of older, well-heeled North Americans, Europeans and Australians.
|Ships Cruising: 4 Newest Seabourn Ship: Seabourn Encore|
Seabourn provides some of the finest food and service afloat. The steep, but truly all-inclusive rates appeal to well-heeled North Americans and Europeans, and the line offers a wide variety of itineraries all over the world. The SeaDream Yacht Club is probably the closest competitor, but its vessels are much smaller than Seabourns.
|Ships Cruising: 2 Newest SeaDream Yacht Club Ship: SeaDream II|
SeaDream Yacht Club operates a two ship fleet (SeaDream I & II) that each carry 112 passengers in roomy, luxurious accommodations. The vessels generally divide their time between the Mediterranean and Caribbean, offering top-notch food, service and spa treatments to well-heeled passengers and charter groups.
|Ships Cruising: 9 Newest Silversea Cruises Ship: Silver Muse|
Family-owned by the Lefebvres of Rome, Silversea projects an Italian heritage and caters primarily to older well-heeled North Americans, with some Europeans, Australians and Asians joining the mix. All Silversea vessels offer enrichment lecturers and feature an Italian decor with highlights like Murano-glass fixtures.
|Ships Cruising: 6 Newest Windstar Cruises Ship: Wind Surf|
Windstar Cruises operates a fleet of small luxury cruise ships known for its intimate yacht style experience and unique voyages to the worldÆs best small ports and hidden harbors. Its three recently renovated sailing yachts carry just 148 to 310 guests and cruise throughout Europe, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and Central America. Windstar re...