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Cruising is the best way to hop-scotch from one amazing destination to another, whether it’s for days, a week, or months.  You unpack once, everything is secured in your lovely suite, and you arrive rejuvenated at your next port after a peaceful night’s sleep on your floating luxury resort.  Gourmet meals, entertainment, premium beverages and excursions that bring to life each destination take the stress out of a cruise vacation and help you relax.

Luxury cruise lines do it right.  You can expect well-appointed staterooms, attentive service with close to a 1 to 1 ratio of staff to guest, engaging and unique itineraries throughout the world, gourmet dining with celebrity chef restaurants such as Nobu on Crystal and The Grill by Thomas Keller on Seabourn, fine wines, premium liquors, and superior spas.

There is no “wallet fatigue” when practically everything (including airfare) is included.  It’s not what you pay to get on the ship, it’s what you pay to get off the ship that should guide your choice.

When you book with me on a Virtuoso designated cruise, you will receive upgrades and amenities not available to the general public.  At no additional cost to you on select departures, you will have a dedicated onboard host, VIP access to an exclusive shore excursion, a hosted private cocktail reception, and other amenities such as shipboard credit and/or private car and driver in port.

Four lines that are at the top of their game are Crystal, Silversea, Seabourn, and Regent Seven Seas.  Passenger counts vary and range from around 300 to 980 per ship.  That’s a far cry from the several thousands of passengers on the popular premium lines.  No need to wait in long lines at a buffet or go early to save a pool lounger.  While some itineraries on luxury lines can be pricey, they have great values for discerning travelers.  Following are examples of great values.

Venice, Italy Photo Courtesy of Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises

The Mediterranean and Adriatic come alive on this 8-day cruise from Rome to Venice. Discover the beauty of Sorrento and the dreamlike serenity of the Greek Isles.  Walk the famous city wall that surrounds Dubrovnik’s Old Town and enjoy an early evening gondola ride on the magical canals of Venice.  Departure:  September 7th from $3630.

Stockholm, Sweden Photo courtesy of Silversea

Silversea Cruises

On a glorious 11-day journey from Stockholm to London, take your fill of Scandinavian style and culture in Copenhagen and Stockholm, wander unhurried through the palaces and gardens of incredible St. Petersburg during a three day stop. Pretty Tallinn begs discovery, while an overnight in London needs no introduction.  Departure: August 28th from $5700.

The Treasury in Petra, Jordan Photo by Helen Jordan

Seabourn Cruises

An historic and authentic 37-day voyage of discovery will amaze you as you travel from Athens to Singapore through the Holy Land, Suez Canal, Arabia, on to India, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia.  Departure: October 21st from $8,999.

Havana, Cuba Photo courtesy of Virtuoso

Regent Seven Seas

Take a deep breath and relax on a 7-day journey from Miami to Key West to Cuba.  Admire the classic cars and pastel buildings as you walk the cobble-stoned streets of Havana.  Enjoy the French-infused charm of Cienfuegos and feel the contrasting Afro-Caribbean influences in Santiago.  Departure:  October 15th from $4699.

When it comes to ease of travel, cruising is the way to go.  The top luxury lines are all or mostly inclusive so you can relax and enjoy the comfortable staterooms, gourmet meals, exciting destinations, and attentive service.  Where will you go next?

Are you ready for a fantastic cruise vacation?  Call me to learn more about these fabulous cruise lines and others!  What are you waiting for? Give me a call today and let’s get started! You can reach me at [email protected] or 602-692-9379.

 

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