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Onboard Luxury: Unveiling the Most Extravagant Cruise Ships

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July 16, 2023
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Cruising doesn't always have to mean bustling buffets and crowded pools. For those with discerning tastes and a desire for the finer things in life, a select group of cruise lines offer unparalleled luxury experiences, where every whim is catered to, and the journey is just as important, if not more so, than the destination. Here, we take a closer look at the most extravagant cruise ships sailing the seven seas today.

Regent Seven Seas Explorer

Touted as the most luxurious ship ever built, Regent Seven Seas Explorer doesn't disappoint. Marble and crystal adorn the ship, from the spacious suites to the lavish public areas. The ship boasts the largest suite at sea, the Regent Suite, which comes with a Steinway grand piano, unlimited spa treatments, and a private car with driver and guide in every port.

Rooftop Deck of the Seven Seas Explorer

Seabourn Ovation

With a passenger-to-crew ratio of nearly 1:1, service on Seabourn Ovation is exceptional. Expect all-suite accommodations, world-class dining including a sushi restaurant, and partnerships with prestigious brands such as Thomas Keller and Molton Brown. A special marina allows passengers to participate in water sports directly from the ship when conditions allow.

Scenic Eclipse

Billed as a “discovery yacht”, the Scenic Eclipse combines luxury with adventure. All verandah suites offer a private butler and lavish amenities. The ship also features a near 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio, ten dining options, a spa, and even a helicopter and submarine for true exploration.

The Scenic Eclipse

Crystal Serenity

Crystal Serenity offers one of the best luxury experiences for larger ships. High-end touches like Frette linens and a Nobu restaurant set this ship apart. It also features a Creative Learning Institute, with classes by partners like Berlitz, Tai Chi, and the University of Southern California.

Silver Muse

As the flagship of Silversea’s fleet, Silver Muse represents the epitome of luxury cruising. From spacious, ocean-view suites with butler service to eight exquisite dining options and a high crew-to-passenger ratio, Silver Muse has been designed to offer a superlative onboard experience.

So, if you're planning a cruise and want nothing but the best, these ships offer an experience that goes above and beyond the typical cruise, redefining the very concept of luxury at sea. To get personalized guidance, check out our Cruise Holiday Chat Advisor.