2024…Worlds Best Luxury Cruise Lines

Luxury cruise lines are plentiful, and all offer varying degrees of pampering, experiences and exotic voyages to the most unique and glorious destinations.  Here are our picks for the brands, one new ( RITZ CARLTON) small and big, but mostly for being consistent across all areas including price, value, food, on board / off board activities and delivering on an unforgettable LUXURY experience. 

RITZ CARLTON YACHT –  The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers an unprecedented opportunity to be untethered. Here, freedom and flexibility allow immersion in life’s exceptional experiences; exploration of earth’s exquisite and unexpected hideaways; and stirring of passions and curiosities that create new and deepened connections. All of this delivered in an intimate setting with a heightened level of care and attention


Viking Ocean Cruises, With 250 awards to its name, “Luxury” should be its middle name. Currently operating a fleet of state-of-the-art ships that have received numerous accolades, including the second year in a row, Viking was voted the #1 River Line and  Ocean Line by Condé Nast Traveler in the publication’s 2023 Readers’ Choice .

Azamara, It’s been said that guests sail with Azamara for the destinations, but come back for the staff and crew. Luxury comes in small packages, And we couldn’t agree more. Whether you’re greeted with a cool towel, a warm smile, or a glass of sparkling wine after a rewarding day spent onshore, their staff and crew are always ready and waiting to welcome you home.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises® consistently delivers unmatched luxury cruises with the very best value for over thirty years. Unrivaled onboard space. Unforgettable shoreside excursions. Incomparable culinary experiences. Exceptional personalized service. Every lavish amenity is included when cruising aboard The World’s Most Luxurious Fleet™

Silversea Cruises, small luxury ships, There is something uniquely satisfying about a smaller ship. The intimacy. The friendly camaraderie. The excitement of exploring secluded harbours where others cannot go. The intimate, ultra-luxury ships can sail up narrow waterways into the heart of a city, or tie up right at the pier while others must anchor off shore. And for those who yearn to explore the new and unknown, Silversea’s 4 expedition ships can transport you to the furthermost boundaries of the planet. Travel is the elixir of life at Silversea and every cruise is a voyage of discovery. 

Oceania Cruises, their unique itineraries are specifically designed to showcase the most fascinating destinations across the globe. As RegattaInsigniaNauticaSirenaMarinaRiviera and Vista are all small and luxurious, each ship can call on the world’s most desirable ports, from historic cities to modern meccas to charming seaside villages nestled along sparkling coastlines.

Seabourn, Cruising on a Seabourn ship is unlike any other form of travel. The experience is luxurious, yet relaxed — elegant, yet casual — sumptuous, yet understated. Our intimate ships visit the most desirable destinations worldwide, sailing to the heart of landmark cities, as well as to hidden gems where larger vessels cannot follow.

Our Favorite Activities in Central America

Whether you’re cruising off to Costa Rica or heading to Nicaragua for a few days, make the most of your experience by adding some fun excursions and activities to your itinerary. You can learn a lot about local culture, history and customs with a day trip around destinations like Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta and Colon. Here are some of our favorite activities to enjoy in Central America.

Ensenada Boat Diving Experience

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You’ll be spending most of your trip cruising above water and might even enjoy a swim in the water or pool. Be sure to take a break with a diving experience or two to discover the underwater paradise around Ensenada. You’ll go on a guided tour of the Pacific Ocean to see the coral reefs and marine life firsthand. This can be a fun way to break away from the usual shore excursions and try something new.

Cartagena City Tour

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Discover the historic sites and unique attractions around Cartagena Bay with a guided city tour. This type of tour will take you to the Las Bovedas, Manga Island, and the infamous Palace of the Inquisition, a Baroque-style palace that was used in the Spanish Inquisition. You’ll learn about the rich history and legends of the city with an experienced tour guide. 

All Terrain Adventure in Cabo San Lucas

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ATV tours and off-roading excursions are a popular activity around Cabo San Lucas. You can enjoy desert and ocean experiences on one trip as you trek through the mountains, canyons, and rugged terrain beyond the rainforests of Cabo. Most of these excursions are half-day tours that can take you to sites around the Migrino, Half Moon Canyon and La Candelaria, an indigenous village. Some tours include dining at a Mexican restaurant or other local eateries to round out your experience.

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