Cruise vacations are always divided travelers. People either love or hate the idea of being on a boat with a few thousand other people in the middle of the ocean.
Whether you’re a skeptic or not, many cruise ships provide passengers with the five-star luxury one would expect from a boutique hotel. In addition, you get the additional advantage of seeing different locations from the comfort of your room.
Here are some of the world’s most extensive and extravagant liners float:
Silversea’s Silver Shadow
This small fleet of eight ships, under the direction of the most beautiful Silver Shadow, offers travellers with a personal and wonderful travel experience that includes Egyptian cotton sheets, Bulgari bath, a unique fully-stocked minibar, a private veranda and a personal butler. The boats in the fleet are smaller than most, so they are able to get access to the smaller ports around the world.
The line is known for its spectacular annual round-the-world voyage, which sets sail in January of each year and stops at 50 ports in 30 countries, with more than 115 days, while the work of the world.
And it will only set you back for the small amount of $58,950.
RMS Queen Mary 2
The Queen Mary 2 wins the prize for the most expensive cruise ship cabin in the world, costs a whopping $183,000 for the around-the-world trip. That is more than $ 1,600 per night.
However, with 2,249 square feet of space on two floors, his and her bathrooms, a private gym, and a large private terrace, some say that the price is worth it.
The 2015 around-the-world trip will be in 38 ports in 22 countries.
Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas
In 2009, Royal Caribbean International said the launch of the world’s most expensive cruise ship, will cost an eye-popping $1.4 billion to build. The Oasis of the Seas measures 1,184 feet in length, is 18 decks high and has a crew of 2,394 to tend to 5,400 passengers. But it is the ship of the amenities that make it spectacular.
The boat is equipped with a football-field-size park with more than 12,000 trees and plants, an AquaTheatre, with place for 600 people, two rock-climbing walls, two FlowRider Surf Simulator, a zip line, a 600-metre running track, a large theatre, and a full-service spa, just to name a few.
SeaDream Yacht Club’s SeaDream I and II
SeaDream Yacht Club
SeaDream has two luxury mega-yachts (as they like to call them), which can be a maximum of 56 couples and 95 crew each, providing luxury, privacy and a delicious” to its guests in a setting that is more intimate than a large ship offers.
The five-star service see passengers waited on hand and foot, and treated to award-winning gourmet cuisine and fine wines; and access to a fitness centre and a variety of water sports, such as kayaking, paddle boards, snorkeling equipment and jet skis.
Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity
Regularly voted the world’s best cruise ships, the Crystal Serenity underwent a full renovation in 2013 to cost $17 million. The ship interior is inspired by the “casual-yet-cultured vibe of Southern California” and has unique features, including a chef’s herb garden, the vertical walls of green, and a retractable glass roof in the Trident Grill.
The Crystal Penthouse suite has 1,345 square feet of space, London-inspired décor, a 24-hour butler service and a guest toilet. The rest of the suites are decorated with fresh flowers, Frette linens and robes, room service and a turndown service.
Regent Seven Seas Explorer
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Scheduled to sail on his first voyage in the spring of 2016, Seven Seas Explorer is set to be the world’s largest and most luxury cruise ships. Who claims to be “a new standard in elegance and sophistication,” the ship is destined to enjoy its passengers with a Canyon Ranch Spa, extensive gourmet restaurants, boutiques, a business center, and world-class entertainment.
It will also feature the largest suite on board ever seen on a cruise ship. The Regent Suite will be spread out over 3,875 square feet and feature a private garden, an en-suite spa, three marble detailed bathrooms, two balconies, a walk-in closet, and Hermès and L’occitane amenities.
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