Luxury cruise travel posts from Twitter

I sent out a tweet on twitter to survey favorite luxury cruise lines. 

@cruiseshiplaw responded that “Azamara is a really nice luxury cruise line. I think Conde Nast also voted them one of the best.” 

Azamara Cruisesis a deluxe, small ship line that offers a refined, relaxed, unique destination experience that is rich within reach. Azamara is unique in its vision as the leader in deluxe cruising, its ability to truly deliver the destination, and its commitment to excellence in providing the most outstanding onboard guest experience.

The offerings of Azamara are beyond compare: butler service is provided in every stateroom; shore immersions are designed to let guests become part of the fabric of life in each destination; enrichment programs offer everything from culinary to photographic explorations; specialty restaurants provide the finest cuisine at sea; live entertainment is featured nightly; and the level of service is unmatched.

Azamara Cruisesconsists of two intimate ships, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest. Each can carry 694 fortunate guests and because they are smaller and sleeker than larger ships, they can sail to ports that others cannot reach.  

Another response came from @rexfred who recommeneds “The Yachts of Seabourn – great suites, personal service, intimate. Loved their Istanbul to Venice route.” 

The Yachts of Seabourn provide the ultimate in ultra-luxury, yachting vacations to the most desirable destinations on earth. The intimate all-suite Seabourn Pride, Spirit and Legend each carry a maximum of 208 guests and nearly the same number of skilled and dedicated staff, providing a level of personalized service that is unmatched in the industry. The 450 guest Seabourn Odyssey is  a new yacht offering accommodations that are either   ocean-view suites of 277 square feet or more, many with balconies. Suites have a stocked bar, flat-screen TV and DVD player and Bose Wave stereo CD player. Superb cuisine created by celebrity chef Charlie Palmer is served in an open-seating restaurant. Alternative casual dining is available in the indoor/outdoor Veranda Café. Guests may also enjoy dinner served, course-by-course, in the privacy of their suites. Relax in The Spa at Seabourn. Myriad included Signature Delights add value for all guests: complimentary wines and spirits; free Massage Moments on deck; Dress Circle enrichment speakers; Movies Under the Stars; water sports from a unique, fold-out Marina; free Exclusively Seabourn shoreside experiences on each cruise; and Pure Pampering suite amenities and therapeutic bathing experiences from Molton Brown, London. Because our intimate yachts carry fewer guests and go where many larger ships cannot, Seabourn delivers privileged in-depth experiences of each destination to our guests. Optional Signature Series and Adventure Collection shore excursions provide a virtual backstage pass to the world. Seabourn’s Personal Shopper excursions whisk guests away in a luxury car accompanied by a local expert shopping guide.

Stay in the know about Seabourn on twitter by following them at @Seabourn

Lastly, @CTCruisePlanner  coud not pick between large or small luxury cruises ” fave luxury large ship, Crystal Serenity, fave luxury small ship, Silversea Silver Whisper (ok, I have more than one favorite!)”  CruiseBuzz says, “right on!”  It is a toss up.

With a winning formula for success, Crystal Cruises consistently ranks among the top luxury properties in the world. The line, in just 18 years, has won an unprecedented number of top awards. Grounded in more than a decade of accolades, Crystal has been voted Worlds Best by the readers of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler more than any other cruise line, hotel or resort in history.Crystal Cruises is the recipient of many of the travel industry’s highest awards, including “World’s Best Large-Ship Cruise Line” (1996-2007, consecutively) and “Best Large-Ship Cruise Line” (1995-2007 consecutively) in Travel and Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler surveys, respectively. Crystal Cruises has also made the Conde Nast Traveler “Gold List” for 11 consecutive years (1997-2008). Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity feature elegantly appointed staterooms (most with private verandahs), an unprecedented array of dining options (Italian and Asian alternative restaurants as well as casual dining in the Trident Bar on designated nights), award-winning entertainment, a lavish Crystal Spa and Salon adhering to Feng Shui principles, and extensive exercise and sports facilities and instruction.

Follow CrystalCruises on twitter at @CrystalCruises

Our last luxury cruise line to make the list is Silversea. 

Silversea is a cruise company reflecting generations of maritime and travel experience. In the early 1990s, the Lefebvre family of Rome, former owners of Sitmar Cruises, conceived and organized a unique cruise company pledging to build and operate the highest-quality ships in the ultra-luxury segment. The name “Silversea” was chosen because it connotes quality and luxury as well as capturing the romance and special sensations of the sea.Silversea’s fleet was purpose-built for the ultra-luxury market, establishing a new class of smaller, intimate vessels that could slip into more exotic ports off the beaten path. The company’s elite vessels are specifically designed for fewer guests, more space and the highest levels of personalized service, delivered by Italian officers and European staff. All oceanview suites, most with private balcony, and open-seating dining options so guests dine when, where and with whom they desire, add to the very special ambiance created onboard. Silversea ships also incorporate the favorite amenities found on larger ships, such elaborate show lounges featuring nightly entertainment, casinos, a spa and state-of-the-art fitness facilities.

As an innovator in the ultra-luxury segment, Silversea is the favorite among modern affluent travelers with its all-inclusive pricing and unmatched onboard products.

Enhanced by partnerships with the world’s most respected luxury brands – Acqua di Parma, Pommery, Davidoff and Relais & Chateaux Silversea has set the standard.  Today, Silversea is recognized as the defining elite luxury experience and is regularly lauded by leading consumer and trade publications.

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