West "If you've traveled with big ship cruise
lines in the past, it's time to forget everything you
thought you knew about cruising. And if you've avoided
cruising because you thought it would be like traveling in
a floating mall, it's time to think again. This is
something else altogether."
""Luxury" is an overused and much-misunderstood term,
especially in cruising. At Crystal Cruises, luxury is
clearly defined. Through our uncompromising focus on
service, choice, and guest satisfaction, Crystal Cruises
has redefined the category. As a result, we have become
the benchmark against which our guests judge not only all
other cruise lines, but all luxury vacation experiences.
And it is this commitment to quality which has led readers
of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines to
name Crystal Cruises "World's Best Large Ship Cruise Line"
in their annual readers' polls for the past seven and
eight years, respectively."
Cunard. "For more than
160 years, Cunard ships have reigned on the high seas and
rarely have there been more exciting times for our
Company. This year is already off to a tremendous start
with the successful launch of Queen Mary 2 – the largest
ocean liner ever built. The world-wide interest in our
newest Queen has amazed us all, and she is greeted with
fanfare and celebrations at every port of call."
Custom Alaska Cruises.
"Custom Alaska Cruises are private yacht charters
customized to meet your group’s unique interests. As long
as weather permits, we can take you virtually anywhere you
want to go. We offer suggested itineraries and activities,
and can plan your Alaska cruise with as much or as little
input as you would like to give. We can focus on your
specific interest. Whether you are looking for small ship
luxury cruise, an opportunity for an Alaskan adventure or
a chance for some premium Alaskan wildlife viewing."
the Great Lakes. "Ten thousand years ago, the
last great glaciers retreated leaving us with the legacy
of the Great Lakes. Their timeless beauty can be enjoyed
today, and what better way than by Cruising! So many
places to go and things to see. Full of contrasts - from
opera in one of our Great Cities to the solitude of a
sunset in Lake Superior, from the excitement of baseball
to fishing the St. Mary's River, from Great Golf to
frontier history. The Great Lakes offer something for
Lines. "Discovery is known as America's favorite
one day cruise for very good reasons. Discovery offers all
the amenities and activities of a traditional cruise in
one fun-filled day. Enjoy the outdoors on one of our
spacious sun decks, take a dip in the pool, participate in
our limbo contest, or simply move to the island music.
Your cruise includes three lavish buffet meals that will
delight your palate and have you come back for more.
There's also bingo, a video arcade, shows, a disco and
other live entertainment. Gaming enthusiasts will want to
try their luck at our Las Vegas-style casino with a slew
of slots, table games, poker, roulette, blackjack and
more. Join in on all the fun that makes getting to Grand
Bahama just as much fun as getting back on your roundtrip
Discovery Cruise. Discoveryis also the perfect venue for
groups, meetings and special occasions."
Delta Queen Steamboat
Company, Inc. "A unique blend of American beauty
and history, its sumptuous river cuisine, lively
"showboat" style entertainment, and the adventure of
exploring Mark Twain's riverside America. Charming,
historic river ports. Lively cities. Stately plantations.
And what a unique way to discover them!"
Line. "Escape on a fantasy unlike anything you've
imagined. A Disney Cruise Line® vacation. Here, adults
find excitement and indulgence. Children have the time of
their lives. And all make memories to last a lifetime. So
start planning your Disney Cruise Line vacation today, and
set sail on a dream."
Cruise Lines. "The company originated in
Hvitsten, a small town on Oslofjord in Norway, when the
three Olsen brothers, Fredrik Christian, Petter and
Andreas, bought their first ships and began an
international shipping company in 1848.
Four generations later, the family now operates companies
skilled in various aspects of the tanker, liner, cruise
and passenger trade, as well as aviation, ships' crewing,
shipbuilding and offshore industries."
French Country Waterwys,
Ltd. "French Country Waterways is known and
trusted for operating the finest fleet of luxury hotel
barges cruising on France's inland waterways. Our five
deluxe barges have been carefully designed and outfitted
to provide unparalleled passenger comfort. Extensive
annual refurbishments and meticulous maintenance ensure
that each of our vessels meets the highest standards of
quality and safety."
Cruise Line. "In addition to viewing glaciers,
wildlife and spectacular scenery, visit all the well-known
ports of Alaska's Inside Passage."
"The Harmony Cruises ships are the ideal alternative to
the typical cruises on board large ships.
With deluxe facilities for up to 44 passengers, upscale
service plus exciting and unusual itineraries, life on a
Harmony ship will be blissfully relaxed, very much like
being on a private yacht.
All this with the safety and comfort found only on much
"Market leader in the luxury segment
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is the leading operator for premium
and luxury cruises in German-speaking countries. Its ships
Europa (5 star plus), Hanseatic (5 star), Bremen (4 star)
and Columbus (3 star plus) operate in various market
segments, providing cruises all over the world. The fleet
also includes the oceangoing sailing ships Sea Cloud and
Sea Cloud II as well as two 5 star river cruise vessels.
The flagship of the fleet is the "Europa", which entered
service in September 1999. The "Europa" is a leader in the
cruise market in terms of interior design, space per
passenger and service. She was chosen as the world's
finest cruise ship by the prestigious "Berlitz Cruise
Guide 2004" for the fourth time in succession. Hapag-Lloyd
Cruises achieves sales of 151,4 million Euros (2002)."
Cruises. "Hebridean Island Cruises is perhaps
the world's most unusual cruise company, flying in the
face of fashion to operate only small ships.
Our fleet comprises just two vessels, each dedicated to
providing the finest holidays afloat. A crew to passenger
ratio of nearly one-to-one assures an extraordinary level
of personal service and a unique experience for the few -
never something ordinary for a crowd.
The rare, the beautiful and the rewarding are our
Line. "We are very excited about our new
$225-million investment in unparalleled product and
service enhancements on our fleet of 12 five-star ships.
Called 'Signature of Excellence,' this comprehensive
initiative will strengthen our position as the premium
cruise leader and centers around five main components of
Holland America Line’s cruise experience:
nearly quarter-of-a-billion-dollar commitment is the most
significant product investment in our industry and will
clearly cement our leadership position. We will continue
our promise of delivering the best premium cruise
are evaluating and assessing just about every aspect of
our operation to ensure that we provide our guests with a
truly extraordinary experience and tremendous value.
Holland America Line clearly sets the industry standard in
premium cruising, and we need to challenge ourselves
diligently and deliberately to ensure our excellent
product of today is even better in the future. With
“Signature of Excellence” we will ensure that our premium
product is well matched to meet the expectations of
tomorrow’s sophisticated travelers."
Cruise Line. "Find paradise onboard the MV Regal
Empress as you cruise to Nassau/Paradise Island with
Imperial Majesty Cruise Line. Enjoy live entertainment,
fine dining, spacious staterooms as well as unlimited
activities. It's the perfect getaway."
"Jadrolinija connects major Croatian Islands and ports on
the Adriatic Coast : Rijeka, Split, Pula, Zadar,
Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar.
International lines connect Croatian with Italian Coast.
an unforgettable expirience in sea travel on our local and
international lines we offer you comfortable accomodation
in tourist cabins, equipped with showers and toilets or in
We also offer entertainment with music and dance, duty
free shops, movies and a playroom for children.
In our restaurants you can enjoy exquisite food prepared
by established Chefs and in selected, top-level local and
Kristina Cruises. "A cruise on Kristina Regina
is a combination of a nostalgic voyage on a Finnish ship,
interesting destinations and a leisurely journey. This is
what a genuine cruise is about. We wish you welcome!
Interesting destinations are an essential part of a
cruise. The itineraries of our cruises are planned to
cover different kind of cities, with shore excursions
offering various possibilities for visiting several places
of interest. As you are traveling on the ship, you can
enjoy new destinations without having to worry about your
luggage. Almost every morning the ship arrives to a new
port and you can spend all day visiting sights and getting
familiar with the local life-style. If you like, you may
explore the city also on your own."
Mariposa Cruise Line.
"Over the past decade, Mariposa Cruise Line has built the
largest hospitality cruise operation in Canada. We are
clearly an established leader in Toronto Harbour Cruises
and Toronto waterfront tours. Our fleet comprises seven
ships, varying in size and style to accommodate groups of
20 to 600 passengers.
For your next corporate function, business meeting,
employee get-together, product launch, company event,
family outing, event or wedding, charter one of our
vessels to ensure your event is a unique and memorable
MSC Italian Cruises.
"Mediterranean Shipping Company, a privately owned company
with a longstanding history on the seas headed by captain
Gianluigi Aponte, entered the cruise industry in 1988.
After acquiring the Starlauro, a prestigious shipping
company, and executing a total renewal and re-launch, MSC
Cruises was officially born.
Cruises combines a deep heritage at sea with an
enthusiastic, young and motivated management team to
present a company philosophy of “Innovation = Tradition”.
MSC Cruises uniquely blends maritime traditions, culture
and famous Mediterranean cuisine to deliver the ultimate
cruise experience while displaying a real commitment to
the finest hospitality afloat. In essence, MSC Cruises has
made true Italian service the heart of its business and
its key point of differentiation in the cruise industry."
Cruises. "North Star Cruises Australia is now
the Kimberley’s longest established adventure-cruise
operator, having provided unique cruise options since
1987. The company has won both state and national tourism
awards, is an undisputed market leader and offers a suite
of itineraries for the most discerning adventurer."
Voyage, Inc. "With 34 ports of call (35 in the
summer), the Norwegian Coastal Voyage is a lifeline along
a stretch of coast characterized by vast distances, a
sparse population and dramatic scenery.
There is an air of history about the Norwegian Coastal
Voyage. It has always been a part of coastal life, has
always arrived at the ports and has always been there to
rely on for more than 100 years. The ships take children
to their christenings, newly-weds on their honeymoons and
carry milk and vegetables to remote island communities.
Works by recognized artists have helped the new ships gain
renown as floating galleries. The Norwegian Coastal Voyage
is a unique combination of first-class passenger ship and
working ship. The fleet comprises 13 ships, most of which
were built since 1993. It is the perfect alternative to
the traditional cruise for the independent, seasoned
traveler. Enjoy a panoramic view of ever-changing,
breathtaking scenery from the comfort of a deck chair or a
chair in the lounge."
"Oceania Cruises was formed in 2002 by cruise industry
veterans Joe Watters and Frank Del Rio. Best in class
cuisine, destination oriented itineraries, and outstanding
value define Oceania Cruises' five-star product and
position the company as the cruise line of choice for
traditional premium and luxury category cruisers.
The onboard atmosphere is relaxed and reminiscent of the
casual elegance of a country club. Tuxedos and gowns are
never a requirement for dining so you can dress and enjoy
the evening comfortably. The overall feeling is one that
is never stuffy and void of any pretension.
You will enjoy the flexibility of four open seating
restaurants; you dine when, where and with whom you
choose. Our 5 Star menus are crafted under the
meticulously watchful eye of renowned master chef Jacques
Pépin, our Executive Culinary Director. Host of numerous
public television series, he is one of America's best
known chefs, food columnists and cook book authors. He has
also served as the personal chef to no less than three
French heads of state, including Charles de Gaulle."
"For parties of two to a gala event for hundreds, Odyssey
offers elegant, climate-controlled dining decks for
brunch, lunch, dinner or moonlight cruises. Boston,
Chicago, and Washington, D.C."
To help us better serve you, please select a group size
for the city you are interested in.
Orient Express Cruises. "Few places on earth
remain untouched in their natural beauty and charm from
one century to the next. The ancient land of Burma, now
known as Myanmar, is however, an exception to the rule,
and on board the Road To Mandalay we bring you the best of
this fascinating, unspoilt country.
A journey along the Ayeyarwady River is a voyage of a
lifetime. From this mighty river, which runs the length of
the country, treasures can be admired which have for so
long been hidden from the world’s gaze.
With the style and comfort for which the Orient-Express is
famous, the Road To Mandalay provides the ultimate vantage
point from which to absorb the surrounding serene beauty,
taking in its golden-spired pagodas, ancient temples,
sleepy riverside settlements and saffron-clad monks."
"Exciting cruise vacations to the world's greatest
destinations." Comment: When I was a child, I
used to go to the docks in San Francisco and Los Angeles
and watch passengers board Orient Lines ships on their way
to exotic destinations. There is something special
that is almost indescribable about the excitement about
leaving port on a cruise ship.
"Unique adventure cruises in the sheltered coastal waters
of the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, and Southeast
Alaska aboard the historic wooden vessels M/V Catalyst and
Cruises. "The Klondike Express is a 137-foot,
high speed catamaran and has a capacity for 342
passengers. The vessel has three decks, two of which are
enclosed and heated. Comfortable upholstered booths with
tables are available for all passengers and the large
picture windows provide a view from every seat. A saloon,
snack bar, gift shop and seven restrooms are a few of the
other amenities available to the passengers."
"From its modest beginnings in 1965 with a single ship
cruising to Mexico, Princess has grown to become one of
the premiere cruise lines in the world. Today, its fleet
carries more than 800,000 passengers each year to more
worldwide destinations than any other major line.
The most recognized cruise line in the world was
catapulted to stardom in 1977 when Pacific Princess was
cast in a starring role on a new television show called
The Love Boat. The weekly series, which introduced
millions of viewers to the still-new concept of a
sea-going vacation, was an instant hit and both the
company name and its “seawitch” logo have remained
synonymous with cruising ever since."
Expeditions. "Quark Expeditions has been one of
the leading innovators and operators of expedition
cruises, especially in polar regions, since 1991. The
company has pioneered and developed a concept of
fantastically adventurous journeys in first class comfort
on powerful, polar icebreakers. This concept is unique and
many "First Ever" passenger voyages have been successfully
operated: the first North Pole voyage, the first
transpolar voyage through the North Pole, the first
Circumnavigation of Antarctica, the first "Far Side" of
Antarctica voyage, the first Weddell Sea voyage, the first
Northeast Passage and the first Circumnavigation of the
Arctic are all part of this tradition."
Radisson Seven Seas Cruises.
"At Radisson Seven Seas, we offer an incomparable program
of exploration and discovery to over 300 ports on six
continents, including Antarctica. Our luxury vessels are
designed for guests numbering in the hundreds rather than
the thousands. The ambiance on board is personal,
individual, accommodating... upscale but not uptight. And
all ships also share certain distinctions in
accommodations, service, dining and amenities that elevate
them to the lofty vantage point of our enviable six
"The World" "The World is like a private yacht, seaside
villa or exclusive country club offering you personal
service, privacy and supreme style as you travel from one
destination to another.
Aboard The World, flexibility is paramount. As a resident
or guest on this ship, your time is your time. To do with
as you please. To experience the world at your own pace.
This is a voyage like no other you've known."
Royal Mail Ship
St. Helena. "RMS St Helena is unique.
First of all, she is the only ocean-going vessel in the
world still to carry the venerable title of Royal Mail
Ship, held in the past by so many famous British passenger
liners, the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary amongst them.
Second, she does the unique job of supplying the remote
South Atlantic island of St Helena with pretty well
everything it needs - St Helena has no airfield and this
means that everything has to be brought in by sea.
Not quite unique, RMS St Helena is one of very few genuine
passenger-cargo liners in the world (there is another
plying the Pacific), making regular scheduled voyages.
A voyage on the RMS is an unforgettable experience: a blue
water voyage on a working ship to lonely and remote
Caribbean International. "For more than 30
years, the success of Royal Caribbean International has
been built on our unwavering commitment to service and our
desire to deliver the most outstanding vacation experience
on land or sea."
Royal-Olympic-Cruises. "We are known around the
world for our custom designed vacations and our
personalised service. Enjoy with Royal Olympia Cruises a
European or Mediterranean cruise, a cruise to the Greek
islands & Turkey, cruises to Central & South America,
Africa or the Caribbean."
Seabourn Cruise Line.
"Seabourn Cruise Line is generally regarded by the
traveling public and the travel industry as the most
celebrated cruise line in the world, having consistently
received top awards, ratings and honors in travel and
cruise guidebooks and other authoritative publications.
Voyages range from 4 to 72 days.
Club. "SeaDream Yacht Club is an innovative, new
yachting company that operates the twin, ultra-luxury mega
yachts SeaDream I and SeaDream II. When they were
originally introduced they soon became the prototypes of
the casual and intimate yachting experience. SeaDream
Yacht Club has built upon this legacy and today the two
sleek and rakish SeaDream yachts are highly acclaimed by
discerning travelers seeking a unique seagoing experience
and by travel industry observers everywhere."
Cruises. "New England's Cruise Ferry to Nova
Silversea Cruise Line.
"Since our inception in 1994, we’ve dedicated ourselves to
defining the elite luxury experience – going above and
beyond to achieve the distinction of being the world’s
best. Thoroughly modern ships with every technical
innovation. Spacious ocean-view suites, with sumptuous
furnishings and appointments – most with a private
veranda. Inspired cuisine and the finest wines and spirits
poured with our compliments. But it is more than these
things that set us apart. It’s an understanding of what it
takes to make our guests feel at home and welcome."
Expeditions. "In the spirit of discovery and
enrichment, we present to you fascinating expedition
cruises to seldom-visited corners of Antarctica, Russia,
Alaska and the South Pacific. These small ship cruise
itineraries promise adventure, magnificent scenery,
unparalleled wildlife viewing, and intriguing cultural
encounters in places where outside visitors are uncommon,
where age-old cultures remain in tact, and nature still
Cruises, LLC. "Classic Spirit Cruises.
High-energy fun for everyone, with dining, dancing,
sightseeing and entertainment all rolled into one cruise
Available in Boston, Chicago, New York, Weehawken, (NJ),
Norfolk, Philadelphia and Washington.
Spirit Elite Yacht Cruises. Ideal for private
events, meetings or parties, you and your guests will
enjoy elegant space, gracious service, delicious food and
spectacular views. Available in Boston, MA and Washington,
"Discover a new age of sail, where the traditions of the
past are combined with the modern comforts and amenities
of the present.
Star Clippers tall ships are perfect for cruising in
casual elegance. Our itineraries range from the sun-kissed
Mediterranean to the exotic Far East and the Caribbean.
On board you will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, friendly
crew, and international cuisine, all in pampered comfort.
If you're a boating enthusiast, you can choose to lend a
hand hoisting the sails, you can climb the mast, or you
can just lay back and let the crew do all the work."
"Star Cruises, the Leading Cruise Line in Asia-Pacific was
incorporated in September 1993, representing a bold
initiative to tap Asia-Pacific's potential as an
international cruise destination."
Swan Hellenic -
Discovery Cruises. "As market leader in
discovery cruising we offer a variety of inspiring cruises
worldwide for the inquisitive traveller. Our focus is on
exploring the history, culture and essence of the many
destinations we visit, on our ship Minerva II."
Cruises. "Windjammer shipmates are a motley crew
of interesting folks from all over the U.S. and abroad.
You won't know if the guy or gal sitting next to you is
the CEO of a Fortune 500 Company or an average "Joe." And
the best part is... no one cares. Once your ship sets
sail, it's all about relaxing and getting into the
down-island groove. Any pretenses are quickly forgotten,
and a familiar sense of camaraderie soon develops among
Cruises. ""Pioneering Line Celebrates 15th
Sailing under the banner of its appropriate tag line "180º
From Ordinary," Windstar was created in the mid-1980''s
with the vision to offer an alternative to the typical
cruise or resort vacation. The Windstar passenger sees the
world from a romantic sailing ship with luxurious
accommodations, a casual yet elegant atmosphere, and
exquisite service and cuisine.
Well known for cruising off the beaten path, throughout
2002 we celebrated our 15th year of sailing to exotic
locales and hidden harbors that larger ships cannot
access. These stately vessels turn heads from the
Mediterranean to the Caribbean to the Far East.
"Introducing the Yucatan Express - a New Vacation Concept
The Yucatan Express is a totally new way to vacation in
Mexico. We are a cruise ferry to the Yucatan offering a
wide range of new experiences at great prices. Your
vacation begins with a day and a half cruise to Mexico
followed by a great stay in Merida, or a luxury motorcoach
tour, all topped off with a return voyage to Tampa.
Our vacation options including 7, 11 and 14 day vacation
packages. To plan your vacation today please call our
friendly Travel Consultants toll-free at 1-866-670-3939.
They will be pleased to answer your questions and can
provide advice on how to make your vacation one to