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Top Picks by Destination


Below we've made our top picks for each destination.

Click Below For Our Top Picks for Cruises To:

Alaska
Caribbean
Canada
Europe, Med & Trans-Atlantics
Exotic Destinations
Luxury Cruises
Hawaii & Mexico
Panama Canal
General Comments
South America
 

 

Please note, the sections below have general recommendations by destination. Please check with us for the latest prices and special offers. Remember, we track prices for you after you make a reservation and in today's economic environment, lower prices later are a real possibility on many sailings. We get you the lower price later but you get to pick a great cabin now and keep it. This can be worth a lot more than a $200 on board credit offered by some.

There is a commonly held belief that one can wait until the last moment and then find a great deal. Well this only works rarely. It is very hard to predict which ships will have any space left a few weeks prior to sailing. Most sailings on popular products and destinations sell out effectvely months prior to sailing with only a handfull of the least desireable cabins left or a few cabins at very high prices just like airline pricing.

 

Alaska

Celebrity has the three top rated premium class ships Infinity, Solstice and Millennium in Alaska. Millennium does 7-night cruises back & forth between Vancouver,B.C. and Seward, Alaska with Northbound cruises calling on the Inside Passage(cruising), Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway,Icy Strait Point, and Hubbard Glacier (the largest tidewater glacier and the most active in Alaska). Southbound cruises do the reverse. Solstice does roundtrip Seattle sailings with an itinerary that includes the Inside Passage(cruising), Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Tracy Arm & Sawyer Glacier, and gorgeous Victoria, B.C.(Butchart Gardens). The Infinity is a twin of millennium and does roundtrip Vancouver sailing with calls on the Inside Passage(cruising), Juneau, Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, and Hubbard Glacier.

Our top rated ships for families are Royal Caribbean's Radiance and Jewel of the Seas doing both roundtrip Seattle (Jewel) & one-way 7-night sailings(Radiance). All these featured, top rated products offer the best Alaska cruises and the best values in their class. Radiance of the Seas, Millennium & Infinity stop at the new port of call, Icy Strait Point.

Call or fill out a quote request form (see below) for the best specials on our recommend lines and ships.

Regent Seven Sea's #1 rated has Seven Seas Navigator doing Alaska - our #1 rated luxury cruise overall. It just does not get any better than this. Navigator has huge oceanview cabins with 301 square feet minimum and her balcony cabins have 356 square feet. Prices start around $5000 per person for oceanview cabins and $6000 for balcony cabins for her 7-night cruises. Price includes U.S./Canada airfare, transfers, unlimited shore excursions, gratuities, alcoholic beverage, 1-night pre-cruise luxury hotel for upper categories and more. Navigator holds only 490 totally pampered guests. An outstanding value overall with so much included and with such a high quality product.

Canada/New England

Canada/New England is a lovely destination. Quebec is outstanding as are the lovel small ports of New England like NBar Harbor. These fall color cruises are very popular and several ships try and offer cruises to Canada & New England in the September/October timeframe each year. One of our favorite and top rated cruises is on Celebrity Summit roundtrip from Cape Liberty, New Jersey overlooking the Statue of Liberty - near Newark Airport and New York City. These cruises are typically 14-nights and ports of call include Newport, R.I. (former summer home location for the weathiest in the U.S.), Boston with all its history, Portland, ME, Bar Harbor, ME (a delightful village right on the coast with great Lobster bakes and access to beautiful Arcadia National Park), a beatiful small city and gorgeous countryside can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and our favorite stop is Quebec City - the only walled city in North America. Quebec usually has 2 days there as there is so much to see. The ship docks right below the old town and the world famous Fairmont Hotel Le Chateau Frontenac. Some sailings also visit the lovely Prince Edward Islands.

 

Caribbean

 

 

Europe, Mediterranean & Trans-Atlantics

 

Northern Europe Top Picks

 

Mediterranean Top Picks

 

Transatlantic Top Picks

Every year as ships transition from the winter ports of call to Europe there are spring time Eastbound transatlantic cruises (usually in April) and in the fall (October/November) they return with westbound transatlantics. Cunard's Queen Mary 2 offers almost weekly transatlantic crossings continuously from April to October. Our favorite repositioning transatlantics are on RCCL, Celebrity and Azamara - each offer the best value in their class. These cruises always offer great rates on a per day basis and are great for those that want to cross in luxurious comfort and love lots of sea days.

 

Exotic Destinations

China and Asia on 700 passenger Azamara Quest

 

Hawaii & Pacific Coast

 

 

Panama Canal

 

South America

 

Luxury Cruises

Regent Seven Seas is our #1 rated cruise line and we feel the best value in cruising. Conde Nast Traveler readers agree and voted Regent the World's Best Small-ship Cruise Line. The new 6-star Regent Seven Seas Voyager and her sister the Seven Seas Mariner are our top rated ships within Regent's fleet and also overall. This new luxury class ship is the same size as Crystal Harmony & Symphony but holds only 700 pampered guests (300 fewer than Crystal). She has open seating and four 5-star restaurants to chose from, and every cabin is at least 301 square feet and has a private balcony.

Regent Seven Seas Voyager is a slightly improved identical twin of the Mariner with larger cabins at a minimum of 356 sq. ft. Regent Seven Seas is the fastest rising star of cruising because they offers the best new ships, the top service, and excellent restaurant quality food at prices well below Crystal or Silversea. That is true value!

Regent Seven Seas Navigator is a smaller version of the Mariner/Voyager that holds only 490 guests. She is our #2 ship overall. The minimum cabin on Navigator & Voyager is 356 square feet - a suite on almost all other cruise lines including Crystal.

All Regent ships offer open seating dining. Prices include gratuities, soft drinks, bottled water, alcoholic beverage and a complementary bar setup in your cabin at embarkation. These included features only could easily cost one $500 per person per week or more.

General Comments & Recommendations

Europe & Mediterranean

For European and Mediterranean cruises our favorite ships are Celebrity's Constellation, Solstice, Equinox, Eclipse and Silhouette, Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas, Jewel of the Seas and Regent Seven Seas Voyager & Mariner (luxury). For more details about Europe cruises visit our Europe on-line brochure. Itineraries to the Eastern Mediterranean may be reduced until risk levels subside while Turkey & Egypt have been removed from many itineraries for safety concerns. Northern Europe, Scandinavia/Russia, Norwegian Fjords and Western Mediterranean cruises will be offered.
 

 

Alaska

Our favorite cruise lines to Alaska are:

For information on Alaska cruises and itineraries click here

 

Exotic Destinations

World Cruises are the ultimate exotic cruises. These cruises are typically about 100 nights and they circle the globe. There are several to choose from. Our favorite is Regent Seven Seas Voyager (all cabins have balconies and are 356 sq. ft. suites). Another great choice is Crystal's Serenity or possibly Holland America's Amsterdam. Please note World Cruises are sold in segments so you can take shorter parts of a World Cruise which is the only way to cruise to many exotic ports in the world as they are visited only once every few years. For more details about World Cruises please see our Exotic cruises.

 


 

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