Best of the Best Cruises
The reports are out and we have first-hand information on what cruises lines received "Best Of" in their categories. Here is a list, which happen to be some of our favorites, for romance seekers, first time cruisers, senior cruisers and nature lovers. Romance Seekers - White-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, vibrant villages, idyllic islets and spectacular sunsets, French Polynesia is Eden rediscovered. Paul Gauguin Cruises intimate 332-guest m/s Paul Gauguin offers 7-10 night itineraries primed and perfect for amorous adventurers. Set sail to Tahiti and the South Pacific, taking in picture-perfect ports in Tahiti, Moorea and more. It also includes a stop at the cruise line's own private beach in Bora Bora. The beautiful ship was just refurbished making it even more beautiful than before. All staterooms have ocean-views and most have balconies. There is a piano bar, lounge, casino and spa onboard for guest's enjoyment. Free-flowing wines, fine dining, an onboard sports marina and so much more are all included in your cruise fare. Perfect for honeymooners and couples seeking the perfect setting for a romantic vacation. Best Cruise for Seniors - Cruising the waterways of the southern states of America has gained popularity of late. With a fresh crop of cruise offerings perfect for seniors in search of a close-to-home escape or a laid back time, served up with a side of good old fashion Americana, The Great American Steamboat Cruise Line is perfect for the senior set. Enjoy regional cuisine as you cruise through Mississippi, Louisiana and other states located in the good old USA. Stop and visit historic places everyone knows about, but most have not seen first-hand. Want to bring the family? Not a problem. There is something for everyone onboard. This trip is perfect for senior groups; seniors traveling solo, but it also makes a wonderful multi-generational vacation. Best Cruise for First Timers - We love Celebrity for so many reasons. They score high on their marks for all their Solstice-class ships. They rank high for hip public spaces, sleek design, amazing cuisine, variety of itineraries, while coming in at a very good value. The latest addition to the fleet, the 3,030 Celebrity Reflection, launched in Europe just this fall. It recently arrived stateside for the very popular 7-night Caribbean sailings out of Miami. There are plenty of ingredients for a winning cruise vacation onboard the Celebrity Reflection. Enjoy an expansive spa, craft beer bar, live grass-coated deck, numerous choices for dining and fabulous itineraries. Get ready for this wallet-friendly, perfect cruise for everyone. Best Cruise for Nature Lovers - If you combine the amazing experts at national Geographic, an eco-minded Lindblad Expeditions voyage, and the natural beauty of Alaska, you get the perfect cruise vacation that Mother Earth practically stitched together herself for guests onboard Lindblad Expeditions to enjoy. Cruise the 62-passenger National Geographic Sea Lion or Sea Bird for an unforgettable journey sailing to the Last Frontier. These ships have navigated through Alaska's hidden coves and off-the path channels for over 30 years. Come face-to-face with glaciers, Alaskan fjords and old-growth forests. Set out on land for some of the most beautiful hiking trails nature has to offer. Enjoy kayaking and Zodiac excursions while you encounter wildlife, bears, whales and more. This cruise is perfect for anyone who wants to experience the adventure of a lifetime. There you have it. These cruise lines are the best of the best in their field and we couldn't agree more.
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