10. KONINGSDAM The first ship from Holland America Line in years, launched in April 2016, sets a new benchmark for the company in luxury levels, technology, dining and entertainment, and sets out to appeal to a wide range of passengers. Koningsdam has adroitly taken the best from other HAL ships and made them bigger and better, particularly with its specialty restaurants, adults-only spa area and excellent service. Thumbs up to solo and family cabins too. 9. CARNIVAL VISTA CARNIVAL VISTA is new 3954-passenger action-packed cruise ship launched last May, aiming at family fun and something of a new look for Carnival. It packs in several extraordinary new attractions including a 138-metre water slide, the first IMAX theatre at sea and SkyRide, a monorail-suspended pod that you can pedal high above the deck. It has abundant restaurant and high-energy entertainment choices and family-oriented cabins, kids’ clubs and sports, including a suspended ropes course. 8. HARMONY OF THE SEAS HARMONY OF THE SEAS is the latest mega-ship from Royal Caribbean also floated out in May and impresses with 18 decks, seven neighborhoods and space for 6410 guests and 2300 crew. It’s the world’s largest cruise ship. Sometimes you forget you’re on a ship at all and perfect for families looking for a resort-like shipboard experience. Get climbing on the rock wall, plunge down the 10-storey Ultimate Abyss slide and check out the spectacular entertainments. 7. CRYSTAL MOZART Ocean-going Crystal Cruises branched into river cruising for the first time last July with this ship on the Danube River, and four more are gracing European rivers. The largest river-cruise vessel in Europe carries 158 passengers and has a pop-up bar and outdoor cinema on CRYSTAL MOZART deck, rooftop garden, several restaurant choices and butler service. Impressive suites feature king-size beds, marble bathrooms and Nespresso machines. 6. SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER In July 2016 Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ most opulent ship made its maiden voyage from Monte Carlo. Carrying just 750 passengers, SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER has one of the highest space ratios of any cruise ship, all-balcony suites and an opulent spa. Few ships look this beautiful, and the chandelier and marble-encrusted decor is matched by attentive service and impressive fine dining in several specialty restaurants and also steakhouse is fabulous. 5. SCENIC AURA SCENIC AURA river-cruise ship sets a new style on the Irrawaddy River. It hosts just 44 guests, all in suites with a separate lounge and a balcony; its largest Panorama Suite even features a walk-in dressing room and Jacuzzi. Every cabin has a butler on call. The ship has a choice of dining venues, lounge-bar and sun deck with pool area and open-air cinema. 4. SEABOURN ENCORE SEABOURN ENCORE is the latest and largest cruise ship, carrying 600 passengers, started operating in January and has already visited Australia; it will be back in December for another season. It continues to position the company as sophisticated and luxurious without being snobbish. The decor recalls luxury hotels and the food is wonderful, especially in the sushi restaurant and the grill. The spa has both treatments and classes, and wellness is a focus of voyages. 3. VIKING SKY Splashing down the slipway, VIKING SKY didn’t spring any surprises, sensibly mirroring Viking Ocean Cruises’ two existing, highly successful 930-passenger ships. It features understated, elegant Scandinavian decor, a Nordic spa with snow grotto, two swimming pools and a choice of several all-inclusive dining venues. Cruises emphasize culture and lingering port stays. Another ship, Viking Sun, arrives in November to spend its maiden season sailing Viking’s first world cruise. 2. JOIE DE VIVRE The newest river-ship in Europe was christened at the end of March and sail on the Seine River. JOIE DE VIVRE is slightly shorter than standard river-cruise ships, allowing it to dock in the centre of Paris. The 128-passenger vessel has all the expected Uniworld luxuries, including handmade beds, luxe linens and marble-lined en suites in cabins, as well as antiques and artworks in public spaces. French cuisine and wines will be highlighted in the restaurant. 1. SILVER MUSE SILVER MUSE is most luxurious ship will be unveiled in Monaco in mid-April for an inaugural season in the Mediterranean. It promises ultra-luxury cruising, including a wellness retreat, personalized service and upmarket enrichment programs. The 596-passenger vessel will have all-suite accommodation with butler service, as well as eight dining venues – more than any other luxury ship afloat – ranging from the Relais & Chateaux restaurant La Dame to an informal Italian poolside restaurant with pizza oven.
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By amar |
October 30, 2017
Top 10 Cruise Ships In The World