Groups Embrace High-End Cruises

Cruises are raising the bar on their offerings for group travelers by Andrea Doyle (Pictured) Travelers can dive into the ocean’s depths with Crystal Cruises’ deep-sea submersible According to Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), 24 million passengers are expected to sail this year, up from 15 million just 10 years ago. Part of this growth is thanks to the fact … Read more

Three Moves to Watch in Luxury Cruises

Infused with a bigger bankroll following its $550 million purchase by Genting Hong Kong last year, Crystal Cruises whipped up widespread agent interest with its February announcement about possibly resurrecting America’s classic liner, the SS United States, launched in 1952. Crystal signed an exclusive purchase option agreement with the SS United States Conservancy to possibly bring the ship into compliance with the latest standards and return the vessel to service as an 800-passenger luxury liner. The once proud ship still holds the coveted Blue Riband as the fastest passenger liner in regular service to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

Inside the world’s most luxurious cruise ship suites

The Telegraph Travel Butler? Check. Champagne? Check. Ocean views and a sea breeze? Check and check. Picture: Silversea Cruises Source: Supplied THE butler’s at your beck and call, the champagne’s on ice and the views are ready to impress. Welcome to cruise ship life at the top end of town. It’s a few rungs up from bunk-bed berths where the only luxury … Read more