|Ships Cruising: 2 Newest Crystal Cruises Ship: Crystal Serenity|
Hovering somewhere between the premium and high-end luxury markets, Crystal Cruises offers two well-appointed and elegant cruise ships each carrying around 1,000 passengers. The ships never stick to one area long, and generally circumnavigate the globe annually.
|Ships Cruising: 5 Newest Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Ship: Europa 2|
Hapag-Lloyd is a venerable German line that traces its root all the way back to the 19th century. Catering primarily to Germans and English-speakers, Hapag-Lloyd offers a variety of high-end cruises for well-heeled passengers around Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, as well as expedition-style trips to the Northwest Passage and Antarctica.
|Ships Cruising: 1 Newest Hebridean Island Cruises Ship: Hebridean Princess|
Hebridean caters to the very high-end British market, offering a vessel that feels more like a luxurious Scottish hotel than cruise ship. Most cruises troll the Western Isles but occasionally venture further to the Shetlands, Orkneys, Norway and Ireland.
|Ships Cruising: 2 Newest Paul Gauguin Cruises Ship: Tere Moana|
Paul Gauguin Cruises is a very high-end venture, operating a single luxuriously appointed ship on Tahitian itineraries. The line's only ship, Paul Gauguin, is named for the line's President and is the largest, best-appointed vessel cruising French Polynesia.
|Ships Cruising: 3 Newest Regent Seven Seas Cruises Ship: Seven Seas Voyager|
Regent Seven Seas Cruises operates a modern, high-end, three-ship fleet that offers itineraries in every major cruise region in the world (except Antarctica). Accommodations are luxurious and the vast majority are suites. Passengers are generally a mix of older, well-heeled North Americans, Europeans and Australians.
|Ships Cruising: 6 Newest Seabourn Ship: Seabourn Quest|
Seabourn provides some of the finest food and service afloat. The steep, but truly all-inclusive rates appeal to well-heeled North Americans and Europeans, and the line offers a wide variety of itineraries all over the world. The SeaDream Yacht Club is probably the closest competitor, but its vessels are much smaller than Seabourns.
|Ships Cruising: 2 Newest SeaDream Yacht Club Ship: SeaDream II|
SeaDream Yacht Club operates a two ship fleet (SeaDream I & II) that each carry 100 passengers in roomy, luxurious accommodations. The vessels generally divide their time between the Mediterranean and Caribbean, offering top-notch food, service and spa treatments to well-heeled passengers and charter groups.
|Ships Cruising: 8 Newest Silversea Cruises Ship: Silver Spirit|
Family-owned by the Lefebvres of Rome, Silversea projects an Italian heritage and caters primarily to older well-heeled North Americans, with some Europeans, Australians and Asians joining the mix. All Silversea vessels offer enrichment lecturers and feature an Italian decor with highlights like Murano-glass fixtures.