3 Luxury Cruises We Can’t Get Enough Of by 3 Top Cruise Lines

by Emese Graham
upcoming luxury cruises

Luxury is what you make it, and we believe it’s best to be rich in experiences! To cruise well is to set the scene for countless treasured memories in the making. Each day, a wealth of adventure awaits- both onboard and onshore. Get inspired by these priceless upcoming getaways to the Adriatic Sea, the Panama Canal, and iconic European coastlines.

Cruise Croatia, Montenegro & Greece with Holland America

corfu island excursion

Where: Dubrovnik (Croatia), Kotor (Montenegro), Corfu (Greece), Katakolon / Olympia (Greece), Athens (Greece), Santorini (Greece), & Naples / Pompeii / Amalfi (Italy)

When: September 27 – October 7, 2019

Luxury is spending a glorious day biking through Corfu Island, following a local guide through photogenic Venetian villages and sloping hills. Your nose will guide you to a traditional bakery to sample oven-fresh bread and garden fruits.

Why not hitch a ride on a speedboat to Montenegro’s iconic Blue Cave where a turquoise pool laps against resonant stone walls. Or pause to meander through the extraordinary ruins of Ancient Corinth, Olympia, Athens, and Rome.

Onboard, study the fine art of winemaking at BLEND by Chateau Ste. Michelle, the Nieuw Statendam’s unique haven for oenophiles. There you’ll compose your own wine blend, selecting just the right notes to pair with a seascape sunset.

Cruise the Panama Canal with Princess Cruises

the sanctuary

When: March 15 – March 30, 2020

Where: Cartagena (Colombia), Panama Canal (Full Transit), Fuerte Amador (Panama), Puntarenas (Costa Rica), San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua), Huatulco (Mexico), & Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)

There’s Broadway, off-Broadway, and off-shore Broadway! Let Academy award-winning composer, Stephen Schwartz (of smashes like Wicked and Godspell), dazzle you with an exclusive production onboard the Emerald Princess.

It’s a tough act to follow, but relaxing in The Sanctuary might do the trick. This flawless adults-only retreat is the perfect hideaway to order your favourite cocktail and enjoy a massage in a private cabana.

No one would fault you for enjoying the warm ocean breeze from your relaxing private furnished balcony, but don’t forget to make the most of every port stop.

Luxury is dipping into the hot springs and sparkling waterfall in Puntarenas. Or driving into Cartagena to become a jewellery maker for a day. At the Caribbean School of Jewelry you’ll work with silver and Colombia’s famous emeralds, designing a one-of-a-kind jewellery set to remember your epic tour through the Americas.

Cruise Italy, France & Spain with Norwegian Cruise Line

snow room

When: May 3 – May 15, 2020

Where: Naples / Pompeii (Italy), Livorno (Italy), Cannes (France), Barcelona (Spain), Malaga (Spain), Cadiz / Seville (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Portland (England), & Le Havre (Paris)

Experience Europe anew with the Norwegian Escape, skirting the legendary coastlines along the Mediterranean and Atlantic. Dive into Cannes’ couture culture, enjoy spectacular tapas restaurants in Seville, and reimagine Lisbon’s historic neighbourhoods like never before.

In between exciting excursions, take a moment to refresh your body and mind in the new Snow Room, a chill (in every sense of the word) setting that boosts circulation and leaves you feeling energetic and ready for more.

Have an appetite for local dishes? Take your favourite cuisine with you by indulging in the Escape’s signature dining experiences. Share a late and slow meal at Pincho Tapas Bar, savour Nonna’s favourite creations at La Cucina, and toast to time well spent at Le Bistro French Restaurant.


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