There is nothing quite like a luxury cruise! The most popular luxury cruise lines are Viking, Seabourn, Crystal, Regent Seven Seas, Azamara, Oceania, Windstar and Silversea. However, you can always upgrade a regular cruise line to your desired level of luxury. The most notable difference between the two is the ships are usually smaller and the guest to crew ratio is smaller, allowing for premium service and personalized attention.
Also, luxury cruises sail all over the world and their itineraries are usually longer. A weeklong cruise is considered short and 10 to 14 nights is the norm. Some lines even offer around-the-world cruises which last 120 days or more….what an amazing experience that would be!