Cruise Lines 
Cruise Specialists partners with the best cruise lines to find the right fit for you.
Family owned and operated, AmaWaterways facilitates cultural immersion, with complimentary shore excursions and bicycles to explore Europe more fully. Also cruising rivers of Vietnam, Cambodia and Africa.
Ships: 17 in Europe, ranging from 106 to 164 guests
Style: Contemporary and understated, passengers skew younger than other river cruise lines.
American Queen® Steamboat Company
The most inclusive river cruises in North America with pre-cruise hotel stays, wine and beer with dinner, and shore excursions in each port. Experience the authenticity of America’s river cities aboard these uniquely luxurious riverboats.
Ships: 3 elegant paddlewheelers, including American Queen®, the largest riverboat ever built
Style: Geared for history and nature lovers alike. Elegant and fairly traditional.
Avalon Waterways
Receive tremendous value with shore excursions, beer and regional wines at dinner, onboard enrichment, and flexible schedules that allow you to set your own pace throughout the voyage.
Ships: 24, cruising throughout Europe and also China, Vietnam & Cambodia, Myanmar, Peru, and Egypt
Style: Comfortable and relaxed, also featuring active discovery cruises
Azamara Club Cruises
Azamara specializes in “Destination Immersion,” meaning longer evenings or overnights in more ports so travelers can get a better feel for the destination. Gratuities, beverages and more included in fare.
Ships: 2, approximately 690 guests each
Style: Deluxe/premium, geared toward more active/inquisitive travelers
Celebrity Cruises
Offering a happy medium between the largest cruise ships and ultra-luxury small ships, Celebrity Cruises provides “modern luxury,” with chic décor and artfully-designed menus.
Ships: 10, including one 96-passenger expedition ship in the Galápagos
Style: Deluxe/premium, goes for a modern, stylish feel in its furnishings, cuisine and more
Crystal Cruises
Consistently receives top accolades from Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazine readers. All-inclusive cruises include fine wines and spirits, gratuities and more.
Ships: 2 ocean-going ships, 1 yacht & 5 river cruise ships; also private jet travel
Style: Six-star luxury, all-inclusive, mainly couples/adults
Cunard Line
Cunard is best known for its transatlantic crossings aboard the elegant Queen Mary 2. Its fleet of 3 grand ships feature traditional style and modern amenities.
Ships: 3, approximately 2,000 to 2,620 guests
Style: Upper premium/luxury, also features solo traveler cabins
Holland America Line
Popular with Cruise Specialists guests for its classic style and enriching journeys, Holland America Line sets itself apart with timeless elegance with a modern twist, built on a 140+ year history.
Ships: 14, including one new in 2016; 835 to 2,650 guests
Style: Deluxe/premium, appeals to wide range of ages, including multi-generational families
Lindblad Expeditions
A celebrated partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic enables its inquisitive guests to have a most enriching experience as they travel and explore the world.
Ships: 13 nimble, intimately-scaled expedition ships
Style: Active expeditions for inquisitive travelers
Oceania Cruises
Intimate, luxurious ships known for a high level of culinary service, led by Master Chef Jacques Pépin. Country-club casual environment with enrichment programs, guest lecturers and more.
Ships: 6, including one new in 2016; 684 to 1,250 guests
Style: Upper premium, strong emphasis on cuisine, mainly couples/adults, group travel
Paul Gauguin Cruises
Small ships that carry discerning guests to coveted ports around the world. One of their two ships is designed to cruise the shallow waters of the South Pacific year round.
Ships: 1; carrying 332 guests
Style: Upper premium, small ship, mainly couples, also snorkel/scuba enthusiasts
Ponant features five-star cruising with a French flair. Its yachts offer sophisticated cuisine, open bars, relaxed elegance and private yacht ambiance.
Ships: 5; one 64-guest, 3-masted sailing yacht; and 4 identical sister ships, accommodating up to 264 passengers
Style: Casual yet sophisticated, with distinctive French flair
Princess Cruises
Princess Cruises serves a wide variety of travelers and destinations, including Alaska. Popular with families. Best Cruise Line for the Money, U.S. News & World Report 2015.
Ships: 18; from 670 to 3,500 guests
Style: Deluxe/premium, family, multi-generational, couples
Quark Expeditions
As the leader in Polar Expeditions, Quark Expeditions shares a passion for some of the world’s most treasured environments. Quark works tirelessly to ensure all guests have the experience of a lifetime.
Ships: 8, ranging in size from 12 to 199 guests
Style: Informal, due to the nature of the expeditions
Regent Seven Seas Cruises®
True luxury. Fares include free roundtrip air, free unlimited shore excursions, free specialty restaurants, free unlimited beverages (including fine wines and spirits), free pre-paid gratuities and more.
Ships: 4, including 1 new in 2016; from 490 to 750 guests
Style: Luxury, all-inclusive, mainly couples/adults
Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
The renowned Ritz-Carlton brand ushers in an exciting new mode of vacation, with yacht cruises starting in 2020 – featuring all-suite accommodations, elevated dining and amenities, and legendary Ritz-Carlton service.
Ships: 3, serving 298 guests each; first one debuting in February 2020
Style: Relaxed and casually elegant, for those accustomed to bespoke travel
Royal Caribbean International
Innovative cruise line, constantly developing new, high-energy features for guests of all ages. Cutting-edge entertainment and a fleet of modern ships that travel the globe.
Ships: 26, including 1 new in 2016; from 1,800 to 5,400 guests
Style: Deluxe/premium, great for families and those seeking wide variety of onboard entertainment
Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
All-inclusive river cruising, plus the world’s first luxury expedition yacht. The river cruise ships are five-star luxury and include a butler for every suite.
Ships: 15 river ships, nicknamed Space-Ships for their low passenger count and luxurious sense of space
Style: Elegant ships with warm and welcoming service; coat and tie not required
Feel like part of an exclusive club on these small, ultra-luxury ships. Partnership with UNESCO promotes sustainable tourism at World Heritage sites. Partnership with chef Thomas Keller.
Ships: 4, including 1 new in 2016; approximately 450-600 guests
Style: All-inclusive, small ships, ultra-luxury
Small luxury ships that include butler suites, most with private verandas. All-inclusive fare covers almost all discretionary onboard expenses, including fine wines and spirits and gratuities.
Ships: 10 ships, including 1 new in 2016 and 3 expedition ships
Style: All-inclusive luxury small ships, also has a dedicated fleet of luxury expedition ships
Tauck offers extraordinary, personalized river cruises throughout Europe, with all-inclusive fares. Tauck also offers distinctive river cruise options tailored for families.
Ships: 9, with 2 more debuting in 2018 – featuring fewer passengers among ships of comparable size
Style: Casual and comfortable, all-inclusive, all ages (Tauck offers specific family river cruise vacations)
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Its river ships rival the world’s most elegant boutique hotels, indulging guests both onboard and ashore. Gourmet cuisine, unlimited beverages, all gratuities, and a wide choice of excursions are included.
Ships: 13 in Europe, plus 1 each in Egypt, Vietnam & Cambodia, India, Russia, and China
Style: All-inclusive, luxury, multi-generational, family
Virgin Voyages
The beloved Virgin brand rolls out a new cruise concept. They’re promising a ship that stands out from any others – a lot of fun with a bit of mystery, and many more exciting reveals as the first ship reaches completion.
Ships: First of 3 ships debuting in 2020 (2,800 guests)
Style: Adults-only, sophisticated, curated experiences in the style and spirit of Richard Branson.
Windstar Cruises
A private yacht experience for those who enjoy intimate cultural experiences and handcrafted shore excursions. A complimentary private event for guests on almost every sailing.
Ships: 6; 3 power yachts and 3 tall-masted sailing yachts, fewer than 300 guests
Style: Upper premium, small ships, mainly couples/adults
Zegrahm Expeditions
Immersive, off-the-grid journeys for seasoned travelers. Experts such as Marine biologists, ornithologists, divemasters and more are onboard to enhance your journey – completely all-inclusive.
Ships: Zegrahm charters small ships that are capable of reaching some of the world’s most intriguing destinations, on all 7 continents
Style: Comfortable and geared to enhance the inquisitive nature of the journey
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