Best destinations for luxury cruises

When it comes to luxury cruises, there’s a whole world of opportunities. Whether you’re new to cruise and wondering where’s the best place to cruise to for the first time, or a regular cruiser looking to head off the beaten path and discover new places, take a look at this list of the best luxury cruise destinations.


The Caribbean is the world’s most popular cruise destination and a fantastic place to enjoy a five-star holiday. Cruise holidays in the Caribbean can be as chilled or as busy as you like. Discovering a new tropical island each day, you’re sure to be wowed by the world’s best beaches, friendly locals and year-round sunshine.

If the beach isn’t your thing, your cruise line will have a great choice of excursions available such as hiking through the rainforest, scuba diving or kayaking.


The Mediterranean has diverse cruise ports ranging from charming coastal towns to historic cities. There’s just so much to see and do on a Mediterranean cruise. Whether you like visiting museums and art galleries, admiring beautiful architecture, sampling the local cuisine or just relaxing on a beach, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

St Tropez is the seaside playground of the rich and famous, featuring a bustling promenade of designer boutiques and sophisticated French restaurants. Monte Carlo is famous for its Grand Prix, casino and harbour with yachts. Or for stunning views, cruise to Santorini and head up the hillsides for the most spectacular views.


A cruise is the perfect way to explore much of Asia in luxury. Small ships can cruise to tiny unspoilt islands where you can meet locals and learn about their fascinating cultures. At the other end of the spectrum you can also visit bustling cities like Singapore, Tokyo and Mumbai.

Take a luxury cruise with a cruise line such as Seabourn, and you’ll find that everything is taken care of for you, so all you need to do it relax and explore. And after a week of making new discoveries, what better way to relax that with a hotel stay in the Maldives before flying home?

South America

With warm weather all year round, South America is a great place to head for some winter sun. Cruise in February and you could experience the world’s largest carnival in Rio de Janeiro. There are lots more bucket list experiences in South America, such as seeing Machu Picchu, trekking into the Amazon rainforest or learning to tango in Buenos Aires.

You’ll also find some exciting luxury expedition cruises with set sail from Ecuador and take you on a voyage to discover the legendary wildlife of the Galapagos.


As Australia is such a vast country, it can be difficult to see much of it on a land-based holiday, as you would need to fly between each city. That’s why a luxury cruise is the perfect way to explore cosmopolitan cities like Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. As well as experiencing famous landmarks like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, you’ll also have the opportunity to travel inland and see iconic wildlife.

In New Zealand, you can see the dramatic fjords of Milford Sound and other beautiful natural landscapes.


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