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How do you define Luxury Cruising?


New member
I saw this thread and I wanted to gain some insights from yall if what are your opinions or your own definition of Luxury Cruising?


Staff member
Each person will have their own opinions on what they believe a luxury cruise is. Some believe any cruise is a luxury, and for much of the World this is true and I will not argue that.

We on Cruising Earth try to differentiate "Luxury Cruising" by a few things like...

1) A More Personalized Service: Luxury cruises will typically have a higher crew to passenger ratio. Luxury cruises will have near a 1:1 ratio of crew members onboard to passengers. Non-luxury cruises can be upwards 1:3 or 1:4 crew members to passengers. "Personalized pampering" is what every guest can expect on a luxury cruise.

2) All Inclusive: Luxury cruises are typically all inclusive. Included round-trip airfare, included hotel near the port the night before the cruise, included transportation from the hotel to the port, free unlimited shore excursions, free unlimited beverages onboard, free pre-paid gratuities, free specialty restaurants onboard, free 24 hour room service, free Wi-Fi, free laundry service, etc. If it is available on the ship it is typically free/included in your cruise fare.

3) Gourmet Cuisine: From the food to the drinks there will be a world-class selection available onboard.

4) Spacious & Luxurious Cabins: From their size to their appointments, they will all be a step above. The bed, the linens, the lighting, the furniture, the included toiletries will all be the best. Ring for the butler and they will be there in just a moment with whatever you need.

For a "luxury cruise" you should expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $1000 per person / per day for the cruise fare.


New member
The atmosphere of luxury, chic in every detail of the interior, well-thought-out service, constant "all-inclusive" and entertainment that only VIPs can afford - this is how luxury cruises look. But of course, some details indicate the highest level: haute cuisine, a casino onboard, and evening events availability. Before the pandemic outbreak, I often went on cruises, studying which routes would work best.
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