The World's Top 10 Cruise Lines
Despite recent headlines, many travelers continue to enjoy taking to the seas to cruise through the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska and other worthy destinations. GAYOT.com has found the best cruise lines for travelers from Disney Princess-loving girls to gourmand grandparents. Prepare for pampering aboard The World's Top 10 Cruise Lines.
SeaDream Yacht Club
Ships: SeaDream I and SeaDream II (112 passengers each)
Destinations: Worldwide including the Caribbean, Croatia, Costa Rica, the Amazon River and Transatlantic voyages
Cuisine: All-inclusive gourmet dining including a Captain's Reception and spa menus, a round-the-clock in-suite small bites menu and the complimentary "Champagne and Caviar Splash"
Highlights: Movies on deck, a 30-course golf simulator, a luxury Thai spa and a fully stocked retractable onboard water sports marina with glass-bottom kayaks and floating islands
Viking River Cruises
Ships: A fleet of 35 river barges and ships (no more than 200 passengers each)
Destinations: Legendary rivers such as the Nile, the Yangtze, the Mekong, the Danube, the Seine and the Volga
Cuisine: Open seating dining, signature "Taste of ..." events that showcase the flavors of a region and an emphasis on local dishes, from Provençal lemon sorbet to Hungarian goulash made with paprika from a farmer's market in Budapest
Highlights: All outside-facing staterooms, two-room suites with French balconies on Viking Longships and the Viking Culture Curriculum, with experiences that range from having tea with a Tibetan family to learning how to make Germany's brandy-laced Rüdesheimer coffee
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