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A World's Best! Again ...And Again ... and Again

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Crystal Cruises are motivated by a single goal: to provide you with the finest experience not only in cruising, but in all of luxury travel.

Let Cruise Connections welcome you into the fascinating world of Crystal Cruises. At sea and ashore, Crystal Cruises share your passion for discovery and have created itineraries that showcase the world and all its glory, from favorite must-see destinations to undiscovered gems of rare beauty. A careful balance of onboard enrichment and shoreside adventure is combined to create the most magnificent experiences, ones you are sure to treasure for a lifetime.

Travel connects us. To our world, our loved ones and ourselves. It bridges differences and cultivates understanding and acceptance. It tantalizes our curiosities and quenches our desire for adventure and discovery. Everything that Crystal Cruises do is designed to evoke a sense of astonishing wonder, from the surprising thoughtful touches your stewardess attends to in your stateroom to the authentic experiences you enjoy ashore.

Aboard the two highest-rated ships in the world, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, you will discover the hallmarks of Crystal… extraordinary service, abundant space, exceptional quality and incredible choices. This is the very essence of the company; this is the Crystal Difference.

With a winning formula for success, Crystal and its portfolio of luxury brands consistently rank among the world’s very best in luxury travel. For more than two decades, Crystal Cruises and its elegant ocean ship’s, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity have won an unprecedented number of top awards across multiple categories, including being voted ‘A world’s best’ by the readers of Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler more than any other cruise line in history. 

As the Crystal Fleet expands to include new experiences by sea, river, land and air, so too does its legacy of distinction. Following their respective first complete years as part of the Crystal family, Crystal River Cruises was voted ‘Best River Cruise Line’ and Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises was voted ‘Best Small-Ship Cruise Line’ in the Travel + Leisure world’s best awards. Crystal Cruises continues to shine as The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line, again being named as one of the ‘Best Large-Ship Cruise Lines’, earning top honours in the prestigious Travel & Leisure poll

Crystal Yacht - Meet Crystal Esprit

Intimate and Elegant, Crystal Esprit is truly a boutique hotel on water, welcoming just 62 sophisticated adventurists in all-suite, butler-serviced accommodations. The Yacht’s unique size brings guests to the very doorstep of some of the world’s most exclusive shores, allowing for incomparable personalised experiences.

The Crystal Yachting Experience

Designed for adventurous travellers seeking active and cultured experiences, Crystal Esprit offers a brand-new cruise alternative. Small enough to sail to exotic bucket-list destinations, you’ll enjoy a host of complimentary excursions and amenities in a very intimate and personalized manner.

Unrivaled Water Play

Crystal Esprit’s marina platform puts the crystalline waters of the Seychelles and West Indies right at your toes; a complimentary invitation to jump in and swim, snorkel, paddle board and kayak on top of the line equipment with expert instruction. 

Crystal Cruises - Crystal River Cruises

An unrivalled new fleet of luxurious, all-suite river yachts exploring the grand waterways of Europe on journeys distinguished by abundant overnight stays in port and cultured experiences ashore. With year round itineraries on the Rhine, Danube and Main rivers, the 5 Crystal River Cruise ships – the Mozart, Bach, Mahler, Debussy and Ravel – Crystal offer an enchanting and diverse range of sailings. 

Cruise Connections are thrilled that you are considering your travel plans with us, and we welcome the opportunity to explore the world with you.

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Your World Your Way

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Formed in 2002 by luxury cruise industry veterans Joe Watters and Frank Del Rio, Oceania Cruises is the world’s only upper premium cruise line. Cuisine, Comfort, Service and outstanding value are the pillars that define Oceania Cruises’ five-star product and have positioned the line as the cruise company of choice for travellers seeking a truly refined and casually elegant travel experience.

Our intimate and luxurious ships allow you to explore the world in unequalled style and comfort. Sophisticated, stylish and distinctly mid-size, you’ll find the onboard atmosphere is extremely convivial, and with an unrivaled level of personalized service as a result of us having two staff members for every three guests.

As the leader in destination cruising, Oceania Cruises sails to more than 330 ports around the globe. Itineraries are unique in that they call on the perfect mix of must-see marquee and boutique, off-the-beaten-path ports. Multiple overnight calls afford an in-depth, enriching destination experience and allow travelers to immerse themselves in the cuisine, culture and history of the ports we visit.

Oceania Cruises now have a fleet of five ships including the new Marina (launched 2010) and the Riviera (launched 2012) offering the finest cuisine at sea, warm and personalized service and a destination experience that is second to none.


The Finest Cuisine at Sea™ 

A variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants, all at no additional charge 

Gourmet cuisine curated by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin 

Epicurean enrichment programs, including immersive Culinary Discovery Tours™ in the world’s most fascinating destinations 

Award-winning itineraries featuring more than 400 alluring destinations 

Spectacular port-intensive voyages featuring overnight visits and extended evening port stays 

Intimate, luxurious ships catering to just 684 or 1,250 guests 

Exceptional personalized service 

Country club casual ambiance 

Acclaimed Canyon Ranch SpaClub 

Intimate & Luxurious

Visit boutique ports and seaside villages that large ships cannot access 

Never a crowd and no waiting in lines; experience your vacation according to your own schedule 

Cuisine never prepared en masse; every single dish created à la minute just for you 

Staff and crew attend to your every whim and remember your individual preferences 

World-renowned guest lecturers 

Exclusive production shows  

Monte Carlo-style casino action 

Driving range and up to 18-hole golf putting greens 

Personal Touches

Extraordinarily high staff-to-guest ratio (1 to 1.6) ensures the finest personal service 

Dining room and galley staff chosen from internationally acclaimed restaurants 

Butlers formally trained by members of the Guild of Professional English Butlers 

Dedicated concierges attend to your every request 

Suite and stateroom attendants carefully selected from the world’s finest 5-star hotels 

Staffed Executive and Concierge Lounges offer complimentary beverages, pastries and snacks throughout the day and evening

Only the Best of the Best

Not everyone holds the impeccable credentials to join the award-winning Oceania staff. Only those who have distinguished themselves in the world’s finest hotels and most renowned restaurants will do. They are true professionals with the rare ability to fastidiously attend to every detail and magically anticipate your wishes.

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Award Winning Luxury Small Ship

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Owned by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., the leader in French Polynesia luxury destination resorts, Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the award-winning luxury cruise ship, The Gauguin, providing a luxury cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. 

Paul Gauguin Cruises operates The Gauguin, the renowned, award-winning, 5+-star, luxury cruise ship built specifically to sail the waters of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. Since its maiden voyage in 1998, The Gauguin has been the longest continually operating year-round luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific. No other luxury ship in history has offered this level of single-destination focus and expertise on a year-round basis for such an extended period of time.

Choose your perfect voyage from one of our wide-ranging selection of carefully tailored itineraries featuring hidden lagoons, historic gems, balmy trade winds, colourful cultures and cuisines - and plenty of relaxing downtime. And as you sail, enjoy exquisite, personalised service from our attentive crew, as well as luxurious amenities such as gourmet cuisine, an onboard pool, and a pampering spa. Paul Gauguin guests say it is the hospitality and superb attention to detail they remember most about their stay onboard.

SAILING WITH PAUL GAUGUIN                                                

Intimate, small-ship ambience with no more than 332 guests                       

1:1.5 crew to guest ratio                                                            

70% of suites with private balcony                                                

Exclusive Motu Teta Private Island and beach days                                     

Onboard marina with complimentary windsurfing, kayaking and paddleboarding.                           

Nightly Entertainment                                                                   

Presentations by local naturalists and a variety of special guests

Optional PADI dive program with certification for novices, refresher courses and diving excursions


All shipboard meals – choice of three dining options

Complimentary 24 hour room service

Complimentary beverages: select wines and spirits,beer, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot drinks served throughout the ship

Refrigerator replenished daily with soft drinks, beer  and bottled water. 

All shipboard entertainment

With over 25 years of experience in the French Polynesian tourism market, Pacific Beachcomber is the country’s largest luxury hotel and cruise operator in the region. In addition to the The Gauguin luxury cruise vessel, Pacific Beachcomber opened ‘The Brando’, an award winning luxury eco-resort on the island of Tetiaroa, on July 1st 2014.

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Free Unlimited Shore Excursions on Every Trip

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Welcome aboard . . .

Imagine a world where everything is included, your every wish catered for, your every need considered without exception or compromise. Anticipate incredible itineraries and unlimited discovery to exotic destinations. Expect personal service, sublime dining, relaxation in spacious suites, picture elegant luxury. Trust that your holiday is protected and your cruise will be enlightening in ways you never imagined. From the moment you step aboard, we will welcome you as a passenger, treat you as our guest and bid you farewell as a friend. Enjoy… it’s all included.

It’s all included

Pre- or post-cruise hotel stays included on selected cruises

Concierge amenities

Free unlimited shore excursions on every cruise in port

Bonus savings

Seven Seas Society savings

All gratuities, service charges & tips

All fine dining including speciality restaurants

All drinks and beverages including fine wines, selected champagnes, beer and premium branded spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, speciality coffees and tea served throughout the ship at any time of the day

All onboard activities including expert guests lecturers, production shows from award winning directors, wine and food workshops, sporting activities and so much more

Butler service and Hermes toiletries in category C suites and above

Free in-suite mini bar replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water

24 hour room service and in-suite dining

Governmental and port taxes

To sample the very best that Regent has to offer, check out our special offers on selected voyages

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The World's Finest Ultra Luxury Cruise Line

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Cruising on a Seabourn ship is unlike any other form of travel. The experience is luxurious, yet relaxed – elegant, yet casual – sumptuous, yet understated. Seabourn’s intimate ships visit the most desirable destinations worldwide, sailing to the heart of landmark cities, as well as to hidden gems where larger vessels cannot follow.

Seabourn ships attract interesting people, who seek to share experiences beyond the expected in places beyond the ordinary. Their acclaimed staff offer a unique style of heartfelt hospitality that is sincere, thoughtful and personal.

This is the Seabourn experience – a style of cruising pioneered when the company introduced Seabourn Pride, their first 208-guest, all-suite ship in 1988. At the time, a cruise expert stated that “Seabourn is in a class by itself,” and that is still true today. Seabourn’s fleet of six graceful ships carry between 208 and 450 guests each, exclusively in ocean-view suites. They are graciously served by nearly the same number of hand-picked crew, who are consistently ranked as the finest at sea, earning Seabourn honours as the World’s Best Small Ship Cruise Line in surveys of readers by Condé Nast Traveller and Travel + Leisure.

In 2009, Seabourn again raised the bar with the debut of Seabourn Odyssey, hailed as “a game-changer for the ultra-luxury segment.” Although larger than the original Seabourn sisters, Seabourn Odyssey carries just 450 guests and offers a wealth of amenities made possible by the highest ratio of space per guest in the cruise industry, including the largest spa on any luxury ship and generous private verandas on 90 percent of her suites.

Seabourn Odyssey has since been joined by three sister ships, the Seabourn Sojourn in 2010, the Seabourn Quest in 2011, the Seabourn Encore in 2016, and the latest ship to join the fleet will be Seabourn Ovation in 2018.

Seabourn’s expanded fleet allows Cruise Connections to offer the award-winning Seabourn experience to more travellers, in more cruising regions than ever before. No matter where in the wide world you want to travel, we offer you the opportunity to see it all in perfect elegance and ease – to travel well – aboard the best small ships in the world.

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Silversea Perfects the Art of Travel

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Silversea Cruises presents sumptuous ocean-view suites and the luxurious freedom of an all-inclusive lifestyle. Distinctive European styling is reflected in every detail, from uncompromising service to exquisite gourmet dining. Intimate spaces and well-travelled, international guests foster a convivial onboard ambience. And in each fascinating destination, Silversea provides access to exclusive explorations and uniquely enriching cultural connections.

Transcending the Trends

Renowned for extraordinary worldwide voyages aboard intimate, all-inclusive ships, Silversea is a luxury cruise line that offers unparalleled service and superlative comfort. Discover the art of luxury travel as perfected by Silversea Cruises.


Intimate, elegant ships – extraordinary space per guest ratio

Superlative service – nearly one crew member for every guest

All ocean-view suites, over 85% with private verandas*

Butler service for all ships, all guests

Open-seating in The Restaurant – no assigned time, no assigned table

Alternative dining options – multiple venues

Gourmet cuisine inspired by Relais & Châteaux

Sophisticated entertainment from live music to production shows*

Enrichment lecturers, acclaimed chefs and destination consultants

All-Inclusive Value

Fares include onboard gratuities

Complimentary beverages served throughout the ship – including fine wines, champagnes, spirits, beer, bottled water, specialty coffees and soft drinks

In-room bar and refrigerator stocked with your preferred beverage selections

Complimentary 24-hour room service and in-suite dining* served course-by-course from The Restaurant

Complimentary shoreside events on select voyages

Complimentary guided excursions on all Silversea Expedition sailings.

Complimentary transportation into town in most ports of call

*Aboard the Silver Explorer expedition ship: select suites have verandas or French balconies. Production shows and in-suite dining are not offered.

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The World's Most Renowned River Cruise Line

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Uniworld Boutique River Cruises boasts a fleet of eleven boutique, hotel-style ships with more than 40 itineraries along 12 rivers spanning 20 countries throughout Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia. Cruises are inclusive of aboard and onshore gratuities, shore excursions with local guides and headset systems, all meals with complimentary drinks at lunch and dinner, airport transfers, experienced English-speaking staff, cuisine supervised by a Global Master Chef, onboard Signature Lectures, Internet and Wi-Fi, and fine amenities.

Uniworld provides an intimate, small-ship ambience (average 130 guests) and luxurious accommodation, discrete yet attentive service by stewards (ratio 1 per guest), gourmet dining, and outstanding on-shore excursions. All vessels are either new, or remodelled since 2009. Awards include Travel+Leisure (World’s Best Top Small Cruise Lines), Condé Nast Traveler Gold List, Condé Nast Reader’s Cruise Poll Winner, Cruise Critic’s Editors’ Pick of Best River Cruise and Best New River Ship (River Beatrice). Solo travelers can cruise at no additional expense on selected departure dates, otherwise an additional supplement is payable. While all its vessels have the lavish Uniworld presentation and services, note that Ambassador and Baroness have no elevator, and Queen and Royale elevator does not extend to the lowest deck. Antoinette and Beatrice have butler service.

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Experience the Journey of a Lifetime

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For more than 140 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, exquisite dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you've come to the right place. 

Holland America Line is widely recognized as a leader in the premium segment of the cruise industry. The company’s fleet of 14 ships annually offers more than 500 cruises to 415 ports of call in 98 countries, territories or dependencies. From one-day mini-vacations to once-in-a-lifetime Grand World Voyages of more than 100 days, the line visits all seven continents to call at a variety of exotic, tropical, historical, cultural and adventure-filled destinations. 

Highlights: 1873 – Present

Celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2013, Holland America Line has carried more than 11 million passengers from Europe to the New World and to vacation destinations across the globe since its founding. Today, it carries more than 800,000 cruise passengers a year.

Holland America Line began in 1873 as the Netherlands-America Steamship Company, a shipping and passenger line. It became known as Holland America Line because it was headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and provided service to the Americas. 

The company's first ocean liner was Rotterdam, which sailed its maiden 15-day voyage from Rotterdam to New York City on Oct. 15, 1872. 

By its 25th anniversary, Holland America Line owned a fleet of six cargo and passenger ships. It also was providing service between Holland and the Dutch East Indies via the newly constructed Suez Canal. 

The line was a principal carrier of immigrants from Europe to the United States from the 1880s to the 1920s, taking 850,000 passengers to new lives in the New World. 

In 1895, the company offered its first vacation cruise. Its second leisure cruise — from New York to the Holy Land — was in 1910. 

In 1971, Holland America Line suspended its trans-Atlantic passenger trade and offered cruise vacations full time. 

In 1989, Holland America Line Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Carnival Corp., the largest cruise company in the world. 

Worldwide Itineraries and One-of-a-Kind Programs 

Holland America Line’s fleet of 14 ships visits all seven continents and highlights include Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages, Grand World Voyages and popular sailings to the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. Beginning in 2014, Holland America Line has rebranded its popular Alaska CruiseTour program with the new name Land+Sea Journeys to highlight more time in the marquee destinations of Denali National Park and the Yukon. Among the most significant program enhancements is a convenient one-hour flight that brings Fairbanks, Alaska, and Dawson City, Yukon, closer together — replacing up to two days of motorcoach travel and a hotel overnight. The company has also opened Denali Square™ in Denali National Park with a goal to deliver the finest destination resort and experience in Alaska.

To date, Holland America Line has invested more than $500 million in its one-of-a-kind programs and enhancements include: 

Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine: a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchen where celebrated guest chefs and experts provide cooking demonstrations, wine-tastings, a cocktail mixology, hands-on themed cooking classes for both adults and kids, and other entertainment presentations. 

An Evening at Le Cirque takes place in the Pinnacle Grill one evening on each cruise. The line re-created the legendary eatery’s whimsical ambiance and award-winning dining experience on-board. Menus, wine selections, table decorations and the restaurant setting reflect an authentic Le Cirque dining experience. 

New alternative, vegetarian-only menu, as well as 30 new vegetarian dishes to the main dining room menu. 

A new 20-dish Master Chef’s International Dinner in the main dining room showcases signature dishes from around the world. 

Taste of De Librije aboard ms Rotterdam and ms Eurodam that features the cuisine of Culinary Council member and Michelin Three Star Chef Jonnie Boer. The menu showcases a selection of starters, soups, entrees and desserts from his land-based eatery. 

Greenhouse Spa with exclusive signature treatments. 

Digital Workshop powered by Windows®. 

Explorations Café powered by The New York Times. 

New spa and lanai stateroom categories. 

New stateroom amenities highlighted by the plush Euro-top Mariner’s Dream Bed, refined bathroom appointments, flat-panel TVs, pillow menus, new soft goods and bedding and more. 

Club HAL® for kids and tweens ages 3-12 with supervised, age-appropriate activities; teens-only activity areas. 

The Collections of Holland America Line — specially chosen shore excursions to further enhance guests' appreciation and understanding of the places they visit. 

As part of its social responsibility initiative, Holland America Line contributes more than $1 million a year in cash, in-kind shipboard events and useable goods to a broad range of charitable organizations nationally and internationally. In addition, the line provides hundreds of reduced-fare cruises annually to support charitable fundraising events throughout the United States and Canada. 

The innovative On Deck for a Cause program is a non-competitive 5k fundraising walk held on each sailing. This program, announced in February 2013, supports cancer organizations in North America, Europe and Australia: Cancer Council Australia, Canadian Cancer Society, KWF Kankerbestrijding (Dutch Cancer Society), Cancer Research UK and American Cancer Society.

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The Private Yacht Experience

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It’s Yachting, not Cruising!

SeaDream Yacht Club is a family owned company. SeaDream’s Founder, Owner, Chairman & CEO, Mr Brynestad, founded Seabourn Cruise Line in 1987 and was its Chairman & CEO during the initial years. He has also served as Chairman of Cunard Line ltd, and as a board member of Carnival Cruise Lines.

Established in 2001, SeaDream Yacht Club has achieved the industry’s highest accolade for its two innovative cruising mega yachts. ‘It’s Yachting, not Cruising’, defines SeaDream’s mission to provide a casual yachting experience that will exceed guests expectations.

SeaDream’s itineraries are designed to call upon the most intimate ports, harbours and yachting playgrounds that larger ships cannot reach. From May to October, both yachts sail the Mediterranean Sea. From November to April they visit the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. To ensure that our guests experience all that each specially selected port of call has to offer, many of our itineraries feature overnight stays in some of the best yachting ports and harbours in the world.

What’s included in your fare

All meals served throughout the ship, plus 24 hour room service

All gratuities

All Drinks – alcoholic and non-alcoholic

All ship board amenities and Marina sports

Mountain bikes for shore side excursions

Golf simulator 

Sauna/steam room


Pool and Jacuzzi

Fitness centre

Signature Balinese Dream Beds

Starlit Movies

Piano Bar

The SeaDream team both shore side and aboard twin mega yachts SeaDream I and SeaDream II enjoy knowing they are providing unprecedented levels of luxury and service. SeaDream’s guests appreciate that whatever they choose to do (or not) during their holiday, they will be experiencing one of the best vacation experiences at sea.

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