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Seabourn Odyssey in Sydney
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Readers' Choice 2015: Top 10 Cruise Lines

September 1, 2015

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It’s no surprise to see last year’s most popular three lines – Silversea, Seabourn and Crystal – remain in their positions in 2015. This year sees the first appearance river cruise lines, two of which made the list: Aqua Expeditions, with boats in the Amazon and Mekong, and Uniworld, which is especially strong in Europe.


1. Seabourn Cruise Line

Sailing Seabourn is luxurious yet relaxed. Their intimate 450- to 458-guest ships sail to both marquee ports and hidden gems where larger ships cannot follow. All-inclusive values include complimentary fine wines and spirits and award-winning cuisine.

2. Silversea Cruises

Cruising to the world’s most desirable ports, Silversea’s vessels are designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. Silversea’s all-suite accommodations host only 100 to 540 pampered guests.

3. Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises offers worldwide sailings of seven to 108 days on two six-star, award-winning vessels. Enjoy luxurious space and world-renowned service in destinations across all seven continents.

4. Lindblad Expeditions - National Geographic

With more than 50 years exploring the world’s most extraordinary places, Lindblad Expeditions’ profound knowledge of the destinations they visit provides guests with a unique, richly immersive experience and a life-changing adventure.

5. Paul Gauguin Cruises

Since its maiden voyage in 1998, the m/s Paul Gauguin has been the longest continually operating year-round luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, sailing the waters of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific.

6. SeaDream Yacht Club

Yachting aboard SeaDream is different than big ship cruising: only 112 guests are pampered by 95 crew members with award-winning service and cuisine. Fares include oceanview staterooms, all gourmet meals, wine with lunch and dinner and more.

7. Sea Cloud Cruises

For more than 35 years Sea Cloud Cruises has been providing guests with exceptional five-star yachting experiences. Aboard two impressive, classically sailed windjammers, passengers cruise to the most beautiful destinations in Europe, North Africa and the Caribbean and Central America.

8. Aqua Expeditions

Aqua Expeditions has become a recognized leader in small ship cruising on the world’s greatest rivers. Founder Francesco Galli Zugaro realized his dream of launching the first luxury cruise line on the Amazon River in Peru with the Aqua Amazon in 2008.

9. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Uniworld is renowned for its one-of-a-kind ships, stylish décor, thoughtful personal touches, welcoming ambiance, superb cuisine and gracious service. Each ship is uniquely designed and decorated for maximum comfort.

10. Un-Cruise Adventures

Be a pampered guest—one of the very few—as you cruise through some of the most magnificent and remote waterways in western North America, island-hopping in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez and among the Hawaiian Islands.

1. Seabourn - © Seabourn 2. Silversea -  Courtesy of Silversea Cruises © Michel Verdure 4. Lindblad Expeditions - © Ken Duncan 5. Paul Gauguin Cruises - © Pacific Beachcombers

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