2010 CRUISE SHIP REVIEWS – We look at the best of the 2010 luxury, deluxe and premium class cruise lines and cruise ships. Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania and Holland America Line top the list. They give a feeling of the great First Class liners of the past.
1953 Time Remembered of First Class Travel – The great days of crossing the Pond -Hemingways and Friends Together Before Hemingways Leave for Europe – Original caption: Mrs. Hemingway, George W. Brown, Ernest Hemingway, Spencer Tracy, Mrs. Leland Hayward, and Leland Hayward are shown here at the ship S.S. Flandre (French Line) , as the Hemingways are shown off to set sail for Europe. They expect to return before Christmas.
BEST OF THE LUXURY CLASS – the top cruise lines for those that want the best with all the modern conveniences, yet have a feeling of sailing in the past aboard the great liners. Where “first class” means reality and not just shallow words or an advertising gimmick.
Regent Seven Seas - our top rated cruise line overall is something similar to the great liners of the past. Regent is a newcomer to the luxury cruise market segment but they have brought three stunning new ships into the market that have surpassed the old leader, Crystal.
RSSC is now owned by the owners of Oceania Cruises. They purchased the line and the three “Seven Seas” ships in December of 2007. They have just completed a whopping $40 million dollar renovation of Voyager and Mariner, they have emerged as essentially new ships. They will undertake an even larger refurbishment of the Navigator early next spring during a three+ week dry-dock. The Seven Seas Mariner and Voyager are the same size as Crystal Harmony/Symphony but hold 300 fewer guests. Regent has open seating for dining, includes gratuities and more in the cruise fare plus they cost less than Crystal so they are the best value by far in the luxury market. In 2003 Regent introduced the Seven Seas Voyager an improved version of the Mariner with 50 square feet larger cabins so the minimum increased to 351 square feet and again all cabins have private balconies.
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