A luxury cruise ship offers the perfect home-from-home, with butler service and sumptuous suites. It’s the ideal place to relax after a day of exploring nearby destinations, welcoming you back on-board with fine dining, extraordinary entertainment and plenty of opportunities to indulge.

But which luxury cruise ships are our favourites? We take a look at the most popular ships of 2019 below.

Azamara Pursuit

Only joining the fleet in 2018, Azamara Pursuit has made more than a lasting impression for Azamara. The ship offers elegant staterooms, with plush bathrooms and luxurious linens, while shared spaces combine contemporary decor with tantalising dining venues and unmatched entertainment.

Azamara White Night

The ship also immerses you in each and every port visited, thanks to the cruise line’s Destination Immersion focus. This offers plenty of opportunities to gain insight into the stops on your itinerary, with exceptional excursions and longer overnight stays to really enjoy time ashore.

Seabourn Odyssey

As the first of new class for Seabourn’s current fleet, Seabourn Odyssey set the standard for the cruise line that we know today. She boasts one of the largest space-to-guest ratios in the cruise industry, catering to just 450 guests, and offers wealth of first-rate features across all of her decks.

Seabourn Odyssey - Cruise ship

90% of staterooms offer private verandas, you can dine on world-class cuisine and enjoy spectacular entertainment during evenings at sea. The ship has always had a special place in cruisers hearts as, on her maiden voyage, all the guests on-board were honoured as Seabourn Odyssey’s godparents and a plaque with their names was permanently mounted on a wall inside the ship.


Oceania Cruises’ Riviera features rich design and magnificent charm that it’s no surprise she appears in this list. Attention to detail is paramount on-board, with suites exclusively furnished with Ralph Lauren Home and fabrics dressed to accentuate the ship’s overall style.

Oceania Riviera - Oceania Cruises

Enjoy the country club level ambience on-board, alongside open-seated restaurants, enlightening seminars and relaxing escapes. Oceania Cruises prides themselves on offering an on-board experience which continues to exude guests’ expectations, and Riviera is the perfect ship to showcase that.

Seven Seas Voyager

Since setting sail in 2003, and undergoing a refurbishment in 2016, Regent’s Seven Seas Voyager has garnered quite the reputation within the worlf of luxury cruising.

Seven Seas Voyager - Regent

Featuring a distinct Nordic style throughout, the ship boasts spacious decks, all-balcony suites and an air of sophistication that cannot be found elsewhere. This year, Seven Seas Voyager will sail for the Mediterranean until October, before heading to Asia and the South Pacific through to 2020.

Silver Spirit

In 2018, Silver Spirit was refurbished to offer a more superlative on-board experience, all while retaining the signature standards usually found with Silversea. Her refurbishment in 2018 saw the ship being lengthened by 49-feet, providing extended space and amenities to Silversea guests. This included a makeover to spaces such as the Pool Deck, dining venues, and selected accommodations, including the Silver Suite.

Silversea- Silver Spirit

Now, her eight luxurious dining options, peaceful Panorama Lounge and mingling hub at Dolce Vita, plus much more, make her an exceptional ship to be on-board.

For the remainder of 2019, Silver Spirit will sail for the Mediterranean, before moving to Asia and the Middle East in early 2020.

What’s your favourite cruise ship?

Does your top cruise ship appear in this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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Emma Smith
Emma has more than seven years' experience as a writer and has been in the travel industry for nearly five years. She loves learning about new places and cruise ships coming to market, as well as discovering fun and exciting activities to do while you sail. She has cruised with Princess Cruises, Cunard, Celebrity Cruises, Virgin Voyages, Avalon Waterways and Royal Caribbean and is looking to get something in her diary for 2024! Her favourite things to see on a ship include excellent entertainment, a delicious cocktail menu and extraordinary dining venues.

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