With so many premium cruise lines competing for your business, it’s difficult to select the best premium cruise for you. Every client has different requirements, preferences and budgets. Kingsbridge Travel works with every client to educate and recommend the itinerary, ship and cabin or suite to suit the individual.
All premium cruise lines can be sorted into different levels of quality, service, and amenities. Most people are familiar with the traditional cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line and Princess. Kingsbridge Travel recommends these lines only for quick getaways, groups, and first time cruisers.
Most of our clientele is seeking a higher level of service, cuisine, entertainment and more exotic destinations. Therefore we focus on the premium and luxury lines.
Premium Cruise lines like Celebrity, Holland America and Cunard offer more sophisticated service and entertainment options at a price that is not much more than the traditional lines. Premium Cruise lines are an excellent step up for the cruiser looking for a richer experience. Geared towards all types of travelers (couples, singles, families, groups), these lines are an excellent value.
Those looking for even more service and more varied itineraries, often with overnight stays can look to Azamara and Oceania. These ships have a country club-like atmosphere and are less formal than other lines.
Luxury & Premium cruise lines are more exclusive than others and cater to the well-educated and sophisticated person. Travelers on luxury lines typically like experiencing foreign cultures and places with historical significance. On board luxury ships, you will find elegant suites, butler service, and exclusive amenities along with enrichment programs in the culinary arts, music, and foreign languages. Though the price is quite a bit higher, the value received often compensates for the cost.
Many of these cruiselines are now all-inclusive. Some of the benefits include gratuities, specialty dining, fine wines and premium spirits, as well as special seminars and events. It’s important when comparing price to look at what is included and what type of experience you are seeking. Luxury cruises come in all sizes though none of them are the mega ship size of traditional cruises. Our favorites include Crystal Cruises, Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, Seabourn and Sea Dream Yacht Club.
In addition to helping you find the best cruise for you, Kingsbridge Travel will co-ordinate and book pre and post extensions, arrange transfers and excursions, and advise you on the best travel insurance.
“Diane Ross is an exceptional travel agent. Her attention to detail and to finding the best price for your trip is incomparable. Last summer she booked a Greek Isles cruise for my husband and me, which we had to cancel. Diane had found low-cost travel insurance for us, and we were reimbursed every penny within a couple of weeks. She has rebooked a cruise for us this summer, and before paying our final balance she found a way to save us $3600 – more than half of what we were originally going to pay – for the same level of accommodations! Diane also offers great travel tips and suggestions for saving time and money (such as how to get through Customs faster). I highly recommend Diane for all of your travel needs…you can’t do better than booking through Diane!“