10 Most Luxury Cruise Ships in the WorldTop 10 2019 of the most luxury cruise ships in the world with all the characteristics, curious facts and a fantastic photo gallery.
After the 10 Biggest Cruise Ships in the World, here's a top 10 most luxury cruise ships in the world. Of course, the common factor is the extreme lluxury of all these cruise ships, as well as cutting edge technology and unique innovations. Let's find out…
10th POSITION: COSTA DIADEMA
The cruise ship Costa Diadema ranks in the last place.
The distinctive fact of this cruise of Costa Crociere is the possibility to go on free excursions, including: “Easy”, “Bike Tour” and theme tasting itineraries “Descovering the Flavours”, in order to meet the needs of cruise passengers.
There are wide choices on board, both culinary (7 restaurants and 11 bars), and recreational-sport (3 swimming pools, a sports center and a jogging lane, a four-deck wellness center, a three-deck theatre and many entertainment areas).
9TH POSITION: COSTA FASCINOSA
At the ninth position is another ship of Costa Crociere:Costa Fascinosa is the perfect ship for cinema enthusiasts…
It is a ship completely cinema themed, with references to successful films and main characters.
Other attractions of the Fascinosa are the Casino, calles The Millionaire and, of course, a 4D Cinema.
8TH POSITION: OASIS OF THE SEAS
Oasis of the Seas is a ship of Royal Caribean, which set sail in 2009. One of the main characteristics is the Central Park, a luxury park over the sea, with valued tropical flora tropicale (well 12000 plants and trees).
There is also a true themed park inside: two surf simulators FlowRider, two climbing walls and the AcquaTheater, first water amphitheater on the sea.
7TH POSITION: MSC PREZIOSA
At the seventh place of the 10 most luxury cruise ships in the world ranking there is Msc Preziosa, with 1751 cabins, 26 lifts and 18 decks.
It has unique characteristics, including the Swarovski staircase, a magical “Infinity” pool, with the Vertigo (the longest slide on board a cruise ship), the Yacht Club, a “ship inside the ship” with exclusive suites, butler service, especial areas and private decks, and the Top Sail Lounge, with suggestive glass panoramic views.
6TH POSITION: HARMONY OF THE SEAS
The Harmony of the Seas is one of the biggest cruise ships in the world. It is even bigger than the Eiffel Towe. It is owned by Royal Caribbean and it is a twin ship of Allure of the Seas and Oasis of The Seas.
7 neighborhoods on board; 3 multi-level slides with bends and loops that take your breath away, plus the Ultimate Abyss, the highest slide existing on a cruise ship, 45 m high over the sea level; over 25 choices among restaurants and bars, like the Wonderland and other Quantum-class restaurants; 150 tones of water distributed in about 23 swimming pools, and the biggest Spa on board a cruise ship.
5° POSiZIONE: THE WORLD
“The World” is the biggest residential cruise ship in the world, even if it is often referred to as a residential mega yacht. This cruise ship has 12 decks and can host up to 1,200 passengers.
A true floating community with 165 120-sq appartments worth 2 milion euro each.
Inside the ship, there are also: a great hall, four restaurants, three bars, a cigar lounge, a boutique with showroom, a food store, a fitness center, a pool hall, a golf simulator with putting green, a tennis field, a jogging track, a SPA, a swimming pool, a theater and a library.
Everything furnished with a lap of luxury!
Photo by Rene Cortin, Wikipedia Creative Commons
4TH POSITION: SYMPHONY OF THE SEAS
Close to the top 3 there is the Symphony of the Seas of Royal Caribbean.
With 18 decks, capacity for 6,780 passengers and 2,100 members of the crew the Symphony of the Seas is probably the biggest cruise ship in the world now.
There are many activities to choose from: the Zip Line, minigolf, surf simulator Flow Rider, the Rock Climbing walls along with many other new unique attractions.
One of them is the Ultimate Abyss, the slide on the stern, by far the largest ever made aboard a cruise ship. A unique attraction of its kind!
3RD POSITION: NCL EPIC
The third place is for the ship owned by the scandinavian company Norwegian Cruise Line, the Ncl Epic, a rather big ship.
One of the lucury attractions is the Ice Bar, first floating ice bar!
The Ncl Epic offers to their passengers a free climbing wall and a squash court. But the true crown jewels are the best equipped cabins, big as studio apartments.
2ND POSIZIONE: CRISTAL SYMPHONY
The Cristal Symphony is one of the most awarded ships ever, one of the reasons why it ranks second. It has been sailing the seas for almost 25 years (since 1995) and it can host up to 848 people.
After a deep restyling, it is now shinning brighter than before: a wide culinary choice with the opening of new restaurants, including a Brasilian steakhouse and the Waterside, a fish restaurant with vegetarian options. Of course, there are also Prego, the Italian restaurant, and the Vintage Dining Room.
In addition, there are spacious and ultra luxury cabins, and a Penthouse suite with butler service, wi-fi, entertainment and news on demand. Last but not least, Louis Armstrong's “What a Wonderful World” plays in every cabin every time the ship sets sail.
1ST POSITION: SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER
And the first place in the most luxury cruise ships in the world rank is for the Seven Seas Explorer.
It has been sailing since 2016, it has 375 suites. The most luxurious? The Regent Suite, the biggest, with 360 square meters, and also the most expensive, €4,300 per person per night.
There is also a unique theater, Vintage Hollywood styled, with embroidered swans in the seats, a complex mosaic and Murano-glass chandeliers. There's more: a private car with driver, a limousine service, Versace cutlery, Murano glass, golf courts and a jogging lane.
BUT THE MOST LUXURY SHIP IN THE WORLD IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION…
The most luxury ship in the world is still under construction. It will be finished by 2023, built by Fincantieri from the American group Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd for the Regent Seven Seas Cruises brand.
The ship will be twinned with Seven Seas Explorer, just mentioned, and the Seven Seas Splendor (finished by 2020).
The furniture will be refined and comfortable.
It is planned to be weight 54.000 gross tonnes with capacity for 750 passengers. There's not much to be said yet, but it has been already nominated for most luxury cruise ship in the world. We will see…