The prestigious North American travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler has gathered its editors, based in seven cities and on three different continents, to find out which are the 10 best and most luxurious cruise ships in 2022.
Check out the details of the vessels, exclusive attractions in each one of them and the reasons why they are the favorite of those who understand the subject. It is worth mentioning that none of them sailed in Brazilian waters until then – but maybe one day…
The Royal Princess, by Princess Cruises, was chosen because it has attractions on board for all ages and profiles of travelers: theater fans can watch Broadway -level performances , children have fun building boats with Lego toys, outdoor cinema and so on…
But, according to the editors of Condé Nast Traveler, the ship really shines in its excursions. For example, there are 50 tours offered in Skagway, Alaska, ranging from gold panning to salmon smoking classes.
A luxury ship in which all cabins are suites, a cruise vessel totally dedicated to incredible gastronomic experiences in an environment that resembles an elegant Milan hotel. This is how the editors of the North American publication describe the Silver Muse, by Silversea Cruises.
On board the ship, there is no shortage of works of art… not even caviar, served around the clock. There are eight restaurants – each with a specialty: at Spaccanapoli, hot pizzas are topped with bubbly mozzarella; at La Dame’s, the lobster bisque comes with chunks of fresh seafood; and at Atlantide, some of the best beef in the world, such as Wagyu and Angus, is freshly prepared. It’s to whet your appetite, right?
Queen Mary 2
The Queen Mary 2 is the most emblematic ship of Cunard, a shipping company recognized for its excellence and fine cuisine – all with a very British touch. Majestic lounges with Art Deco rugs are part of the hallmark of Cunard’s ships, which have an intense program on board, such as theater plays, dance classes, gala dinners and, of course, the traditional English afternoon tea. In Queen Mary 2, it’s no different.
Condé Nast Traveler editors also highlight the onboard activities, which range from fencing lessons, dances and lectures on interesting and varied topics.
What was already good got even better. After undergoing a refurbishment that included a larger pool on the vessel, with more deck space, spa, fitness center and two new restaurants, Star Legend has entered Condé Nast Traveler’s list as one of the most exclusive ships in the world.
There are only 312 passengers on board – who can guarantee padded loungers for a beautiful sunbath, easy reservations at restaurants and also the full attention of the crew. Another strong point of Star Legend is the ease of maneuvering in small Mediterranean ports, visiting less crowded places, where larger cruise ships do not arrive.
Quantum of the Seas
Skydiving and bumper-car riding are just some of the exciting activities aboard Royal Caribbean ‘s Quantum of the Seas . On the ship owned by one of the world’s largest carriers, it is still possible to order drinks from a robot (which does it quickly!) and experience a 360-degree view of the sea from the North Star, an observation capsule about 90 meters above the sea. sea.
In this giant of the seas, there is also no lack of options for restaurants and artistic shows, ranging from music to water shows and ice skating. Intense programming for the whole family!
A vessel to eat well and relax while sailing through the Mediterranean, fjords of Norway and other corners of the world. Sounds like a perfect vacation setting, doesn’t it? No wonder the Marina, from Oceania Cruises, was included in the list of the 10 best cruise ships in the world by Condé Nast Traveler. The small luxury ship mixes sophistication with a contemporary touch, such as the Grandiose Escadaria Lalique (French crystal brand) and the impressive Owners Suites, furnished with Ralph Lauren Home items.
Built three years ago, Celebrity Edge is unique. Its captain, Kate McCue, is the only American woman to command a large cruise ship. The Magic Carpet is a unique attraction: a floating platform that transforms into a bar and moves up and down the ship’s decks according to the occasion.
As if that weren’t enough, the ship also has huge whirlpools shaped like martini glasses, an outdoor art gallery and a jogging path that winds through a large garden on the vessel’s roof. See what our experience aboard Celebrity Edge was like .
Viking Star, Viking’s first ocean liner, wins the hearts of cruisers by presenting Scandinavian luxury, full of amenities for passengers, such as complimentary wi-fi, a port tour, heated cabin floors, showers much larger than the average of those found on cruise ships and other amenities such as a heated pool with a retractable roof and violinists who play classical music nightly in the ship’s living room. Well-being that calls, right?
Encore has introduced cruisers already a fan of Seabourn’s services with a more upscale vessel that captures the mood of a casually elegant yacht with the perks of an upscale country club. Chairs are made of leather, bathtubs are made of marble, and so on. On board, passengers will find yoga and meditation classes, a spa with several services and bars with cocktails made by mixologists.
According to the owner, the Encore is the crown of its ultra-luxury segment (I don’t even have clothes for that).
Seven Seas Explorer
Regent Seven Seas Cruises debuted its largest ship in 2016. The entry-level suites are 93 square meters and have large balconies where guests can watch the ship arrive in ports like Istanbul. On board, a collection of works of art with 2,500 pieces valued at US$ 7 million – among them, the lithograph Le Taureau Noir, by Pablo Picasso. Just to get an idea. In fact, the Regent Seven Seas Explorer is considered the most luxurious ship by the company due to its crew/passenger ratio, about 1.4 crew members for each passenger.