Where will a luxury cruise take you in 2013?

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Poll: Where will luxury cruising take you in 2013?
Poll Results
Where will luxury cruising take you in 2013?

South America (Cape Horn/Amazon)


River cruise (Europe, Asia, Nile, W. Africa)

South Pacific/Hawaii


Northern Europe (Baltic, Norway, Iceland, Faroes)


Expedition cruise (Greenland/Antarctica/Galapagos)

Australia/New Zealand

Alaska/British Columbia

Panama Canal

World cruise

Canada/New England

Other (please comment below)

Multiple Choice Poll.

Voters: 31.  You may not vote on this poll.

New Jersey
3,522 Posts
Joined Nov 2005
We're curious: Where will luxury cruising take you this year? Please vote in our poll (you can vote for more than one destination) and tell us below which cruise line and which ship you'll be taking. Also, just a heads up: We consider that river and expedition cruising fall into the luxury umbrella along with mainstream luxury, so there are options that include those niches of travel, too. Thanks for your input!


Carolyn Spencer Brown
Editor in Chief
Cruise Critic
B.C. Canada
124 Posts
Joined Oct 2011
Going to five islands in the Caribbean
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Celebrity Equinox ( S. Carib) 10/17
Avalon Passion (Holland-Belgium) 4/17
Sweet Memories:
AMA lotus (Mekong Delta) 3/14
RCL Allure (W.Carib) 2/13
Oceania Riviera (E.Carib) 2/13

Celebrity Millenium (Alaska) 9/12

Celebrity Eclipse (Baltic) 6/12

Carnival Glory (E.Carib) 2/11

RCL Navigator of the Seas (E.Med) 9/10

Celebrity Infinity (Alaska) 9/07

Celebrity Infinity (Panama) 9/06

Carnival Spirit (Mex. Riviera) 1/05

RCL Vision of the Seas (Alaska)
Carnival Elation (Mex. Riviera) 3/99<o</o
Nashville, TN
69 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
We were booked for Oceania - Riviera in Feb, round trip from Miami to Mexico. However last year we sailed on Oceania - Marina in the Caribbean and it reminded me how I dislike that area after being in the N-S-E segments several times and I'm bored.

So with the help of our TA we rebooked on Oceania - Riviera in September from Barcelona to Lisbon. I like going where you can get away from the commercialism, see history, relax, spoil yourself and sample life away. Now my wife prefers sand, sun and Mai-Tai's, but this time I won.

We are searching for a great Asian one in '14 if anyone has suggestions. We have enjoyed Regent, Crystal and Oceania, but are open to other luxury lines.

Thanks, Russ
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9/14 - Princess - Shanghai to Singapore
6/14 - Celebrity - NJ to Bermuda
9/13 - Oceania - Barcelona to Lisbon
02/12 - Oceania - Eastern Caribbean
04/11 - Princess - Mexican Riviera
05/10 - Oceania - E Med.
04/09 - Paul Gauguin - Tahiti
03/07 - NCL - Hawaii
09/06 - Princess - E Med
03/06 - Crystal - Mexican Riveria
02/04 - NCL - Hawaii
12/02 - Princess - W. Caribbean
12/01 - Princess - S. Caribbean
12/99 - Celebrity - W. Caribbean
12/98 - Celebrity - E. Caribbean
eastern NC
1,455 Posts
Joined Mar 2003
I'll be on the Paul Gauguin with a group of friends in August with a 3 night pre-cruise in Moorea then cruising from Papeete to Huahine, Aitutaki, Rarotonga, 2 days in Bora Bora, Taha'a (Motu Mahana), 2 more days in Moorea, returning to Papeete.
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Washington State
20,749 Posts
Joined Dec 2005
Doing transatlantic - Miami to Barcelona on Regent Seven Seas Mariner in March. Then, also on the Mariner, Barcelona to Rio in November.
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Tolerance, compromise, understanding, acceptance, patience - I want those all to be very sharp tools in my shed.
Total nights: Regent = 351 / Silversea = 36 / Oceania = 26 (Upcoming 88 nights: 2 Explorer, 2 Voyager and 1 Mariner)

Sailings per ship: Explorer (3), Voyager (11), Mariner (9), Navigator (3), PG (1), Silver Spirit (1), Silver Whisper (1), Silver Shadow (1), Oceania Riviera (2)

Itineraries Sailed: Alaska (2 sailings) / Baltics / Barcelona – Dubai / Barcelona - Miami / Cape Town – Rio (2 sailings) / Cape Town - Cape Town / E. & W. Caribbean (4 sailings) / CHRISTENING CRUISE - Explorer - Monte Carlo-Monte Carlo / Ft. Lauderdale – Lima / Istanbul-Istanbul / Istanbul-Venice / London-Monte Carlo / Miami – Barcelona / Miami-Miami (Amazon) / Mumbai – Bali / New York-Southampton / Rome to Lisbon / Singapore to Sydney / Stockholm - Copenhagen / Tahiti / Venice-Rome / Vancouver-Tokyo