Family Cruise Travel Planner, 2019 Edition

2019 Family Cruise Travel Planner

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Chapter XIV- Ultra-Premium Cruises

The ultra-premium cruise lines tend to have smaller ships and offer voyages to popular ports. They also tend to have unique itineraries featuring smaller, less-traveled destinations. They primarily cater to discerning passengers who are seeking a sophisticated level of service, ship amenities, and accommodations at upscale prices. Some of the lines may offer several all-inclusive amenities such specialty coffees and bottled water, a stocked in-cabin mini-bar, and in many cases gratuities. These lines are generally priced higher than the premium cruise lines.

These lines are well suited for:

  • Seasoned travelers.
  • Adults who are destination-oriented and enjoy the finer things in life.
  • Adults looking for a boutique type of experience with exceptional service aboard smaller ships.
  • Travelers looking for a destination immersion with unique shore excursions.
  • Travelers who find the small touches make all the difference—from the service to the food to the ships themselves.
  • Adults seeking a “country club casual” experience with very upscale surroundings and amenities.

Cunard Line

Minimum Age: Six months (twelve months for transatlantic, transpacific, and world destinations)

Children’s Programs: Extensive

Babysitting: No (but nursery for infants between ages one and two)


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