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Escape your hectic schedule with a three-day cruise to a tropical locale, or indulge in 14 days spent floating atop the sparkling blue waters of the Caribbean, Mexico, the Mediterranean or the Arabian Sea, all while enjoying fine dining and entertainment nightly. The vacation you need is easy to obtain with our selection of cruise travel deals and articles on the world's best ocean liners.

Chef Curtis Stone and Peter Roelant, Princess Cruises' manager of culinary operations

Princess Cruises and Chef Curtis Stone Team Up
Princess Cruises has announced its collaboration with renowned chef Curtis Stone. This year, his specialty restaurant SHARE will debut aboard select Princess Cruises' ships (including Ruby Princess, Emerald Princess, Coral Princess and Sun Princess), and guests can expect a singular dining experience.

Read more on the Gayot Blog

Inspirato's new luxury yacht, Irresistible

Inspirato's Irresistible Luxury Yacht
Inspirato, the world's largest destination club, has introduced a new luxury yacht — the Irresistible. The ship is available to those traveling within the British and U.S. Virgin Islands. Journey across the sea with every amenity you could need: your own Inspirato crew (which includes captain, mate and chef), master suite with kind-size bed, a Jacuzzi spa, Jet Ski and kayaks. The yacht has three staterooms and is great if you're traveling with the family or a group of friends. Guests can also enjoy the topside wet bar, convenient dining space and, of course, an awesome ocean view.

Learn more about Irresistible at the Inspirato official website

The MV Britannia, P&O Cruises' newest ship

The Most Important Cruise Ship Launches of 2015
With millions of people taking cruises every year, cruise lines are stepping up their game to stand out from the competition. The latest crop of ships making their debut in 2015 are no exception. P&O Cruises' MV Britannia, carries over 4,000 passengers and was christened by Queen Elizabeth II. Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas and the ship offers Seaplex bumper cars and the "North Star" — a capsule that takes guests above the deck for 360 degree views.

See more of 2015's newest ships at the Fox News official website

The living room of the Regent Suite on Seven Seas Explorer

Regent Seven Seas Explorer
In the summer of 2016, Regent Seven Seas Cruises will debut its most extravagant ship to date, the Seven Seas Explorer. The cruise line has pulled out all the stops for its newest creation, from elegant architecture to specialty dining restaurants to luxurious suites. Exclusive to the ship will be Pacific Rim, a Pan-Asian eatery serving a variety of dishes inspired by the regional cuisines of China, Korea and beyond. Another notable feature of the Seven Seas Explorer is the opulent Regent Suite — measuring in at nearly 4,000 square feet and boasting its own spa. The two-bedroom suite has created such a buzz that it is already sold out for the first year of cruising.

Learn more about the Seven Seas Explorer

World-renowned chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller

Thomas Keller Collaborates with Seabourn Cruise Lines

Fine dining aboard Seabourn is about to be elevated to another level with the cruise line's partnership with Thomas Keller. Beginning fall 2015, the acclaimed American chef will devise new menu items for various restaurants on Seabourn's ships, from appetizers to dessert. Even more exciting is the news that in spring 2016, Thomas Keller will also premiere a new signature restaurant on Seabourn Quest that will eventually expand to all of Seabourn's ships. With chef Keller's expertise and exceptional culinary background, dining on Seabourn will be an experience not to be missed.

Learn more about this gourmet partnership

The AmaViola will hold 170 passengers

Disney Launches European River Cruises

Adventures by Disney and AmaWaterways have teamed up to create a unique vacation experience for families. Starting in 2016, Disney will offer European river cruises through up to five European countries, giving parents and children the opportunity to discover new cultures together. Get a taste of the region's food with the cruise line's menu of local specialties, and enjoy exclusive perks such as a falconry show at Hohenwerfen Castle in Austria. Although you won't encounter any Disney characters, this cruise is sure to be a magical experience for both kids and adults.

Get more details at the Fox News official website

Enjoy a luxurious expedition to Copenhagen on Crystal Cruises

Cruise to Successful Investing with Frank Mottek
Get your investment strategies in shipshape condition this summer. Crystal Cruises welcomes Frank Mottek, anchor of "Money News" on CBS Radio, who will moderate private group sessions focusing on smart investing during a journey to scenic Copenhagen on August 16-23, 2015.

Join Crystal Cruises on an expedition to financial prosperity

Britannia restaurant aboard the Queen Mary 2

Crossing the North Atlantic on the Queen Mary 2
The Queen Mary 2 is the largest and most expensive cruise liner ever built. Read about GAYOT's recent transatlantic trip aboard this supersized ship to discover all of the opulent amenities and dining options available to passengers.

Learn more about the luxurious ocean liner

Royal Caribbean's Wonderland restaurant brings to life never-before-seen fare like this inventive vegetable dish, baby vegetables in the garden

Royal Caribbean Quantum Class Dining
Royal Caribbean has completely revamped its approach to on-board dining. Its new fleet of Quantum luxury cruise ships will feature Dynamic Dining” – a modern, ingredient-driven approach to meals served at a multitude of venues.

Read GAYOT's blog for all of the details

The Cuba Cruise ship, Louis Cristal

Exploring the Real Cuba Aboard the Louis Cristal

Because of the U.S. embargo, Cuba is an entirely different Caribbean experience that, until this year, has not been possible. But finally, thanks to a Canadian-based company called Cuba Cruise partnering with a Greek cruise line, travelers can enjoy the authentic Cuba.

Find out about the Louis Cristal

Bumper cars aboard one of Royal Caribbean's new Quantum ships
Royal Caribbean's two new Quantum cruise ships
Royal Caribbean’s two new ships will be the first at sea to offer attractions such as simulated skydiving, bumper cars and an observation capsule.

Top 10 Cruise Lines
Cruising in the 21st century combines the Golden Age of travel with contemporary luxuries. As for the world's best, we nominate the following ten cruise companies.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Cruise Lines

Exterior view of the MS Nieuw Amsterdam at sea
Trans-Atlantic Crossing on the Nieuw Amsterdam
Read the GAYOT blog to find out more about this seventeen-day repositioning cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam, a 2,106-passenger ship.

Luxury aboard the Hanseatic
Find out about a thrilling northern cruise that offers gourmet dining, expert naturalist speakers, a unique view of the Newfoundland coast and a close brush with floating icy mountains!
Newfoundland's Gros Morne National Park, Hanseatic Iceberg Cruise

Murano restaurant on the Celebrity Solstice
Dining on the Celebrity Solstice
Sometimes cruising is less about the destination and more about the journey (or in our case, the dining!). Read GAYOT's blog to find out more about dining on Celebrity Solstice.

Top 10 Caribbean Cruise Lines

Whether they have their own private islands or craft shore excursions just for you, the ten cruise lines we've chosen for this list are among the very best.
Norwegian Getaway from Norwegian Cruise Lines, one of our Top 10 Caribbean Cruise Lines

Crystal Cruises' Crystal Serenity in Norway
New Crystal Cruises Destinations
Crystal Cruises is challenging travelers to think outside the box when it comes to their 2013 travel plans with a new menu of itineraries for its "Top 10 Unexpected Destinations."

Silversea's Silver Spirit

Get the inside scoop on the largest and newest in the Silversea Cruises fleet, the Silver Spirit, featuring six restaurants, a pool, performances by six resident singers and more.
Silversea's newest and largest ship, Silver Spirit

Oceania Cruises' luxurious Riviera weighs 66,084 tons and hosts 1,250 passengers
Docking in Venice
The luxury ship Riviera carries 1,250 passengers and, when it docks in Venice, boasts one of the best views of the islets from its top deck.

Read more in our cruise feature

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

With the launch of a new Italian river cruise, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises invites sophisticated travelers to experience the culture, cuisine and romance of Italy.
Discover the "splendors of Italy" with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Enjoy sophisticated cuisine at sea with our Top 10 Cruises for Specialty Dining
Top 10 Cruises
for Specialty Dining

From upscale steakhouses to family-style Italian restaurants, our favorite cruises offer guests an eclectic array of dining options.

Variety Cruises
Variety Cruises stands out in the luxury yachting market for its unique concept of providing a private yacht/ship experience with destination-focused journeys.
M/Y Harmony G, part of the Variety Cruises fleet

The sun deck aboard the Louis Cristal cruise ship from Cuba Cruise
New Cruises to Cuba

Canadian cruise line Cuba Cruise has announced regular weeklong voyages around the island on the 1,200-passenger Louis Cristal, featuring Cuban music and dance.

Articles on Cruising

Allure of the Seas

Oceania Cruises Riviera

Cuba Cruise

Reflections in the Fjords

Mariner of the Seas

Variety Cruises

Oasis of the Seas

Yacht Isabella II

Pacific Explorer

The Yachts of Seabourn


GAYOT's list of the best luxury trains has exciting excursions on as many continents as possible, from dramatic treks across the Austalian Outback to elegant tours through the great cities of Europe.
Situated in scenic locales from Napa Valley to Champagne, France, these iconic wine routes boast world-class vineyards, charming towns and unforgettable views.