2018 Australia Editors' Picks Awards: Luxury Cruises

See the lines and ships that best represent excellence in ocean, river and luxury cruising, chosen by Cruise Critic's international team of editors.

Luxury Cruise Lines

Offering a five-star experience with French crew, food and wine, Ponant has taken luxury to new depths with underwater observation lounges on its latest, elegant yachts (including Le Laperouse in local waters). Another standout achievement is the line's planning and execution of one-of-a-kind cultural, adventurous itineraries in interesting destinations, while pursuing a strong ecological policy.
Embarking on its first season based in Australia and New Zealand this summer, Viking Ocean Cruises showcases a different style of cruising with no kids, no casino and no big production shows. The focus on Viking Orion is its fabulous food, impeccable service, spacious cabins, an amazing spa, infinity pool and chic Scandanavian decor -- not to mention the ship's planetarium for stargazing in the middle of the ocean.

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