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The line between luxury and mainstream cruises might once have been distinct, but that's no longer the case. Cruise lines began to discover travelers didn't always fit squarely into one camp or another. Read more.

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Bluebirdsforall
Member Since 2017
1 review
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I read all of the reviews I could find to select the best cruise for my family. I didn't want a huge ship with crowded facilities and screaming children. Although this cruise was pricey, the cruise discourages tips, and everything is ... Read more
anneday4
Member Since 2017
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2017
Wanted to see the sights of the rhine but were hardly given ant time in each stop. We had no idea of itemiary until the night before despite them knowing exact timings so you could not plan anything. No one sat on the sun decjk as the ... Read more
romsey chechy
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked last minute, suite 7044 in Queens grill. Some aspects of cruise were excellent. The suite was a good size with large balcony and new balcony furniture. The much hyped refit did not include cabin furniture, our coffee table was ... Read more
LnG4Crusing
Member Since 2017
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise was everything I was hoping for and more ! We don't like crowds nor need constant entertainment. If that is what you are looking for this is not the cruise for you. If you are looking for that moment you know you are home and ... Read more
SimonM
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our third trip on Seabourn having been on the Odyssey twice, Black Sea and Caribbean. We joined in Venice and had a weeks cruise down to Athens. We were very happy with the Encore - which continues the very high standards ... Read more
WheelchairTravelNotes
Member Since 2017
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This review refers to the wheelchair access only on this cruise ship, for service and other reviews please see other reviewers' comments. This review refers to a wheelchair accessible cabin (stateroom). The rooms that are not ... Read more
jtm1
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
93 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 8th cruise on a Silversea vessel, first on the brand new Silver Muse. We wanted to tour the Mediterranean and Adriatic in style and this seemed like the best choice. And we like the Silversea experience. The new Silver Muse ... Read more