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The best luxury cruise lines are those that offer guests amazing service and certainly the most luxurious accommodations and destinations. This list includes some of the greatest, best-reviewed luxury cruise lines around, both in the U.S. and throughout the world. Which one is tops? That's for you to decide, with your votes. If luxury cruising is your thing, you'll want to seriously consider a vacation on board ships owned by one of these outstanding cruise lines. And, if your favorite luxury cruise line isn't listed, by all means, add it.

What makes a luxury cruise line the best? Often, the greatest luxury lines offer upscale amenities, fine dining and certainly plenty of staff to cater to your every whim. Sometimes the best cruise lines for luxury are smaller, with a better passenger-to-attendant ratio than some of the larger lines (which can carry thousands of passengers).

If your idea of a great cruise involves spa treatments, six-star service and cabins with balconies overlooking spectacular destinations, luxury cruising might be a dream come true. Many of the world's best luxury cruises are laid-back and all-inclusive, allowing passengers to pay one price and partake of everything the ship has to offer -- from food and drink to fancy shore excursions in some of the most magical cities in the world.

Looking for some cruising ideas? If you want to travel with kids, check out these lists of the best cruise ships for families and the best cruise lines for kids. These ships are designed with everyone in mind, offering activities that are well-suited for both young and old.
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Crystal Cruises is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines

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Paul Gauguin Cruises is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines

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CDF Croisières de France is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines

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Compagnie Du Ponant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines
Adder added Le Ponant Cruises / Compagnie du Ponant The mission of the luxury PONANT cruises  is to transport you to mythical destinations and secret ports only accessible to small capacity ships.It’s, also, to offer the delights of a French-inspired cuisine in an intimate ...

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Norwegian Cruise Line is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines
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Seabourn Cruise Line is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines

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Royal Caribbean International is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines

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Celebrity Cruises is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines

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Viking Cruises is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines
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Oceania Cruises is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines

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Cunard Line is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines

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Windstar Cruises is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines

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Silversea Cruises is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines

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Princess Cruises is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines

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Azamara Journey Inc is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines

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SeaDream Yacht Club is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines
SeaDream Yacht Club

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Holland America Line is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines

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Lindblad Excursions is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines
Lindblad Excursions

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Galapagos Cruises Inc is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines
Galapagos Cruises Inc

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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines

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Windjammer Barefoot Cruises is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines
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Grand Circle Cruises is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines
Grand Circle Cruises

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Orion Expedition Cruises is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines

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Uniworld Cruises is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines
Uniworld Cruises

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Heritage Line Cruises is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines
Heritage Line Cruises

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MSC Cruises is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines

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Costa Crociere is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Luxury Cruise Lines