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Best-of-the best Luxury Cruise Awards 2018: Expedition – Luxury ships

Silversea’s four expedition ships offer onboard sophistication, fine dining and destination immersion in equal measure. Gain insight into the wildlife, culture and geography of each destination thanks to expert guides.

2. Ponant

Ponant’s four sister ships are just as at home in Antarctica as they are on the French Riviera. Like the new Explorers, the ships feature ice-strengthened hulls to explore polar wildernesses, with the world’s first luxury icebreaker set to join the fleet in 2021.

Germany’s leading cruise line currently operates two expedition ships, with two more joining the fleet in 2019. Get up close to the animals and cultures of destinations such as Antarctica, the Arctic, Central America, the Amazon and islands of the South Pacific.

Finalists: True North Adventure Cruises

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Best entry-level cabins

1. Silversea Expeditions
2. Ponant
3. Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Best top-of-the-range suites

1. Silversea Expeditions
2. Ponant
3. Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Best service

1. Silversea Expeditions
2. Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
3. Ponant

Best cuisine/dining experience

1. Silversea Expeditions
2. Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
3. Ponant

Best shore excursions

1. Silversea Expeditions
2. Ponant
3. True North Adventure Cruises

Best décor/ambience

1. Silversea Expeditions
2. Ponant
3. Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Best entertainment

1. Silversea Expeditions
2. Ponant
3. Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Best wellness programs

1. Silversea Expeditions
2. Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
3. Ponant

Best itineraries

1. Ponant
2. Silversea Expeditions
3. True North Adventure Cruises

Best expedtion team

1. Ponant
2. Silversea Expeditions
3. True North Adventure Cruises

Best fully inclusive offer

1. Silversea Expeditions
2. Ponant
3. True North Adventure Cruises

About the awards

Our 2018 Luxury Cruise Awards are following up the success of the inaugural Signature Luxury Travel & Style Cruise Awards last year, we have reassembled our panel to vote on their top three cruise lines across a range of categories. In addition to our original categories – large, small, boutique, tall ship, river and expedition – we have added the best ships for a multigenerational escape and the tour operators that elevate the cruise experience even further.