For travellers who seek the finest that the world has to offer

The World’s Best Luxury Cruise Operators

Travel companies that specialise in chartering ships, then add in exclusive offerings.

Private suite on Ponant, chartered by Abercrombie & Kent
Live the high life at sea on Ponant, chartered by Abercrombie & Kent © Nicolas Matheus

The pioneers of experiential travel, Abercrombie & Kent offers expedition, river and ocean cruising on the finest vessels in the industry. Our judges applauded Abercrombie & Kent for its bespoke and culturally immersive cruise itineraries.

Family-owned for almost a century, Tauck delivers more than expected across its tours and cruises, with exclusive access to the world’s hidden gems.

3. Captain’s Choice

This privately owned Australian company makes reaching otherwise inaccessible locations effortless, while providing deluxe cruise accommodations.

Finalist: Latitude 33 Luxury Tours

About the awards


The Signature Luxury Travel & Style’s Luxury Cruise Awards are a compendium of the world’s finest ocean, river, expedition, family and tall-ship cruising. Our fifth annual awards celebrate the top cruise lines, ships and operators in the industry – all of which are thriving.

Our annual Luxury Cruise Awards are judged by a panel of 19 leading luxury cruise experts and travel advisors who rate major cruise lines across 11 key categories, including suites, service, dining, wellness, itineraries and shore excursions. Each cruise line is awarded points that are tallied to determine the overall winners. From on-board and on-shore services to facilities and experiences, our winners and finalists set the standard for the future of cruising.


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