By Land or Sea...

Travel Packages Offer the Best of Everything

Climb aboard a luxury ocean vessel, a river cruise ship in Europe or stay at a Gourmet 5 Diamond all-inclusive resort, and you’ll immediately understand what sets the experience apart from life on a mass-market or contemporary ship or resort. Lavish attention to every detail and a level of personal attention and pampering that will leave you delighted and amazed.

When you make the leap to luxury cruising or luxury land vacations, you’ll enjoy the best of everything: the finest available accommodations, cutting-edge amenities, gourmet dining from the world’s most celebrated culinary artists, an elegant array of enrichment programs and activities, and service that prides itself on knowing exactly what you need (and when you’ll need it). Today’s luxury cruise ships, European river cruises ships and land resorts offer passengers every posh perk imaginable–from spritzes by the pool to course-by-course in-suite dining–as well as a number of offerings that may never have crossed your mind.

In your accommodations, spacious marble baths and generously sized walk-in closets welcome you. Experience expansive views of the sea or city skylines from the comfort of large and private veranda. Step into an infinity pool or your own private plunge pool from your resort suite. Soft and luxurious linens and pillows await you at bedtime. Plus, a glass of champagne and a cool scented towel will welcome you when you arrive, and within hours the staff will all know your name.

On today’s ocean vessels, depending on your stateroom choice, you can expect to enjoy well over 1,000 square feet of personal space, with a sophisticated selection of room amenities. Watch first-run films on a 42-inch flat-screen plasma television with Bose® surround sound. Expect nightly turn-down service (and delicious surprises) when retiring to your room each evening.

Relax in a spacious beautifully appointed resort suite with separate sitting rooms. Select a suite with a private plunge pool or infinity pool. Or a suite that has a lazy river right out the door that will take you to a swim-up bar, where premium liquor and specialty drinks are waiting for you to enjoy. Sitting at the beach, your attentive beach butler will bring you your favorite resort signature drink. Need some sunscreen? He can bring that, too.

European river cruises are an amazing way to see Europe. Unpack once, then enjoy the sights and sounds of the river and their many ports of call. Come back from your shore excursion that is included in the price of the river cruise to your small but luxurious cabin, where no detail is missed, all for your pleasure.

Luxury dining equals imaginative gourmet creations prepared under the watchful eyes of award-winning chefs, a selection of vintage wines that even the most discerning sommelier would admire, innovative venues and so much more. Open-seating policies are the rule, allowing guests the flexibility to dine as they choose, and mealtime options abound. Think tuxedo-clad wait staff, multiple courses of truly inspired cuisine, and elegantly appointed tables set with fine china and European crystal. Casually elegant choices are also on the menu–sumptuous buffets, as well as opportunities to enjoy course-by-course dining experiences in the comfort of your suite. In many cases on the luxury ocean vessels, river cruise ships and Gourmet All-inclusive 5 Diamond resorts, everything is included, with the exception of specialty wines and some liquors.

Personalized service is the hallmark of a luxury cruise lines or 5-Star Gourmet all-inclusive resort stay experience. Staff-to-guest ratios mean that there’s always someone at your disposal, and you’ll reap the benefits instantly. Professional staff greet you warmly by name. They take pride in anticipating your needs and fulfilling every whim. In some cases, personal butlers are also available to attend to every detail of your stay. Luxury’s service is simply unrivaled, and the examples are legendary–uniform-clad stewards who wade into the surf to serve caviar and champagne, complimentary massages delivered on deck, and much more.  Celebrate your anniversary or honeymoon with a candlelight lobster dinner served on the beach or a three-course dinner on your cruise veranda … so romantic!