The Most Luxurious Cruise Itineraries to Book in 2022 and 2023

by Donna Heiderstadt

The Most Luxurious Cruise Itineraries to Book in 2022 and 2023

by Donna Heiderstadt

If splurging on a luxury cruise to a romantic, remote, or visually breathtaking destination in the near future sounds ideal, these itineraries by nine established (and one soon-to-debut) luxury cruise lines can make your pent-up travel dreams come true. Here are 20 indulgent voyages to consider.

If splurging on a luxury cruise to a romantic, remote, or visually breathtaking destination in the near future sounds ideal, these itineraries by nine established (and one soon-to-debut) luxury cruise lines can make your pent-up travel dreams come true. Here are 20 indulgent voyages to consider.

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises in Geirangerfjord, Norway
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Baltic Sea Exploration or Seeing All of Europe

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is offering one of the most in-depth itineraries in the Baltic aboard its newest ship, 750-guest Seven Seas Splendor: an 18-night Copenhagen to Stockholm sailing, departing July 8, 2022 and visiting 17 ports in 10 countries. Better yet, explore the entire continent on Splendor’s 65-night Grand European Sojourn from Stockholm to Rome, departing Sept. 5, 2022.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is offering one of the most in-depth itineraries in the Baltic aboard its newest ship, 750-guest Seven Seas Splendor: an 18-night Copenhagen to Stockholm sailing, departing July 8, 2022 and visiting 17 ports in 10 countries. Better yet, explore the entire continent on Splendor’s 65-night Grand European Sojourn from Stockholm to Rome, departing Sept. 5, 2022.

Silversea Cruises
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Silversea Cruises: Summer Down Under or Cherry Blossom Season in Japan

If seeing Australia and New Zealand is your dream, consider the 27-night Melbourne to Cairns cruise aboard Silversea’s 596-guest Silver Muse, visiting 17 ports—with overnights in Sydney, Auckland, and Hobart—sailing on Jan. 16, 2023. Long to see Japan? Silver Muse will sail three back-to-back 14-night Yokohama (Tokyo) roundtrips in March and April 2022—ideally timed for cherry-blossom viewing.

If seeing Australia and New Zealand is your dream, consider the 27-night Melbourne to Cairns cruise aboard Silversea’s 596-guest Silver Muse, visiting 17 ports—with overnights in Sydney, Auckland, and Hobart—sailing on Jan. 16, 2023. Long to see Japan? Silver Muse will sail three back-to-back 14-night Yokohama (Tokyo) roundtrips in March and April 2022—ideally timed for cherry-blossom viewing.

Crystal Symphony in Monte Carlo
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Crystal Cruises: Grand European Journey or Exotic World Cruise

Crystal’s 2022-2023 itineraries include the 71-night Grand Journey: Europe from Stockholm to Venice, sailing July 31, 2022 on 848-guest Crystal Symphony and visiting 21 countries. Or go all out with a world cruise (and visit 31 countries—including Papua New Guinea, Myanmar and Tanzania) on 900-guest Crystal Serenity’s 119-night Wild Kingdoms & Exotic Discoveries world cruise on Jan. 11, 2023.

Crystal’s 2022-2023 itineraries include the 71-night Grand Journey: Europe from Stockholm to Venice, sailing July 31, 2022 on 848-guest Crystal Symphony and visiting 21 countries. Or go all out with a world cruise (and visit 31 countries—including Papua New Guinea, Myanmar and Tanzania) on 900-guest Crystal Serenity’s 119-night Wild Kingdoms & Exotic Discoveries world cruise on Jan. 11, 2023.

Seabourn Quest in Paradise Harbour, Antarctica
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Seabourn: Pacific Island Hopping or Circumnavigating South America

If visiting two dozen-plus South Pacific Islands and Australia sounds like an ideal escape, there’s Seabourn’s 65-day A World of Islands sailing aboard 458-guest Seabourn Odyssey from Vancouver to Sydney on Sept. 30, 2022. Or enjoy Caribbean islands and South American jungles, cities, and glaciers on 458-guest Seabourn Quest’s 79-day Grand Americas, Amazon & Antarctica voyage on Jan. 6, 2023.

If visiting two dozen-plus South Pacific Islands and Australia sounds like an ideal escape, there’s Seabourn’s 65-day A World of Islands sailing aboard 458-guest Seabourn Odyssey from Vancouver to Sydney on Sept. 30, 2022. Or enjoy Caribbean islands and South American jungles, cities, and glaciers on 458-guest Seabourn Quest’s 79-day Grand Americas, Amazon & Antarctica voyage on Jan. 6, 2023.

Beach on Mallorca
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Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection: Balearic Bliss or Southern Caribbean Sampler

Explore Portugal, Morocco, Spain, and the Balearic Islands (Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca, and Formentera) on the 11-night Lisbon to Barcelona sailing aboard the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s new 298-guest Ritz-Carlton Evrima on May 6, 2022. Or start off 2023 with a 10-night Bridgetown to Panama City voyage on Jan. 4, 2023 that visits Bonaire, Aruba, Colombia, and Panama’s San Blas Islands.

Explore Portugal, Morocco, Spain, and the Balearic Islands (Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca, and Formentera) on the 11-night Lisbon to Barcelona sailing aboard the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s new 298-guest Ritz-Carlton Evrima on May 6, 2022. Or start off 2023 with a 10-night Bridgetown to Panama City voyage on Jan. 4, 2023 that visits Bonaire, Aruba, Colombia, and Panama’s San Blas Islands.

CC Star in Venice
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Viking Ocean Cruises: Southeast Asian Medley or Mediterranean Meander

Splurge as you learn the history and culture of seven countries—including Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia—on Viking Ocean Cruises’ 27-day South East Asia sailing between Bali and Hong Kong aboard 930-guest Viking Orion on March 23, 2022 or Oct. 27, 2022. Or explore eight European nations on a 29-day Mediterranean’s Iconic Shores cruise on 930-guest Viking Sky, with sailings from April to July 2023.

Splurge as you learn the history and culture of seven countries—including Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia—on Viking Ocean Cruises’ 27-day South East Asia sailing between Bali and Hong Kong aboard 930-guest Viking Orion on March 23, 2022 or Oct. 27, 2022. Or explore eight European nations on a 29-day Mediterranean’s Iconic Shores cruise on 930-guest Viking Sky, with sailings from April to July 2023.

Star Grill on Windstar Cruises
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Windstar Cruises: Tahitian Sojourn or European Culinary Odyssey

A relaxing sojourn in French Polynesia awaits aboard Windstar Cruises’ 312-guest Star Breeze on its 11-day Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands sailing on Jan. 16, 2022, visiting eight islands and overnighting in Bora Bora, Raiatea, and Tahiti. Or savor Europe’s flavorful cuisine and legendary wines on the 23-day Culinary Capitals of Spain & France cruise aboard 312-guest Star Legend on May 6, 2022.

A relaxing sojourn in French Polynesia awaits aboard Windstar Cruises’ 312-guest Star Breeze on its 11-day Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands sailing on Jan. 16, 2022, visiting eight islands and overnighting in Bora Bora, Raiatea, and Tahiti. Or savor Europe’s flavorful cuisine and legendary wines on the 23-day Culinary Capitals of Spain & France cruise aboard 312-guest Star Legend on May 6, 2022.

SeaDream
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SeaDream Yacht Club: Intimate Caribbean Idyll or Greek Isles Escape

Sail roundtrip from Charlotte Amalie in the U.S. Virgin Islands on SeaDream Yacht Club’s 112-guest SeaDream II on a relaxing Jan. 7, 2023 itinerary that calls on St. Barths, Virgin Gorda, Saba, Norman Island, Beef Island, and Jost Van Dyke. Or island-hop in the Greek Isles—Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, and Patmos—aboard 112-guest SeaDream I on the 7-night Athens roundtrip sailing on June 3, 2023.

Sail roundtrip from Charlotte Amalie in the U.S. Virgin Islands on SeaDream Yacht Club’s 112-guest SeaDream II on a relaxing Jan. 7, 2023 itinerary that calls on St. Barths, Virgin Gorda, Saba, Norman Island, Beef Island, and Jost Van Dyke. Or island-hop in the Greek Isles—Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, and Patmos—aboard 112-guest SeaDream I on the 7-night Athens roundtrip sailing on June 3, 2023.

Rossio Square
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Oceania Cruises: Ultimate Caribbean or Coastal Europe

Snowbirds heading south for the winter can spend 73 days aboard Oceania Cruises’ 1,250-guest Oceania Riviera visiting 16 Caribbean islands (most multiple times) on the Island Time Odyssey itinerary, roundtrip from Miami on Jan. 4, 2022. Or opt to explore 23 top cities along the Baltic and Atlantic coastlines on the 28-day Oslo to Lisbon sailing aboard 1,250-guest Oceania Marina on Sept. 13, 2022.

Snowbirds heading south for the winter can spend 73 days aboard Oceania Cruises’ 1,250-guest Oceania Riviera visiting 16 Caribbean islands (most multiple times) on the Island Time Odyssey itinerary, roundtrip from Miami on Jan. 4, 2022. Or opt to explore 23 top cities along the Baltic and Atlantic coastlines on the 28-day Oslo to Lisbon sailing aboard 1,250-guest Oceania Marina on Sept. 13, 2022.

Marquesas Islands
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Paul Gauguin Cruises: Marquesas Exploration or Cook Islands Intro

French Polynesia’s Society Islands—home to Moorea and Bora Bora—are amazing, but these sailings from Paul Gauguin Cruises aboard 330-guest m/s Paul Gauguin also visit the far-flung Marquesas or neighboring Cook Islands a few times a year: the 14-night Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands calls on 10 Islands and the 11-night Cook Islands & Society Islands visits lush Rarotonga and sleepy Aitutaki.

French Polynesia’s Society Islands—home to Moorea and Bora Bora—are amazing, but these sailings from Paul Gauguin Cruises aboard 330-guest m/s Paul Gauguin also visit the far-flung Marquesas or neighboring Cook Islands a few times a year: the 14-night Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands calls on 10 Islands and the 11-night Cook Islands & Society Islands visits lush Rarotonga and sleepy Aitutaki.

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