- Services of a Distinctive Voyages Host
You will receive a welcome letter in your cabin the day they arrive and will be able to contact the host with any questions or special requests. All hosts go through an extensive interview and training process to exceed your clients’ expectations.
- Private Cocktail Reception
While enjoying cocktails and appetizers, you can get to know the other passengers in the Distinctive Voyages group. The Host will provide the details of the Exclusive Shore Event as well as be available to answer any questions you may have.
- Exclusive Shore Event
Whether it’s a private wine tasting event with a seasoned sommelier at Heidelberg Castle, a gala concert and gourmet dinner at the Last Palace in St. Petersburg, or sampling Limoncello while learning how to make mozzarella in Sorrento, you will return from the shore event anxious to share stories about these unique experiences.
Enjoy an even more carefree experience with OLife Choice*, which offers you the flexibility to personalize your vacation experience. Easily stay in touch with FREE Unlimited Internet, PLUS select one from a choice of generous amenities: FREE Shore Excursions, FREE House Beverage Package or a Shipboard Credit. Contact us today to take advantage of these great savings.
Cruise Ship Categories
The many different cruise lines are categorized according to number of passengers, service, inclusions, and other amenities. When you’re confused as to which cruise line and ship are right for you, your travel consultant can clarify the many differences and help you select to right one. Here is a breakdown.
Contemporary or Mass-Market
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Disney Cruises, MSC Cruises
Contemporary/mass market cruise lines offer a variety of itineraries, amenities and activities appealing to all travelers.
- Decor running from colorful to extravagant
- Entertainment including music and dance productions, lounges with live music, and discos
- Fitness offerings such as spas, gyms, jogging tracks, multiple swimming pools and hot tubs
- Extensive children’s programs
- Families, singles and groups
- Highly traveled ports of call
Premium Cruise Lines
Celebrity Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Holland America Cruise Lines, Cunard Cruises, Costa Cruises
A more refined atmosphere and classic style characterize this category of cruising.
- Stylish décor with subtle accents, subdued colors, and extensive art collections
- Daytime onboard activities and enrichment programs and courses
- High quality productions entertainment, intimate lounges and cabarets
- Multiple casual dining options available
- Precise, attentive, yet unobtrusive service
- Attractive to families, singles and groups who appreciate value
- Suites complete with Butler service
Upper Premium or Deluxe Cruise Lines
Azamara Club Cruises, Oceania Cruise Lines
Deluxe cruise lines are a new category of cruising for guests who desire the intimacy of smaller ships.
- Positioned between the luxury and premium categories
- Many upscale amenities similar to those found on luxury lines
- Impeccable service, exceptional cuisine
- Smaller ships allowing easier access to less traveled and exotic ports of call
- Incredible multiple port overnights on some itineraries
- Upscale, full spa and fitness facility
Luxury Cruise Lines
Crystal Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Regent Cruises, Seabourn Cruises
Luxury vessels are exclusive and costly, are usually “All-inclusive.”
- Elegant décor typically includes antiques and priceless art collections
- Spacious staterooms, most with an ocean view or balcony
- Extra touches include fine linens, fresh flowers, fine china and silver
- Enrichment programs and celebrity guest speakers augment traditional shipboard activities
- Complimentary wines accompanying meals on most luxury lines
- Coffee bars, ice cream parlors and wine tastings, usually complimentary
Specialty Cruise Lines
Paul Gauguin, Star Clipper, Windstar, Hurtigruten, Pearl Seas, Expedition Cruises
These are small ship cruise lines with distinct destinations such as South Pacific, Antarctica, or Norwegian coastline, or either completely or partially under sail. These small ships can reach certain areas where others cannot