This exclusive collection of vacation packages, offered on over 300 sailings, includes extra amenities paired with exceptional cruises, at no additional cost.  Each sailing features:

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.

We would like to recommend Caribbean And Beyond to help you plan your travel adventures. Fran and Ann were great to work with and very responsive to any inquiries we had. They also pleasantly surprised us by proactively securing an upgraded cabin on the cruise ship, along with other little perks!  They made sure all the ‘i’s’ were dotted and ‘t’s’ crossed so the logistical parts of the trip went very smoothly. We will definitely employ them again on future adventures!”
– Beth & Gary Mack

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.


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.

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

Wonderful Trip
“Yes, my trip to Europe was better than I could ever have expected. All our connections were made with the highest professionalism. Our drivers were always early and were a good source of information. Fran and Ann Cappa were wonderful to work with. They guided us along the way. Our vacation was a once in a lifetime experience to search for our family roots and cousins.”
Ed L.

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