5 Expensive Cruise Ships That Will Set You Back

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When it comes to cruising, the cruise price can be a major drawback. Some of the most luxurious and expensive cruise ships on the planet really can set you back a pretty penny.

However, the thought of relaxing on board a stunning cruise ship in the heart of the Caribbean is too much, and it’s essential to make it work. Of course, one of the plus sides is you can really rack up the air miles when traveling to the cruise port.

The most expensive cruises in the world will set you back tens of thousands of dollars. For many who do enjoy this life of luxury, credit cards that earn free miles are a must and can save you a small fortune upon your travels.

Funding can be an issue for many, but if you want a taste of glamour, then here are the most expensive and luxurious vessels currently sailing the seven seas…

Crystal Serenity

The Crystal Serenity is perhaps the most glamorous ship in the world, and for between $3,800 to $14,000 you can book your place on one of its tours.

It offers everything you could possibly want from spa treatments to gyms, golf and of course plenty of fine dining.

The name of the ship is incredibly apt and relaxes over 1,000 passengers at a time. Its maiden voyage took place back in 2003, cruising northern Europe and has since become the largest ship ever to cruise the Northwest Passage.

Over the years it’s taken in the Canadian Arctic, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and more. She’s just enjoyed an extensive redesign, to make her more beautiful than ever and is currently basking the waves around  Australia.

Liberty of the Seas

Liberty of the Seas isn’t your usual cruise ship and is alive 24/7. Holding almost 4,000 passengers, it’s all about fun, with huge waterslides, surf simulator, casino, and theatre.

Liberty of the Seas
Photo By: Prayitno (Creative Commons)

It’ll set you back around $1,500 but is worth every dollar. You can dine delightfully in its 15 different restaurants and kick back and relax in one of its 22 bars. It first set sail in 2007 and spends much of its time in the Caribbean. There’s plenty of time for shore excursions too in what is the best way to see the perhaps the world’s most picture perfect region.

The Royal Suites are up there with the finest in the world and even the family suites don’t get much better, with kids even getting to enjoy a slide down from their bedroom to the living quarters.


Operated by Oceania Cruises, the Riviera is just eight years old and is an incredibly popular ship that spends much of its time in the Caribbean Sea. Setting sail from Miami, it is the definition of opulence, with Owner’s cabins furnished by Ralph Lauren and some of the finest restaurants any cruise ship has to offer.

Oceania Riviera
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Throughout 2019, it’ll spend the earlier months in the Caribbean before spending Spring in Europe, between Venice and Barcelona, with Athens, Monte Carlo and Lisbon also available to explore.

Its onboard activities are plentiful, with gyms, pools, spas and a whole host of designer shops, while you can also relax in its incredibly peaceful library.

Silver Muse

Silver Muse is new to the seas having only launched last year. Smaller than the likes of Riviera and Liberty of the Seas, it can only host around 600 passengers and is the perfect place for adults to relax.

Prices don’t come cheap, maxing out at around $20,000, but you will get to enjoy much of Australia, Bali, Singapore, and Hong Kong in the early months of 2019 if you’re desperate to jump aboard.

Silver Muse
Rendering By: Silversea Cruises

The summer months see the cruise ship arrive into North America, while October and the latter months welcome the ship back over to Asia, with Tokyo its main port.

It’s one of the more exclusive cruise ships out there currently and if you really do want to live a life of luxury, this is the one for you.

Seabourn Ovation

Another new ship to the cruising industry is Seabourn Ovation and offers ultra-luxury. With 300 suites its the next step up in small-ship cruising, offering spectacular dining and world-class entertainment.

Seabourn Ovation at Sea
Photo By: Seabourn

You can enjoy a number of destinations on-board throughout the year, with a 20-day Arabia and Antiquities tour, alongside a mammoth 56-day Empires of the East cruise, setting you back a staggering $42,000. Thailand, India and the Mediterranean are also available on a ship which really is going above and beyond.

There’s an onboard casino, cinema, numerous swimming pools and five magnificent restaurants you’ll never tire of eating at. What more could you want?

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