The Best of Midsize Luxury Cruises


Paul Gauguin Cruises’ Paul Gauguin

Once you sail the Paul Gauguin, nothing else will ever come close to the experience. Not only is the vessel relatively newer thanks to the million-dollar restoration in 2011, but the crew too is superbly knowledgeable on the destinations this cruise travels. The cruise even has a few guest lecturers such as Dr. Michael Poole, Mark Eddowes and more. They have a healthy crew to passenger ratio and you should be able to find help whenever you need it. There are suites and cabins with nearly 70% of them all having balconies.

The crowd aboard the Paul Gauguin mostly includes honeymooners, and celebratory parties such as retirements, anniversaries or graduations. If you are part of a group celebrating an occasion, make sure to book a category B or higher room as these rooms come inclusive of butler service. The butler will unpack your luggage, provide for pressing and laundry service, make appointments on your behalf for various on-board activities or even arrange private parties for your group!

Another exciting feature of this cruise is the retractable water sports marina that lets you enjoy kayaks, windsurf boards, zodiacs and even engage in diving even if you have never done that before thanks to on-board PADI instructors.

Seabourn’s Seabourn Quest

The Seabourn Quest is actually a part of a trio. Its identical sisters include the Sojourn and Odyssey – all of which have several similar features or offerings. To start with, they are all visually stunning. Many groups in fact book either of the three cruises just to spend time at the Spa. This midsized cruise ship actually features two levels each about 11,400 square feet in size with a spa pool, lounge area and several sun-shade props.

The Quest also happens to have the largest retractable aft marina. The swimming platform lets you engage in the open ocean without letting fish inside thanks to a wire basket design. No longer do you need to worry about that graze past your feet. Another unique feature of this cruise is its complete female attending staff.

Silversea Cruises’ Silver Spirit

The Silver Spirit is in fact the newest among all of Silversea’s fleet. Of course this is not taking expedition ships into account. This is also the poshest among the company’s offerings. It is best known for personalized service with a very friendly and engaging crew that is always there for your every whim and fancy. Service is what this cruise prides itself on and from the moment you enter their world to the exit, you are pampered by their patient and experienced crew 24/7.

Food is where this Italian cruise actually leaves a lasting impression. The ding venues on this cruise are spectacular but it is the kitchen that makes some of the most amazing concoctions in the world. All of our ships are equipped with the latest and best food processors for your own benefit.