The Royal Cruising Society (RCS) boasts many thousands of members that all take the pastime of cruising very seriously. They have a six-star system for rating cruises and currently, only three cruise lines on the entire planet are rated at the maximum six-star level. The criteria to award six stars is based on three main aspects: the quality of the cabins, the service, and the food. The most expensive cruise lines pamper their guests with lush décor, plush textiles, and amenities usually only found in boutique hotels. Their food is reminiscent of a Michelin Star restaurant, and their service is so classy that you can even have a proper butler bring you a drink and draw your bath! These three cruise lines have mastered service and comfort—you pay a price for the luxury of never waiting in buffet lines, and never dealing with crowds. These three cruise lines are Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Seabourn, and Silversea Cruise lines. They are the only cruise lines in the world that consistently meet the impeccable standards necessary to qualify for the RCS six-star rating. We will set sail into the waters of luxury world-class cruising in this article.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Regent has five luxury liners in service, the Seven Seas Splendor, Seven Seas Explorer, Seven Seas Mariner, and Seven Seas Navigator and the Seven Seas Splendor, Each ship carries under 1,000 passengers and offers a spa, luxury bath products, and private balconies in each guest room. These liners have penthouse suites with personal butlers and are always online with in-room iPads.
#1 Vancouver to Tokyo on the Regent Seven Seas Explorer
Widely recognized as the most luxurious cruise ship accommodation on the planet, the Regent Suite is a 4,000-sq ft suite with two massive private balconies, two luxury spa bathrooms with jetted tubs, three walk-in closets, a sitting room with top-of-the-line entertainment system, a full bar, and even a grand piano overlooking the sea you happen to be sailing on. This trip from Canada to Japan costs over $11,000 a night in the Regent Suite and guests enjoy priority boarding, prepaid gratuities, in-suite massage services, unlimited complimentary laundry and dry cleaning, two safes for valuables, and… free breakfast.