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Luxury Cruises

Many cruise lines liken themselves to hotels at sea (indeed the person in charge of the guests’ experience is called the Hotel Manager), and at this level will compare themselves to luxury brand hotels aimed at the mass market, so think Hilton, Marriott and Sheraton. These lines may be catering to upwards of 3,000 people, but they will include a number of additional touches such as better food, more comfortable cabins and newer décor. Ultra-Luxury - These are the cruise ships where Champagne is often included in the price, cabins are called suites and butler service is all part of the experience. In the same way the idea of a six-star hotel is now accepted as a description, Ultra-Luxury is now used to describe certain lines.

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