From the Caribbean to New England, the Mississippi to Alaska, the world’s biggest cruise market has plenty of destinations right on its doorstep. We have selected an autumnal cruise in New England, a Mississippi cruise out of New Orleans and a fortnight Caribbean sailing over Christmas. These are cruises that are available to all segments of the market – but if you think that a Caribbean cruise is relaxing (and it is) then you will sail through a luxury Caribbean cruise.
Following on from the publication of Cruise Adviser’s Luxury guide 2015-16, each week we will be running our Big Three feature, which gives you a trio of cruise options to choose from. This week it’s eight- to 14-night cruises to North America and the Caribbean.
Line: American Queen Steamboat Company
Departure port: New Orleans
Departure date: November 14, 2016
Duration: Nine days
Ship: American Queen
Balcony price: £1,978 per passenger
Suite price: £3,701 per passenger
Departure port: Boston
Departure date: August 3, 2016
Destination: New England
Duration: 10 days
Balcony suite price: £5,082 per passenger
Penthouse suite: £7,482 per passenger
Line: Celebrity Cruises
Departure port: Fort Lauderdale
Departure date: December 19, 2016
Duration: 14 nights
Balcony price: £5,090 per two passengers
Suite price: £8,570 per two passengers
Cruise Adviser top tip
Find out what kind of hotel your guest normally stays in. If it’s a small boutique hotel then offer a smaller, more intimate yacht-style cruise. If they like the larger five-star hotels with all the modern facilities, then consider one of the larger luxury cruise ships.