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March 1, 2015

The Most Popular Ships This Year,
and an Artistic Voyage on AmaWaterways
Commemorating the Life of Vincent van Gogh
 

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The most popular ships, by category


The votes are in! CruiseCompete has reviews from thousands of cruise travelers who provide insight into cruise lines, ships, amenities, service, dining and the destinations the lines visit. (Read the actual ship reviews on CruiseCompete.)

CruiseCompete has tabulated the ratings and the top 7 ships by category are:

Ultra-luxury category

  1. SeaDream Yacht Club - SeaDream I

  2. Crystal Cruises - Crystal Serenity

  3. Regent Seven Seas Cruises - Seven Seas Voyager

  4. Paul Gauguin - MS Paul Gauguin

  5. Regent Seven Seas Cruises - Seven Seas Mariner

  6. Regent Seven Seas Cruises -Seven Seas Navigator

  7. Seabourn - Seabourn Spirit

 
Ultra-premium category

  1. Azamara Club Cruises - Azamara Quest

  2. Azamara Club Cruises - Azamara Journey

  3. Cunard Line - Queen Victoria

  4. Cunard Line - Queen Mary 2

  5. Cunard Line - Queen Elizabeth

  6. Oceania Cruises - Oceania Insignia

  7. Oceania Cruises - Oceania Regatta
     

Premium category

  1. Disney Cruise Line - Disney Fantasy

  2. Celebrity Cruises - Celebrity Reflection

  3. Disney Cruise Line - Disney Wonder

  4. Holland America Line - HAL Zaandam

  5. Princess Cruises - Ocean Princess

  6. Princess Cruises - Caribbean Princess

  7. Celebrity Cruises - Celebrity Eclipse
     

Upscale Contemporary category

  1. Royal Caribbean International - RCL Allure of the Seas

  2. Royal Caribbean International - RCL Liberty of the Seas

  3. Royal Caribbean International - RCL Oasis of the Seas

  4. Norwegian Cruise Line - NCL Norwegian Sky

  5. Royal Caribbean International - RCL Majesty of the Seas

  6. Norwegian Cruise Line - NCL Norwegian Epic

  7. Norwegian Cruise Line - NCL Norwegian Jade


River category

  1. AmaWaterways - AmaLotus

  2. AmaWaterways - AmaPrima

  3. Scenic Cruises- Scenic Crystal

  4. Uniworld Boutique River Cruises - River Duchess

  5. AmaWaterways - AmaCerto

  6. Uniworld Boutique River Cruises - River Baroness

  7. Avalon Waterways - Avalon Expression


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Looks like AmaWaterways is the current favorite in river cruises!  And speaking of AmaWaterways, they sent out a newsletter which they have graciously agreed to let us reproduce here.  It contains some very interesting information on a voyage that commemorates the life of the brilliant artist Vincent van Gogh.

HONORING A LEGEND

July 29, 2015, marks the 125th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest Post-Impressionism artists of all time, Vincent van Gogh. His dramatic brush strokes, brilliant use of color and unique ability to convey emotion through his paintings have inspired millions of people across the world since his passing, and continue to do so to this day.
 
In commemoration of the immortal works of this Dutch creative genius, The van Gogh Europe foundation is organizing many activities at museums and heritage sites throughout the year under the theme of "125 years of inspiration." And you can honor van Gogh's legacy by visiting some of these places on two of our cruises. On our Paris & Normandy cruise itinerary, you'll find yourself within the scenes of many of his famous paintings on an "Artists Walk" tour through the gardens and village streets of Auvers-sur-Oise – where van Gogh was buried. Here, you'll also visit Auberge Ravoux, his former home where he spent his final days. We have unique excursions on our Provence & Spain itinerary as well. Go on an "Impressionist Experience" tour to the St. Paul de Mausole Asylum, where van Gogh once lived and painted some of his most influential works, like The Irises and Starry Night.

About AmaWaterways

Award-winning AmaWaterways was an industry leader in creating ocean-cruise-style amenities and design elements for its riverboats. These included spacious staterooms with French balconies (sliding doors with railings) or Twin balconies, glass elevators, plush robes and luxury bedding, marble bathrooms, complimentary Internet, Wi-Fi access and Infotainment Systems; the newer vessels have heated swimming pools with swim-up bars. The boats, which are among the newest plying the world's rivers, sail itineraries in Europe, Russia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Africa.

Find out more about AmaWaterways, their ships and itineraries here.



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