When clients want to push the boat out take a look at these luxury lines

1 HOLLAND AMERICA LINE – KONINGSDAM

MS KoningsdamWhen it launches on April 8 Koningsdam will be Europe’s newest ship for 2016. The 2,650-passenger vessel heralds a new class of ship for HAL, known as Pinnacle Class. With light-filled spaces and curves inspired by musical instruments, Koningsdam will spend the summer season in Europe and the Mediterranean, followed by winter in the Caribbean. Innovations include Blend, the only purpose-built wine-blending venue at sea, where guests can create their own wine to enjoy at dinner or in their stateroom. hollandamerica.com

2 CUNARD QUEEN MARY 2

Queen Mary 2The name is synonymous with style, and Cunard’s flagship will look better than ever following a dry dock from May 27 to June 21. The facelift will include 15 single cabins – a first for Queen Mary 2 – and 30 more Britannia Club Balcony staterooms. There will be a new French fine dining restaurant, the Verandah, open to all passengers for lunch and dinner, and pampered four-legged cruisers won’t feel left out as the refurbishment includes extra kennels plus a convenient lamp post in the dog walking area! cunard.co.uk

3 OCEANIA CRUISES – SIRENA

Oceania shipSix 1,000 square foot owners’ suites showcasing a fresh, contemporary design will provide luxe-loving passengers with plenty of room to spread out when Sirena enters service on April 27. Oceania’s latest 684-guest ship will undergo a $40 million, 35-day dry dock prior to its debut for the line and will sail on Mediterranean and Caribbean itineraries during its inaugural season. A new collection of fine Bulgari bath amenities will be offered for guests booked in Concierge Level cabins or above. oceaniacruises.com

4 CRYSTAL CRUISES – CRYSTAL ESPRIT

Crystal EspritA two-passenger James Bond-style submarine is among the amazing extras on Crystal’s first all-suite yacht. Launched in December, the 62-passenger Esprit offers intimate, exclusive, and immersive – in every sense of the word – experiences in a boutique ambiance. Amenities for adventures on the water include a 12-passenger ‘super yacht’ tender, water skis, wake boards, kayaks, jet skis, fishing, scuba, and snorkel equipment. Crystal Esprit offers seven-night cruises with destinations including the Seychelles, Adriatic coast and Middle East. crystalcruises.com

5- HAPAG-LLOYD CRUISES – EUROPA 2

Europa 2Fashion shows at sea are some of the 2016/17 cruise season innovations on this chic vessel. Designers will showcase their collections and open pop-up shops on the special sailings that will also feature make-up workshops and fashion-themed shore excursions. There will also be art focused itineraries with onboard exhibitions and behind the scenes gallery tours. With just 500 passengers, the sleek vessel Europa 2 provides exclusive and spacious surroundings and the forthcoming season will feature new stops including Fiji, New Zealand and Australia. www.hl-cruises.com

6 REGENT SEVEN SEA CRUISES – SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER

Regent Seven Seas Regent Seven SeasCruises’ all-suite, all balcony 750-guest Seven Seas Explorer launches in the Mediterranean in July. High end clients will want to be among the first to check into the new category Regent Suite, measuring in at a massive 3,875 square feet and complete with an

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