World's Best 2016 Award Rank: #9 Small Ocean Ship
Best for: High-end cruisers who love adventure and luxury
Sails: Africa, Alaska, Antarctica, the Arctic, the British Isles, Central America, Hawaii, Mexico, New England & Canada, Northern Europe, the Pacific Coast, the Panama Canal, South America, the South Pacific
At a Glance: A Travel + Leisure World’s Best 2016 winner, placing ninth in the Small Ocean Ship category. Think of a voyage on this ice-class ship, last refurbished in 2009, as glamping on the high seas: The hull has been strengthened to navigate through polar ice floes, excursions happen via Zodiac, and its spacious suites come with butler service.