10 Best Cruise Lines for "Noncruisers"
SeaDream Yacht Club (Caribbean, Greek Isles, Mediterranean)
This is as close as you can get to having your own yacht, which of course is the ideal way to explore smaller ports of call in the Caribbean, Greek Isles, and Mediterranean. The line operates two 110-passenger vessels that are luxurious yet casual and designed for a well-heeled, active crowd. No ties are required, but there is pampering, including its famed Champagne and Caviar Beach Barbecues. Yachts are stocked with mountain bikes, Jet Skis, a golf simulator, and other cool toys, and the decent-size cabins are all ocean-view and have mini-bars and flat-screen TVs. Experienced chefs, who shop in every port, use the freshest ingredients and prepare dishes to order, including creative vegetarian and spa dishes. Piano players entertain at night.
Tip: Sleep on deck under the stars in a sexy Balinese Dream Bed for two; ask the steward for al fresco turndown service.
Details: Weeklong Caribbean cruises from $3,499 per person.
Contact: SeaDream Yacht Club