Luxury and Expedition Cruises

We are luxury cruise specialist travel advisors serving discerning travelers seeking extraordinary experiences

Your ticket to the most luxe experiences on the sea

Our expert knowledge of the leading luxury and expedition cruise ships, itineraries, and pricing, ensures you make the right choices when planning your cruise. As a top producer within the luxury cruise industry, we're often able to secure complimentary onboard credit or exclusive shore excursions for our clients. Our close relationships with the leadership at the top luxury cruise lines from around the world benefits clients with various and unexpected personal needs. We make things happen for you.


Expedition Cruising

Hold on to your hats, thrill seekers! Luxury Expedition Cruising gives adventurers the opportunity to take the path less traveled and journey into the wild unknown. Voyages aboard expedition lines, like Lindblad Expeditions, are designed for those who crave an up-close encounter with the natural beauty of remote destinations and the amazing wildlife that call them home. Onboard, you'll find knowledgeable experts and naturalists eager to share their passion for exploration. Expedition cruising is your one-way ticket to the world's most extraordinary secrets!

Types of cruising 

Luxury Cruising

Indulge a little and treat yourself to a top-notch experience. Guests sailing aboard luxury cruise lines like Seabourn, Silversea Cruises, and Ritz Carlton Yachts, will enjoy the VIP treatment that rivals any 5-star hotel. Onboard you’ll find stunning suites, exceptional dining, and an array of fabulous amenities – from world-class spas to A-list entertainment. Personalized service and attention to detail are the cherries on top of these resorts at sea.

River Cruising

Float along the world’s most iconic waterways and enjoy the quiet charm of picturesque villages, historic landmarks, and vibrant cultures. With a more intimate and relaxed atmosphere than your typical ocean cruise, river cruising allows you to slow down and immerse yourself in a world where scenic beauty and local experiences reign supreme. Think plush accommodations, delectable cuisine, and friendly service, all wrapped up with a stylish bow on top. 

Looking to take a Virtuoso Voyage?

AS A VIRTUOSO MEMBER, we offer you coveted access to the Virtuoso Voyage welcome cocktail party, Virtuoso Voyage dinner party with your onboard host and an additional onboard credit or special shore excursion, exclusive to Virtuoso Voyage guests only.  

Browse Luxury And 
Expedition Cruise Partners

Exploring new destinations has always been a passion of mine, and I delight in sharing my expertise with like-minded, adventurous travelers. Recent years have seen the development of ultra-luxury cruise lines, each with their own personality and travel style. My favorite luxury cruise lines have also embraced expedition travel. Adventurous travelers are able to explore destinations that are only accessible by ship without sacrificing luxury. Sustainable, luxury expedition cruise ships provide guests with the comforts and amenities expected on a vacation while exploring land and wildlife once considered inaccessible to travelers.

On my first luxury cruise, I discovered the joy of being able to visit various destinations while also enjoying what I like to call a luxury resort at sea. Sea days are so important on an itinerary, because they allow you to relax and experience the fabulous amenities found onboard luxury cruise ships. It really is breathtaking to watch the open-seas while sitting on your veranda waiting for your butler to serve lunch or a cocktail. Once you fall in love with luxury cruises, you realize that you can expand your adventures to far-reaching destinations without sacrificing comfort or luxury. Luxury expedition cruises are quickly being discovered by adventure travelers. I know which cruise lines excel at luxury expedition cruises, which luxury expedition ships are superior in different climates such as the polar regions and which itineraries are ideal for my clients. There are many decisions to be made and tasks to be completed in order to take a luxury cruise. It is a mistake not to employ an expert in luxury cruises or luxury expedition cruises to plan such adventures.

In previous years, luxury world cruises were reserved mainly by retired travelers with the luxury of time. With the recent development of people working from home or really wherever one can find wifi, many clients are now scheduling luxury world cruises. These clients are able to travel the world at sea, working onboard their luxury cruise ship and exploring new destinations during their free time. It truly is the best of all worlds for those with an adventurous spirit. Luxury world cruises can last up to 270 days long. Clients can travel during all or part of that time. I also curate customized luxury world cruises for clients by creating journeys that connect itineraries best suited to my clients’ interests.

Whether a client is taking their first luxury cruise, expanding their adventures on a luxury expedition cruise or diving deep on a journey with a luxury world cruise, my team has the connections at each of the best cruise lines to provide the most valuable added-amenities and special services clients may require. My expertise in each of the luxury cruise ships and itineraries ensures that clients make the best choices and are placed in the stateroom best-suited for them. My concierge team then tirelessly works to ensure every moment of the trip is planned to perfection. When bumps in the road happen, we are there for clients every step of the way to reach positive resolutions. The end result for my clients are vacations filled with adventure, fun, fabulous food and wine and memories with family and friends that will last a lifetime.

Our luxury cruise partners include but are not limited to:

  • Silversea
  • Seabourn
  • Four Seasons Yachts
  • The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
  • Explora Journeys
  • Lindblad Expeditions
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • AmaWaterways
  • Belmond Cruises

Our services take all of the stress and hassle out of planning and booking a luxury cruise. Time is my clients’ most valuable commodity. It only makes sense to take advantage of my expertise in luxury cruises and allow our concierge team to handle all the details. Contact me to start planning your next journey.  

Once everything is confirmed, you are set to sail! All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy your time wherever you are headed.

4. Sail Away

You won’t need to sit on hold with the the cruise line. We will work directly with the cruise line to handle all payments using your credit card, requests and questions. TopFlight Travels does not charge a fee for luxury and expedition cruise bookings.

3. Management

Once you decide on a cruise from the options we provide, we work with you to pick the best stateroom at the best rate with amenities. We can also assist with your flights, recommend shore excursions and handle your pre-cruise and post-cruise logistics.   

2. Research and booking

After receiving your request form, we can suggest a cruise line and itinerary based on the information you provide.

1. Complete our Take a Cruise form.

How To Book Your Luxury And Expedition Cruise

As luxury and expedition cruise specialists, we are experts at customizing and managing luxury world cruises. Our clients spend up to 180 nights at sea with all the details and logistics handled by TopFlight Travels. 

“Julie has been a refreshing change from the cookie-cutter agencies we've used in the past.”

- Melissa B.

TopFlight has assisted us with two completed trips. There are two more on the calendar and many more to come! Julie's ideas are refreshing, and she won't stop until she finds a solution for your family! She takes the time to understand the family's needs and wants, and is super responsive. I'm so glad we found her!

“Would be great if all professionals were nearly as attentive to clients.”

- Lee B.

Julie Jones is a great travel agent! She booked our cruise on Uniworld, fabulous!, and managed our flights.
She returns email immediately, calls you right back, fixes any problem, and just a joy to work with.
Although we live in LA and Julie lives in St. Louis, she's our forever agent.

“We were all so impressed and will definitely be using Julie to plan future trips!!"

- Susie M.

Julie helped some girlfriends and I plan a trip to Playa Del Carmen for our 45th birthdays. She was on top of every last detail and answered all of our questions right away. We LOVED the hotel where we stayed, and also had a few upgrades that Julie arranged for us that were really nice.

“My first experience with Top Flight could not have been better.”

- Carey S.

Julie took my original ideas, and made recommendations that brought us to a place I would NEVER have found on my own. It wasn't a vacation, it was an experience. From the moment we landed until we left, there was awesomeness at every turn. I'm usually a scrooge about travelling but now I can't wait for our next trip.....planned, or course, by Julie Jones or not at all.

Cruising FAQs

The short answer: no! 
There has been a noticeable shift in the average age of cruisers. More and more travelers are looking for experiences that focus on cultural immersion, off the beaten path destinations, wellness, and sustainability – and the cruise industry is taking notes! Over the last several years, the competition among cruise lines has been fierce and has led to major innovations across ship design, onboard lifestyle, more immersive itineraries, and more. And as a result, cruising is more appealing than ever to travelers of all ages and lifestyles. 

The days of cramped cruise cabins are behind us! Now, when aboard many luxury ships, you can expect the same level of comfort and service you’d find at your favorite 5-star resort. Additionally, you will be so impressed with the onboard amenities and dining! With many cruise lines snagging partnerships with iconic chefs, like the famed Thomas Keller, the cuisine on board is an experience in itself. Plus, the latest trends toward lifestyle and wellness have led to countless ships updating their facilities to support travelers with an active lifestyle! 

Choosing a cruise can be an overwhelming task, so let's break it down into the three major types: ocean, river, and expedition.

Luxury ocean cruising, the OG of cruises. Ocean sailings offer a grand experience with lavish onboard spas, spacious state rooms, and sun-soaked loungers - the works! It's perfect for those who are looking for a little indulgence in their next vacation. 

Next up is river cruising, which allows travelers to dive deeper into a destination and discover new perspectives on familiar places. It's an ideal choice for travelers who feel like they’ve been there, done that and are in the mood for something new! 

Lastly, we have expedition cruising, which is all about heart-pumping adventures and exploring the remote destinations of your dreams. Adrenaline junkies and nature enthusiasts will be thrilled to venture into uncharted territories with some of the world's most knowledgeable guides and naturalists. It's an unparalleled opportunity to immerse oneself in the wonders of untamed nature.