We asked Mary Jean Tully, Founder & CEO of Tully Luxury Travel, what ships she's excited for in 2017:
Be among the first to experience the highest expression of Silversea excellence: the new Silver Muse. With room for only 596 guests, she's the smallest new ship in ultra-luxury cruising, your assurance that the very essence of the Silversea experience will continue - the intimacy and extraordinary level of the personal service, the luxury and all-inclusive lifestyle, the delight of venturing into secluded harbours where big ships cannot go. But it is her wealth of enhancements that will inspire the most acclaim, trendsetting concepts such as an unprecedented number of dining options, more connecting suites for family and friends, and a larger share of the top accommodations that are so much in demand. Perhaps most impressive of all is her focus on outdoor living, an extraordinary number of outdoor spaces so that guests won't be denied the most obvious attraction of cruising - the enviable allure of the ocean, itself.
A magical itinerary along the beautiful Seine River boasting four spectacular days in the City of Light to savor both its legendary Parisian cruising and world-renowned landmarks, enhanced even further by three days in Honfleur and an overnight in Rouen. Steeped in art and history, there is a voyage of cultured sophistication.
Inspired by the dreams of Charlemange, Crystal Mahler embarks on the grandest of voyages along Europe's mightiest rivers - the Rhine, Main and Danube. Traveling between Amsterdam and Budapest, prepare to explore the capital cities and quaint villages of Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.
With its castles, historic towns and terraced vineyards, so beautiful is the Upper Middle Rhine Valley the entire region is a treasured UNESCO site, notable for its breathtaking Rhine Gorge and iconic Lorelei Rock. Follow the Rhine and Moselle rivers to explore world-class cities and scenic villages in Belgium, Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland.
From Bordeaux, cruise the Garonne and Dordogne rivers into the heart of Aquitaine to explore some of the world's most famous vineyards, home to wines with names like Saint-Émilion, Médoc and Sauternes. Witness spectacular scenery, ancient castles and gothic cathedrals on a voyage of refined elegance.
(This content was originally published within the August 2016 issue of Condé Nast Traveler)