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What to Expect on a Luxury Cruise

31st August 2015

Roll out the red carpet and step onboard for the ultimate in comfort and style. Many cruise liners around the world have stepped up their game to offer guests the perfect holiday experience. Luxury cruises ensure you receive VIP treatment around the clock, from meals prepared by expert chefs to private butler service - anything is possible. With five-star facilities and beautifully appointed suites, gourmet dining and sophisticated entertainment, a luxury cruise will leave you thoroughly spoilt.

From Asia to Europe, you could travel the world with luxury cruise itineraries visiting the most exotic and desirable destinations. Here’s a glimpse into what a luxury cruise will typically offer guests.

 Sail away on a luxury cruise

Personalised Service

Just one of the many highlights of your first class adventure will be the higher crew to passenger ratio, ensuring attentive and efficient service. Depending on your cabin choice, you may also be offered the services of a butler during your stay.

Fewer Passengers

Most luxury cruise liners are smaller than the more common ocean vessels, therefore limiting the number of passengers. This means more space and fewer crowds. You will have the chance to relax and enjoy onboard facilities without giving a second thought to long lines.

 Relax on deck

Plush Accommodation

Gone are the days of teeny tiny cabins, on a luxury cruise, you will experience a home away from home. Most upscale staterooms will feature spacious living areas and furnished private verandas complete with ocean views.

Little Extras

From fresh flowers in your room to a timely turndown service, you will be pampered in more ways than one. It may be a welcome gift, plush robes and slippers, or a complimentary daily newspaper, but sometimes it’s the little extras that make you feel thoroughly spoilt.

 Gourmet dining

Decadent Dining

One of the pleasures of cruising is the sumptuous fare on offer. Luxury cruises place great emphasis on serving exquisite dishes showcasing local favours and fresh ingredients. Seated in stunning dining venues boasting seaside views, you are bound to order seconds every night.


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Sophisticated Entertainment

Your evenings will be filled with culture and class, with guest lecturers sharing their intimate knowledge and talented musicians performing live. Whether it’s an evening of jazz, a full-stage musical, or a special guest speaker, you will enjoy a wealth of educational experiences.

 Be pampered at the spa

Health and Wellbeing

Most luxury cruise liners will offer a full-service spa and state-of-the-art gymnasium. Spend your days at sea being pampered at the spa or salon or grab your yoga mat and join a fitness class. Either way, you will disembark feeling invigorated and energised.

Unique Destinations

Due to the smaller size of most luxury cruise ships, you may also have the opportunity to visit destinations that are unreachable for larger cruise liners. These ships can easily navigate to smaller ports, leaving you on the doorstep to the world’s most amazing destinations.


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