When you cruise on a luxury ship, you’ll enjoy a certain exclusivity that can be attributed to her size. Smaller, more intimate cruise ships are the perfect haven for a relaxing getaway as you won’t be fighting through crowds – rather you’ll be treated to a level of space and privacy beyond what you’d expect, giving a truly luxurious feel to your voyage.
Intimate cruises on smaller ships offer an altogether more opulent experience; one of luxury, personalised service and sophistication. Gourmet meals, free-flowing wine and spirits, enrichment programmes featuring such activities as cooking demonstrations, music lessons and sumptuous accommodations are all part of what makes a voyage with these cruise lines so special.
Another great advantage of these intimate cruise ships is that due to their size, they are able to slip into some of the most remote ports of call. On a luxury cruise, you can expect to experience some of the world’s most remote islands, hidden harbours and secluded coves. You’ll have access to many of the more elite destinations too, including true treasures of the Mediterranean, Asia and elsewhere, offering you the chance to delve into fascinating cultures or simply enjoy the spectacular unspoiled scenery.
Which cruise line?
Even on the largest ultra-luxury cruise ships you’ll still find an air of discretion and indulgence, with plenty of personal space and privacy. Of course, with the many bars, lounges and on-board facilities tailored to socialising with guests, you certainly aren’t going to feel cut off .
The largest ships have capacities of just over 1,000 passengers, and retain a high staff-to-guest ratio so that you don’t ever feel like you’re simply making up the numbers. A number of cruise lines, such as Silversea and Regent Seven Seas, have ships with a maximum capacity of around 700 guests, for a wonderfully exclusive experience.
One of the finest small ship cruise experiences is available with Seabourn. Expect ships with a capacity of no more than just 450 passengers, one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios at sea and a wealth of features designed to give you a sense both of space and of complete relaxation, when you set sail with this ultra-luxury line.
Speak to the experts
When it comes to intimate cruises, we are the experts. No matter where you want to go in the world, we will help create the perfect holiday for you, so call your personal expert Cruise Concierge on 0808 202 6105 and secure your ideal small ship cruise escape.