For many of us it’s the start of the working week but it’s also Cruise Week – so as we return to work, prepare for the week ahead and continue to dream of our next voyage, here’s a reason a day for why we should all book a luxury cruise.
While it’s fair to say that it’s not just luxury cruise ships which can take you to places you’ve never been before, on a six star voyage, you’ll have the opportunity to visit a number of more secluded ports of call, owing to your ship’s smaller size. This feeling of exploring new places can make you feel adventurous, excited and indeed educated – as the old saying goes, travel broadens the mind…
…and waistline, as some would have it. The truth is, on a luxury cruise, it’s about much more than getting your fill at the buffet, as you’ll be able to enjoy some of the world’s finest cuisine. That’s no idle boast. This is expertly-prepared, award-winning food of the standard that you would enjoy in a gourmet restaurant. Oceania Cruises has none other than legendary master chef Jacques Pepin at its culinary helm, while Silversea is a member of the respected Relais & Chateaux culinary fellowship.
Cruising is about getting away from it all and that includes all those little extra things you have to do for yourself each day. On a six star voyage, you’ll enjoy the services of expertly-trained on-board staff members who will cater to your every need, get to know you by name and know what your favourite drink is. Unmatched staff to guest ratios means that there’s always someone on-hand and nothing is too much trouble, while many lines also offer suites with 24-hour personalised butler service.
Enjoying your own private view of the ocean whenever you want is something which can make cruising even more special and personal. There’s no need to worry about getting a room with a view on a six star vessel, whether it’s a suite with a window or one with your very own balcony, as there are no interior staterooms on luxury ships.
Escape the crowds
If making sure you have your own space is important for you, you’ll be pleased to know that luxury ships are the smallest in the cruise industry. That means fewer fellow passengers and an altogether more laid-back ambience in which to enjoy your cruise. Of course that doesn’t mean you can’t make new friends and on a smaller ship, you’ll find doing this easier too.
Cruising is of course about exploring your destinations and with a six star cruise, you’ll have more opportunities than ever to make new discoveries, thanks to a wide choice of lesser-visited ports of call. Luxury voyages offer you some exceptional excursions to really immerse yourself in the local culture. Excursions are often exclusive to your cruise line, offering you a unique experience and there’s also the option of customising an excursion and tailoring it to your needs. With some lines such as Regent Seven Seas Cruises, all your excursions are included in your cruise fare.
With a luxury cruise, there’s so much included in your fare, from wines and spirits and all your gratuities to a comprehensive choice of signature restaurants and exclusive shore events. Some lines offer a completely all-inclusive experience, meaning that you’ve no extra costs to think about for the duration of your cruise.
Cruise Week is the ideal time to find your perfect luxury voyage and we currently have an excellent selection of Cruise Week deals available. When you’ve found the one that’s perfect for you, just call our dedicated Cruise Concierge on 0808 202 6105 to book.