Before you go…

Whether you favour an intimate boutique cruise or a larger ship with more facilities, luxury cruises offer something for everyone. The service, itineraries and ship ambiance are second to none. If you have travelled on mainstream mega-ships in the past and are looking to try a new cruise experience, read on to find out what you can look forward to.

State-of-the-art Facilities

Not all cruise companies were created equal, when you choose a luxury cruise holiday you will have access to industry leading innovation such as Scenic’s Sun Lounge which at the touch of a button turns your floor-to-ceiling cabin window into a balcony, filling your room with fresh air.

The Best Itineraries

Luxury cruise liners can reach those out of the way ports that mega-ships can’t get to, meaning you get to visit less crowded, more authentically local ports of call during your cruise holiday.

Dining & Entertainment

Think complementary afternoon tea, formal evenings and cocktail receptions. Between piano recitals, classical concerts and lectures by guest speakers you will leave your luxury cruise not only refreshed and relaxed, but intellectually satisfied as well.

Incredible Cabins

Enjoy 5* luxury accommodation while on your voyage, choose from ocean view cabins complete with your own private furnishes balcony, all the way up to spacious club suites. Facilities such as full sized baths, walk-in-wardrobes and Egyptian cotton sheets await you.

Fantastic Service

The passenger to staff ration on board your luxury cruise ensures an outstanding level of service. Enjoy your own butler on Scenic’ s Bordeaux River Cruise, 24-hour pizza delivery on the Norwegian Cruise Line Baltic Capitals cruise and complementary guided shore excursions aboard Swan Hellenic’s Minerva.

By Sarah Tayler

Sarah is an avid traveller. When not writing for My Cruises, she can be found gallivanting around the globe. Her favourite port of call is Barcelona because it’s close to the city and she is a sucker for Gaudi and tapas! A big fan of leisurely river cruising as well, Sarah loves nothing more than stopping off along the banks of the Loire Valley for a spot of wine tasting and visiting Bordeaux for the history and amazing French food. On her cruise holiday to-do list is the Panama Canal, an Arctic expedition cruise and a river cruise through Asia.