luxury yacht cruise

Cruises offer some of the best service in the world. From the minute you step on the ship, staff are there to help with you attentive, personalised service. We put together a list of the best, most luxurious ones you can find. For a first-class cruise experience, these are the best lines to travel with.

 

 

  • Cunard – Cunard’s slogan is ‘everything you wanted, nothing you expected’, and their combination of beautiful destinations and top-notch service is sure to amaze you. They’ll take you to Italy and the Greek Isles on the Queen Mary, from Southampton to New York on the Queen Victoria, or around the Iberian Peninsula on the Queen Elizabeth. Whichever route you choose, you’ll enjoy a variety of activities for entertainment and relaxation. What makes Cunard cruises different is the touch of elegance and sophisticated atmosphere. You can learn to salsa or ballroom dance on one of their dance nights, enjoy live music from jazz ensembles and cocktail pianists, or even join the masquerade ball.

 

  • Celebrity Cruises – With this upmarket cruise line, you can feel like a star. They’ll take you to a huge list of destinations, including Australia, the Caribbean, the Galapagos Islands, Hawaii, Egypt and more. Wherever you want to go, Celebrity Cruises have got you covered. While you’re on board, you can relax on the top deck’s lawn club, which has half an acre of real grass. Of course, there’s a pool deck, too. There’s even an art gallery and library. If you feel like getting creative yourself, head to the art studio, where teachers are waiting to help you learn to paint, draw, and even make jewellery. If you want to get away from it all, there’s a hideaway, which is great for escaping and diving into a good book.

 

  • Holland America Line – This luxury cruise line will take you just about anywhere in the world, but one of their more unique routes is the ‘Enchantment at Sea’ package, which is a two-week Baltic and Kiel Canal voyage on the Ms Prinsendam. On every ship, you can enjoy fine dining, casinos, lounges, live shows and more. When it comes to activities Holland America have a special touch. There’s cooking shows and workshops to get involved in, as well as wine-making classes and luxury treatments at the spa. You can even enjoy a part of Amsterdam’s famous Rijksmuseum while on board.

 

  • Royal Caribbean International – This Miami-based cruise company has 25 cruise ships and routes all around the world, so you’re spoilt for choice. If you like to keep active, this is the cruise line for you. There are so many activities to keep you busy, including rock climbing, zip lining, and ice skating. As well as a water park full of slides, there’s a basketball court, golf club and solarium. For those who like more extreme sports, there’s the Flowzone surf simulator and the Ripcord skydive simulator. If you prefer a more relaxed pace, you can take a stroll in the on board Central Park.