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We all want to feel pampered while on a luxury cruise escape but which cruise line offers the luxe life you’re seeking? Choosing the perfect shore excursion, destinations and spa facilities can be a little overwhelming. We’ve broken down a few of our favourite indulgent cruise lines so that you can ensure you’re picking the perfect holiday for you.

Azamara

Make sure you do at least one AzAmazing Evening shore excursion during your cruise

Choose a cruise escape with Azamara if you want an all-inclusive, luxury cruise where you’re bound to make friends onboard their small ships.

Pros

  • One of the world’s most luxurious cruise lines
  • Smaller ships with a high staff to passenger ratio
  • AzAmazing Evenings: complimentary cultural shore excursions
  • Main dining room adjusts the menu to reflect local delicacies
  • Suite guests receive butler service and free specialty restaurant dining
  • Sanctum Spa

Potential cons

  • High price point
  • No youth programs
  • Only two ships

When only the best will suffice, choose Azamara Club Cruises. They’re a pricey cruise line, but your fare includes drinks, dining gratuities and some shore excursions. Azamara ships are small, and the ratio of staff to guests means you’ll have incredibly attentive service. The destination immersion excursions they offer with independent, local guides are out of this world. Expect to explore destinations like Alaska and Greece with more depth than ever before. Azamara voyages are the epitome of luxury - you won’t be disappointed.

Regent Seven Seas

Get a taste of the luxe life with a luxury suite onboard Regent Seven Seas

If you’re craving all-inclusive adventure, balanced with complete relaxation, then Regent is the cruise line for you.

Pros

  • Unlimited shore and night excursions
  • All-inclusive speciality restaurant dining
  • Culinary arts kitchen for cooking lessons
  • Special interest lectures
  • Seven Seas Society membership club
  • Canyon Ranch Spa

Potential Cons

  • High price point
  • Five ships to choose from
  • Small cruise ships

All inclusive, award-winning luxury is what you should expect from the moment you step aboard. You’ll experience impeccable service from staff, fully-immersive shore excursions and sumptuous suites during your cruise. Once you’re back on board, melt away any tension with a body treatment at Canyon Spa. You can be sure Regent Seven Seas will take care of every little detail to ensure you have the most spectacular experience.

Seabourn

Explore faraway locations like Patagonia and Antarctica with Seabourn

Book a luxury Seabourn cruise if you’re the kind of person who loves adventure and exploring new cultures and destinations.

Pros

  • All ocean-front suites
  • Personalised service
  • Itineraries on all seven continents
  • Private club atmosphere
  • Complimentary spirits
  • Tipping is not required or expected
  • UNESCO partnership shore experiences

Potential Cons

  • High price point
  • Smaller ships

Sail away in your private room with a glass of bubbles. Every Seabourn suite comes with complimentary champagne and a personalised stocked bar. Did we mention all dining onboard is included in your fare, as well as Ventures by Seabourn excursions (you could visit Antarctica and Patagonia)? For those wanting an unrivalled luxury experience specialising in sustainability on and offshore, Seabourn is for you.

Paul Gauguin

Relax and unwind in paradise with a Paul Gauguin cruise in Tahiti

A Paul Gauguin cruise is for someone wanting to experience an island holiday in a whole new luxurious way.

Pros

  • Designed to get passengers to smaller ports
  • Spacious suites and staterooms
  • Onboard watersports marina
  • Warm, friendly service
  • Deep Nature Spa
  • Private island beach access

Potential Cons

  • Only one small ship
  • Informal setting
  • Three dining venues

There are a few reasons to pick this luxury cruise line, but if you’re active and looking for an island escape focused on food, culture and water activities, then book a Paul Gauguin cruise.

We want to make a special mention of the less than full-on luxury lines Celebrity and Cunard, which offer guests the in-between option. Not as pricey as a premium all-inclusive luxury cruise but still offering a taste of the luxe life.

Celebrity

Celebrity prides itself on offering cruisers a contemporary luxury cruising experience with excellent service, accommodation and food. Did you know Celebrity is famous for its variety in dining options with over 25 venues on Celebrity Edge? If you don’t care for traditional formalities and crave immaculately designed surroundings then book a Celebrity cruise for that mid-range luxe experience.

Cunard

Traditional afternoon tea is a highlight onboard Cunard cruises

Cunard is a little bit different in that it’s traditional cruising at its finest. The service standard is impeccable, the dress code is fancy, and the ships are spacious. World Cruises with Cunard are a must-do, and by that, we mean the historic Trans-Atlantic Crossing. If you like the idea of cruising old style, want to feel like royalty and love afternoon tea, then Cunard might be perfect for you.

There are plenty of luxury cruise lines out there for those wanting all-inclusive service and experiences. The beauty of a luxury cruise is that while the prices are higher, you don’t have to lift a finger once you’re onboard. Everything is taken care of; you only need to think about which 5-star Michelin restaurant to dine at or what exotic location you’ll explore next. Let one of these luxury cruise lines treat you beyond your expectations.

Travelling the world one cruise at a time! I'm a massive foodie so onboard a cruise you'll most likely find me scoffing food at the buffet or trying all the cocktails onboard. My dream cruise destination would definitely be through Alaska, the wildlife and scenery would be so epic

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