These ships all offer an unparalleled experience in indulgence, many including all-suite accommodation, private butler or concierge service and a host of other exclusive amenities not found on the typical mass market ship.
Luxury cruisers have many options in the cruise marketplace. At the top end of the spectrum, you could of course charter a private yacht with a full crew and sail wherever you like. But while a smaller yacht can certainly offer a luxury cruise experience, passengers miss out on a lot of the amenities that a cruise ship could offer them. So, many opt for a small ship experience with one of the major luxury lines in the cruise industry, such as Regent Seven Seas, the Yachts of Seabourn, Silversea or Crystal.
They will all offer high levels of comfort and space on board,exceptional personal service and the very finest cuisine and dining. High staff to passenger ratios allows these cruise lines to offer the most personal service where the staff will not only remember your name but your drink & food preferences to.
Extra inclusions such as free shuttle’s to and from city centres,enhanced toiletries, a range of drinks included (some offering all inclusive) or even free shore excursion can be offered by some of these luxury cruise lines.
With smaller or mid-sized ships with less passengers on-board compared to a mass market cruise they often offer itineraries to smaller more unique ports of call and when you disembark it is a queue free experience.
Since its creation in 1988, Crystal Cruises - owned by the world's largest freighter and transportation logistics company, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) - has strived to create a new standard in u...