Imagine waking up in a different destination each day, touring historic cities, colourful seaside towns and picture-perfect islands all in one holiday. Or picture sipping a glass of wine on your private balcony, with uninterrupted sea views in front of you and a gourmet dinner on its way. This is the world of luxury cruises.
Our cruise and stay holidays marry up some of the finest cruise lines in the world with stays at our favourite hotels, giving you the chance to experience both in one fantastic trip. Enjoy a few days in Rome before a cruise around the Med, end a Greek isle itinerary with a week at a luxe hotel on the Athenian Riviera – our Trusted Advisers can create a combination that’s just right for you.
We’ll help you pick the itinerary and ship that’ll suit you best, and organise every aspect of the holiday, from booking flights and private transfers, to arranging for your preferred drinks to be ready and waiting in your on-board minibar. Each of our cruise and stay holidays also includes a selection of complimentary Sovereign experiences, which can be anything from private city tours to exciting shore excursions during your cruise – your Trusted Adviser can let you know all the details.
You’ll have plenty of space on-board a Regent Seven Seas ship – every cabin is a suite, with 98 percent of them boasting private teak balconies so you can enjoy those ocean vistas. Room service is complimentary, including dinners served to your suite course by course. Elsewhere, on-board activities like wine and artisan cheese tasting keep you busy at sea, while a range of complimentary shore excursions help you make the most of your ports of call.
With a maximum of 300 suites, Seabourn’s intimate ships let you get right into the heart of the action, docking at ports and harbours the bigger ships can’t reach. As a member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs gastronomic society, cuisine is incredibly important – expect gourmet dishes created by award-winning chefs and paired with fine wines. Each ship also offers a spa and wellness centre, with a fantastic menu of treatments, complimentary yoga classes, and personal trainers available.
The styling of Holland America Line’s ships harks back to traditional cruising – think rich woods and beautiful floral arrangements. Most staterooms boast ocean views, and many come with teak-lined balconies. In each port, you’ll have an expertly curated list of shore excursions to choose from; if you’re staying on the ship, make the most of the activities programme.
If you’re after a touch of old-fashioned elegance, take a look at Star Clippers’ tall sailing ships. These grand vessels feature four or five masts, which look spectacular when the sails are billowing and you’re cruising along at full speed. Carrying a maximum of 227 guests, these ships are perfect for getting a feel of traditional sailing without compromising on luxury.