Everything You Could Ever Possibly Want to Know About Ultra Luxury Cruising

February 4, 2015

By it’s very nature cruising is luxurious. How could it not be? A cruise holiday always has and always will be one of, if not the most luxurious forms of travel.

However, to paraphrase George Orwell – All cruise ships are luxurious but some are more luxurious than others and there’s where choosing a cruise line can be difficult some times. What is luxury? How do you define it? It’s easy enough to say you recognise luxury when you experience it but that doesn’t help when you’re trying to choose between ultra luxury, six star, cruise ships.

It was with that in mind that the www.CRUISE.co.uk team put together the definitive guide to ultra luxury cruising.


Five of the Poshest Spas at SeaSpa – What could ever be more luxurious than being pampered hand and foot in a spa? With that in mind we put together our top five most luxurious spa’s at sea.



Seabourn’s Signature Experience’sCruise ship staircase – It’s hard to define that ‘je na sais quoi’ that makes cruising so luxurious but Seabourn have tried and even given them a name – Their signature experiences. Find out what makes them so special here.


Seabourn Dininglamb chop – Nothing say’s elegance quite like dining on a cruise ship – You can find out what makes Seabourn’s dining experiences so unique here.


Seabourn’s Suites Seabourn Suite– Even Seabourn’s most basic of suites (if a word like basic can even be applied) is miles beyond what you’d get on most other cruise ships – find out just what makes them so special here!


Seabourn prideLife On-board Seabourn – Luxury isn’t always just about the dining or the suites or even those special moments – Some times it’s just every aspect of the day to day experience is, well, luxurious! Find out what a typical day on Seabourn will look like.


Regent Seven Seas

Regent Seven Sea’s Ultra Luxury Boast Regent– As you can probably tell, all the luxury cruise lines like to call themselves luxurious – Find out what why Regent say so here.


Regent’s Seven Sea Suites regent voyagerImagine a suite designed for comfort and space; with marble appointed bathrooms featuring full sized bathtubs or walk in shows; stocked with L’Occitane and Hermes toiletries.  That suite you’re imagining right now… It’s a Regent Suite!


Life On-board a Regent ShipSeabourn – From the minute you get up to the moment you fall asleep you’ll be surrounded by luxury on a Regent ship – You can see what a typical day will look like here.


Regent Seven Seas CuisineDining – Your taste buds should be watering from the minute you step on-board. From American Grille to French Cuisine you’ll be spoiled for choice. Learn more here




Silversea entertainmentSilversea’s Luxury Entertainment – Luxury suites and fine dining may be easy to imagine but have you ever wondered what luxury entertainment would look like? Wonder no longer with our guide to Silversea’s entertainment package.


On-board a Silversea shipSilversea ship

– Ever wondered what a day in the life of a Silversea cruiser would be like? Well wonder no longer…


lobsterSilversea’s Dining Experience – Thanks to their exclusive partnership with Relais & Chateaux a gastronomic delight is practically guaranteed in Silversea’s main dining room. Combine that with their open dining policy and choice of specialty restaurants and you’re in for a relaxed and luxurious night!

Silversea’s Suites
silversea suites – Quite often when talking about the suites on ultra luxury cruise ships people say they have to be seen to be believed. With Silversea it’s true – seeing really is believing! Take a tour of their suites here.

arcticSilversea’s Expeditions
– Where Silversea really come into their own is the expedition cruises they offer. Due to their size Silversea can get to ports and destinations larger cruise ships can’t. You can take a look at some of those places here.


Hapag Lloyd

Europa 2 reviewHannah – Time and again Europa 2 is voted the most luxurious ship at sea, second to none. One of our consultants, Hannah Wilson (who has to be one of the luckiest people ever!) was asked on-board for a week to review the ship – You can see what she had to say about it here.


Azamara Club Cruises

Azamara diningAzamara Dining – From room service, to the self service restaurant right though to the main dining room and specialty dining, Azamara Club Cruises pride themselves on their food and we’ve listed some of the reasons why here.



Azamara suiteAzamara’s Unique Staterooms 
– Azamara claim their staterooms are some of the most unique at sea. If you’re wondering why then you can find out here.


Oceania staffWhat’s included – Luxury cruise lines all seem to offer and include different things on their cruises.  You can find out exactly what’s included with Azamara here.


Oceania Cruises

Why Oceania are the Best Cruise Line for DiningOceania food Oceania Cruises spend more on raw ingredients than any other cruise line. They pride themselves on their food and it’s the first thing they talk about when they talk about themselves. You can find out more here


Why Cruise With Oceania?Oceania cruise – Although Oceania pride themselves on the quality of the food they offer there’s a lot more to an Oceania cruise than the food. You can find out exactly what here.


Oceania Suites
Oceania suite – Book a suite with Oceania and you’ll be given your own private butler. You can find what else makes them some of the most luxurious suites at sea here.


Re-creating Luxury Recipes at HomeMashed-potatoes – As we’ve already said, Oceania pride themselves on their food and they’ve kindly shared some of the recipes they serve on-board with us so that you can recreate them at home.



A Video Introduction to Oceania Cruises – Take a look at some of the video introductions to discover everything that Oceania Cruises  have to offer you!