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24th September 2019

From the moment you step on board a luxury cruise ship you will receive first-class and personalised service thanks to their intimate capacities. You’ll also enjoy some of the best cuisine at sea alongside immersive excursions and enriching activities, proving just why luxury cruising is one of the best ways to see the world. [More]

10 Reasons to Book A Princess Cruises Suite

5th April 2018

Considering the fantastic service and onboard features that Princess Cruises offer all their guests, we were curious about just how much could be enhanced for those who opt for a suite. After looking at all the extras included, it’s fair to say that suite guests are treated to some really special indulgences, all of which help to create an incredible and unforgettable cruise holiday. Here are our top ten reasons to book a Princess Suite.

 

 

1. The extra space – with up to 932 square feet to a suite, guests even have enough space to host a private evening cocktail party with family and new friends.

2. Complimentary in-suite extras – it’s these minor details that truly make suite luxury what it is. Find everything from fresh orchids and high quality toiletries, to complimentary stationery and pens, umbrellas, and a cruise card wallet.

3. Upgraded balcony furniture – spending time enjoying the view from a suite balcony can be a perfect evening, especially with the two comfortable loungers, and table with two chairs at which you can treat yourself to a glass of wine and some room-service dinner.

4. Dining advantages – suite guests benefit from priority reservations at speciality restaurants, and the superb service that comes with Club Class Dining, such as no waiting to be seated, dedicated waiting staff, and table side meal preparation.

 

 

5. Extra helpful services – those staying in a suite can make the most of services like same day laundry, shoe polishing, and luggage valet, all of which can make your stay even more comfortable and easy.

6. Priority excursion reservations – suite guests have a high chance of securing the shore excursion they want, with priority booking service onboard.

7. Sumptuous bedding – with Jacquard-woven cotton linens, and a pillow menu with plenty of choice, every night’s sleep onboard should be a solid and comfortable one.

8. Lotus Spa Thermal Suite – suite guests have access to this luxurious and relaxing spa area on selected Princess Cruises ships. It’s the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring.

 

 

9. Private photography appointment – guests can make the most of the onboard photographer and obtain a really special personal memento, by booking an appointment for a private portrait session.

10. Special food treats – in addition to the above dining benefits, suite guests can enjoy treats like complimentary evening canapes, chef’s welcome goodies on embarkation day, in suite afternoon tea, and complimentary dining at a speciality restaurant on the first evening.

These are just ten of the fabulous array of advantages guests can receive if they book a Princess Cruises suite. Find out more about the benefits of booking a suite, or start planning your next cruise in a Princess Cruises suite


Our Top 5 Expedition Cruise Destinations

22nd March 2018

As more cruise lines are offering holidays to the world’s more remote destinations, visiting places you never thought you would is becoming increasingly easier. Whether you’re interested in meeting new people all over the globe, trying different foods, seeing some incredible wildlife, or gazing in awe at beautiful scenery, an expedition cruise can certainly deliver. Here are our top 5 expedition cruise destinations.

South America

 

 

From the busy streets of Rio and incredible steak in Argentina, to majestic Machu Picchu and Chile’s stunning fjords, those who opt for an expedition cruise in South America are in for some amazing experiences. Many cruise lines who travel to this part of the world offer some fantastic, bucket-list opportunities. These might include exploring part of the Amazon rainforest, dining with a local community, or experiencing the modern wonder that is the Panama Canal.

Antarctica

 

 

One of the world’s most remote areas, Antarctica is absolutely breath-taking. With an almost unnerving vastness, the sight of the environment alone is one that you will remember forever. Imagine sitting on the deck of your cruise ship while watching the passing glaciers, glass-like sea, and stunning wildlife that passes by. You could see penguins, whales, and huge sea lions, not to mention the many different species of birds. On exhilarating excursions led by guides it’s often possible to get up close and personal with this remarkable natural beauty. However, even when you're simply relaxing on the top deck, you'll have many opportunities to spot fascinating wildlife, thanks to these expertly designed Antarctica cruise ships.

Galapagos Islands

 

 

Known for its abundance of wildlife, more and more cruise lines are offering expedition cruises to the Galapagos Islands. This Ecuadorean archipelago is home to thousands of species of flora and fauna, many of which can’t be found anywhere else. Be sure to look out for the Galapagos penguin – the only penguin that lives in the Northern Hemisphere – as well as iguanas, giant tortoises, and the red or blue footed booby bird. This destination is certainly a must-see for anyone who appreciates wildlife.

Indian Ocean

 

 

A cruise in the Indian Ocean can transport you to what feels like an entirely different world. From the beautiful beaches and views found in Goa, and expansive golden sand dunes in Abu Dhabi, to the wonderful wildlife in Africa, this part of the world has something to interest everyone. Feel yourself become entirely immersed in the different cultures here, meeting some of the friendliest people, eating some of the most delicious food, and seeing some extraordinary natural sites.

Australia & New Zealand

 

 

In addition to the extraordinary Great Barrier Reef, Australasia is home to plenty more fascinating locations. New Zealand’s breath-taking scenery can seem almost otherworldly, and the famous glow-worms are certainly a sight to behold. Discover some off-the-beaten-track spots in these gorgeous countries, and get to know more about the cultures and traditions that live on in many areas. An expedition cruise to this part of the world can bring all kinds of fantastic surprises.

 

Expedition Cruising with Silversea Cruises

 

One cruise line that is thoroughly devoted to destination immersion is Silversea Cruises. This luxury cruise line enables guests to really get to know the places they visit, by exploring a wide range of areas and providing some brilliant, enriching excursions.

 

 

Silversea Cruises’ Immersive Opportunities

With Silversea Cruises, you can relish in local hospitality while trying new cuisines, see a variety of cultural performances, and take part in some really special excursions. Look over the incredible and mysterious Nazca lines from a small plane, discover some amazing eco-systems in the rainforest, or buy some authentic Indian spices in Cochin’s pretty markets. These are just a few of the fantastic opportunities guests can make the most of on a Silversea Cruises expedition adventure.

Silversea Cruises’ Ships

Many Silversea Cruises ships venture to expedition destinations, giving guests ample choice with regards to where they visit, dates, and ship. Rest assured that all vessels can be relied upon to provide outstanding standards of luxury, with great service, dining, and onboard facilities. Enjoy delicious cuisine at The Restaurant, where you will find regional specialities as well as firm favourites, before learning more about a new culture or a fascinating piece of history at a lecture, or seeing a local performance onboard.

Browse through Silversea's expedition cruises on Silver Galapagos, Silver Explorer, and Silver Discoverer to see which fascinating destinations you could explore.


What's Onboard Crystal Cruises' Expedition Ship

14th March 2018

Crystal Cruises is renowned for its fabulous range of luxury cruise holidays, and so we are all very excited about the upcoming addition to its fleet; the luxury expedition ship – Crystal Endeavor.

 

 

Combining signature spaciousness and stylish comfortable interiors with a sense of adventure, Crystal Endeavor is sure to impress all guests who step onboard. After days out exploring demanding destinations such as the Arctic and Antarctica, those returning to the luxury, all-suite ship will be feeling refreshed and relaxed soon after.

 

 

Crystal Endeavor will boast many of the same public spaces, bars, and dining venues that Crystal Cruises’ guests will know and love from other Crystal Cruises ships, as well as some new and innovative spaces.

Some of our favourites include:

Umi Uma

A restaurant serving sushi and other Asian creations, courtesy of the infamous Chef Nobu Matsuhisa.

 

 

Palm Court

This elegantly designed venue is a favourite for afternoon tea, evening entertainment, and enriching presentations.

 

2-storey solarium

This area is wonderfully bright and airy, and sheltered by a large glass dome. It’s superb for relaxing during the day, and doubles up as the Silk Kitchen and Bar on some itineraries.

 

Library

Decorated in plush, rich-coloured furnishings and dark woods, the library is a wonderful room to simply relax and read a book. It’s also sometimes used for enriching presentations.

 

 

With a real focus on supplying ample space for each and every guest, Crystal Endeavor is unsurprisingly the largest expedition ship at sea at 19,800 GRT and boasting 100 suites. Every area onboard has been designed in a sleek and stylish manner, which enables guests to quickly feel welcomed and comfortable.

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Upgrade your experience with Oceania Cruises

27th July 2016

Updated August 2019

When choosing a cruise it is often best to take a moment to think about what kind of stateroom you would like to stay in, and what affect this will have on your holiday. Oceania Cruises give you a sense of staying in a country hotel at sea, paired with sophisticated elegance and a casual country club atmosphere. Every stateroom onboard features an exclusive Oceania Prestige Tranquillity Bed, consisting of a magnificent eleven inch mattress, down feather pillows, and duvets which are covered in the finest 1000-count Egyptian cotton, as well as this, the view from your room can really add to your cruising experience. Carry on reading to find out why we recommend staying in a Veranda stateroom or above when sailing with Oceania Cruises.

 

Largest Veranda Staterooms at Sea

With Marina and Riviera boasting 282-square foot Veranda Staterooms, Oceania have ensured that these rooms were designed with quality and not quantity in mind. If you are someone that loves to spend time outside on the public sun decks, lounges, and restaurants while taking in the fresh sea air, but would also like to indulge in a little private luxury from time to time, then having your own spacious balcony means you can do this without feeling cramped.

 

 

Furnished Private Veranda

A Veranda onboard an Oceania Cruises ship is intended to be used. Expect seating and a table to sit back and enjoy a drink as you overlook the ocean, or enjoy that extra special touch of private outside dining by making the most of room service. Go one step further by staying in a Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom or Suite, and cuddle up with a luxurious cashmere blanket - perfect for relaxing and getting cosy.

 

Incredible Views

One of the main benefits of booking a Veranda Stateroom is the view. It's not every day that you're able to wake up in a new place; imagine waking up and stepping onto your balcony, inhaling the fresh air as you start your day. Or imagine sitting on your balcony and watching the beautiful coastlines of new ports coming into view.

 

 

The Suite Life

If you really want to indulge in your cruise and make it the trip of a lifetime, then consider upgrading to a Suite with Oceania Cruises. Rivalling any five star hotels, lavish suites offer grandeur and spaciousness and a host of exclusive privileges, making the experience more than superb. Everything is taken care of and everything is intended to make you feel like a VIP, from priority embarkation, unlimited access to Canyon Ranch SpaClub® private Spa Terrace, a variety of Bvlgari amenities, and 24-hour Butler service. There is no better reason to upgrade.

 

 

Take a look at some of Oceania Cruises' best deals


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