If you are looking for the perfect option for a luxury getaway, cruise holidays are a fabulous choice. From beautifully-decorated cabins and decadent dining to days spent in the spa or swimming in the pool, cruises offer a level of luxury that few other types of break can meet.
The first advantage of opting for a cruise is that you will have a breadth of choice when it comes to accommodation. Pick a cabin with a balcony and living area and you will have a stunning home-away-from-home that will give you ever-changing, glorious views each day.
What's more, depending on the package you select, you can have your room equipped with a host of luxurious extras, such as fluffy bathrobes and slippers, a bowl of fresh fruit and even a bottle of sparkling wine - all of which are perfect for setting the mood for this kind of break.
No luxury holiday is complete without a little fine dining. Depending on the cruise ship you select, you will have the chance to enjoy everything from delicious alfresco lunches to formal dinners prepared by skilled chefs.
Outside of mealtimes, you can indulge further with afternoon tea, complete with sandwiches, scones and fresh cream. This experience is absolutely ideal for luxury breaks, particularly as the addition of live music and service from white-gloved waiters adds a certain something to the ambience.
Ways to pamper yourself
One of the best things about going on a cruise is that it gives you an unrivalled opportunity to pamper yourself. Far away from the stresses and strains of everyday life, you will have a wide choice of ways to relax. For example, you could book yourself a soothing massage in the onboard spa, or perhaps treat yourself to a facial.
If you prefer to unwind in a more active way, you can go for a leisurely swim in the pool, or even practice your golf swing on deck, where there are nets specially designed for the purpose.
Wide choice of activities
Accompanying the fabulous selection of ways to relax is a similarly wide array of activities and entertainment. Singers and bands will perform in the evenings, while you can also sign up to dance classes.
During the day, you will be able to attend fitness sessions - if you are feeling active - such as yoga and pilates lessons, or you can visit the library and choose a good book to get lost in while relaxing on deck.
As well as being a fantastic choice for luxury holidays in general, cruises are utterly perfect for celebrating special occasions - especially as there are a range of extras you can choose from to make the trip all the more exciting and memorable.
For example, if you will be celebrating your wedding anniversary or a milestone birthday, you could opt to have a decadent champagne breakfast, or perhaps a beautifully-decorated cake. Other possibilities include receiving handmade chocolates or sparkling wine, or a selection of canapes to share with other members of your party.
All this and, of course, the fact you will have the chance to visit a host of wonderful destinations in a single trip. This means you will have the freedom to explore whatever region interests you most, whether you want to cruise the Caribbean, discover the delights of the Mediterranean or go on a Baltic adventure.