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To read about Azamara luxury cruise ships and their destinations, and to book online, review excursions, or complete your online check-in etcetera, click www.azamaraclubcruises.com.
'You'll love where we take you.' An Azamara cruise is a unique experience, one which will make you feel you have the world to yourself. The extraordinary level of personal service, superb cuisine, outstanding amenities and thoughtfully designed accommodation ensure an unforgettable cruise experience for every guest. To cruise Azamara is to cruise with a line committed to providing 'unparalleled service, the finest dining at sea, a glorious spa experience and awe-inspiring destinations'. Azamara cruises are actively 'striving to be the world's top deluxe cruise line'. Azamara Club Cruises have two 30,000-ton ships: the '694-guest intimate', Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest. There is butler service to all suites, and attentive, non-intrusive professional attendants to all staterooms. Included in the prices are complimentary wines with lunch and dinner; bottled water, sodas, coffees and teas; and gratuities for housekeeping and dining staff. There is a free self-service laundry. Azamara also include longer stays, more overnights and late-night stays in many ports and, where possible, a complimentary shuttle bus service to and from the ship to city centres at the ports of call.
To read about Celebrity Cruises luxury cruise ships and their destinations, and to book online, review excursions, or complete your online check-in etcetera, click www.celebritycruises.co.uk.
'The crème de la crème.' As the song says: 'You're the tops, you're the Coliseum…' so it is with Celebrity Cruises. Celebrity prides itself on its outstanding reputation and jealously guards its good name. Its hallmark is superb service on board elegant and spotlessly clean and well maintained ships. The standard of service and attention to detail are sometimes genuinely beyond the call of duty. There are flowers everywhere, fine modern artworks, and tasteful décor and furnishings. The cabins are luxuriously comfortable. And, as you might expect with a Celebrity cruise, exceptionally good food and wines, all presented with just the right amount of formality. They really do 'treat you famously' when you cruise Celebrity. And they do so at a price that is outstandingly good value for money.
Royal Caribbean International Cruises
To read about Royal Caribbean International luxury cruise ships, their destinations, and to book online, review excursions, or complete your online check-in, click on www.royalcaribbean.co.uk.
'Luxurious, lively, hugely popular.' As Royal Caribbean International cruises say in their brochures, 'this is way more than a cruise'. Their ships are 'mainly for young-minded couples and singles of all ages, families with toddlers, children and teenagers who like to mingle in a large-ship setting with plenty of life and high-energy entertainment.' You'll find every facility you could wish for and many you wouldn't expect: ice-skating, rock climbing, and small-scale golf. There are huge dining rooms, serving delicious food covering all kinds of cuisine: French, Italian, International and, of course, American. There are also many other more casual restaurants and dining venues. Royal Caribbean International cruises cover the whole world including, of course, the ever popular Mediterranean, Caribbean and the Baltics.
'Fun for all. All for fun.' Carnival Cruises prides itself on delivering fun-filled, memorable vacations by offering a wide array of quality cruises which represent outstanding value for money. To cruise Carnival is to sail with a company whose ships are built with one goal in mind: to make sure every time you walk up a Carnival gangway, you get the sense you're crossing over into a whole new world of fun. A Carnival cruise is distinctive because once on board the good times begin to roll. Just about everything is included. You'll enjoy delicious meals in the various onboard restaurants. Carnival's Your Choice Dining means lots of great food choices for breakfast, lunch or dinner. If it's popular for breakfast, Carnival will have it. And with so many activities to work up a midday appetite, they have even more ways to satisfy it. Try full service in the main restaurant, or if you want more fun in the sun, the Sea-view Bistro's flexible hours and casual T-shirt-and-shorts dress code, make it the perfect choice. The best way to begin an evening at sea is in an elegant atmosphere, delighting in delicious food, gracious service and sparkling conversation. You can even also eat in your cabin as all staterooms have complimentary 24-hour service. There's superb nightly entertainment; award-winning youth programs; high rolling casinos, beauty salons, fitness centres, limitless facilities and some of the friendliest service at sea. That's Carnival.
'Cruising Italian style.' Dedication, with a smile at your service, that's the promise of a Costa cruise. As the largest European cruise operator, Costa cruises are able to offer you one of the largest choices of itineraries and ships available today. To cruise Costa is to experience and combine comfort, entertainment and pleasure in unmistakable Italian style. Cruising Costa is the first destination on your journey: elegant, comfortable and beautiful. Costa specialise in cruising with an Italian flair and flamboyance. Costa Cruises is a British-American owned Italian cruise line. They currently operate 15 cruise ships, which all sail under the Italian flag. Some are large and spectacular and all the more fun, others are smaller with a more personal and intimate ambience. On whichever Costa Cruise ship you choose, you'll cross the most beautiful seas, pass stunning landscapes and see breathtaking views. As soon as you step onboard you will realise what an unforgettable experience your holiday at sea with Costa will be. The world of Costa Cruises is getting bigger all the time. Each year they add more and more destinations, so you can choose from the most exclusive itineraries, visiting the most beautiful seas and exotic ports of call. Costa provide cruise holidays in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, the Middle East, Asia and South America. Activities are included for children of all ages and while they're having fun, you can finally relax by the pool. Spectacular sunsets, starry nights and warm embraces, all in cosy surroundings and with a host of exciting discoveries to be made. Costa cruising gives you a cruise to revive your body and mind, making the most of the beneficial properties of the exclusive treatments offered on the Costa fleet of ships.
'The most famous ocean liners in the world.' For more than 160 years a Cunard cruise has defined the luxury ocean travel experience. Today, their famous White Star Service™ continues to uphold the tradition of matching and exceeding the highest expectations. In 1839 Queen Victoria awarded Samuel Cunard the first ever licence to deliver mail across the Atlantic, proudly granting his ships the honoured title, RMS, Royal Mail Ship. Since then to cruise Cunard has become a byword for comfort, style and the ultimate travel experience as defined by successive eras. Queen Elizabeth 2 has now ceremoniously handed over the prestigious transatlantic mantle, and thus the coveted 'RMS' title, to her sister ship RMS Queen Mary 2. Today, Cunard continues to celebrate a golden heritage while exceeding expectations from moment to moment.
Crystal Cruises offer 'the finest experience not only in cruising, but in all of luxury travel' Crystal Cruises 'share your passion for discovery'. At sea and ashore they have created itineraries that showcase the world in all its glory, from favourite, must-see destinations to undiscovered gems of rare beauty. Onboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, the two highest-rated ships in the world, you will discover the hallmarks of Crystal. Extraordinary service, abundant space, exceptional quality and incredible choices. They are the very essence of Crystal - the 'Crystal Difference'. This steadfast commitment to excellence has earned Crystal unprecedented recognition as the World’s Best Cruise Line for an incredible 18 years! That's an accomplishment unmatched by any other cruise line, hotel or resort anywhere in the world! Their ships offer a careful balance of onboard enrichment and shore-side adventure. These combine to create 'magnificent experiences you'll treasure for a lifetime'. Crystal's belief is travel connects us to our world, our loved ones and ourselves. Travel bridges differences and cultivates understanding and acceptance. It arouses our curiosity and quenches our desire for adventure and discovery. Everything Crystal Cruises does is designed to evoke a sense of astonishing wonder, from the surprising thoughtful touches a stewardess attends to in your stateroom, to the authentic experiences you enjoy ashore.
Disney Cruise Line Cruises
'On a Disney cruise there is something for everyone.' There's relaxing 'me' time for the adults, imaginative fun for the kids and exciting family time for all. On Disney cruises every voyage includes the attention to detail and world-class hospitality that Disney is famous for. To cruise Disney is to join in fun-filled activities at lavishly themed onboard venues designed to inspire and delight each and every member of your family. The dining is brilliant. You'll enjoy Disney's one-of-a-kind Rotational Dining, where guests 'rotate' through three different restaurants with personal service from waiters who travel with you to each meal. And as for entertainment, you'll find Broadway-quality, original Disney musicals that can't be seen anywhere else - as well as special moments with Disney characters and first-run Disney movies. There are deck parties where the family comes together for unique themed celebrations on deck, including the only fireworks spectacular at sea. Adults can escape to the privacy of adults-only locales and experiences - from luxurious spa treatments and intimate dining, to exciting night clubs and an adult pool. There are exciting destinations to discover including, on most cruises, a stop at Castaway Cay, Disney's island paradise, reserved exclusively for Disney cruisers.
Fred Olsen Cruises
'Cruise in comfort and style throughout the world.' Fred Olsen Cruises is a family-operated company, justly proud of their fleet of smaller, more intimate ships. They have perfected the art of cruising. Passengers on a Fred Olsen cruise enjoy a more personalised experience, one that is unashamedly British. For many clients, Fred Olsen's distinction lies in the happy blend of agreeable companions and their long-serving crews, who are well-versed in ensuring you relax the moment you step aboard. Wherever you choose to cruise, you'll soon feel part of the Fred Olsen Cruise Lines' fraternity. As one couple, loyal members of their Oceans Club, put it: 'We were once stood in Main Street, Gibraltar and the rain was tippling down. We looked at each other and said: “Oh, let's go home,” and we meant the ship!' Everyone who cruises Fred Olsen experiences the chemistry between staff and passengers that creates a sense of belonging, a genuine feeling of warmth. That's a Fred Olsen Cruise.
Holland America Cruises
'The Golden Age of ocean travel has just begun.' It's evident in the gleam of brass bright work, the curve of a teak deck chair, the pleasant musical chimes inviting you to dine. Holland America cruises tradition of excellence has long defined classic cruising, and is now refined for a new generation seeking sophistication and romance. Wherever there's talk of luxury cruising the name of Holland America comes up. Cruise Holland America and on board you'll discover an ambience of refined beauty and traditional maritime styling. Elegantly appointed interiors recall the glamour of ocean travel, right down to the classic V-shaped prows of their ships, which slice gracefully through the waves. Each stateroom is a luxurious retreat of its own. Everyone who cruises Holland America enjoys wonderful dining, imaginative itineraries and a wealth of activities and indulgences, with supreme service and superb staff. That's the Holland America cruise experience.
Hurtigruten 'takes you closer to Norway's breathtaking coastline' The midnight sun, the northern lights, arguably the most breathtaking coastline and the most wonderful fjords on the planet. These are the heart of Hurtigruten, a truly unique cruise line. In a way, Hurtigruten is so much more than just a cruise line. The company is deeply embedded in Norway's history. It helped open up and unify the north and south of the the country from the first voyage - Trondheim to Hammerfest - in 1893. Today Hurtigruten's fleet of thirteen ships range from the older and smaller vessels to the luxurious MS Fram built in 2007. All have one mission in mind. To bring guests closer to nature, wildlife and unforgettable experiences. As well as numerous lounges in which to relax, MS Fram's more active guests can use the well-equipped gym and the on deck Jacuzzis. The ship is designed for sailing in polar waters in the highest standards of safety. She is the perfect size for optimum nautical manoeuvrability and guests' comfort. And with space for only 276 guests, you are sure to get to know many of your fellow travellers. You will share stunning sights and memories of a lifetime long after returning home.
Enjoy and relax! It's as simple as that. MSC Cruises is Italy's largest privately owned cruise line and are totally committed to ensuring that traditional high standards live on. The current Mediterranean Cruises Lines fleet consists of seven ships: MSC Opera, MSC Lirica, MSC Armonia, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Melody, MSC Rhapsody and MSC Monterey. All these sleek, luxurious liners capture the charm and refined ambience of fine cruising. From the Baltic capitals of Tsarist St Petersburg, medieval Tallinn, Stockholm and Helsinki, to the sunlit Bay of Naples and the whitewashed architecture of the Greek Islands and the bustling bazaars of Turkey and Libya, an MSC cruise will deliver the finest itineraries and ports of call. Cruise with MSC and you'll be assured of a very warm and personal Italian welcome!
Norwegian Cruise Line
'A world of freestyle cruising.' NCL cruises originated contemporary cruising when they were formed in 1966 by three Norwegian shipping companies. Now with new, modern ships, new cruises and new itineraries Norwegian Cruise Lines offer a good all-round family cruises with an unprecedented range of dining venues and a refreshing absence of rigid schedules or dress codes. This truly is freestyle cruising, with the accent on freedom, flexibility and fun. On an NCL cruise there are almost limitless varieties of sports, entertainment and activities to dip into. You can do as much or as little as you want to; wear what you want to wear; and dine when and where the mood takes you. With almost one crew member to every stateroom, service is gracious, friendly, helpful and efficient, with 24-hour room service at your beck and call.
Your world. Your way. Oceania Cruises has a fleet of four ships that Cruise In rate as 6-star quality. Oceania is the world's only 'upper premium' cruise line and provides a refined and casually elegant travel experience for discerning travellers while offering extraordinary value. The ambiance on board each of their luxurious and intimate mid-size ships is akin to a private country club with the elegant, but comfortably casual atmosphere inviting guests to relax completely and enjoy life to the full. With Oceania Cruises you visit the world´s most exciting destinations in unequalled style. You'll also enjoy fine cuisine served in a variety of distinctive open-seating gourmet restaurants meaning you can choose to dine when, where and with whom you wish. The elegant, super-luxurious accommodation is beyond compare. With more than 400 staff members on Regatta and Nautica and 800 on Marina and Riviera, you'll experience an unrivalled level of personalized service. The resulting onboard atmosphere is extremely convivial.
'The only way to holiday.' P&O are truly on the crest of a wave. A P&O Cruise offers great value for money, effortless travel, fine dining, dazzling entertainment and exceptional service. They've been perfecting the art of cruising since 1837. No one is better placed to bring you the world in all its exceptional variety. P&O Cruises offer an authentic yet truly contemporary luxury cruise experience. There's no better way to arrive in fascinating and inspirational destinations than relaxed and rested aboard your very own floating resort. From the silken sands of the Caribbean to the cultural treasures of the Mediterranean and the drama of the northern fjords, P&O Cruises have something for everyone, not forgetting many no-fly cruises from the Southampton.
'Welcome to a world that revolves around you.' You've worked hard for years and now it's time to come out to play. You'd like to see more of the world, experience the finest service and mouth-watering food in a cosmopolitan and relaxed atmosphere, where you can meet like-minded, friendly people? Then a Princess Cruise is the perfect choice with a fleet of 16 ships sailing to all seven continents. Cruise Princess and the world is your oyster. Princess Cruises has the world covered. They visit more destinations than any other cruise line. Along the way, you'll be treated to the type of luxury cruise holiday you deserve, with dozens of daytime and evening activities, while enjoying the sheer pleasure that comes from the impeccable 'no problem' standard of American personal service.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
'Explore - it's all included.' A Regent Seven Seas cruise provides guests with the most inclusive luxury cruise experience. They offer an incomparable array of complimentary features and services. To cruise Regent is to experience all-Inclusive value at an unprecedented level. The Regent cruise fleet includes sister ships, the all-suite, all-balcony, 700-guest Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Mariner; and the all-suite, 90% balcony Seven Seas Navigator. Regent cruises offer voyages of exploration and discovery to more than 300 ports on all seven continents. Their luxury vessels are designed for guests numbered in the hundreds rather than thousands. The onboard ambience is personal, individual, accommodating - 'upscale but not uptight'. All the ships are rated at six stars. Included in Regent cruising prices are: free roundtrip air fares; free ground transfers between airport and ship; free unlimited shore excursions; free Business Class air in Penthouse Suites and higher on Europe sailings; free beverages including fine wines, beer and premium spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, specialty coffees and tea served throughout the ship; free in-suite mini-bar replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water; free 24-hour room service and no additional charge for specialty restaurants; free pre-paid gratuities; elegant casual dress code. Formal and semi-formal attire optional on sailings of 16 nights or longer; welcome bottle of champagne; up to four gourmet restaurants including the iconic new steakhouse Prime 7, and Signatures, featuring Le Cordon Bleu-inspired cuisine, Compass Rose, La Veranda plus the al fresco Pool Grill; in-suite dining, served course-by-course during restaurant hours; butler service in Penthouse Suites and higher, including complimentary in-suite mini-bar set-up and iPod docking station; fitness programs, sauna and steam rooms in the spa; onboard activities including expert guest lectures, theatre performance and day time entertainment; interactive flat screen television in each suite with extensive media library and complimentary movies-on-demand.
'Chart a new course...' Chart a new course to a Seabourn cruise, a realm where expectations are exceeded, your senses are stimulated and your wishes fulfilled. Where the art of the pleasant surprise is celebrated and exclusivity and discretion are daily mantras. That's the exalted state aboard the Yachts of Seabourn: the intimate luxury cruise ships with the soul of a private yacht. Once you've sailed with luxury Seabourn cruises, you may well ask yourself, is there any other way to travel? Chart your course for perfection. Set your compass to Seabourn Yachting Life and succumb to a whole new concept in personal service.
Voyages of Discovery
Smaller ships, smaller ports, gratuities included, onboard currency sterling. The key to a Voyages of Discovery cruise is, see more, do more. You’ll discover some of the great cities and monuments from the ancient and modern worlds. You’ll share the stories and insights not everyone gets to see or hear. Renowned guest speakers unlock the secrets of the past, while their two ships, Discovery - 550 passengers, and Voyager - 650 - are the perfect way to get to any destination. The ships are small enough to reach out-of-the-way ports, yet large enough to make light work of crossing oceans, Discovery and Voyager avoid what they call, 'the excesses of today’s mega-liners'. Their ships were conceived for a special brand of discovery cruising to create an atmosphere on board that is friendly and relaxed. Complementing the onboard lecturers, who'll preview the destinations, the lecture programmes feature historians, explorers, naturalists and diplomats, who'll share their expertise, anecdotes and interests.