Luxury cruising

Last week we spoke of cruising for couples, this week I can confirm that single cabins have been added to Queen Elizabeth. Nine in all – eight with ocean views and one inside – great news for our single travellers looking to spoil themselves without a hefty single supplement!

This week we are looking at those companies best for luxury.

Uniworld – the river cruise line, known for its boutique style cruising with the added benefit of being an all inclusive operator – has so much to offer for those looking for luxurious special touches, divine cuisine and the highest staff to guest ratio in the cruising world.

When we think of Italy we think of romance and glamour! Champagne on tap, butler service and your very own private verandas – these are a few reasons why Silversea is a very popular choice. The fleet boasts an art deco design and exudes luxury for the discerning clients. This company caters to passengers’ every whim to allow them to truly indulge.

For those looking for a feeling of travelling on a luxurious yacht then look no further than Seabourn. Intimate ships with no more than 229 suites, many with verandas, all having spacious ocean views. On board all dining venues are complementary – from casual to elegant, indoors, al fresco or in your suite, the choice is yours. From French fries to fois gras all dishes are created by expert and imaginative chefs. Tipping is neither required nor expected, their service is simply to delight their guests.

Being independent allows Holiday With Us and Spalding Travel to have the luxury of dealing with truly independent suppliers who, like ourselves, offer a bespoke service. Tauck River Cruising offers us this opportunity to share with you. Tauck, unlike many on the water, are completely individual. They have crafted a cruise that is ahead of its time, setting standards of enrichment and innovation both on board and ashore. For 2015 they are including river cruises for families!

Tauck’s all included private shore excursions are unlike any others along Europe’s rivers. Their excursions are a good mix of cultural sightseeing and time for relaxation, with their many varied itineraries along the Danube, Rhine and Seine. The maximum number of guests is 190, down to 118 per riverboat.

Tauck appeals to a consistent demographic, so guests connect with like-minded travellers. For their clients, the river boats’ club-like atmosphere is the only way to travel. To find out more, you know where to find us – Holiday With Us in March and Wisbech or Spalding Travel. We await your call!