Travel has become about experiences and bragging rights, nowhere more so than when it comes to cruising. The crème de la crème of ships can no longer earn their stars by merchandising an illusion. As travellers become more sophisticated, top-notch vessels have upped the ante to appeal to them, so a butler and headline entertainment no longer cut it.
Seagoing luxe aboard this rare breed of ships is about more than generous thread counts and premier cru wines; it manifests itself in fine detail and revels in its distinction.
Connoisseurs of cruising have never had it so good. Aboard these trendsetters’ palatial penthouses guarantee the ultimate in stylish living, a quality that’s also in abundance in the array of sumptuous suites and staterooms that boast a private veranda and well-appointed marble bathroom.
When it comes to cuisine, the seaborne temples to gastronomy often surpass much-hyped establishments on land. Personalised yet unobtrusive service and up-to-the-minute technology are a given.
Any voyage aboard this esteemed selection offers a passport to a privileged world, one that epitomises seagoing serendipity.
The rapture of cruising at a pace designed to liberate the senses cannot be understated. You can linger over breakfast served in the privacy of your own suite; opt for a late lunch from the poolside grill accompanied by a crisp white wine; or savour dinner at a venue and time that’s convenient to your schedule, not the ships.
For those who prefer glamour to glitz our collection of exceptional ships is in a league of its own.
Far from a vacuum-packed experience, a luxury cruise allows you to set your schedule on land. Whether it’s a brush with the artsy vibe of Barcelona or the exhilaration of Hong Kong; a sojourn through antiquity in the Greek Islands or sailing into the perpetual-motion machine that is New York, the carefully curated tours ensure you are far from the madding crowds.
While a luxury cruise might appear expensive at first glance, the inherent all-inclusive concept offers value beyond compare. Supplements for speciality restaurants, upscale wines and spirits, as well as gratuities are banished to the deep.
So while luxury ships will generally have a headline price that’s more expensive than premium ones, the host of included items make elite cruises a steal.
Not only will your ship be magnificent and the service world-class, but you will also be able to experience some of the most immersive and interesting itineraries which explore the most incredible destinations around the world.
Luxury cruises are pure indulgence, from start to finish. At Panache Cruises, we aim to start your enjoyment from the moment you contact us until well after your return, taking care of every step along the way.