While almost all cruises provide a sense of luxury, these luxury cruises and lines set themselves apart by offering exclusive amenities to their passengers and creating a sense of intimacy not usually attained on larger ships. You can expect fewer passengers, elegant dining in a relaxed atmosphere and hand-crafted meals designed by award-winning chefs. You also can expect luxurious staterooms with plush bedding, more spacious bathrooms, and typically larger staterooms with more comfortable balconies. You also may have a butler, or a room steward assigned to fewer guests, creating more personalized attention for you. Furthermore, because many cruise destinations are not accessible to today’s larger ships, you will encounter fewer crowds and a more personal experience as you visit ports that the big ships can’t.
Most guests on-board are well-traveled and experienced cruisers, seeking new destinations and adventures. First-time cruisers aboard a luxury ship are also experienced travelers, desiring greater exclusivity and privacy.