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Five of the best luxury cruises for those ‘new to cruising’

Did you know that cruising is becoming one of the travel industry’s most popular holiday types? With a variety of destinations on offer combined with exceptional value and unique cruise lines, it’s no wonder that more and more are turning to cruising to fulfil holiday dreams.

Each cruise line is vastly unique, and if you’re new to cruising you might be overwhelmed by the sheer number of cruises on offer.

Fran Hayden, Marketing Executive at ROL Cruise, delves into the world of luxury cruising to find the five best luxury cruises for those ‘new to cruising’.

The Gold Coast & Great Barrier Reef in 6 Star Luxury

Those who are new to cruising but desire a voyage in the lap of luxury, need look no further than 6 star Seabourn. Offering an intuitive and personalised service, gourmet dining experiences that rival the finest restaurants anywhere, all-suite accommodation and intimate ships evocative of a private club, new cruisers will want for nothing when on board.

This exclusive Gold Coast & Great Barrier Reef voyage with Seabourn, is the height of luxury, combined with the most impressive destinations. Consisting of 26 nights and including three night, 5 star hotel stays in Sydney and Bali, this voyage features some exquisite destinations including Cairns – gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, stunning Komodo Island and unforgettable Benoa. If you are a new cruiser, then this voyage is one to embark on.

Join Seabourn on this once-in-a-lifetime voyage, here.

Discover Venice & the Adriatic with Ultra-Luxury Silversea

Beginning in enchanting Venice you will be able to spend two days exploring the maze of canals threaded through the city. If this romantic city isn’t enough, then upon embarking ultra-luxury Silver Muse, those who are new to cruising will thank their lucky stars that they are able to experience this – if you don’t want to travel too far across the globe, then this voyage could well be the one for you. Silversea’s brand-new ship, Silver Muse, raises the bar in ultra-luxury travel, enhancing the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodations that are hallmarks of the Silversea experience, all whilst providing uncompromising levels of personalised service, culinary excellence and an ambience reminiscent of a boutique hotel. For a new cruiser, take it from me that there really is no other way to take to the Adriatic waters and cruise from Venice to Athens, than this.

Explore the Adriatic Sea with Silversea, here.

Explore Paradise Islands in 5 star Luxury

When exploring the South Pacific and Hawaii, it is best to do so at length and in luxury to ensure that you receive the most immersive cruise experience possible – Oceania Cruises® aim to achieve just that. The OLife Difference, focuses on cruise-enhancing things such as epicurean enrichment programmes, award-winning itineraries and a country-club casual ambience, as well as The Finest Cuisine at Sea™, you can rest-assured that your every whim and wish as a new cruiser will be taken care of. This unforgettable voyage to paradise islands includes destinations such as universally revered Bora Bora, diverse Nuku Hiva and jewel of the Pacific, Honolulu. Every moment spent on an Oceania Cruises® voyage confirms their commitment to presenting cruisers the very best that the world has to offer, and new cruisers will not be disappointed.

Join Oceania Cruises on a voyage of the South Pacific, here.

Regent Seven Seas South African Voyage

Once-in-a-lifetime experiences are few and far between, so when you come across something that peaks your interest, you should follow through with it! This exceptional voyage with ultra-luxury Regent Seven Seas® is a cruise guaranteed to take your breath away. As a new cruiser, a festive getaway is the perfect way to treat yourself over the winter period – and it won’t take long to attune yourself to experiencing Christmas and New Year at sea – especially when you see what Regent offers.

With serene suites, a choice of included shore excursions, exquisite cuisine, distinctive amenities and personalised service, this is cruising as it was meant to be where you are met with gratifying luxuries and complete fulfilment of your expectations. Not only this, but this incredible voyage features Cape Town, Walvis Bay and Richard’s Bay – plus an optional safari excursion! What more could you want from your first cruise?! For more information, click here.

Experience the Enchanting Danube with 6 Star Uniworld

If you really want to push the boat out and immerse yourself in a truly unique luxury cruise experience, then look no further than Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. There’s a moment on every Uniworld river cruise when it becomes clear – maybe it’s while luxuriating in the comfort of your suite (which, by the way, are incomparable in their elegance); maybe it’s when savouring a culinary masterpiece or maybe it’s while experiencing the jewels of the Danube from a perspective only the river can provide. Whatever it may be, a moment will arrive when you realise that this journey is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced and my, oh my, how lucky you are. This stunning voyage includes the very best that Europe has to offer including Budapest, Vienna and Prague – for a first time cruiser, this is the pinnacle of luxury river cruising.

Join Uniworld on a European journey, here.

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