If you like to travel in style, a boutique cruise is the holiday for you! Think opulent decor, luxury facilities, and unique itineraries. Boutique cruise ships are known for their high staff-to-passenger ratio, allowing for an unmatched level of service. Step away from the mainstream and experience a holiday full of extravagance—find out more about a boutique cruise holiday today.  

What makes a boutique cruise different?

Boutique cruises come in all shapes and sizes, from river cruising to ocean cruising. The one thing they all have in common is the personalised service provided in an intimate, friendly atmosphere. These cruises have a heavy destination focus—you will get more time in port and, sometimes, the opportunity to stay overnight at your port of call. Boutique cruise ships tend to be smaller vessels. They focus less on the glitzy, sometimes gimmicky, facilities of mainstream megaships, and more on enrichment programmes and on-board lectures about upcoming ports so you can really get to know a destination.

My Cruises are package-holiday specialists and offer exclusive deals on boutique cruise holidays. Their deals include cruises with only the best itineraries, on the best ships, departing from the best ports. Each boutique cruise has been handpicked by cruise experts and is packaged together unbeatable inclusions such as flights, transfers, pre-cruise accommodation, on-board credit, and day tours. A great example of a much loved Boutique cruise is the Blue Lagoon Fiji Cruise.

Why sail on a boutique cruise?

Boutique cruises are often aboard smaller ships with fewer passengers. Despite their size, they offer more spacious cabins (a high percentage of which have balconies!). Another benefit of small ship boutique cruising is the exquisite cuisine. Imagine relaxing on deck after a day of exploring and being served canapés as you enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sun go down, followed by a delectable three-course fine dining experience.

A smaller ship also means that you have access to smaller ports. Explore off the beaten track or get much closer to towns and cities of interest. Many boutique cruise lines are all inclusive which means that not only is your food, entertainment, and alcohol included, but so too are the enrichment programmes and shore tours.

What sort of passengers take boutique cruises?

The types of passengers on boutique cruises vary and will depend on the cruise line you sail with. Every cruise line offers something a little different and attracts different types of travellers. Due to longer itineraries, premium prices, and not as many family facilities on the ships, passengers on boutique cruises tend to be older. If you are unsure which cruise line would best suit your style, just ask a friendly My Cruises consultant for expert advice today!