Make your cruise holiday truly memorable by staying in a sumptuous suite with panoramic sea views and a host of five-star facilities. You can even find penthouse suites with living rooms, dining rooms, large balconies and private whirlpools. As a suite passenger you will have special access to facilities such as a dedicated lounge and restaurant, private pool deck and outdoor space for sunbathing and relaxing. Personal butlers are also at your service, ready to handle all the small details and arrangements that really elevate your holiday to a luxury escape.
If you enjoy gourmet fare paired with the finest of wines, then sitting down to carefully curated chef’s table menus is an absolute must. Typically for just 12-16 people, you’ll enjoy a five-course wine pairing dinner hosted by the Executive Chef using only the finest ingredients. If you are lucky, you may also get to taste special menus prepared by internationally acclaimed guest celebrity chefs. And if you can’t get enough, sign up for one of the ships cooking classes or wine tasting workshops before going for an after-dinner stroll through the ship’s art exhibitions. Check with the crew if there will be an auction during your cruise so as not to miss the chance pick up a new piece for your home. Before heading back to your suite, drop by a bar for a nightcap.
A cruise holiday is also the perfect opportunity for some ‘me time’ to focus on your own health and wellness. Find balance and strength with classes such as yoga and pilates, up your cardio game on the running track or take a dip in the infinity pool for some more gentle, low impact, exercise. Want to keep your personal trainer happy? Hit the gym at any time with a 24-hour fitness centre, or if you’ve got a standing appointment on the tennis courts back home, hit the on-board courts to practice your swing and smash it out the court when you return.
Cruise ships also have on-board boutiques that are stocked with an impressive range of leading luxury brands and designer products, including fashion, jewellery, watches and cosmetics. If you don’t know where to start, take advantage of the personal shopper and retail concierge service to guide you through. Later, once you’re all shopped out for the day, a world of opulent spa indulgence awaits. Besides traditional Chinese and Thai massages, cruise ships also offer Turkish baths, authentic Indian Ayurvedic therapies, acupuncture, and even bamboo massage, Medi-Spa, and more. And if you feel like a new look to go with your new outfits, head the salon to get your hair and nails done.
It’s no secret that Hong Kong has a plethora of shopping malls offering the latest from the world’s top designers for you to continue your shopping spree (and some top spas too). But if vintage is more your style then take the time to explore Hong Kong’s best vintage shops where you can pick up anything from a classic designer handbag or Victorian brooch to rare vinyl and movie posters, or stop by Cat Street to pick up some antiques to go with your new art. Hong Kong also has some fantastic home-grown designers, producing quality items that make excellent gifts for loved ones and keep-sakes to remember your time in this incredible city.
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