Many people ask themselves the question ‘should I go on a cruise?’ Cruising is an ever-evolving phenomenon that is rapidly challenging its previous stereotype of being a boring, stuffy, uptight trip!
If you are looking for a trip that is more formal of course they exist; but they are anything but stuffy!
Three stunning new megaships have all set sail in the last few weeks, Harmony of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas and Carnival Vista, with seventeen more capable of holding over 3000 passengers set to launch over the next three years.
But this isn’t just what cruising is about. There are also much more intimate ships, perfect for a long weekend to Bruges, a river cruise or a quiet week away. All of which are equally as exciting, just in a completely different way.
One thing that can be said is cruising is the marmite of the holiday world, much loved by those who have tried it and disdained by those who haven’t.
There is something for everyone when it comes to cruising, you get to visit a spectacular range of destinations which, together with entertainment on board, continue to inspire and amaze both regular and first-time cruisers.
In addition to the unlimited variety of itineraries and themes on offer on each vessel the activities are endless with wine tasting, clairvoyance, painting, cinematography, exercise, dance and even Disney, to name but a few.
Finding a cruise that suits your needs has become easier than ever!
The thing to remember is even with the smaller liners; it doesn’t feel like you are on a boat! It’s more like a luxury hotel with grand stairways and sparkling Swarovski bar stalls.
You should certainly take a cruise if the following applies to you:
- You want a break from domestic duties. When you cruise everything is taken care of for you, all day, every day … even the ironing!
- You want great food. When you cruise not only is the food lavish but its 24 hours a day!
- You’d like to sample a variety of destinations without committing to a holiday there. Opt for a conventional cruise that visits a number of ports and simply stop off for a day!
- You have children. There is so much for children to do on a cruise ship and there are clubs that run all day for all ages.
- You don’t have children. There are boats that are specifically child-free so you can enjoy a relaxing break. Onboard others, there are ‘over 18 only’ pools, bars and lounge areas.
- You like to meet people. You will probably never meet so many people from so many different backgrounds, in such a short space of time again.
If you are considering a cruise for your next holiday but aren’t sure what would suit you best then give us a call and we can talk you through the variety of options.