To Cruise or Not to Cruise? Which is best value?

This cold weather has certainly got me thinking of a little winter sunshine so I had a look at what it would cost me to get a way for a couple of weeks in February.  I didn’t want to go too far away so decided the Canary islands with their balmy climate would be perfect. I costed up two weeks in 4 Star hotel and the price came in at around £1000.  If I wanted a sea view it was around £1300. Great I thought that’s not bad value. Then I thought what about a cruise? I looked and found a two week cruise on P&O’s Oriana leaving on the same date 15th February.  An Inside cabin came in at £749 or an outside cabin £999.   The cruise was a little cheaper but not that much so now I had a decision on my hands. When I’m not sure which way to go I like to list the pro’s and cons, so decided to look at what value I was getting for my money.

Firstly the Hotel

Flights from London.

15Kgs of Luggage.


14 Nights Accommodation.

Breakfast and Evening Meal each day – served buffet style.

2 swimming pools, gym and tennis courts.

Evening entertainment – one show a night.

The same resort/view each day.

Then the Cruise

Sailing from Southampton.

Unlimited Luggage (must be stored in cabin).

14 Nights Accommodation. Luxury Egyptian cotton sheets, personal cabin steward, nightly turn down.

Daily breakfast, lunch, snacks 24 hours, afternoon tea, cakes and pastries, daytime grills, deck barbecue’s, evening meal – buffet style or waiter service. Daily room service and superb celebrity chef dining experiences and speciality restaurants for a moderate cover charge.

Swimming Pools, gym and sports courts.

Evening entertainment, including twice nightly shows, cabaret, comedians, singers, dancers, casino, night club, cinema,pub quizzes, lectures, interactive demonstrations including dancing and cooking, art auctions and much more.

Exclusively for adults.

7 new ports to explore in two countries over the 14 nights. With a choice of great optional excursions to make the most of the places you visit.

A different view every day.

Wow! When you put it like that there really is only one choice.

It’s Cruising all the way!

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I have worked in the Travel Industry for 33 years, ever since leaving school. My Dad was in the Navy so I guess I get my wanderlust from him. I was a Manager in a successful Travel Agency for 16 years before joining I am married and have a son who…

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