I tend to get the same reaction whenever I fill in a holiday form at work, ‘another holiday??!!’ This year I have enjoyed a 10-night cruise on P&O Oceana which took in Gibraltar, Barcelona, Marseille, La Spezia, Rome and Valetta in March. I then went on a 7-night family holiday to Playa Blanca in Lanzarote in August followed 2 weeks later by a 4-night cruise with my sister on-board Queen Elizabeth to Rotterdam. I came back last week from a long weekend in Majorca and I have a 2-night cruise on MSC Seaview next month and a 3-night cruise on Marco Polo in December to Dublin.
What’s my reason for so many holidays? I blame my job to be honest. Spending 8 hours a day, 5 days a week talking about amazing holidays really does make you want a holiday yourself. I have on several occasions found a great deal for a customer and actually sold myself (as well as them) onto it. There are so many amazing places to visit that I think it is a shame not to see as much of the world as you can (if you can).
Some people stick to the one holiday a year but many of my customers travel 3 or 4 (or even more) times a year and find that cruising is the best way to travel and see as many destinations as possible, but in comfort and luxury knowing that most of their food, activities and entertainment and sometimes drinks are included in the price. We can also arrange bucket list and tailor-made packages which include city or beach breaks or escorted tours before or after the cruise in order to create the most memorable of holidays.
So, what’s planned for me next year? I have Vietnam booked for next April and am planning on visiting Hanoi, Halong bay, Hue, Hoi-an and Ho chi Minh City. Then in August we’re booked on a 6- night cruise on Independence of the Seas and the kids especially are very excited to try out all the new features and water parks on-board! I wonder how many more holidays I’ll manage to fit in….
How many holidays do you have in a year? Would you rather spend less and fit in more holidays or save up for that one amazing holiday?