If you’re thinking about your next getaway and want to try something different to your usual resort holiday then a cruise holiday might just be the option you are looking for. The beauty of a cruise holiday is the multiple destinations you get to visit during your time away. You can be going to bed in one country and waking up in another. Depending on the duration of your cruise and what area of the world you decide to visit, you can visit various various islands, cities, and entire countries.
Not only do you get to visit lots of fantastic destinations whilst on a cruise holiday, but you also get to experience so much more onboard your ship. With some cruises having multiple sea days, you may wonder what you’ll do with your spare time. Cruise ships offer so much onboard to keep you entertained including musical performance, casino gaming, spas, art auctions, poolside activities and much more. Some of the larger ships include even more with waterslides, ice-skating rinks and even skydiving simulators onboard. And the fun doesn’t just stop once the sun goes down. During the evening cruise lines put on a host of entertainment for you to enjoy including broadway style shows, comedy acts plus, a lot of the bars stay open late so you can dance the night away.
As you’ll be visiting lots of destinations on your cruise holiday, you also have the opportunity to make the most of the shore excursions that the cruise line offers. Make sure you do some small research before you go to find out about the available shore excursions onboard your cruise. If something takes your fancy, it’s best to speak to your cruise consultant and book ahead to save disappointment when getting onboard as the most popular excursions can book up.
Cruise holidays offer great value for money because nearly everything you’ll need onboard is included in the cost. With resort holidays you will have to cover the cost of food, accommodation, daytime and evening entertainment plus transportation between destinations. When with a cruise, this is all included within your cost.
One of the best things about cruise holidays is that there is most likely a ship to fit all needs. There are a lot of cruise lines that focus a lot of there ships towards families but also some that focus on the adults. Depending on the group you’ll be travelling with, or whether you’ll be travelling alone, there will be a ship to suit all of your needs. Some of the more family friendly ships include P&O Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises & MSC Cruises. Although having many family friendly ships within there fleet, P&O Cruises also offer a lot of adult only ships if you’re looking for an escape with a ship more catered to adults.
Cruise ships come in all shapes and sizes. So make sure you do some research to find out what you really want from a cruise. Whether that being having all you need onboard so you don’t even have to disembark for the entirety of your trip. Or, if your looking for a more intimate setting and to explorer the smaller ports around the world, then a smaller ship may be a better choice. It’s completely up to you!