Wondering where to go on holiday? Struggling to narrow down your list of must-see places? Trying to please every member of the family? If so, you should consider a cruise for your next holiday. Not only do you get the chance to visit many different places, but you can travel in style and enjoy incredible facilities. And that’s not all – there are more interesting facts to discover about cruises below.
The chance to see many destinations
Unlike other types of holidays, cruises let you explore a multitude of destinations all in one trip. If you love a certain part of the world – whether it’s the Med, the Caribbean or Scandinavia – you don’t need to choose a single country or city to visit. Instead, you can visit all your favourite places. Spend your days exploring cities, attractions and beaches, then in the evening, enjoy the facilities and restaurants back onboard.
Long-haul cruises are unique: you can travel between continents and see all kinds of wondrous landscapes without booking separate trips. You’re not limited to a solely beach or city break, either – you can have the best of both.
A wide range of ships and cruise lines
With the number of cruise ships and companies available, you’re guaranteed to find one that suits your needs and preferences. The facilities you want, the entertainment you’re after and the people you’re travelling with will all affect the type of ship you choose. There are mega ships that have everything from waterparks, West End shows and dozens of restaurants, to smaller and quieter ships with fewer onboard activities.
If you’re travelling with children, a big ship with great facilities will go down well. However, if you’re going away for a romantic break or for a special occasion, you might prefer a smaller boutique ship.
It’s great value for money
Cruises may not immediately spring to mind when you think of good-value holidays – but they are, as so much is included in the cost. An all-inclusive cruise package is astonishing. You’ll get high-quality accommodation and access to the ship’s range of restaurants for every meal. In the evenings, you can attend any number of entertainment venues – from comedy to theatre. Then by day, you can explore fitness and spa facilities, as well as splashing out in the pool and enjoying a full list of activities.
It can appeal to everyone
Cruises are the perfect break for couples. However, more and more families are taking to the ocean for their holidays. Cruises are brilliant for families thanks to extensive onboard facilities and activities. From kids’ clubs to swimming pools, today’s cruise ships are designed for even the youngest family member. And while the children are off enjoying their activities, there’s usually spa treatments available to help parents relax and unwind!
It’s not just the youngsters who have a full activity timetable: you’ll find loads to keep you occupied. From rock climbing and swimming to running tracks, pottery and dance classes, you’ll find your favourite hobbies onboard.
Holiday logistics are easier
Cruises make it easier to have an exciting holiday: the packing isn’t as stressful and nor is the planning. When you first board the ship, you only need to unpack once – even if you’re visiting many destinations. And if you do forget anything, you’ll be able to get hold of it onboard. Most ships have facilities like Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, medical centres and food outlets.
Cruises are also much easier to plan, especially if you want to take in lots of sights. You’ll receive a travel itinerary created by experts, so you won’t miss out on anything. Once you’ve chosen the route you want to take, simply step onboard and let the countries come to you.
Cruises are a great way to explore the world without doing reams of planning and paperwork. You can choose a list of destinations that you’ve always wanted to visit, and relax on the way there with facilities that rival some of the best hotels around.Have you guys ever been on a cruise before?
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