If you have never been on a cruise before, it might not instantly appeal to you. But over the last couple years cruise holidays have shot up in popularity. More and more people are trying a cruising holiday and come away loving it! Once you go on a cruise, you won’t want another type of holiday. We explain why cruising is such a fantastic thing:
1. Cruises are good value
You might think a cruise holiday is expensive up front, but remember that most cruise holidays are all inclusive! Accomodation, transfers between detsinations, food and entertainment: this is all included. If you are savvy and find a good deal on your cruise holidays, it is significantly cheaper than a ‘normal’ holiday.
2. Explore multiple destinations from the same accommodation
The great thing about a cruise is that you can see multiple countries and cities on one holiday. And you only have to unpack once! Your cruise ship cabin is your sleeping place every night, but every morning you wake up with a new view. Enjoy the cobbled streets of Amsterdam one day and visit a castle in France the next! After something with guaranteed good weather? Do a Caribbean island-hopping cruise!
3. There are options for everyone
A cruise is fun for the entire family. Most cruise ships have extensive kids’ activities for young kids as well as teenagers. If you are looking for something special, there are plenty of themed cruises out there. Disney, wine or even a Stricly Come Dancing theme!
If you are not sure about cruising and want to ease yourself into it, why not book a river cruise? With itineraries from 3 days to two weeks, you can choose how long you want to go. There are plenty of great river cruises around Europe, so you won’t feel far away from home. Have a look at TUI River Cruises for inspiration.
4. Cruises are easy to plan
Cruises are notoriously easy to plan, as everything is usually included in one booking. Simply choose your cruise liner, dates, itinary and cabin and you’re good to go. Often you can ask your agent to book flights if your cruise is taking off far away. You don’t have to worry about finding the best deal on your flights or accomodation and debates about whether to go all inclusive. With a cruise it’s arranged in one go!
Most cruise lines always have offers on, from free kids’ places or a certain amount off. We have an up-to-date article on TUI/Marella cruise discount codes here.
5. Cruises are family friendly
When boarding your cruise ship, you don’t have to worry about the family. On board there will be entertainment for all. A supervised kids’ club, video game rooms, swimming pools, a cinema and lots more. There is plenty to do for young children as well as teenagers. This means you can enjoy a romantic dinner in the restaurant, whilst the grandparents are enjoying the piano bar. Fun for all the family!
If you have never tried cruising before, we highly recommend it. With so many different cruise operators and itineraries, there will be something for you. Where will you cruise to?