The perks of a cruise holiday

 

One of the best things about cruises is that there is so much choice. Gone are the days that going on a cruise meant long voyages with set dining times and formal dress. These days no matter what sort of experience you want from a cruise, there is a ship and itinerary for you.

 

At My Cruises, we are making cruising less confusing by breaking down the different cruise options and guiding you through the decision-making process with our fantastic customer service and industry expertise. If you are new to cruising here are some of the perks you can expect from a cruise holiday:

 

Cruise length

Cruises can be as short as 3 days, or as long as you like! In fact, some people enjoy life at seas so much, they just cruise hop from one ship to another. Short cruises are ideal for people with a limited amount of time available.

 

No travel time

Another perk for time-poor travellers is that if you take a domestic cruise from your local port there is no long car journeys, airport queues, or flights to contend with. Just check-in once for your cruise, step aboard the ship, and you are instantly on holiday.

 

Destination

If it is accessible by boat there is almost definitely a cruise that goes there. From remote islands to riverside villages; cruise ships have itineraries that explore destinations all over the world.

 

Holiday vibe

If when you hear cruise you instantly think megaship full of other peoples children, think again. There are small boutique cruises, luxury river cruises, rugged expedition cruises, and everything in between.

 

One-way travel

Not all cruise itineraries begin and end in the same location, which means you get to see the most amount of new places in the time you have available, and you never have to go to the same place twice. You can sail there and fly back! Unlike a road trip where you may have to pay a costly one-way car hire fee or retrace your steps and plan ahead to include time for the drive home.

 

Dress code

Whether you like dressing to the 9’s, relaxing in your shorts and t-shirt, or a combination of both while on holiday, each cruise line has differing levels of formality onboard and you can choose a ship that matches your style.

 

Dining

If you like eating at a new restaurant every night, large cruise ships can offer you not only that, but a different cuisine every night as well. With international dining options from fine dining to burger joints.

 

Activities

One of the best aspects of a cruise holiday is the huge range of activities. Whether you travel alone, as a couple or with your extended family the schedule of shore tours and onboard activities will keep even the most discerning of travellers content. Learn to surf, climb, or skydive onboard; watch world-class acrobats, and comedians; enjoy an educational lecture, spa treatments, yoga classes; or simply relax by the pool… the choice is yours aboard a cruise ship.

 

Want to find out more about our Cruise itineraries? Contact our Cruise Holiday Experts today.

Post by Sarah Tayler

Sarah is an avid traveller. When not writing for My Cruises, she can be found gallivanting around the globe. Her favourite port of call is Barcelona because it’s close to the city and she is a sucker for Gaudi and tapas! A big fan of leisurely river cruising as well, Sarah loves nothing more than stopping off along the banks of the Loire Valley for a spot of wine tasting and visiting Bordeaux for the history and amazing French food. On her cruise holiday to-do list is the Panama Canal, an Arctic expedition cruise and a river cruise through Asia.