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5 Good reasons you should consider a cruise

Everyone likes to get away from it and enjoy a holiday. Especially when it comes to the summer. But, how many of us think about our main holiday being a cruise? They aren’t often the first port of call when it comes to choosing a holiday, people tend to think they’re expensive, restrictive or for the older generation whereas this isn’t this case. In most cases you are getting a lot for your money, you get to see a variety of destinations, there are tonnes of onboard activities and some amazing food options.


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A cruise can be a perfect getaway for all types of people, even those with kids. You have the choice to do as much or as little as you want on your holiday and there is something for everyone.

Have a look below at some of the top reasons you should consider a cruise for your next holiday:

It’s For The Whole Family

No matter what your age there is something for everyone when it comes to cruising. A lot of cruise ships have facilities that include play zones, kid’s clubs, water slides, pools. There are cool hangouts specially designed for teenagers. Romantic meals are available for couples. Spas with luxury treatments not to mention the onboard, evening entertainment that caters for all ages. Of course, you have certain cruises that are more focused around kids, adult, only or for the older generation but it’s all about choosing the right one for you, much like when you choose a hotel.

Multiple Destinations

If you’re someone that struggles to decide on a location or gets put off by sitting in one location for too long, then cruising is the right choice for you. You can visit multiple countries at the fraction of the cost that it would for you to visit them on separate journeys. It even gives you a chance to experience destinations that you may not have thought about as a holiday destination and you’ll find yourself wanting to return for a repeat visit.  You can island hop around the Caribbean, enjoy mezes in several Mediterranean countries and even enjoy cruise holidays from Southampton. The world is your oyster.

Fantastic Value

If you’re after good value, then a cruise is a perfect choice. They tend to get a bad reputation for being expensive but in reality, what you’re receiving in return makes it excellent value for money. You get your accommodation, food, entertainment, optional drinks packages, optional excursions and much more. When you think about what you really spend on a normal holiday a cruise becomes a budget-friendly option too. Depending on your preferences too, you can always swap and change options to help with the costs , for example, you could choose an inside cabin rather than an outside. Top tip for booking a cruise is to either book really far in advance, keep your eye out for free drinks packages, free room upgrades , and last-minute sales. There always seems to be some sort of offer when it comes to a cruise.

The Perfect Durations

If you’re looking for a large array of options when it comes to durations, then you won’t be disappointed when it comes to your choices. With not only a large range of destination a cruise offers you durations that include just a few days to months. There are always multiple ships representing the different brands, all leaving from different parts of the world on all different dates for different durations. One of the easiest ways to start looking at cruises is to think about your duration first and search from there. There is even the option to go on back to back cruises, now doesn’t that sound nice? 

It’s Easy

One of the best reasons you should consider a cruise is simply because it’s easy. Someone else plans the itinerary without you having to put hours of planning into it, all you need to do is choose the one you want to explore, pack your case and enjoy. You should be set out to sit back and relax and that’s exactly what a cruise allows you to do. Plus, the service you receive on the ships is fantastic, they have a whole fleet of staff waiting to make your holiday as perfect as possible. Bear in mind that tipping is often required on ships so it’s important to check if gratuities are included when booking. 

These are just five of the top reasons you should be thinking about booking a cruise can you add to my list?