Cruise through your vacation – Top recommendations

Love waking up to the sound of the sea and the clear blue ocean all around you? Instead of a beach vacation, up the ante with pleasurable cruise trips.

The most appealing part of a cruise holiday is that you get to travel to various destinations and countries without ever having to worry about transportation or packing and unpacking many times over! Plus, there is always a good reason to choose a cruise regardless of the season.

We know deciding on a cruise trip is a personal decision, so here are 3 reasons why you should be planning a cruise vacation!

1. Different experience aboard

What could be better experience than bringing some exotic destinations right to your doorstep? Even if you’ve been to your favourite destination many times over, a cruise holiday offers a totally different experience on board!

Video of Cunard’s Queen Mary 2

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, affectionately known by customers as, QM2®, offers an experience that basks in the heritage of its fleet.

Looking for a cruise ship built for everything from adventure to tranquility? Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas® offers 15 decks, 10 pools & whirlpools and 17 bars, clubs and lounges aboard!

Inside view – Costa Cruise, Source

Costa Cruises’ Costa Victoria boasts an unmistakable style that marries traditional nautical style with essential design – you’ll definitely enjoy being here! Princess Cruises’ Sun Princess offers balcony staterooms from which to view the exotic destinations of the world. The ocean liner has many popular onboard venues, such as The Sanctuary® (a serene haven just for adults!).

What they have in common are the opportunity to create unique experiences aboard each of their various cruise ships. Every liner is a different experience that will enthrall you with their amenities, entertainment and view from the deck.

2. Plenty of activities and entertainment

Cruising works best for family and group reunions such as celebrations and weddings, where everyone gets to enjoy all various activities. The best cruises always have their passengers in mind and they try to cater to all of our needs, having burden taken off from the passenger who would otherwise have to host the entire group. From WIFI connection to huge, delicious buffet spreads and amazing entertainment, every cruise tries to outdo itself to provide its passengers with the perfect holiday experience that’ll make you want to return again!

Costa Victoria offers a variety of activities from Italian language classes to cooking classes to duty free boutiques and “aah la carte” body treatments. They also have the Costa Kids Programme to ensure you and your family can enjoy all the fun of cruising Italian style. Morning, afternoon and evening events are scheduled to entertain children from 3 (out of nappies) to 17 years old. Whether it’s an ice cream social or a karaoke contest, Costa knows how to keep kids busy, and everyone very happy!

Video of Quantum of the Seas

The Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas offers one-of-a-kind features like an ice-skating rink, the Royal Promenade and a rock-climbing wall. Quantum of the Seas® is the newest ship in the fleet equipped with high-technology and offers a simulated sky-diving experience at sea! You won’t be able to experience these on your usual trip!

Image of Cunard cruise – Source

Cunard’s cruise liners has in store an array of entertainment and educational activities including a state of the art 3D Cinema, a planetarium, a casino, a superb spa and life-enriching workshops on board its luxury cruises. Take a Cunard voyage and you’ll enjoy the renowned elegance, spacious luxury and excellent service that have attracted discerning travelers.

Video of Princess Cruise

Princess Cruises has everything for children from art projects, games, the latest movies, pizza parties, talent shows, and science activities. For the adults, the world’s first Japanese bath at sea is available on Diamond Princess. There’s no better way for the Princess to celebrate 50 years of inspiring travel and sharing the wonders of the world through making its passengers smiling!

3. Food, shopping, and Lady Luck

Great food, shopping sprees and a little luck at the casino are probably the hooks to every cruise stay. Beyond the enjoyable luxury and exciting activities, there’s always that little thrill in shopping or the slot machine or even the eye-catching buffet spread that’ll make our hearts jump. It’s all about enjoying ourselves when we’re on a holiday, and these are surely enjoyable!

Royal Carribean - Legend of the seas
Image of Legend of the Seas – Source

Legend of the Seas® can take your curiosity just about anywhere. When the sun goes down, enjoy fine dining, Broadway-style shows, the Casino Royale® and bars and lounges that never have a cover. Liven up your nights on Voyager of the Seas® at the Royal Promenade, with parades, dancing, and duty-free shopping deals.

Video of Costa Victoria

Costa Victoria’s chic and original environments are filled with prestigious furnishings and works of art, making this ship a refined and stylish work of art. Shopping on board for souvenirs or clothes you fancy is also a special experience – the items will remind you of the cruise experience you had when you wear them in future!

If you’re in the holiday mood and ready for some casual fun at the casino, most of them accept cash, although some do accept member cards with stored value. Check with the specific cruise when you’re there, it’s an interesting atmosphere having Lady Luck on your side at sea than on land!

Cruise holidays have gained momentum over the years and are now safer, enjoyable with various entertainment and amenities, and often lined with tantalizing (and almost never-ending) meals from buffets or scrumptious courses! With a wide range of destinations and cruise vacation packages to suit your preferences, it’s time to pack those bags and enjoy a memorable cruise experience! All aboard!

Get in touch with us, let us help you put together your perfect cruise experience and share our advise on your specific needs.

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