Updated 21.12.2022

As we start a fresh new year, we begin thinking of resolutions to inspire us. For many of us, this includes planning new travel experiences and seeing the world.

Are you hoping to visit a new destination? Would you like to explore one of the Seven Wonders of the World? Or are you looking to book your first cruise? Read these top New Year resolutions for travellers and see if they match any of your own.

1. Take a Cruise

If you’ve never experienced the magic of a cruise before, the number one resolution you should make this year is to take one! Cruise travel is always a fantastic experience, unlike any other holiday. Plus, it gives you something super exciting to look forward to throughout the year. Cruising provides a great value option for getting more out of your holiday, with so many dining and entertainment options on-board already included in the price of your holiday, you really can cruise without spending a penny on-board.

And if you’re feeling nervous about your first-time cruise- don’t be! We’ve got plenty of advice for cruising beginners to help you find your feet

2. Be more adventurous

If you’ve already taken a few cruises, perhaps it’s time to step out of your comfort zone and break the mold. Whether this is preventing yourself from booking the same holiday destination or challenging yourself to visit at least three new regions by the end of the year.

Enjoy adventure no matter where you travel – from trekking through the rainforests of South America, exploring the Mayan ruins of Mexico or witnessing bears hunt for salmon in Alaskan waters – the adventure is what you make it!

Grizzly bear in Alaska

3. Take advantage of loyalty programmes

There are many cruise lines which offer deals for returning cruisers and those with benefits elsewhere. MSC CruisesVoyagers Club allows you to enjoy the same incentives you would with selected pre-existing memberships, while there are other programmes such as Latitudes with Norwegian Cruise Line, the Crown and Anchor Society with Royal Caribbean and the Peninsular Club with P&O Cruises.

4. Spend more quality time with family

A cruise is a perfect holiday for those looking to get away with their loved ones. With plenty of activities and entertainment, as well as a chance to explore new places together, sailing away on a family holiday is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime.

With multi-generational cruises growing in popularity, why not plan a family reunion on-board your next cruise and book out connecting family rooms for the chance to see the world together?

Bond through an on-board game of mini golf or laser tag, take an enchanting excursion as a family, then experience family dinners super luxurious specialty restaurants. And to make your family cruise as perfect as can be, check out our guide to family cruising to create a holiday the whole clan will love.


Family dining on-board Norwegian Cruise Line

5. Be spontaneous

Do you have that one dream destination you’ve always wanted to visit? Why not take 2023 as an opportunity to book a cruise there and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Whether it’s to sail the world-famous Panama Canal, lie on a tranquil beach in the Caribbean or walk through Hobbiton in New Zealand – book a spontaneous trip to one of your bucket list destinations and secure it with a low deposit in 2023.

6. Take more time off

Booking time off from work allows us the chance to relax and reflect, whether it’s to stay at home for a day or two or to hop on a cruise ship for a few weeks.

Ensure you plan ahead and make the most of your holidays, sharing time with family and friends or simply taking the time out for yourself on a well-needed break. For shorter holiday options, a two- or three-day weekend cruise break or “mini cruise” could be the perfect option for those wanting a taste of sunshine.

Yoga class - Royal Caribbean

7. Learn something new

Cruising opens your mind to a world of new possibilities. Take up dance. Practice yoga. Try your hand at fencing – it’s up to you!

Allow yourself to indulge in that hobby you have always wanted to start or enjoy a new activity such as surfing on Royal Caribbean’s FlowRider – a surfing simulator found on most of the cruise line’s ships.

Plenty of cruise lines offer workshops and classes to attend such as P&O Cruises circus classes where you learn a range of circus skills from professional instructors.

Learn to mould your own special souvenir from molten glass with Celebrity Cruises. Enjoy sunrise yoga with Virgin Voyages. Or try a multitude of new skills with Princess Cruises Discovery at Sea.

8. Try a new cuisine

Within the world of cruising, there are many fanciful flavours and delicious dishes for you to sample. From Chinese and Italian to Japanese and French take the chance to explore new culinary options when you sail next.

Why not visit Royal Caribbean’s Wonderland for wonderfully experimental dishes? Wander Princess Cruises World Fresh Market Place to see which dish tickles your fancy. Or sample the dishes of celebrity chef Marco Pierre White with P&O Cruises.

Royal Caribbean - Dining Venue - Wonderland

9. Travel solo

Why not take a trip alone? It might seem scary, but a cruising adventure on your own terms can be incredible. With cruise companies like NCL you can book a solo cabin with no single supplement, and even mingle with other cruisers sailing stag in the Solo Lounge.  Plus, we’ve got lots of excellent solo cruising advice to help alleviate your fears.

Solo traveller - Sicily, Italy

Watching your wallet is a common New Year’s Resolution for many- and Cruise118.com can help with that! When you book with us, you have the option to secure your cruise holiday with a low deposit allowing you to budget better and spread out the cost. Plus, with our amazing deals and savings, getting the most value out of your cruise holiday is simple!

Have you made any New Year’s resolutions? What’s on your travel bucket list for the year ahead? Call our dedicated concierge to start planning your perfect cruise holiday today!

Emma Smith
Emma has more than seven years' experience as a writer and has been in the travel industry for nearly five years. She loves learning about new places and cruise ships coming to market, as well as discovering fun and exciting activities to do while you sail. She has cruised with Princess Cruises, Cunard, Celebrity Cruises, Virgin Voyages, Avalon Waterways and Royal Caribbean and is looking to get something in her diary for 2024! Her favourite things to see on a ship include excellent entertainment, a delicious cocktail menu and extraordinary dining venues.

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