It’s once again that time of year, and Blue Monday is upon us. No need to frown however, as it’s the perfect excuse to book a cruise ready for the bright sunshine of spring and summer. As much as Blue Monday might be a fantastic reason to set your sights on a cruise adventure, there’s more where that came from…
1. Value for Money
The most obvious reason to cruise is being able to budget for your spending before you even set foot on you ship. Having everything included, such as dining, entertainment, and accommodation means you needn’t have to worry about shelling out for anything while you’re enjoying the freedom of cruising. While on a traditional holiday you might be handing out cash for everything from airport transfers to gratuities, cruises give you the option of spending exactly what you’ve planned.
2. Exclusive offers and discounts
Many Cruise lines now offer customers bonuses which make superb cruising experiences even more enjoyable. There are plenty of itineraries which give cruisers the chance to take advantage of such add-ons as complimentary on-board spends, free upgrades to luxury balcony suites, and even spectacular savings when travelling in groups. Every cruise line offers different incentives, but they’re equally geared towards giving customers the finest cruise experiences.
3.Choice of Cruise Itineraries
There’s no need to limit yourself to a single region when you travel on a cruise. The beauty of many routes cruise lines offer is that they can take in the highlights of entire continents during an itinerary. Why limit yourself to the Spanish coast, when you can enjoy the splendour of Portugal as
well? The emphasis here is on freedom and flexibility, to never have to limit your horizons.
4. A New Landscape every day
This is definitely one of the eternally alluring things about cruising. What leads so many people to become fanatical about cruises is the idea of waking up in a brand new city without having to worry about the hassle of getting there. Flitting from place to place is what makes the whole experience worthwhile, and who wouldn’t want to fall asleep in Rome and wake up in Sicily? On a cruise, there’s always the next day of exploring to look forward to.
5. Dining experiences
It’s tempting to think that travelling on a cruise ship would mean you’ll find yourself bereft of dining options, but in fact, you’re bound to find something to tantalise your taste buds. From special regional restaurants, to all-day buffets packed with delicious favourites, you can be sure of a
spectacular gastronomic experience when you take a cruise. Many ships even have celebrity chefs endorsed restaurants nestled amidst their decks.
6. Family Friendly
As much as it might be an eternal struggle to keep the nippers entertained on holiday, that won’t be the case with a cruise. Plenty of ships are designed to make sure younger cruisers won’t be declaring the dreaded battle cry of ‘I’m Bored’. You won’t be hearing any protests about having to wear sun cream, especially when they have spectacular waterparks, kids clubs, and even video games rooms to contend with.
7. Shore excursions
Imagine winding your way towards the Great Wall of China, or visiting the Renaissance splendour of Florence, and simply returning to port at the end of the day. One of the best facets of a cruise is the chance to explore the great cultures of the world day-by-day. Land holidays might have you scrambling to fit everything in, but with a regional cruise, you can take it easy and soak up the atmosphere safe in the knowledge you won’t have to scramble for transport.
Are you rushing to a connection? No. Are you haggling with a taxi driver to get where you’re going? No. Instead you’re living it up on the sun deck, cocktail in hand, totally relaxed. It might seem obvious, but at the end of the day, you’re on a floating hotel, sailing toward the next scintillating port, while everyone else is in the rat race dealing with border control.
9.Only unpacking once
A multitude of countries, and only having to battle with coat hangers once. Simple as that.
10. On- board entertainment
Broadway shows, Cinema Screens and live comedy shows are just a few of the exciting entertainment options on a cruise. Many ships even have special events such as Strictly Come Dancing Live shows which bring the magic of the small screen to life on board.