It’s no secret that cruise holidays have seen a surge in popularity recently – showing they’re not just for the rich and famous anymore. With a huge range of cruise providers catering to all budgets, Cruise Trade News report that a quarter of Brits have now been on a cruise holiday – and that 2 in 5 want to do so.
One of the best parts of a cruise – and a reason for their popularity – is the opportunity to travel through multiple countries and do plenty of sightseeing. While most holiday makers head to the central Capital city of a country, or stay on a beach for the majority of their stay, cruisers have the opportunity to do both or either. River cruises, such as along the Danube, show some of the most breathtaking historical architecture in Europe; while a Caribbean cruise offers plenty of chances to enjoy a swim in crystal turquoise seas or enjoy some fresh jerk seafood and rum on the beach. Cruises offer the backpacking experience without the stress of constantly unpacking and repacking.
Even while travelling the seas between destinations, there’s plenty to enjoy onboard thanks to the luxurious cabins. Cruise holidays are distinct for their extravagant feel, with beautiful rooms and all the benefits of staying at a luxury resort. Planet Cruise offer a huge range of choices, so from the outset you can choose if you’d rather be on a couples’ cruise, an adults-only cruise, or a family-friendly ship. Activity offerings vary accordingly, but the majority contain bars, concert spaces, swimming pools, cinemas, and gyms. As with any luxury resort, there are plenty of spa treatments as well, allowing you to relax and unwind between ports.
A major benefit of an all-inclusive cruise holiday is that your meals are all sorted – so in some cases you can enjoy some Michélin Star cuisine without the extra price tag. Cruise chefs are renowned for their excellence, so you needn’t worry about not fancying anything on the menu. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions, be sure to notify your cruise provider in advance, so you can relax and enjoy some fantastic fine dining. Lots of all-inclusive offers will have drinks included in the price – so you can have bubbles with breakfast, enjoy nibbles and cocktails by the pool, or have a glass after dinner with no hefty bar fees.