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Cruises

A cruise holiday  is the perfect way to escape from the ordinary, and it is no wonder that cruise ships  have become the latest way to travel .  With many amenities to offer and a myriad of ship options, cruising  has come to be a popular holiday  alternative for singles, couples, families, groups of friends, destination weddings, and honeymoons. 

Why Cruising?

  • See a new island ,city , or landmark  every few days with accommodations, meals, and activities all included.   
  • For those travellers seeking a more pampered and luxurious experience away from home, luxury cruises  provide the utmost in service, comfortability, and personal attention.         
  • Cruises  offer a wide variety of travel destinations to choose from, with flexibility to sail from a port  that is the most convenient to you.
  • Selecting a cruise itinerary  which best suits your interests is very easy. 
  • You have the option of choosing a larger or smaller ship , as well as choosing one with more activities or a quieter atmosphere.   

What To Know Before You Go

  • COSTS
    • The base price will include your accommodations, on-board entertainment  and activities, meals, and use of facilities on-board the ship. 
    • Keep in mind that drinks  (alcoholic and soft drinks) are NOT INCLUDED on most cruise lines. 
    • You will need to tip porters, servers, bartenders, etc. throughout the week.  This averages around £50 per week. 
    • Shopping ,gambling ,shore excursions , and spa treatments  will not be included.  Budget around £100-200 per person per week for these costs, or more if you are indulgent. 
  • ETIQUETTE
    • When formal  nights are held,  respect the dress code.  A cocktail dress  is appropriate for women and a suit  or a dinner jacket  for men.   
    • Beachwear ,shorts ,caps , or ripped jeans  are not allowed in the dining rooms.
    • Smoking  is typically not allowed in public areas.  This includes the dining room, show lounges, and theatres.  There may be special areas designated in which to smoke. 
    • Videotaping  is allowed on-board.  However, taking video of activities and performances may go against copyright laws, and it is wise not to do so. 
  • CHILDREN
    • Travelling with children may require you to undergo certain vaccinations  and preliminary paperwork beforehand. 
    • Children are usually not permitted in certain public areas after 11pm.  Look into childcare services  on-board as well as teen recreation centres . 
  • TRANSPORTATION
    • On the day of embarkation, most cruise lines offer transfer shuttles from the nearest airport  to the cruise ship's docked location. 
    • Be sure to tag your luggage .  The cruise line will handle it for you so that it ends up at your appropriate stateroom. 
  • PORTS 
    •  Have your passport  ready and up to date.
    • Research customs  and regulations in your ports-of-call. 
    • Know what you will be allowed to take on and off of the ship.  Like most things, some restrictions do apply.

Cruise Destinations

Browse through these recommended and most popular destinations . 

Alaska 

Australia 

Baltic 

Egypt 

Canary Islands 

Caribbean and Bahamas 

Far East 

Greek Islands 

Hawaii 

Mediterranean 

North America 

Norway 

Scandanavia 

South America 

Transatlantic 

Cruise Lines

There are many cruise lines out there to choose from.  Cruise lines  differ based upon port of call ,ship size , ship atmosphere, and price range.  With a different experience awaiting you on each ship, you can always cruise more than once! 

Luxury Cruise Lines

Luxury ships  offer the utmost in an elegant cruising experience.  

Expect world-class cuisine , remarkable service, a sumptuous atmosphere, spacious accommodations, and outstanding amenities.  

Premium Cruise Lines

Premium cruises  cater to the sophisticated traveller. 

Expect fine dining , exceptional service, personal space, and many enrichment programs  at sea.

Contemporary Cruise Lines

Contemporary cruises  offer the best value for the money and are popular among families and groups. 

Expect quality dining and a wide range of amenities on board, catering to a variety of interests.     

Speciality Cruises

Speciality cruising  provides a unique and comfortable experience. 

Whether it be an exotic voyage  or adventure cruise , these lines cater to providing enrichment on and off shore.   

Related Guides

With your cruise  in mind, utilize these guides to help you complete the details.  

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