The cruise industry is booming once again, with passenger numbers rebounding following the pandemic as increasing numbers of Brits set sail for their holidays, but why are cruises so popular? Here are just a handful of the reasons why cruises make such a great holiday option.
Value For Money
Cruises offer great value for money. Though they’re often considered a luxurious, upmarket way to travel, cruises can actually be an economical option, particularly for large families looking to holiday together. This is because a lot is included in the total price of your cruise, meaning the price you pay for your ticket represents the total cost of your holiday. Unlike land-based holidays, where you’ll need to budget separately for flights, accommodations, transfers, excursions and food and drink, with a cruise, it’s all part of the package!
The World Is Your Oyster
Cruises come in all shapes and sizes, making it easy to find one to suit you. When it comes to finding the perfect cruise for your next holiday, you’re in control of everything, from the size of the ship to the destination, and from the number of stops to who you sail with. There are family-friendly cruises, adults-only cruises, and cruises specifically for solo travellers. The choice is entirely yours. You can opt for a mega-cruise around the Caribbean or a more intimate Egypt river cruise, so no matter what you’re looking for in a holiday, you’re sure to find a cruise you’ll love.
Pack Less, Travel More
Want to spend more time sightseeing and less time packing and unpacking your suitcase? Cruises allow you to see multiple destinations while packing and unpacking just once! No need to worry about lugging your luggage between hotels, paying extortionate baggage fees, or leaving things behind as you move from place to place. With a cruise your accommodation – and all your belongings – come with you every step of the way! With no restrictions on luggage allowance, you’re also free to pack as much – or as little – as you think you’ll need during your travels.
For people who just want to relax on holiday, cruises are perfect. Rather than needing to research and plan your itinerary to get the most out of your trip, you can leave the planning to the experts and concentrate on enjoying yourself without worrying about organising excursions or missing out on must-see sights. Once aboard, you can kick back and relax knowing everything is taken care of.
Entertainment and Excursions Included
Cruises are famous for their onboard entertainment and facilities. Whether it’s kids clubs and soft play, spas and pools, or live music in the evening, there’s something for everyone and it’s all typically included in the price of your cruise.
Cruises also offer frequent excursions for those who want to learn about the history of a place, immerse themselves in local culture or try something totally new, such as water sports or cookery classes.
Food Glorious Food
Food is a huge part of life, and never more so than when on holiday. Cruises take the stress out of catering for everyone’s preferences by offering options for all diets. So whether you’re vegan, veggie or gluten-free, you won’t need to worry about finding somewhere that can cater for your dietary needs.
There are also different types of dining experiences on offer, from luxury fine dining to casual buffets, as well as family-friendly options and tasting menus. Most cruise ships offer multiple restaurants and dining facilities, as well as the option to sample the local cuisine on dry land.