We asked our travel writer, Kerry Moss, why cruising is so popular now. Here are a few of her compelling reasons why maybe you should consider cruising for your next getaway.
Cruising Offers Great Value
Cruises offer great value, because the upfront cost includes so much. Most cruises include food, accommodation, daytime and evening entertainment and transportation between destinations. Some even include drinks and day excursions. Extra costs or spending money is at your own discretion.
Unpack your Bag Once; Wake Up in a Different Place Every Day.
On a cruise, you unpack your bag once, whilst your floating hotel takes you somewhere different every day. It might be an exotic city or a tropical island, but every morning you’ll wake in a new place without having to lug your suitcase along sandy beaches or cobblestone streets.
Cruise Ships are Family Friendly
If you are struggling to find a holiday that suits everyone from babies to grandparents, then consider a cruise. Cruises are fun for all ages, with activities for everyone from your five year old niece to your 85 year old grandmother.
Cruise Ships Come in All Shapes and Sizes
What one person may love, another may not. The ideal cruise ship for you could be the mighty ships complete with state of the art activities and facilities, whilst your neighbour might prefer an intimate ship with a warm ambience and silent glances.
Fortunately, there are a large range of options available, including large ship, small ship, ocean cruising and river cruising.
So Many Activities, So Little Time
Cruise ships are designed to keep everyone happy. Whether it’s a pamper day at the spa or having a flutter at the casino, lounging by the pool or educating yourself at wine appreciation class, there is never a dull moment on board a cruise ship.
If however, you’re after a relaxing holiday where the kids are entertained while you lay by the pool sipping cocktails, then there’s a cruise itinerary for you too.
If that’s not enough options, then fill your days with each time you dock the myriad of choices for shore excursions. Visit local villages, stroll through museums or take walking tours through the historical streets, then head back to your luxury floating accommodation for the night.
Ships are Floating Cities
If you think you’re going to be left without all the creature comforts, then you’ll be mistaken. Cruise ships have everything you could possibly want onboard. If you really want to stay in touch with the mainland, there is Wi-fi, internet and live news channels. Onboard there are shops, doctors, laundries, gyms, movie theatres, swimming pools and a large choice of dining options. You’ll run out of time before you run out of facilities.
Let’s Get Social
If you’re a single traveller and want to meet people from around the world, then cruising provides ample opportunity to make new friends. Or if you’ve been assigned the task of organising the family holiday for 20 of your nearest and dearest, then one visit to your travel agent and it’s all sorted: transport, accommodation, meals and activities. Once onboard, you’ll meet people at your dinner table, during the activities or by the pool and if you wish to stay anonymous, then the ships are large enough to avoid running into the same people time and time again.
Pick a destination … There are hundreds of them!
If you’d like to know more about the diverse range of destinations and cruise styles, drop in to see the team at Quadrant Australia in Vernon St, Coffs Harbour.