- May 27, 2011
Best Things About Cruise Holidays
It used to be that cruises were regarded as being for the wealthy or for the retired only with a stuffy, formal atmousphere on board. That notion now couldn’t be further from the truth. Cruises have diversified and now have something for everyone’s taste.
Family Cruise Holidays
Cruises are good for the family because they come with an all-inclusive price tag. You don’t have to worry about extra expenses when you go on a cruise as all your food and drinks are paid for. Cruise ships provide an environment that can be safe and hassle free for kids who are looked after by cruise staff professionals educated to standards in child care. It can often be a big fuss packing and unpacking with kids but with a cruise you only need to do this once and you can see new destinations almost every day. Families can choose whether to eat together or apart and the fantastic food on offer on most cruise ships will leave nobody hungry!. Furthermore cruise ships are increasingly selling family sized cabins or suites where the whole family can stay. If you can take advantage of one of our cruise deals, then a family cruise holiday represents excellent value for money.
Romantic Cruise Holidays
There is no doubt that cruises can be the ultimate in romance. More and more people choose a romantic cruise holiday for a honeymoon or anniversary and it’s even possible to renew your vows on board many cruise ships. We recommend choosing a ship with a higher percentage of suites so that booking one won’t be too expensive and upgrade. Grand suites are of course the epitome in luxury and represent one of the best parts of being on a cruise with your own sitting area, a balcony from the living room to the bedroom and your very own whirlpool tub. During the evenings movies shown under the stars are a naturally romantic activity to take part in; or try shaded bar retreats with waiters and a spa menu to include a couple’s massage. Open seat dining is always romantic but for real luxury try dining out on your own balcony for an extra charge.
The Ship Facilities
Different ships have varying facilities. It is best to choose one that is most suited to you and what you want from a cruise. Some cruise ships have special facilities that blow the others out of the water. These are some of the best parts about cruising. Take for instance Princess Cruises, which have their own couple’s Rasul room, a mud room with steam. Or enjoy the cabaret delights of a singer in Adagio, a luxury new concept lounge. Take your choice in restaurants between the Crown Grill and the Vines, the ship’s sushi and wine bar. The Arcadia by P & O Cruises has a restaurant owned by celebrity chef Gary Rhodes. Crystal Cruises have penthouse suites with butler service and a Jacuzzi tub and are large enough for in-room massages. What’s more guests staying in these suites are able to order off the menu of speciality restaurants. These include the Northern Italian Prego and the Asian Silk Road. As for Norwegian Cruises their Bliss Ultra Lounge and Night Club have canopied beds for loungers where you can snuggle up to your loved one, cocktail in hand. Their freestyle dining philosophy means that you can dine in any of the restaurants at any time without the need for prior planning or booking. There is also an adult’s only pool for you to enjoy, which creates a more romantic private atmosphere. Carnival Cruises have a stylish art deco theme running throughout their ships to admire.