What better way to banish those lockdown blues than to plan your next cruise holiday?
Cruising is the perfect way to get all your holiday wish-lists ticked off in one fell swoop. After all, why visit one destination when you could call in at several? Why settle for one local cuisine when you could dine out on plenty? Not to mention all the onboard amenities that are sure to knock your socks off.
Cruising has a reputation for impeccable service and there’s a very good reason for that …in fact there are several. So confident am I that you’ll never have come across service like it that I’d go so far as to guarantee it.
You see service with a smile doesn’t quite cover it – the staff on board a cruise ship are faultless, brilliant, the crème de la crème of the industry. But don’t take my word for it – get out there and see for yourself.
And with that in mind… as a seasoned traveller and lover of cruises, I thought it might be helpful to give you my top tips for booking your next cruise.
How to set sail in style
- When and where – yes, that sounds all too obvious, but consider the seasons in the area you’re looking at, as they may well be different to our own.
- If the where doesn’t come easily, consider your interests. Is it sun, sea and socialising you’re after? Or are you wanting to dip a cultural toe into some historic gems along the way?
- How frequently would you like to stop? Some cruisers prefer the serenity of the open water, while others prefer to flit from place to place – or a little of both? It’s your call.
Two’s company or family values?
When thinking about which cruise is right for you, you need to think about the vibe that will give you the best holiday. Each cruise is geared differently, so make sure if you fancy a romantic trip for two, you don’t end up on a family special, surrounded by excitable small people.
You might also want to consider building your cruise around an event, for example fireworks night or New Year – both of these are spectacular when viewed from the shoreline of any big city.
Ship shape – choosing your cabin
This isn’t just a matter of shape or size, as choosing which cabin is right for you can also mean whether you would prefer to be on the port or starboard side, at the back or front of the ship, and nearer the top or the bottom.
Whichever of these most appeals, there will be an option available – so to book your next cruise or to talk through your options, just give me a call. I’m always happy to talk.