Unlike the ubiquitous package holiday, during which you spend a week or maybe two in the same hotel, a cruise affords you a whole world of differing destinations – and it is the ideal way to explore some of the most stunning and simply awe-inspiring scenery in the world. Perhaps you feel like kicking back and watching the world go by, recharging your batteries as you get away from the hustle and bustle of the world. Or perhaps you need the excitement offered by new and busy destinations, the challenge offered by unfamiliar terrain. There are plenty of options out there for you, from the luxurious to the affordable.
Once you have decided on your potential location, whether it is the Caribbean, the picturesque and meandering Nile, the stunning Adriatic, or the Mediterranean, you will spend your cruise holiday in a vast and constantly changing array of destinations as your holiday progresses. This is one of the greatest advantages of a cruise holiday, the simply stunning array of destinations that are available for you to visit.
Let’s assume for current purposes that you wish to make a trip to the Mediterranean. You can explore the sun-soaked Balearic Islands, surround yourself in ancient history in sparkling Malta, discover the glittering glamor of southern France, or enjoy siestas and sangria in Spain. Imagine waking up to a new town and a new scene, every day! You will experience all the region has to offer.
The Caribbean is another popular destination. On one individual trip to the Caribbean on board a cruise ship you can visit St. Kitts, St, Maarten, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, and a whole host of other destinations. With all the picture postcard beaches, romantic seascapes, colonial architecture and busy towns, you’d be hard pressed to choose a favorite out of these.
As it is with package holidays, one of the advantages of booking a cruise through a travel agent is that you are afforded a much wider range of choices, and you may discover an itinerary or activity that you hadn’t previously considered. Many travel agents will also be able to offer you cruise deals or discounts. Not only do travel agents clearly advertise special offers and potential savings, but once you have decided on your itinerary or destination your travel agent can help you to weigh up your options and compare prices and value, until you have whittled down a myriad of options and decided on the trip that gives you everything you want, including good value. You can book Mediterranean trips, Caribbean cruises, and wonderful cruises around scores of other destinations with a travel agent, or even by going directly to the cruise company.
So, where do you think your cruise holiday will take you? From luxurious, sun-soaked cruises through the splendid Caribbean, to Mediterranean travel itineraries filled with warm nights, good food and fun, to the awe-inspiring views of the Northern Lights, and rejuvenating weekend expeditions to Bruges, there is a whole world of fantastic cruise holidays out there, just waiting to be discovered by you, the potential holiday-maker.