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Cruising - Sea or River Cruise Holidays

Updated: Mar 21, 2023


Thinking about cruising but not sure whether it's for you? This blog post will give you an overview of what's involved in a cruise holiday. We look at both Sea/Ocean cruises and the growing popularity of River Cruises.


Sea Cruise holidays offer destinations to Europe, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, South America and more. They are a unique and enjoyable vacation experience for many reasons, including:

  1. All-inclusive packages: Many cruise lines offer all-inclusive packages that include food, drinks, entertainment, and accommodation, making it easy to budget for your trip and enjoy everything the ship has to offer.

  2. Multiple destinations: A single cruise can take you to multiple destinations, allowing you to explore and experience different cultures and landscapes in a short period of time.

  3. Onboard activities: Cruise ships offer a wide range of onboard activities and entertainment options, from pools and spas to theaters and casinos, ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy.

  4. Unpack once: Since your accommodations travel with you, you only need to unpack once, making it easy to relax and enjoy your vacation without the stress of packing and unpacking.

  5. Stunning views: Cruises often sail through some of the most beautiful and picturesque locations, offering breathtaking views of the ocean, coastline, and islands.

  6. Convenience: With everything you need in one place, a cruise vacation can be more convenient and less stressful than other types of vacations.


Are Cruises Good for Families?

Cruise holidays can be a great option for families with kids, as there are many activities and amenities available onboard that are designed to cater to children's needs and interests.


Most cruise lines offer a wide range of activities for children, from age-specific kids' clubs to water parks, arcades, and movie theaters. Kids can also participate in activities like scavenger hunts, sports tournaments, and cooking classes.

Cruises also offer family-friendly entertainment, such as stage shows, musical performances, and comedy acts that are suitable for all ages.

Unlike other forms of travel, a cruise holiday allows families to visit multiple destinations without having to worry about transportation or accommodation. You can simply unpack once and enjoy the journey while the ship takes you from one port to the next.


Some Cruise companies are better suited to families and offer more for children. Call us and we can advise on the best cruise for your family.



River Cruises:

River Cruises offer you a unique way to visit a city. Many European Cities operate river cruises on luxury cruise ships. Advantages of river cruises are:

  1. Scenic Views: River cruises often offer stunning views of the landscapes and cities that you pass by, giving you a unique perspective of the world's most beautiful destinations.

  2. Intimate Experience: River cruises are typically smaller and more intimate than ocean cruises, allowing you to build relationships with other passengers and providing a more personalized experience.

  3. Easy Accessibility: River cruises can take you to smaller towns and cities that are not accessible by larger cruise ships, giving you a chance to explore destinations that you might not have otherwise visited.

  4. Cultural Immersion: River cruises often include shore excursions that provide you with a chance to explore local cultures, taste local cuisine, and see historic sites.

  5. Convenience: River cruises offer a convenient way to travel, as you only need to unpack once and can enjoy all of the amenities of the ship without worrying about transportation or logistics.

  6. Relaxation: River cruises can be a relaxing way to travel, allowing you to enjoy the scenery and unwind without the distractions of daily life.


Think it could be for you?? Call us on 01 6060000 and we'll quote you for wherever you would like to travel to.




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