When it comes to cruise holidays, it seems like there is a huge divide between travellers…
Some people love the idea of spending a week or two sailing the seven seas, with 24-hour dining, endless entertainment options, and a new port to visit almost every day, but others, well they seem to find the idea of spending their summer holiday on a floating city with thousands of other passengers somewhat of a nightmare! What about you?
As someone who loves to cruise, I can honestly say I have had nothing but good experiences on my sailing adventures, and while I have learnt that bigger is not necessarily better when it comes to cruise ships, I do find the whole experience onboard to be relaxing and enjoyable.
However, after several years of recommending cruises to family and friends, it has become apparent that not everyone feels the same as me, and just the mere mention of the ‘C’ word seems to send some people into a tiz! So why do cruise holidays get such a bad rap?
Surprisingly, many people still seem to believe that cruise holidays are for the older generation and that you have to be over 70 to enjoy them, but anyone who has sailed with the likes of Carnival or Royal Caribbean will know that this is most definitely not the case.
Sure, there are still some cruise lines that cater for the more mature guest, such as Holland America, but if you are looking for a cruise holiday that offers the perfect blend of great destinations, good food, a mix of age groups, and top quality entertainment, I would have to recommend Celebrity Cruises.
If, on the other hand, you can afford to splash out on a little luxury, Regent Seven Seas really do offer the most amazing trips, and it is one of the few cruise lines that offer a real “all-inclusive” package.
The ‘classic’ about cruises came from my dear mother, who told me she didn’t want to join us on a South Pacific Cruise, as “she cannot swim”! Not exactly sure, where she was going with that one, but if the same thought has entered your head – please don’t worry – you won’t be getting wet!