Cruise holidays are equally fantastic whether you’re a seasoned Cruising veteran or experiencing your maiden voyage. Your holiday starts from the very moment you step on to the ship, minimising the weary feeling of ‘travel’ and can stop at many different dynamic ports of call on the way. Take a look at a top 10 Cruise destinations article here to see the kind of holiday you could be experiencing. So whether you’re relaxing on a beach on the Cayman Islands, staring in awe of the fjords around Scandinavia or watching the sunset as you’re sailing away from Venice, there’s always plenty to keep you entertained on board when you’re at sea…
1. See a show
If you’re worried you might be stuck for things to do on the evenings because you’re at sea, think again! Most large cruise ships offer theatre productions and musical extravaganzas to keep their guests entertained. We’re not just talking amateur dramatics either – you can witness West End quality shows on some of the big liners, making it a truly unforgettable experience.
2. Watch the world go by
Nothing beats relaxing on the sun deck with an ice cold cocktail, watching the world go by. Cruise holidays offer the ultimate in relaxation as you can choose to do as much or as little as you like. With comfortable loungers and waiter service on many ships, you can top up your tan in style while taking in the sights.
3. Pamper yourself
Leave the stress of the world behind with a relaxing massage or holistic treatment. With many ships offering a spa and sauna alongside more conventional features such as hair salons and beauty parlours, you’ve no excuse not to look and feel gorgeous all holiday long.
4. Watch a movie
Although most cabins come with a TV to recreate the movie magic, head along to the onboard cinema. Playing new releases alongside modern classics, there’s sure to be something to delight the whole family.
5. Grab a bit to eat
When it comes to food you’ll be spoilt for choice with a host of specialities from across the globe. Many ships offer a 5 course lunch and dinner menu cooked by some of the world’s top chefs. Catering for every taste whether you prefer the sophistication of fine dining or the flexibility of a buffet, prepare to taste gastronomical delights that are simply out of this world!
6. Have a workout
Build a healthy appetite for all that food by staying active while on your trip. Check out the on board pool, gym or fitness classes. With top instructors offering everything from spinning to yoga, it’s never been easier to keep the pounds at bay.
For those fancying something a little more sedate why not go for a walk along the deck? On large vessels you could cover a couple of miles just checking out what the ship has to offer, and with sunning sunsets and views over the coastline it’s bound to be a memorable experience full of photo opportunities.
There’s no Cruise experience too luxurious as is evident from Forbes article on the world’s most luxurious cruises. However if you happen to not be a multi-millionaire, even the more reasonably priced Cruising holidays still offer an amazing standard of luxury – have a look at the 2013 cruise deals at Cruise Kings.