In line with my recent posts which have focused on getting away from the city ( I still love London, but hate winter) I am encouraging you all to think about booking yourself a cruise for your next holiday away.
My eyes have recently been opened to the joys of cruising, and I’m currently planning my next getaway which will involve taking a cruise.
My younger sister recently spent a year working on a large cruise ship sailing around South America and came back with lots of amazing pictures of all the wonderful places she had visited.
Need convincing? Well I am going to show you why cruising is an amazing holiday idea for singles, families and honeymooners.
Cruising for singles
Cruising isn’t just for couples, P&O’s Azura, which launched in 2010, offers 18 dedicated single cabins for solo cruisers. Britannia has 27 single cabins of its own. Take yourself for a relaxing holiday to the Canary Islands & Madeira. The Canary Islands as a destination offers year around sunshine which is good for those looking to take a last-minute trip. It’s beautiful landscape offers the chance to explore verdant pine forests and sprawling national parks. The islands offer many opportunities to try traditional Spanish cuisine, seafood in particular. And if you get bored on your own there is plenty of opportunities to meet new people who are also sailing solo.
Cruising for honeymooners
Take a two week cruise to the Caribbean and enjoy the best of many islands. More than the clichés of sun, sand and sea; the Caribbean is made up of dozens of islands, each with their own uniquely different character and identity. A tour around the Eastern Caribbean will suit honeymooners who want to relax and top up their tans as well as see many sights. The route will take you through Barbados, Puerto Rico, St Vincent, Dominica, St Lucia, Antigua, St Kitts, Grand Turk, Tortola, and St Maarten. These privileged islands offer private beaches, barbeques, water sports, restaurants and beach bars as a home from home. Cruise ship facilities also provide you the opportunity to work on your fitness together, plays sports and imagine sailing under the stars, very romantic!
Cruising for families
Its no secret that cruising is becoming more and more popular with families. The half-term holiday is the ideal time to take the kids away for a short cruise. Why not take the family on a sail around the Mediteeranean for 10 days. An typical cruise will take you Lisbon, Gibraltar , Barcelona, Marseille, Cannes, Florence and Genoa. Phew! It’s a fantastic way to see more for less. Benefits of cruising with your family is that it affords you the time to relax! Many ships have child friendly activities like kids clubs which involve an array of activities from puppet shows for the little ones to full on discos for the teenagers.