Posted by travelcampaign in Cruises
on February 27, 2013 | No Comments
Cruises are becoming increasingly popular and it’s clear to see why. Not only can they cater for your every need and provide the ultimate relaxing setting if you want it, but they also give holidaymakers the chance to stop off at a range of destinations all in one trip.
Cruises are great for any age and demographic as there is always plenty on offer for children as well as cruises designed just for the over 50s. There are several different types of cruise to choose from and whether you decide to go for a short two to four day cruise or a longer ten-night excursion, here are some of the options at your disposal.
Mini cruises are great for those who want to enjoy a short break and get away from it all for just a few days. Cruises don’t have to come with luxury liners and price tags big enough to match the ship; despite what many might initially think.
This is where the mini cruise comes in. Typically a two-four day adventure, stopping off at a few places and possibly one or two overnight stays, this could be perfect for a weekend break or quick get-away.
What usually happens on a mini cruise is you spend a night on board the ferry, arrive at your destination and, like most cruise adventures, spend the day at your destination before heading back to the cruise for the evening. There are plenty of cheap cruise deals available for these mini cruises which often take travellers to familiar destinations such as Europe or the Mediterranean but give them the chance to explore it in a new light.
Cruise and stay
If you want all the benefits of a cruise and a traditional holiday you could opt for a cruise and stay break, allowing you to enjoy the best of both worlds. This type of holiday means you can take the best bits of a cruise liner such as the service, relaxation and ease of having everything in one place, as well as enjoying the sights and culture of a new country and holiday destination.
Cruise and stay holidays can be tailored so that you have the option to have the cruise before you stay at your destination or after. This means you could fly out and stay at your destination for a set number of days and enjoy a cruise back home or vice versa.
You don’t have to embark on a long voyage between Southampton and New York to make the most of a long cruise. Whilst this is a hugely popular route, you could stay closer to home with fourteen-day Mediterranean cruises or cruises around unique locations such as Egypt. Sharm el Shikh in particular provides an array of cruise options while the Greek island Kefalonia is another really popular cruise spot. Places onboard cruises to these destinations can fill up quickly though so it could be worth booking in advance to avoid disappointment.