So many ships so many destinations. Basically, you check-in the hotel and then take your hotel room with you as the ship travels to various ports of call.
Everything is included in cruise vacation packages – accommodation, meals, entertainment, supervising programs for children. Pick any activity you like, choose what sounds more interesting, keep busy all day long or relax in sunshine by the pool. On the big cruise ships activities can be found for any mood.
With travel destinations worldwide, Caribbean and Mediterranean cruise destinations are amongst the popular ones. Travel alone or together with friends; is it honeymoon trip overseas or family vacation cruise – cruises have something for everyone.
To choose right cruise you need to be clear, what kind of activities are you interested. Traveling in Europe? What sounds more tempting - sightseeing European capitals with 17th century churches or beaches and sunshine of Mediterranean. There are many European Cruises to choose from. Are you in mood to see more of Scandinavia or exotic destination like Morocco? How about discovering Scandinavia’s most inspiring sight of Norwegian Fjords and sightseeing of Oslo, Copenhagen or Stockholm. Simply choose northern Europe or Scandinavia & Baltic as travel destinations.
Cruise ships in Scandinavian countries dock within an easy walk or short cab / public transport ride to the city center. In Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm or Helsinki it easy to stroll, window shop and find the museums in rather short time on-shore. Scandinavian cities are not so big therefore in several hours you can see a lot of tourist attractions there.
What comes to London, Paris, Rome or Florence, they are on list of cruises but add additional 1 ½-2 hour bus ride from the port. Most cruise lines run either complimentary or inexpensive shuttles to the town. But what can you see in 6 hours in Paris? Unless sightseeing tour is provided by cruise line…
If you want see more in London then pick it as a port of arrival / departure of your European Cruises, add few extra days of sightseeing and then go to Southampton or Dover for cruise. If you are looking forward some more sunshine and beach, pick Western Europe cruise from Royal Caribbean – from Southampton it cruises to the Canary Islands.
Family cruise vacation
Cruises are great choice for family vacation. They don’t entail a lot of packing and unpacking and big cruise ships are packed with fun of everyone. Children's facilities and activities vary from line to line and among ships flying the same flag as well.
In order to find the best option for family cruises, check activities & services provided for children with certain cruise ships. Most programs operate at sea from 9am to 10 pm (except for meal breaks). From 10 pm to about 1:00am most lines offer group babysitting for a fee.
Here are some sample activities provided for family cruises. For example, Disney's children's program is divided for age groups - a system that works well for younger travelers who may be unused to group play. For travelers in age groups 5-7, 8-9, and 10-12, Disney has many innovative sessions in cartooning and science fun. RCI have one of the best programs and facilities for teenagers.
If you are looking forward a trip on a popular route (like the Mediterranean cruises in the summer), it will be hard to find desired destination with some discount on search for last minute cruises. In order to get good price for cruise vacation in summer months, book early -six to nine months out. On popular cruise routes early booking is the key to lowest rates and best cabins.
Convenient location for departure, exotic destinations, accommodation, entertainment and transportation provided – that’s vacation as it should be. It’s not so important, are you cruising for a week or going out just for a Romantic Dinner Cruises, relax and enjoy every moment off-shore.
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