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What Type of Cruise Suits You?

July 1, 2013

I’ve never been on a luxury cruise before. And this guest post has certainly piqued my imagination. Maybe it’s time for me to start looking into cruise holidays. 🙂

Cruise ships docked in Talinn Passenger Port in Estonia. Photo by  Pjotr Mahhonin via Wikimedia Commons.
Cruise ships docked in Talinn Passenger Port in Estonia. Photo by Pjotr Mahhonin via Wikimedia Commons.

 

Whether you’re a skeptical first-timer or a cruise regular, there’s a fantastic range of cruise holidays out there – and more than a few to suit you too!

Let’s say you’ve never been on a cruise before and you’re a bit unsure about the experience. What if you get seasick? Or feel claustrophobic? Or get bored? If that’s the case, then a mini cruise could be right up your street. Mini cruises are short itineraries, usually no more than a couple of nights long, which provide a fantastic taste of life onboard. Take a short jaunt over to Amsterdam, or spend a day sipping beer and nibbling chocolate in Bruges. It’s a great way to try a condensed cruise experience without committing to a full week at sea. It’s a fun weekend away plus it’s affordable too.

If however you’re a regular cruise-goer, then you’ve really got the world at your feet. You could head to the Caribbean, or sail around the Med, or opt for a Grecian adventure around the Ionian and Aegean seas. Explore the Canary Islands, discover the North Atlantic’s beautiful islands of Madeira and the Azores, or visit the iconic North African city of Casablanca in Morocco.

And if you really want to push the boat out, what better way to do it than to take a world cruise? It’s the ultimate luxury getaway and a serious contender for holiday of a lifetime. Set sail and disappear for several months at a time, stopping at such fabulous locations as the Caribbean, San Francisco, Auckland, Shanghai, Cape Town, Lisbon and more. It’s a pretty special experience.

Whether you’re after the destinations, the onboard lifestyle or the whole sea-faring she-bang, today’s cruise market is a diverse one that’s full of fascinating experiences. Which cruise will you choose?

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