Why Have Cruise Holidays Become So Popular?

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Cruise holidays now account for around one in eight of all package holidays sold within the UK today, so just why have cruises become so popular?

Cruises can offer great value for money for passengers. There are some terrific deals to be found on cruise holidays for singles, couples, families and groups. Many cruise companies offer deals throughout the year such as free child places, free flights to embarkation ports, all inclusive upgrades and more. Cruise companies also offer some great loyalty schemes which ensure that returning passengers get the best discounts and deals available.

Cruise holidays are also becoming increasingly popular with a younger market, including young families, young couples and young groups of friends. This is due to enticing contemporary features offered on board modern cruise liners.

Some cruise lines like Royal Caribbean feature rock climbing walls, wave machines, open air cinemas, ice rinks and zip lines, to name but a few and undoubtedly attract a young (and young at heart!) cruise passenger. Combine these great on board features with a bargain cruise price and it’s a wonder more young people aren’t rushing to book cruises!

Rock Climbing on Royal Caribbean

Ice Skating Rink Royal Caribbean

Cruises offer a great way to see the world in a short space of time. In a one week holiday you might be lucky enough to visit 6 or 7 ports, depending on the destination, in as many as 4 or 5 countries.

Pullmantur Cruises for example offer the Mediterranean Breezes itinerary which visits 6 ports giving you the chance to visit Barcelona, Pisa and Rome amongst others.

That’s a perfect way to see lots of different places for people whose holiday time is dictated by the short amount of time they can take off work. A cruise is definitely the perfect way to discover multiple new places whilst only having to unpack once! You can save the time it would take you to repack and unpack in new places simply having fun and enjoying your well-earned holiday.

Rome Pisa and Barcelona

Cruise holidays are easy. For example if you decided to visit the same amount of places by train in the same amount of time as your cruise holiday, it would surely be much more difficult in both the planning and the execution stages. With cruising all the planning is done for you, all you have to do is decide which places you’d like to visit during your time in each different port. However, the most important piece of planning is making sure you get back to the ship on time for it sailing away!

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