When it comes to cruising, it’s not just a matter of finding a destination you like and choosing a nice ship. There are tons of different factors to consider, ranging from onboard entertainment and ports of call to cabin choice and sailing dates. On top of that, you also need to decide what type of cruise holiday you want to experience. Take a look at a tour operator like http://www.thomascook.com/cruise/ to peruse the options, and to help you decide which is best for you, here are the main options:
A fly cruise involves booking a cruise holiday that includes a flight as part of the transport itinerary. It might be a flight to the sailing point, or a return flight back home, or both. It’s a fairly standard part of cruising and means that you get on with your holiday quicker, rather than spending time sailing to a specific destination. Most are all inclusive cruises which means the flight is included in the cost of the trip, along with other factors like transfers and food, but this is not always the case, so make sure you check the details first.
Cruise from the UK
UK cruises involve departing from, or returning to, a UK port. Sometimes an entire cruise holiday can be accomplished without stepping onto a plane, which is ideal for nervous flyers! Other times, a flight is required for all or part of the itinerary. Cruises that sail from the UK are sometimes cheaper, given the fact that there is no flight required.
For cruise first-timers or anyone who just fancies a short break, a mini cruise is a great choice. They’re typically no more than 2 or 3 nights long and take in just a couple of destinations, and often include all the usual facilities and entertainment that you would expect from the cruise operator. It’s a fantastic way to enjoy a cruise without committing to a longer and more expensive holiday at sea.
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