Top 5 reasons to cruise

23 Aug 2013

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There are a couple of reasons why more Australians than ever are opting to holiday on the sea. Cruising holidays have heralded a new generation of ocean travel with ships resembling floating resorts, itineraries expanding to unique destinations and off shore excursions encompassing the best of each port. If you’ve never enjoyed a cruise holiday before, or haven’t in a while, the following reasons prove why now is the time to take to the high seas on a cruise holiday.

Queen Mary 2's Champagne Bar

Queen Mary 2's Champagne Bar

See the world and only unpack once
The ultimate advantage of a cruising holiday is the distinct lack of stress. Stress navigating planes, trains and automobiles, endless hotels and the tiresome pain that comes with living out of a suitcase. On a cruising holiday you simply board the vessel, unpack once and relax in your suite as the world floats by. Now that’s luxury!

Never a dull moment on or off board
Gone are the days of being herded around like sheep from the pool to a port town to buy a tacky souvenir. Modern-day cruising liners are now making it their mission to outdo and set themselves apart via enjoyable and unique cruising experiences. And the ultimate winner? You the cruisers. From ice-skating shows to cooking schools, helicopter excursions, wildlife treks, intimate dinners and themed cruises, cruise lines now cater for the masses and the niches, allowing you to enjoy a holiday with your favourite activities amongst like-minded travellers.

Dining on the high seas
More than just the nightly roast dinner, dining on a cruise holiday is now a 5 star affair complete with guest chefs, fresh ingredients and lavish settings. As with food trends in restaurants, cruising also experiences the same cuisine movements with molecular gastronomy, Asian fusion, clean eating and wine tasting being offered on some of the world’s leading cruise ships. Cruising’s biggest dining trend through is regional dining, with menus reflecting the local cuisine of each region on the ship’s itinerary.

The perfect holiday

The perfect holiday

Value for money
With so much to offer, few holidays provide the value for money that a cruising holiday does. With accommodation, dining, entertainment and more often including, budgeting for a cruising holiday is made easy.

Feel like you’ve had a holiday
Once you’ve booked it, paid for it and boarded, the holiday begins. And a true holiday at that. From indulging in a relaxing massage and spa sessions to taking advantage of all of the onboard programs and activities, on a cruising holiday you are free to do as much or as little as you like, as are your travel companions. Without the pressure to keep up or slow down, cruising allows you to enjoy the holiday you want to and at your own pace.

To start planning your cruise getaway speak to one of our cruise experts on 1800 017 849.

Sue Johnson

Sue started her career in travel as a Travel Consultant and is now part of the Travel Associates marketing team. You can email her at sue_johnson@travel-associates.com.au