The Best Cruises for Non-Cruisers
The first ship designed specifically for pleasure voyages was launched at the turn of the twentieth century, and since then, cruising has becoming an increasingly popular form of holiday. Can you think of a better way to see Norway’s incredible Fjords or the Caribbean’s spectacular coastlines? We don’t think so either, but there are still people out there who classify themselves as ‘non-cruisers’. If you’re one of them and are afraid you’ll be bored or claustrophobic or seasick, here are few tips that will make you fall in love with cruising, pronto!
Cruising is the best way to visit numerous destinations without having to constantly pack and repack. On a cruise holiday, your floating home-away-from-home will be within easy reach of any activity you want to pursue on shore, and be waiting to receive you after a fun-filled (yet exhausting) day spent exploring. Many of the larger cruise ships are likened to hotels, with plush accommodations and chic interiors that make you forget the ocean is surrounding you.
The Oasis and Allure of the Seas from Royal Caribbean International’s fleet are two of the largest cruise ships in the world, so they’re the perfect option if you’re after a vacation that involves heaps of activities, relaxation, or eating thanks to the ample facilities on board. There are no boring long-haul flights here – you can enjoy every second of your journey between ports on these ships. From award-winning Broadway productions to an exclusive kids’ area and delightful restaurants, these ships are destinations in themselves!
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If you’re concerned about whether you’ll be able to authentically experience a destination, then a voyage with Lindblad Expeditions or Windstar Cruises is for you! These lines utilise smaller vessels to create a cruising experience like no other.
Lindblad Expeditions is known for satiating the curiosity of adventurous travellers with its itineraries that venture to natural wonderlands such as the Galapagos Islands and Antarctica. They pride themselves on having a stellar team who share their expertise through insightful commentary as you get up close to nature. Meanwhile, Windstar Cruises offer a yachting experience where you can enjoy gourmet food, attractive accommodations and plenty of open deck. With six beautiful yachts, Windstar can access hard-to-reach ports in incredible locations and give you an amazing experience without any barriers.
River cruising has really taken off in recent years as a fantastic alternative to traditional cruises. Let’s not forget they also provide the perfect alternative for those who get seasick! Lines such as Viking Cruises and Uniworld have splendid ships that rival the bigger companies for comfort and luxury, offering destination-focused itineraries throughout the world’s major rivers. You can see historical cities and spectacular scenery in the intimate setting on board and then enjoy easy access to ports, allowing you to have a fully immersive experience.
When thinking about a cruise holiday, just remember to pick a line and itinerary that will provide what you want – our experts are more than happy to share their advice and knowledge. Contact us on 1300 954 661 to get hooked on cruising today!
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