The Benefits Of GoIng On A Cruise Holiday

Have you always wanted to go on a cruise? Cruises are ever so popular and there’s plenty of reasons why. Here are some reasons why you may want to consider cruising. This is an advertorial.

Don't like flying? You can travel the world on water


If you are not a fan of flying or have a fear of flying then you can travel the world without getting on board a plane. Try a transatlantic cruise from Southampton to New York, or take a short plane journey or drive to Europe then take a river cruise to see the sights on the Rhine or the Danube river. 

Got a family? They’re often family-friendly

If you are looking for a family-friendly holiday, then a cruise and especially an ocean cruise is definitely worth thinking about. They are perfect for families with plenty to see and do onboard the ship for all age groups. With swimming pools, wave riders, theatres and cinemas aboard some ships as well as kids club, a cruise can keep all the family happy. Where else can you find accommodation and activities for everyone in one place?


It can be kind on the wallet

Cruises may seem expensive but the fact is last minute cruises can be very affordable. They provide great value as your fares often include pretty much everything you could need including food, accommodation and entertainment. Some even include your alcohol in the package and excursions too. Of course, there will be certain places onboard the ship where you will have to pay extra but overall, you get fantastic value for your money.

They are easy to plan


If planning is so not your thing, a cruise might just be the perfect holiday for you. You will know the destinations you will stop at as soon as you book, you don’t need to worry about your accommodation and you don’t need to arrange holiday travel apart from getting to and from the cruise ship at the beginning and end of your trip.

It's a great way to meet people

With hundreds of people on board the ship for the time period of the cruise, there is an opportunity to meet plenty of new people through the different activities, meals and entertainment you will enjoy. You may even come home with lifelong friends, just from one simple trip!


You can tick off multiple destinations…


...without even having to get off the ship if you don’t want to! If you have a travel bucket list, then a cruise is a great way to tick off different destinations. Whether you choose to disembark and explore or stay onboard and enjoy what the ship has to offer, you will certainly be able to cross different locations off of any list you have.

There is plenty of choice

A cruise provides you with plenty of different options. Whether you choose to sail around the Mediterranean, America or around Asia, there’s plenty of different trips to take. Ocean cruising, river cruising, luxury ships with lots of facilities including pools and theatres or smaller ships with more personal service, the choice is completely up to you.

Want to travel with like-minded people? Then try a themed cruise

Some cruises are themed so you can travel with like-minded people that have the same interests at heart. For example, there are cruises for beer enthusiasts, photography experts and wildlife lovers.  If you have an interest in gastronomy there are also cruises for people like you.

You will enjoy brilliant entertainment

If you didn’t know already, cruise ship entertainment is almost always fantastic. There’s a reason plenty of people choose to work on cruise ships as it is so much fun for both the passengers and the staff. With musical shows, bands, and casinos aboard the big ships and cultural nights and talks on the smaller ship, you can see there is various entertainment on board, and you will never be bored!

Have you ever been on a cruise? What do you like most about cruising - do you have any top tips for people who have never been on a cruise before?

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17 comments

  1. Going on a cruise has been a lifelong dream of mine. As a kid I always wanted to go on a cruise as did my dad but my mum is afraid of the water so we never did it. I never got chance before having my children so is something that I would now love to save for as I know the kids will love it too, especially as I want to do the Disney cruise!

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    1. A Disney cruise looks fabulous. I hope you get the chance one day to make your dream come true!

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  2. I've never tried cruising but I would totally be up for it, the trouble woudl be getting my husband to join me. He's never fancies it. Mich x

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  3. I might have to read this post to my Dad. He’s recently widowed and has always wanted to go on a cruise with my Mum but now worries about being on his own.

    I don’t have sea legs at all, the opposite in fact but I think it would be great for him

    Thank you x

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    1. A river cruise could be a great option if you are worried about the motion.

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  4. I have never been on a cruise but it is something Steve and I have been discussing a lot recently as they seem like a great holiday option for families.

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  5. We used to cruise a lot in Asia and totally loved the fact that you only unpack once but get to stop at different countries and experience different cultures. Not cruised in Europe but would love to check out some last minute cruises

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  6. I've never been on a cruise but I really want to one day. I especially love the fact that you can have family friendly cruises.

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    1. There are a lot of cruises geared towards families these days.

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  7. I would love to go on a cruise. They look so much fun, especially the Disney Cruises! It definitely something I would love to do before the kids get to old!

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  8. I've never been on a cruise before. It does sound like a great alternative to flying.It sounds like there is plenty to do on board for the whole family. I love that you can visit a good range of places too.

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  9. I've never been on a cruise. It is something I have always wanted to do

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  10. I love to go on a cruise every now and then. they are a great way to socialise and enjoy lots of choice food and entertainment

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  11. My parents have been on quite a few cruises now and absolutely rave about them. They're desperate for us to join them and have said how family friendly they are. It's definitely something we'll try one day.

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  12. I have never been on a bruise but the thing thats always made me want to is that you can then see multiple locations.

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