Booking your first cruise can be a daunting experience, but well worth the effort when you are sitting on deck sipping your first cocktail in the sunshine. A record 1.79 million Britons chose to take a cruise holiday in 2013, making it one of the most popular ways to holiday.
Stepping onboard a cruise ship opens up a world of excitement that few holidays on land match up to. Ships today are akin to floating resorts with every conceivable facility you could wish for onboard. Cruise holidays offer great value for money, with a whole host of facilities included in your cruise fare. Starting with stylish accommodation, meals on a full board basis, daytime activities and evening entertainment included as standard. Not forgetting, onboard facilities such as swimming pools, Jacuzzis, kids clubs, gymnasiums and sports courts. If you choose a fly cruise, your flights and transfers to/from the port are also included.
The only other costs you have to budget for are your drinks, excursions, onboard purchases, spa treatments, speciality dining, internet access and phone calls. Tipping is customary on a cruise to say ?Thank You? to the staff who have served you well during your stay. Guests have the option of pre-paying their gratuities when they book or to have the amounts added to their onboard account.
Whichever cruise ship you choose, waking up to a new port of call almost every day, whilst only having to unpack once, is an added bonus. When you have considered the basics of: when you want to travel, who with, where to and your budget, just give one of Hays Travel?s Cruise Consultants a call on 0800 408 4229.