Is a Cruise for the landed gentry?
When many of us think of cruising it immediately conjures up the thought of unaffordable luxury? In years gone past cruising was for sure for the rich and famous however that is no longer the case.
Cruising is the still the fastest growing sector of the travel industry and if you have already cruised and in the converted club you will know why but if you still thinking it is for old people or that it is indeed too expensive then in this issue, we are going to dispel the myths that many of you have.
There is a ship for everyone, and the key is to pick the right ship. When choosing there are a few key factors to consider. So, the destination is paramount, then when you want to go and then how much you want to spend and there is a cruise for every budget.
There is the mainstream 4* ships, an array of 5 star and some ultra-luxury 6-star ships.
In cruising size really does matter so again choosing the size of ship is so important. There are small intimate boutique style cruise ships taking only a few hundred passengers and then there is the ultra-ships which take up to 7000 passengers, so you can see why choosing the right ship is vital.
So, let’s talk about some of the myths
There are many more myths but we are out of space so the advice is to go and try it and see for yourself why a cruise is the most fabulous holiday experience and one that you will repeat and have said for many years that Cruising is addictive …. Once you have tried it once you will be hooked.
A great onboard tip – if you on your cruise and they are offering deals to rebook then you can sign up and not choose the cruise till later. This is called an open deposit and allows you additional benefits when you come to book and the great thing is the booking goes back to your travel agent.
Icon of the Seas is a cruise ship under construction for Royal Caribbean International and will be the lead ship of the Icon class. She is scheduled to enter service in early 2024 out of PortMiami, and will have a gross tonnage of 250,800, making her the largest cruise ship in the world by gross tonnage.