Why not spoil yourself this Christmas by planning a winter break in the lap of luxury? As the cold descends on the UK and summer feels it’s out of reach, a last-minute luxury getaway could be exactly what you’re looking for. From a warm holiday in the sun to a short city break to last minute cruise deals, a winter break is the perfect way to escape from it all.
Luxury cruising is one type of holiday that is garnering more attention in recent years and here are the reasons why.
Everything is included
Most of what you experience while cruising, from accommodation, food and transportation to entertainment, facilities and activities, is all included in the price. This means that you’ll no longer have to deal with weeks of researching several hotels for the best price. In fact, your whole itinerary is all mapped out for you in advance – you won’t have to deal with anything. Simply, pack your suitcase, board the ship and relax.
Besides excursions, alcohol, souvenirs and add-on such as beauty treatments, everything else is included in the price, which means you can experience your holiday without worrying the costs will spiral out of control. When going on a cruise, it’s very easy to keep a close eye on costs to ensure that they remain low. The nice thing is that you will have the option to customise activities as you go along according to your budget and what you want to achieve from the holiday.
The fact that you’re on-board a cruise ship for the majority of the holiday with the opportunity to visit several destinations at once is good news for people travelling in groups or with small children because it means that you don’t have to deal with constantly moving children through airports and hotels. Being able to by-pass airports and hotels also means you only have to pack and unpack once. If you visited several destinations by air, not only would you have to deal with all the check-ins, you’d have to pack and unpack several times. Cruising eliminates all the hassle.
Lots to do
While you’re spending days at sea cruising across the ocean, there’s so much to do. From sunbathing to on-board entertainment, you’ll seldom have to worry about keeping yourself occupied. Many cruises offer lectures and lessons ranging across a wide selection of subjects. So, if you’ve always wanted to learn how arrange flowers, make bread, salsa dance or learn how to play the piano, then you can put all those hours at sea in-between ports to great use. If learning isn’t your cup of tea on a cruise, there’s also a whole host of entertainment, such as live performances from Cirque du Soleil and Disney.
It’s a good idea to plan early, and book your cruise through a reputable agent like Co-operative Cruises. Many operators even offer early bird discounts – good luck.