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Reasons to take a Cruise Vacation

April 20, 2011

A cruise vacation? Should you, or should you not? With cruise companies advertising their luxury liners and exotic destinations they sail to, we are sure the idea of taking a cruise has crossed your mind. Read on to know why you should take that cruise vacation!

Sail the high seas to explore the world, to chance upon fabled ports and legendary lands, to holiday in luxury and travel in style. Hit the cruising hotspot, the Caribbean, a region of sparkling waters and coral reefs, of vibrant islands with golden beaches, of intoxicating Jamaican rum and all-night partying. Then on to the Bahamas, with the clearest waters in the world and an amazing coral and marine life. Cruise around the magical Mexican Riviera, dotted with resorts that are all vibrantly different and provide wonderful opportunities for sightseeing, shopping and outdoor activities. Get lured by the azure waters of the Mediterranean, which have constantly fired the imaginations of cruise-goers, or do Alaska, a spectacular region of glaciers and icebergs with an ethereal serenity that’s hard to match anywhere else in the world. Sail in the Orient from Singapore to Malaysia and Phuket, or Down Under in Australian waters. If that doesn’t satisfy your wanderlust, than hop on a cruise and go penguin watching in the Galapagos Islands or the Antarctica!

A cruise isn’t just plain sailing; there’s much more to the whole experience, from exquisite dining, to great entertainment and recreation, and plenty to keep you busy. Guests on board can do everything from attending a wine tasting to attending an art auction or working out in an aerobics or dance class. Unwind with a bit of yoga, go for a leisurely swim, shop and splurge at the ship’s shops, try your luck at a casino or dance the night away at a jazzy nightclub - and all of that while you’re on board!

So do it all or nothing at all!

Why Cruise?
A cruise vacation is a wonderfully relaxed way of taking a vacation. No other holiday offers you so much for such a great price! Depending upon the time you have at hand, the duration of your cruise could be a short 4 night cruise up to a 14 night one.

Your cruise ship will be floating luxury hotel, with the best of accommodation and different types of cabins for you to choose from. Impeccable service whether from your room steward or the waiter assigned on your dining table, the hospitality that awaits you onboard is extraordinary!

A slew of onboard activities will keep you busy – rock climbing, a spectacular spa and a well-equipped gym for the fitness freak, swimming pools, an ice skating rink or perhaps a golf stimulator to practice your drive shots. Sumptuous gourmet meals for you, pizza, burgers and ice cream parlours for the kids, duty free shopping at great prices and spectacular entertainment shows on board every evening.

And best of all no packing and unpacking everyday!

What’s included?
Included in your cruise ticket price is your accommodation on board, the entertainment in the form of daily evening shows, most meals (main dining, buffet dining, room service), and activities including amazing fitness centre, entertainment and Youth Programs. Room service in most ships is also on the house and available almost 24 hours.

What are the extra charges?
You are expected to tip your cruise staff, but you can purchase tips in advance so you don't have to worry about it during your cruise. Some drinks, such as alcohol and soda are extra, but on most cruise ships unlimited soda packages are available for purchase.
For an extra cost, there are additional specialty dining venues, casinos, shopping, and shore excursions.

Almost every day your ship will dock at a new port and you will want to set foot ashore and explore the destination. There are shore excursions organised by the cruise company and these have to be purchased directly from the Shore Excursion Desk onboard or online.

So are you ready now to take the most relaxed and wonderful vacation ever? Once you have been on a cruise vacation, we guarantee that no other vacation experience comes close and you will soon be back for another wonderful cruise holiday!

Search for your next Cruise Vacation now!

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