One of the great things about the vouchers that we offer here at HolidayVoucherShop.co.uk is the sheer variety of different holidays that you can redeem them against.
A sure fire way to get the most out of your voucher is to consider a cruise holiday, particularly at a time when there are plenty of deals available as ships return to action after the pandemic.
If you’ve never been on a cruise holiday before, here’s a few reasons why it might be the holiday you never knew you needed….
Value for money:
Even though you’re redeeming a voucher against your holiday rather than paying the full fare, you still want to get the most bang for your buck possible.
And you’ll certainly get that with a cruise….
Although cruise holidays can appear to be expensive on paper, delve a little deeper and you’ll see that you actually get A LOT for your money, and often more than you would get if you were taking a holiday in a traditional hotel. That’s even though the price per night for your cruise when you break it down can often be less than a hotel trip would have cost you.
When you add in that you’ll go to sleep in one destination and wake up in another rather than having the same view every morning when you draw back the curtains and it’s another thing to add to the list of pros.
Variety is the spice of life:
That ever-changing view ties in with our next reason - variety.
With something different to see and do every day, both on the ship and when you head ashore, you’ll encounter unrivalled variety like you’ve never had on a holiday before.
Let me entertain you:
Let’s be honest. We’ve all had THAT holiday where the evening entertainment leaves a lot to be desired and you end up leaving your hotel to go elsewhere.
On a cruise holiday however, there is sure to be something available that will cater for all tastes and all ages, all of which can be found 'under one roof'. If you want to catch a show then that will certainly be covered, from intimate productions through to large scale offerings that have been lifted straight from the broadway boards.
You might be prefer to dance the night away at either a disco on the floor of a ballroom - and that will be covered too. Sports bars cater for those who don’t want to miss the big game whilst you can expect to find casinos, games rooms and plenty more besides.
Entertainment isn’t all about the evenings, and during the day there will be countless activities that will see time pass in a blur, including a number of things you certainly wouldn’t expect to see on a cruise ship. Go-kart tracks, indoor sky diving, high rope courses, water parks and even a trip on a submarine (albeit at a price) are things you could end up doing.
With so much to entertain you, you’ll not be shocked to see that the social side of a cruise holiday is another big attraction as you’ll have plenty of opportunity to meet new people whilst you are away from home.
Culture & Experiences:
A cruise holiday is a great way to explore culture in multiple destinations, with most cruise lines offering trips that are very much focused on the providing travellers with the opportunity to embrace local traditions and enjoy experiences that will long in the memory.
You could explore Roman history on a cruise along the Italian coast, embrace the carnival lifestyle of South America, marvel at opulent temples across Asia, take in the stunning beauty of scenic fjords and towering glaciers and get close to wildlife in its natural environment.
Find a hotel that offers all that in one swoop…
Even in the largest of hotels, you might be able to choose from three or four different dining options. But head out to sea on the large cruise liners and you might well have so much choice that you won’t know where to start…
Alongside the traditional buffet option that has been a staple of cruise travel through the years, many top cruise operators offering fine dining that wouldn’t look out of place in the very best Michelin-starred restaurants.
In some cases, that’s because world famous chef are behind some of the dining options that are available.
Menus that are designed to reflect the area in which you are sailing will only serve to enhance the experience.
If you think that cruise holidays are designed to cater for an older clientele then you couldn’t be more wrong. More and more, cruise lines are bringing in attractions that have been designed with families firmly in mind, which include activities that are focused solely on children from toddlers through to teens.
It’s a known fact that people who head off on cruise holiday tend to then book another – and with good reason.
As well as everything we’ve listed above, you can expect high levels of service across the industry so the only question remaining is, where do you want to go?