If you are new to cruising it can sometimes feel like there is
a lot to take in and learn! However, cruising is just like, or
perhaps even easier, than planning most holidays. But just to help
you out - and have a little bit of alphabet fun! - here is an A-Z
of cruising written especially for those considering cruising for
the first time.
A is for Activities -Take advantage of a huge variety
of facilities and activitieson offer. From ballroom dancing to wine
tasting, rock climbing walls to cookery schools, there is something
B is for Beauty -Cruise ships are now famed for their
world-class spa facilities. Guests can treat themselves to a huge
range of treatments ranging from specialist deep-tissue massages to
bespoke facials that are tailored to specific skin types.
C is for Cabins -Cruise ships have a lots of
accommodation options available, from excellent value cabins right
through to luxury suites. Ask your ACE approved agent for advice
when booking to find a cabin that suits you.
D is for Dining -Foodies can expect a fantastic
variety of quality cuisine on board a cruise ship. Some ships even
offer backstage tours of the galley, the amazing kitchen from which
renowned chefs create
choice menus paired with the perfect wines by expert sommeliers.
E is for Entertainment -Cruises are renowned for
incredible onboard entertainment. Guests can experience celebrity
dancing specials, first class cabaret or even dance the night away
in onboard clubs with music from top bands and DJ's.
F is for Far-flung -From Asia to Alaska, cruise lines
travel to a whole host of exciting locations throughout the world.
Ports of call include anywhere and everywhere, with Burma, the
Mekong, Australia and Russia amongst up and coming destinations.
Cruises are the perfect way to explore off the beaten track places
with all the comfort of your 'floating hotel'.
G is for Guest speakers -Cruises are constantly
innovating with a huge range of fascinating guest speakers.
Passengers can meet their favourite authors, study the skies with
expert astronomers or even get the inside story from Cold war
H is for Honeymoon -Cruises are a great choice for
honeymoon getaways. Experience the delights of visiting exotic
destinations for the trip of a lifetime at an all-inclusive price
that won't break the bank. Perfect for newlyweds!
I is for Ice skating- Active travellers will enjoy the
whole host of sports facilities on cruise ships, from ice skating
rinks and golf driving ranges to volleyball courts and even
waterslides - there's plenty to keep you occupied!
J is for Just you -Cruise holidays are a great
option if you are travelling on your own and many ships now offer
single cabins at no additional charge. It's a great way to meet
people and you'll never be lonely.
K is for Kids -Looking for the perfect family holiday?
Kids will love the facilities onboard, from dedicated pools and
waterparks to child-friendly excursions and activities. Many ships
offer early dining times for families or, alternatively, parents
can take advantage of the baby-sitter services on offer.
L is for Luxury -Contemporary cruise liners can offer
all the luxury and comfort of a top resort. Some luxury suites even
come complete with a Jacuzzi. Guests can enjoy everything from
private butlers to black-tie caviar beach soirees with French
champagne on tap.
M is for Multigenerational -Multigenerational holidays
are becoming more and more popular and cruises are a perfect
option, with something for every age. Activities can be tailored
for family fun or adults can enjoy some downtime whilst kids are
whisked off to specialist clubs.
N is for New
to cruise -Unsure about whether cruising is for you?
Visit discovercruises.co.uk for all you ever need to know about a
for Onboard services- Cruise ships cater for all needs
onboard with everything from laundry services to banks. Many
cruises carry specialist medical equipment allowing people with
disabilities and those requiring dialysis to enjoy the holiday of a
P is for Price -Cruise holidays offer excellent value
for money and there's a package to suit all budgets. With 'cashless
cruising', settle your bill in one payment before disembarkation,
so you can relax and enjoy a hassle-free trip.
Q is fo
r Questions- If you are looking to book a cruise but
have questions about your trip, visit www.discovercruises.co.uk
for essential information on all aspects of cruising.
R is f
or Rides -Ride the waves on rib boat
excursions,jet skis and speedboats or ride a bike alongside your river
cruiser as it glides along to the next port of call.
S is for Sightseeing -River cruises are perfect for
getting right into the heart of a city, with small jetties within
the centre so all the sites are just a short walk from your
T is for Taster -new to cruise? Many cruise lines now
offer taster cruises for those who have never cruised before. Close
to home and less than five nights, you can escape on a short break
and sample a mini cruise experience before committing to a longer
U is for UK -With a choice of over 650 cruises
departing from more than fifteen UK ports, start your holiday as
soon as you board the ship without the hassle of lengthy queues,
busy airports and baggage restrictions.
V is for
Variety -Withover forty cruise lines to choose from,
ranging from ultra luxury cruise yachts to specialist themed
cruises, everyone can find their perfect cruise holiday.
W is for Wildlife -Get up close to spectacular
wildlife with specialist cruises and day excursions that offer you
the chance to see bears, swim with dolphins and spot whales! You
can even go on safari with a specialist Botswana river
X is for Xmas -Have a magical Xmasand
visiticonic European markets on December river cruise or why not
escape the cold British winter and spend Xmas in the Caribbean!
Y is for Yangtze River -Get to the heart of a country
with spectacular views along the banks of the river. With a range
of destinations ranging from the Yangtze River to the Nile, there
has never been a better time to try river cruising.
Z is for Zumba -Larger cruise ships have an excellent
choice of sport and fitness facilities onboard. From Zumba to Yoga,
golf to basketball, there is an activity for all ages.
So there it is - 26 reasons why a cruising holiday can be the
best decision you've ever made.