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How to Choose the Right Cruise For You

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Have you been dreaming of a beautiful cruise vacation? One with endless activities, relaxing convenience, and abundant food options to melt away all of your stress? The ability to explore multiple, exciting ports around the world while only having to unpack once?

You’re not alone! As no-sail orders lift around the world, pent-up demand is causing cruise bookings to skyrocket as far out as 2023. So, if you’re feeling ready to set sail, now is the time to secure your spot. And we’ve got a few tips to help you pick out your perfect cruise.

One for the whole family

For those traveling with kids, we usually recommend cruise lines with larger ships that offer plenty of activities, amenities, and accommodation choices. Look for ships that boast attractions like waterparks, surf simulators, and separate kid’s clubs for different age groups.

If your kids are younger, choose a cruise line that offers plenty of activities geared towards younger children, kid-friendly menus, and babysitting services for when you could use a night to yourselves. For families with older kids, ships with exciting excursion options and interesting ports will keep pre-teens and teenagers entertained.

And if Grandma and Grandpa want to join the fun, larger cruise lines mean there will be plenty of activities for them, too!

One for the couple

If you and your significant other are dreaming of a romantic vacation, a cruise is one of your best options! Whether you’re savoring breakfast on your verandah while enjoying the view or sharing an intimate dinner, exploring pristine destinations or taking in a breathtaking sunset from the top deck, treating one another to spa treatments or relaxing by the pool, a cruise offers so many ways to make the most of your time together.

First, you should decide what kind of crowd you’re looking for. For example, if you don’t mind kids but don’t necessarily want a cruise packed with youngsters, timing is important. Avoid setting sail during spring break or summer when kids are out of school and families are taking vacations together. Or, if you want a very intimate experience, opt for a smaller ship with less passengers.

Next, simply decide which amenities will add the most to your quality time together. From indulgent dining experiences to personal butlers that can prepare a scented bath or lay rose petals on the bed to plenty of cozy nooks where you can cuddle up together, it’s all about finding the best fit for your sense of romance.

One for the explorers and adventure-seekers

If exciting on-shore excursions led by expedition teams and presentations from guest-lecturers about the culture, biology, and history of your destination sounds like your perfect getaway, an expedition cruise may be for you. From kayaking in Alaska or Antarctica to snorkeling in the South Pacific or the Galapagos, there are climates and activities to suit every preference.

Looking for a blend of adventure and relaxation? Luxury expedition voyages are popular for balancing exploratory excursions and onboard pampering.

If you’re ready to plan your dream vacation anywhere in the world with cruise lines that offer the highest standard of service and cater to your individual needs, contact us today.

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