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Cruising

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  • 1. All About Cruising (Jayne, mum + dad about to depart Grand Princess) 1
  • 2. Introduction Until recently, cruising was often considered to be a holiday only suitable for elderly people but now there really is something to suit everyone. Families are also well catered for with excellent children’s facilities and kids clubs. On a cruise passengers wake up in a different destination almost everyday, without the hassle of packing or spending precious holiday time in transit. Cruising offers something for everyone – from a two night party cruise to a full world cruise covering every continent; casual to formal dress codes; adventurous to cultural itineraries; to traditional to anytime dining options. There is something to suit everyone. Value for money All food, entertainment and accommodation are included in the price. Accommodation varies from the cheapest inside cabin to penthouse suites, depending on your budget. All dining options:  Set dining which has a dress code of formal to smart casual wear, (depending on which cruise line).  Open dining: any restaurant, 24 hrs a day  All onboard entertainment:  Theatre,  Movies under the stars,  Pubs,  Disco,  Celebrities onboard. 2
  • 3. Simplicity Some cruise lines offer to transfer you to and from your home to your destination port/airport (fly cruise) of departure, so you can relax from the very start of your holiday. You can leave your purse in your stateroom. On the ship all you need is your key card, most things are included in the price of your ticket and anything additional (spa, bar drinks, shopping, shore excursions) is put on your onboard account. Onboard Activities One can be as active or as lazy as one chooses whilst on vacation. You can spend your day lounging by the pool, being pampered in the spa, going to one of many lectures i.e wine tasting, gym, playing card games, reading a library book or trying out the many sporting facilities onboard, i.e climbing wall, golf simulator, the choice is up to you. At night you can dance the night away, enjoy West End style shows, comedians, casino, and films. Family Fun Most cruise liners cater for families with excellent organized activities for children, crèches, night nursery, kids clubs, all supervised by qualified staff. 3
  • 4. New Horizons What better way to start a new day in a different country? With over 1,800 ports of call from Alaska to Australia Once on shore, many passengers go on one of the many organised shore excursions the ship provides or they can explore on their own if they so wish. (Map taken from Empire cruise) 4
  • 5. Example of different temperatures in Alaska, one of the many cruise locations. April May June July August September October Max 45 55 63 64 63 55 43 Min 37 39 46 50 48 45 28 Temperatures 70 60 50 Degree Farenheit 40 Max 30 Min 20 10 0 April May June July August September October Months (Taken from my cruise handbook) 5
  • 6. Cuisine One of the many pleasures of cruising is the excellent choice of food on offer from buffet style to A La Carte with a choice of restaurants and special dietary requests, to accommodate your every need, 24 hrs a day. You can also dine in the café bars, and pubs around the ship. (Formal dinning night) 6
  • 7. Most asked questions  Isn’t cruising expensive? Cruises include all food, entertainment and the majority of onboard activities. There is the advantage of visiting a number of diverse destinations with out the hassle of packing or spending precious time in transit. The quality of accommodation and high standard of service are guaranteed. The ‘per day’ cost of a cruise is often far better value than the price of a one-night stay in a good quality hotel.  What will my children do all day? Cruising is a safe holiday environment for children, a number of cruise ships provide supervised activities and child friendly menus.  Isn’t cruising, an older person’s holiday? Cruising is becoming more accessible in terms of cost to the younger age group. With more activities aimed at the younger clientele and relaxed dress code for dining. 7