The general perception about cruising is that it is an ultra luxury vacation option only for senior travellers. In reality, cruising offers a broad range of options. Whether you’re travelling with your family, or as a couple, or in an incentive group, there’s a cruise option that’s just right for you.
A ship’s size is one of the most important considerations you need to make when choosing a cruise. Size has a direct impact on a variety of factors, be it the number of guests on board, the kind of activities the ship offers, and even the price you pay.
Large ships are more popular with families as they offer a wide range of options. There are a range of cabin categories across price ranges, several dining options and a variety of choices for entertainment, including comprehensive programmes for children. These ships resemble floating resorts with loads of fun-filled activities for all ages. What’s more, the itineraries cover popular destinations that are on most people’s bucket list.
Small ships offer larger cabins and more personalised service. The dining options are Michellin star, the entertainment is elegant and the itineraries cover exotic destinations and unusual ports of call. For these reasons smaller ships are more popular with the well travelled and senior crowd.
There are broadly three types of cruises, depending on where the ship journeys.
Majority of the cruises ply on the ocean. You spend a day or two at each port and then sail off into the sunset to spend a day ‘At Sea’. There’s something quite sublime about seeing only the ocean around you for miles together! Ocean cruises are a great way to explore popular destinations in a region and get a flavour of the history, culture and cuisine that it offers.
Peaceful and scenic, river cruising offers a smooth, gentle ride along the world’s most remarkable waterways. Supreme comfort and convenience make it the premier way to experience magnificient cities, historic villages and little-seen enclaves. As the ship never loses sight of the land, you can enjoy the evolving colorful local scenery from your stateroom balcony.
Expedition cruises allow you to journey to some of the most remote regions in the world, such the Galapagos Islands, the Arctic Circle and Antartica. Here, it is about immersing yourself in the landscape and exploring the habitat of a region with the help of experts who can illuminate all you see.