Reasons to Cruise

Fed up with land-based holidays? Try something different. Try a cruise holiday. Throw those preconceptions overboard and discover modern cruising.

Why book a cruise holiday?


Cruise holidays have transformed into an entirely different proposition in recent times. Once upon a time, they may well have been stuffy affairs for the elite, but now the industry has modernised, making cruise holidays accessible for all.

Whether you want to sail on a small and intimate ship or the world's biggest cruise ship, you can find the perfect holiday. Whether you want a kid-free adults-only holiday or you want to take the little ones on a holiday of a lifetime, you will find a ship to suit. If pampering in a setting of sheer luxury, or a no-frills, good value holiday is your priority, you will find a cruise line to match.

Try your first cruise

Cruise ship

Dipping your toes into the world of cruising need not be daunting. In fact, several cruise lines offer short taster cruises of between one and five nights that are perfect for sampling the cruise lifestyle.

These mini cruises let you explore the ship, sample the hospitality, try out the food, enjoy the entertainment, and visit popular ports of call in a short space of time. If the thought of spending a week cooped up on a cruise ship scares you, these are perfect short breaks where you can see exactly what cruise holidays are really like.

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Latest from my cruise blog

I love writing about cruise ships, cruise holidays, exciting destinations, and about travel to and from ports. Here are my latest articles.

November 2017 – MSC Seaside Launches As Seaside EVO Is Announced

Is there any stopping MSC Cruises? No. Not really. They are on a relentless journey of rapid expansion at the moment, signalled by the second new ship launch THIS year. MSC Meraviglia joined the fleet in June and now in November, MSC Seaside has...

MSC Meraviglia Aurea Duplex Suite 9002 Review

As I sat, sipping an espresso in my private whirlpool tub, I pinched myself to check if this was real life. Let’s rewind to March 2016, when bookings opened for MSC Meraviglia‘s maiden season. While others got wrapped up in the promises...

Royal Caribbean Mini Cruise Flash Sale From £199pp

Fancy trying a cruise but don’t want to commit to a week or two aboard? Or perhaps, like me, you’re a cruise addict and want to see the new changes on Independence of the Seas next year. Either way, Royal Caribbean has a range of mini...

October 2017 – I Can’t Take My Eyes Off ‘U’

This month saw the introduction of a really exciting concept in the river cruise market. U by Uniworld seeks millennials aged 21 to 45 looking for “immersive, fun, and adventurous travel.” U by Uniworld Naturally, the maiden voyage was...

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David Fiske 28 July 2016 12 February 2018 Reasons to Cruise Blog