ALL ABOUT CRUISING
Cruising offers an excellent value for money holiday. As one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry, cruises appeal to a wide range of tastes, lifestyles budgets and interests. They offer a sense of safety, comfort and excitement that is hard to beat.
The immense variety of cruise ships to choose from is mind-boggling. You can choose a large, popular, family - friendly ship, a top of the line luxury ship, a small-intimate sailing yacht or a river cruise - cruise liners today cater to every need.
Our Cruise Line section offers you information on each type of cruise company, the type of passengers that sail on their ships and even some information on the kind of ships they have.
You’ll find a cruise going to most areas of the world. You could sail around Europe, where you can visit a dozen beautiful, historical cities and only unpack your bags once. You could enjoy nature in all its beauty when you journey north to Alaska from imposing mountains to spectacular fjords to awe-inspiring glaciers. You could hop on a South America-bound ship and spend one day exploring ancient Mayan ruins, another scuba diving off the coast of a remote Caribbean island, and yet another traversing the Panama Canal. You could soak up some Caribbean sun and visit some of the world’s most gorgeous beaches and dive sites. Or travel down under, stopping at some of Australia’s and New Zealand’s most fascinating cities, where you can visit the Great Barrier Reef and the world's oldest rain forest on the same day. A trip to the Orient will take you to exotic locations like Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong and much more.
Accommodation on board ships are called cabins or staterooms. Similar to hotels, all ships have different types of accommodation, which could be:
Inside stateroom :- base category room with no windows
Ocean view stateroom :- These cabins will have either a window or a porthole enabling a sea view
Statement with Balcony or Verandah :- A room with large French windows which lead to a small balcony where you can stand/sit out and enjoy the vistas
Suites :- These can be a Junior or Mini Suite or even as large as a One or Two Bedroom suite. Suites have windows and often balconies; they're generally the largest cabins onboard and offer the most amenities.
Many ships have window or balcony accommodation with limited or partial sea view i.e. the view is partially blocked by a feeder boat or pillar. This is advised to you at the time of booking and in most cases, a lower price is offered for such cabins.
Also, each stateroom is on a different deck (floor) of the ship and in most cases, the higher the deck, the higher the price.
Occupancy varies by cabin category and cruise line. Most cabins comfortably accommodate two guests; however, some cabins may sleep up to three or four guests. The amenities offered in a cabin are much like those in a hotel room. While amenities vary by cruise line, most cabins offer beds, storage space, televisions, telephones, and private bathrooms. Most cabins also have personal safes.