Cruising offers an excellent holiday choice. It caters for a variety of tastes and needs with lots to do or see and great food and entertainment. Where else can you find a holiday where you will visit lots of different places and your hotel moves with you. No packing, no hassle, no worries. And these days it not just for older holidaymakers - there are lots of activities for children, teens and adults alike - day and night.
You can choose from more than 200 ships ranging from active to sophisticated with lots of facilities like pools, spas and fitness centres. There are organised activities like bingo, lectures, art auctions, pool and deck games, cooking demonstrations and wine tastings but you may prefer to just sunbathe, read or do nothing at all. The children will entertained with supervised childrens programmes leaving you free to enjoy the ship. There is fine dining from a range of restaurants and, at night, production shows, films, the casino and the discotheque.
The range of cruises offered is wide - from sun and fun in the Caribbean or Mediterranean to sightseeing in Alaska or the Baltic. If you don't like to fly there are now plenty of cruises from UK ports. Try adventure cruising in remoter parts of the world like Antarctica or cruise under sail onboard a many masted tall ship. Whatever cruise you select there will be tours ashore offering sightseeing, snorkeling or scuba diving, horseback riding, biking or hiking, a round of golf or a calypso party on a catamaran.
And if you are worried about seasickness, most ships are so big and well stabilized that most of the time you can hardly tell you're moving, and you can take precautions in planning your cruise that will minimise the risk - see our tip. If we can't convince you then why not try a river cruise - sightsee all day long on the placid waters of one of the world's great rivers.
Finally cruising is a great value holiday. The upfront price may seem high, but remember your cruise fare includes your accommodation, food, activities (including children's programs) and entertainment. Compare the cruise cost with the all in cost of your hotel based holiday and you will be pleasantly surprised.