Sometimes you want a holiday which is purely designed to allow you to relax. Other holidays you want a sense of adventure and exploration. Why not combine the two with a holiday that lets you chill-out while your accommodation conveniently moves itself to a series of exciting destinations?
Cruising all-inclusive gives you the ability to make the most of your time away, as you can lounge to your heart’s content without having to worry about getting out and exploring for new and exciting places. The cruise ship will be your destination guide and floating palace of relaxation all rolled into one.
Here’s 5 reasons why cruise deals of this type can give you the best of both worlds:
Both on board and off the ship, cruisers can look forward to the best of entertainment during their trip. On board entertainment will often include a dazzling variety of theatrical shows, dances, cabaret and a host of other performances. Not to mention little extras like free cinema showings and potted sports on deck.
When the ship makes port, the fun doesn’t stop as many deals will include guided tours of local areas of interest. These may be culturally significant heritage sites, shopping Meccas or places of stunning natural beauty. Whatever their lure, you’re in the best position to explore them without the hassle of worrying about travel arrangements and costs.
What could be more relaxing than knowing that breakfast, lunch and dinner are all taken care of? No cooking, no washing up and best of all, no paying the bill. With the fantastic food arrayed by the cruise ship’s chefs, everyone in your party can treat themselves to whatever they like without having to count the cost. Don’t try to count the calories either, you’re on holiday!
Most cruise ships offering all-inclusive deals will include an unlimited drinks allowance between certain hours of the day. This means that you can treat yourself and your party to a relaxed evening’s entertainment without ever having to lift your wallet.
If you’ve ever spied a certain cool cocktail from a bar menu but been put off by the price, then now is the time to experiment. What’s a Caribbean cruise without a perfectly mixed and presented Pina Colada?
Itty Bitty Extras
While the main attractions are the gourmet multi-course meals, the scintillating array of entertainment and the ability to enjoy what you want, when you want it, there’s always a couple of little extras which can really put the cherry on top of the whole experience.
From towels folded into the form of animals to invitations to dine at the Captain’s table, each cruise line from Thomson to Royal Caribbean will have its own individual style on how to the add a final layer of gloss to the experience.
Value for money
Although the initial cost of the cruise may seem a little steep, it’s possible to achieve excellent value cruise deals due to their all-inclusive nature. Consider that your travel costs will be non-existent, meals will already be paid for (unless you want to supplement it with a “premium” offering) and entertainment costs are similarly taken care of.
In addition, you can’t put a price on peace of mind. Knowing that the bill is taken care of no matter what you fancy eating, drinking, doing or seeing is enough to make the initial outlay worthwhile.