Cruises are simple to plan, account for inclusive costs, and provide all amenities that you can imagine and beyond onboard. Travelling domestically or internationally is a breeze on a cruise ship - you don't even have to pack and unpack between destinations!
But who will you see on your cruise? What can you expect to see? And how will you spend your time on and off the ship? First time cruisers have nothing to fear and everything to enjoy - here’s why.
All ages welcome
Cruises cater to all ages - in fact, they're the ideal multi-generational holiday. The average age of cruise passengers is 49, but cruise ships provide special programs that will make an entire family feel welcome. Ships are large enough for children and teenagers experience a sense of freedom running between designated activities without going too far out of reach. In the same vain, adults can slip away into adults-only zones or activities without having to venture far.
What would typically be time spent in transit on any land-only holiday is spent enjoying the best of the ship's entertainment and cuisine. Every cruise line touts an exclusive entertainment offering, ranging from Broadway-level theatre productions, celebrity chef-designed restaurants, educational lectures, adrenaline-inducing thrills, and buzzing nightclubs. Every hour spent at sea can be filled with new excitement. It’s not uncommon for fellow passengers to become fast friends when they find each other participating in the same onboard activities!
On land excursions
Excursions allow cruisers to step right into the heart of a destination's culture. In general, the longer the cruise, the more ports on the itinerary. Passengers get the opportunity to make the most of their time on land with shore excursions. From water sports to cultural tours to themed activities such as cooking demonstrations or crafting with locals, passengers of every age and interest can get to know each destination firsthand, creating a special connection to each new culture.
No two cruise holidays are the same
Every cruise line is different, every ship is different, every itinerary is different... and of course, how a passenger choses to spend time on and off the ship is different. Because of the incredible amount of options of where to sail, what to do, what to eat, and who you're sharing your time with, it's impossible to have the same cruise holiday twice!