With a range of experiences so varied, is it a surprise cruising has such a broad following? The differentiations are important, because you will often encounter the individual who professes not to like “cruising.” Most often, this poor soul is indicating they don’t like a particular type of cruising; but the person who does not want to find themselves aboard a massive cruise ship in the Caribbean with 3,000 other passengers might actually be enthralled with a river cruise on the Danube or an expedition cruise off the coast of Patagonia.
As varied as the destinations and the types of cruises available, individual cruise lines also have very distinct personalities. Our job as a travel consultant is to assist you in finding the exact cruise experience for you and your traveling companions. For that reason, expect your travel consultant to ask a lot of questions about your desires, who you will be traveling with and what you most want out of your cruise vacation.
Cruising Can Be a Terrific Value
Cruises typically offer a great value for your travel dollar. The fares typically include not only the cruise berth but your food, entertainment and sometimes even beverages and shore excursions. On some cruises, children sail for free or at greatly discounted rates. Most cruise lines, even those featuring more active itineraries, spend a great deal of their energy on food and beverage service. Combined with all the other features of the onboard experience, cruising ranks high on the value scale.