A cruise holiday is a fantastic way of exploring a new destination, and it really takes the hassle out of travelling too. Just think about it: you arrive at your port and board your waiting ship ready to set sail for the first of many destinations on your list. There are no trains, planes or automobiles – all you have to do is sit back and let each new place come to you. Wake up to a new port every morning, join an organized excursion with pre-arranged transport to visit the local sights, then head back to the ship at the end of the day ready to move on somewhere else. In-between times, you’ll be wined and dined to your heart’s content – so you’ll barely know you’re travelling. How’s that for luxury travel?
It’s a great way to visit each part of the world and of all the destinations you can visit, what better place to discover than Europe?
There are plenty of cruise operators offering European itineraries, from NCL Cruises and P&O to Thomson and Cunard, and plenty more in-between. This means that you’ve got a fantastic array of itineraries to choose from, not to mention the ships themselves: do you want a smaller vessel that can access those tight places that the bigger ships can’t reach? An activity-laden liner that’s packed to the rafters with things to see and do? Or a more formal affair that’s exclusively for adults?
Whatever you fancy, from the laid-back appeal and flexible dining options of the Norwegian Jade to the family-friendly P&O Aurora, there’s a ship and a cruise holiday with your name on it. The only difficulty you’ll have is deciding which one is right for you – and with such a vast range of choice on the table, that’s somewhat easier said than done…