Cruises: The latest holiday trend?

By Ellyn Peratikou

The cruising industry saw a record number of cruise holidays taken last year – a trend which is set to increase (hopefully!) through the introduction of new itineraries, on board activities and exciting new shore excursions.

There are too many stereotypes surrounding the world of cruising and the only complaint that many first-time cruisers have is that they should not have waited so long to try it! With state-of-the-art ships equipped with facilities that rival most top hotels, cruising is the perfect holiday choice for those who are looking for variety, luxury and the ability to wake up in a different place every day, whilst only having to unpack their suitcase once.

Cruising and destination go hand-in-hand so for people longing to see the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, as well as visit the souks of Marrakesh, both (and more!) can be seen in one trip without the hassle of travelling miles between destinations and booking a new hotel each night.

Cruises are also a fantastic holiday option for families and provide great value for money as the majority of food and kids’ activities are included in the price of the cruise. Kids clubs enable the parents to relax and have time to themselves, safe in the knowledge that their children are being looked after by professionals. The social aspect of cruising is also very appealing and food lovers will love the choice of gourmet food available on most cruise ships.

About the Author

MSC Cruises is a European, family-owned company and sails throughout the year in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. MSC Cruises offer a wide range of seasonal itineraries in northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, the French Antilles, South America, South Africa, the Canary Islands and The United Arab Emirates.  With the addition of MSC Preziosa (which plays host to the longest waterslide at sea – the 120m long Vertigo) in 2013, MSC Cruises now has a fleet of 12 state-of-the-art ships due to carry nearly 1.7million guests on its cruises this year. 

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