No one has any spare time these days, so when we do get a precious holiday break it’s more importnat than ever to get the most out of it. Being faced with crowded airports, delays, queues, searches and fighting for places on the transfers isn’t the best way to start relaxing yourself on a holiday. Surely a better option would be to turn the journey into a proper part of the holiday so you can start enjoying yourself right away?
River cruises give you the opportunity to really enjoy the scenery that you would otherwise miss hurtling past in an aircraft and helps to impart a true feel of the country. Hidden along the waterways will be a range of ports and towns at which your ship will make frequent stops, enabling you to take as many discursions into the locality as you want to. Although it’s unlikely that you will run out of things to see and do, most of the river cruise ships are the last word in luxury and offer a range of fine dining and entertainment aboard, so even if you decide to stay embarked during your voyage you will always feel spoiled.
If you think that a river cruise may be a bit too much in the slow lane, then a luxury ocean trip may be more your thing. The ocean liners are massive and offer everything you could imagine from personalised service to nightly entertainment for both adults and children. Fleet ships run by those like Silversea cruises are a byword in luxury and will also provide the option of letting you specify which port you can embark at. This allows you to work the cruise into a fully tailored holiday plan, which is great if you need to be flexible. Ocean cruises have a reputation for being expensive, especially as the service from staff is so attentive and they travel to so many exotic locations. However, you can take advantage of a great number of cruise offers that will let you enjoy a luxury trip without breaking the bank.