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Ask the expert about cruises

Sudbury Living Magazine November 14, 2013 Travel No Comments on Ask the expert about cruises

Cruises offer a variety of experiences, gourmet food,and exotic destinations.



There is no better way to commemorate a wedding, honeymoon, reunion, birthday, graduation, anniversary or milestone event than by taking a cruise with friends and family. Cruise ships love to host special events and have the ability to accommodate almost any request.

You can count on superb dining choices, spacious and comfortable accommodations, non-stop onboard activities, all sorts of fun and adventurous programs at each individual port of call, Broadway calibre nightly entertainment, and the list goes on.

And the best part is that a cruise experience is virtually all-inclusive.

With cruising steadily receiving the highest customer satisfaction ratings throughout the travel industry, you can count on an experience that will delight you and your group in every aspect of your cruise.

In fact, today’s ships leave nothing to chance which is why cruises are the fastest growing vacation and meetings segment in the travel industry.

While each cruise line has its own claim to fame, you can be assured your experience onboard any cruise ship can be tailored to create your dream vacation.

Onboard the ship you will have a broad range of activities and amenities. You might take in guest lecturers or enrichment classes. Or enjoy time with your significant other while the young ones play in the supervised kids’ area, and the older children can congregate in the ship’s teen centre for some fun all their own. Then there’s the dining venues, swimming pools, movie theaters, ice skating rinks, and health and spa facilities, that will delight any age group.

As you’re enjoying all the ship has to offer, you’re being transported to your next destination where the cruise line offers a myriad of shore excursions for you to get the most out of your stay.

First-time cruisers are typically drawn to the three or four day Caribbean or seven-day Alaskan cruise, whereas more experienced cruisers tend to venture off to more exotic destinations.

But that doesn’t mean, whether you’re new or experienced to cruising, you have to follow any guidelines to where you should cruise.

Lay out a world map and nearly all major cities that sit on major sea shores are accessible by cruise ship; it all comes down to defining your travel preferences and sense of adventure.

Selecting the right cruise line for your vacation can sometimes be a challenge, that is, if you do it alone. Wide-ranging itineraries, staterooms, amenities, ship sizes, dining and activities are just part of a large list of preferences that need to be considered. Differences between cruise lines can be vast and the last place to discover that the nuances do not suit your style is when you’re miles out at sea. As travel experts who specialize in breaking down and simplifying the cruise process we’re here to help you select the cruise that best aligns with you and your vacation criteria.

A travel expert can help guide you as to the best destination or time of travel based on your travel desires and goals.


Debra Maher is the owner of Cruise Holidays in Sudbury.

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