Whether you’re a cruise novice or a seasoned pro, there’s no denying that a cruise holiday is a unique and somewhat luxurious way to see the world. Liners of all shapes, sizes and stature sail the seas from one port to another, stopping off for up to a day or more while customers have the chance to alight and explore each new-found destination as it comes. You can literally wake up to a new location every day - and in many cases, this offers value for money that knocks spots off package holidays.
For those on a budget, cheap cruises are widely available yet still come with many wonderful holiday highlights. You’ll enjoy a full-board basis on the ship with breakfast, lunch and dinner all provided, along with delicious snacks in-between and a fantastic choice of cuisine on offer at every meal. You’ll have a full range of entertainment from cinema showings and Broadway-style musicals to cabarets, along with use of the ship’s facilities, which can range from a fitness centre and pools to spa treatments.
When it comes to finding a cruise to suit you, there are plenty of possibilities - a quick search online will provide a massive choice, many of which are run by established tour operators such as Thomas Cook Cruises.
While a cruise may offer good value for money, it can seem expensive on the outset - but there are always plenty of deals to be had. One of the best ways to secure a great discount is to book early - as soon as the brochure hits the shelves - and secure early bird deals with such incentives as free upgrades or drinks packages. In most cases you can also split the cost of the holiday and pay it off in instalments. It’s a great way to enjoy a luxury cruise holiday for less.