Cruising is a luxurious way to travel and discover new horizons. With world-wide ocean excursions on a huge range of ships – from luxury liners to family fun ships, tall ships, to expedition cruises to the Arctic and Antarctic, you can choose from a wide range of holiday options led by the world’s leading cruise lines.
But despite its growing popularity, there are a number of myths that perpetuate about cruising. So allow us to breakdown some cruising myths to put your mind at ease.
This post is sponsored by RCI which has just launched RCI Cruise in association with Cruise118.com.
Cruises have had an overhaul in recent years, to revolutionise an experience that was once seen as ‘stuffy’ and ‘slow-paced’. Cruising is very much a luxury way to travel in comfort, to see the world and explore exotic destinations. Here are five myths that we’ve heard about cruises:
1. The kids will get bored
Today’s mini cruise ship metropolises are bursting at the hull with things to do for the whole family, and children are spoilt for choice. The likes of Norwegian Breakaway, MSC Meraviglia and Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas have onboard water parks, Escape Rooms, science clubs, and so much more.
2. There will be nothing for the adults to do
While children will struggle to get bored, the same can be said for adults. A cruise is the perfect time to kick back, unwind and recharge your batteries, and what better way to do it than enjoying luxurious features, such as spas, saunas and gyms with the best ocean views, as you cruise. Some ships even have professional on-board babysitters, which will come in handy when you want to enjoy the excellent range of evening entertainment.
3. There is too little choice of food
All sorts of superb restaurants are waiting for you onboard cruises, offering different cuisines to suit your tastes. Not only will you find delicious buffets with food from all over the world, afternoon teas and all-day room service, but you will also find a fantastic array of fine dining restaurants, cool eateries offering a fusion of flavours and authentic experiences like Teppanyakis and a range of offerings developed by the world’s favourite celebrity chefs. You will not go hungry for great food, nor choice.
4. Family cruises are expensive
While cruising can sometimes be expensive, discounts and packages are available to make your cruise dreams a reality. Cruise lines such as NCL and Royal Caribbean, offer discounts to those travelling as part of a group. Even better, some cruise lines offer ‘kids cruise free’ promotions. But the important thing to remember is that this is an all-inclusive holiday on the high seas – all your entertainment and meals are included in the price.
5. The cabins are too small
Modern cruise staterooms, as cabins are known, are designed with families and comfort in mind, so expect spacious, family-friendly accommodation. You can even get connecting cabins, so the family can stay together and yet each have their own space.
Introducing RCI Cruise in association with Cruise118.com
RCI has introduced a new, all-inclusive way to cruise which will bring better discounts, benefits and services than ever to members who book a cruise through RCI Cruise. You can travel in style with the world’s leading cruise lines, such as P&O Cruises, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises, and many more.
Their cruises dock in top destinations all over the world, so who knows what you’ll discover on your day trips and excursions. With a brand-new way of exploring the world, you can scout out all sorts of gorgeous spots that you can revisit on your next RCI Exchange Holiday.
Why book with RCI Cruise?
RCI is always looking to give its members new and improved offers, and RCI Cruise is a fantastic way of using your membership.
There are no restrictions on sailing dates and destinations, and we offer a huge range of options. Itineraries include UK port departures and cruise options, plus additional flight, cruise and stay escapes for when you truly want to float away.
RCI Cruise also offers more value than ever before. With selected meals, entertainment, activities, tours and even travel included, the cruise package you choose is flexible and Cruise118.com gives you a Best Price Guarantee to make taking to the high seas a great value holiday option.
Can I use my trading power to book an RCI Cruise?
RCI Weeks cannot be used in exchange towards booking an RCI Cruise. However, in addition to the Best Price Guarantee, RCI members receive onboard credit with nearly every sailing booked through RCI Cruise, making this a great alternative holiday option. Plus you save your trading power for resort-based escapes, which you can use at the end of your cruise to extend your holiday.
Cruising with friends and family
RCI knows that holidaying with friends and family is what makes a trip so special, and what better way to holiday than to sail the world together? With this in mind, they have made RCI member-only rates extendable to friends and family when they join you on the same booking. Plus, there’s no limit to the number of cabins you can book, so why not finally take that special family trip you’ve always dreamed of.
To find out more about RCI’s new cruise holidays, RCI.com, or to speak to a member of our dedicated cruise concierge team, on 0808 274 0645 (lines open every day from 9am-9pm).
You’re in safe hands with, as all of RCI Cruises are ABTA and ATOL protected. So as you kick back and relax, you can cruise with peace of mind.
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Terms & Conditions: RCI Cruise is operated by World Travel Holdings UK Ltd (WTH (UK Ltd) trading as Cruise118.com and uses the name RCI Cruise under licence from RCI Europe. RCI Europe is a separate legal entity; it does not supply travel services and has no liability for the products or services sold by WTH (UK) Ltd. RCI Cruise is only available to members residing in the UK. Booking fees: £39.99, payable by the member for each cruise booking.