A Guide for Cruising Holidays

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A Guide for Cruising Holidays Photo by Kalpesh Kumar

Cruising holidays have become an integral part of tourism industry. In comparison to land based tours, holidaymakers now prefer to sail to different ports every day during their leisure trips. With facilities like restaurants, swimming pools and spas on board, luxury cruises are sailing five- star hotels offering outstanding value for money. Top-notch personalized services, state-of-the-art amenities, choicest wines and gourmet cuisine are the hallmarks of luxury cruises. The moment you set your foot on board, a hostess welcomes you proffering a drink, while an adept steward offers to heft your baggage as he escorts you to your cabin which is going to be your new abode for the next few days.

There has been a constant increase in demand for cruise holidays over the last decade. As a result, cruise lines have come up with more ships and more itineraries to match interests of tourists of different tastes and budget. If still you didn’t find any cruise offer 2014 as per your requirement and budget, you may opt to customize your cruising tour itinerary, which is not limited to the selection of destinations but may also include special arrangements for parties on board, extended stays and port transfers by the car of your choice. Private tours in and around cities, villages and towns, theatre tickets or an event ticket are common features of any luxury cruise offer 2014, but luxury of extended stays at any destination and then flying to the next destination to embark the cruise ship makes a tailor-made cruise offer 2014 an exciting holiday package.

Cruising holidays are usually more expensive than traditional tours. So as to get the best value for money, travellers should follow the below mentioned two tips on finding best prices and selecting the best sailing itinerary.

Advance Booking: Booking well in advance is the golden rule of the travel industry to get the best price, no matter whether you are booking an airline ticket, hotel or a cruise deal. Cruise bookings start about a year before departure. Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Crystal Cruises have already unveiled itineraries for their luxury cruises 2015. As the dates of departure come nearer, travellers are left with limited choice of cabins and with fewer options to negotiate with. If you have not booked your cruise offer 2014, you may check deals for luxury cruises 2015, compare them and book the one you find better in terms of money, itinerary and value-added services.

Check deals with cruise companies/ travel agents dealing with multiple cruise lines: In this era of the internet, you can contact number of travel agents online in a single day sitting in the comfort of your own home. You just need to make a list of your preferences, destinations, date of travel and flexibility, cruise line, special arrangements and budget and email them. They will make a customized cruise deal for you and you just need to choose the one you find the best. This way you can save your time and money in contacting various cruise lines individually and scrutinizing endless itineraries to find the best cruise deal.

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Kalpesh Kumar is a web enthusiast and a writer. Kalpesh has afforded his articles and write-ups autonomously and through various online forums. Get more information on: Cruise Offers 2014 & Luxury Cruises 2015

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