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With so many great offers available, there's never been a better time to try a cruise.
Choose from a 138,000 ton Mega ship or a smaller traditional style 16,000 ton cruise ship. There's a massive range of destinations to choose from - Scandinavia, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Alaska - the list goes on and on. Most days, you will find yourself waking up in a new port with it's own new experiences. To help you get the most from each port you visit, your cruise line will arrange shore excursions which you can book & pay for once on board. Or if you prefer, you can explore on your own.
Most cruises, particularly those that are further afield, will involve a flight from the UK in order to join your chosen cruise ship. For those who do not want to fly, there are many cruises which depart from and return to the UK. A cruising holiday is an ideal way to meet new friends so they are perfect whether you travel alone, as a couple or as a family. Dining is one of the great cruising pastimes and all meals on board the ship are included in the holiday price. In most dining rooms, passengers are assigned a table with a similar mix of people. There are more solo women cruisers than men and on many ships there are carefully selected and well travelled gentleman hosts for dancing, a game of cards or a drink at the bar without any complications.Most modern cruise ships are floating resorts with numerous activities on board. Of course, if you prefer to do nothing, all have a sun deck and swimming pool. At night, Broadway-style shows and casinos, numerous bars and lounges keep you entertained.
All you need to decide is what type of cruise you would enjoy. Smart or casual? Active in the Mediterranean, broaden your horizons in Alaska or just relax in the Caribbean
Advice and Tip s when going on a cruise liner
What do I wear?
Casual clothing is the order of the day on board and ashore. We recommend you dress comfortably.
What currency do I use on board?
A cashless system operates on board. You will be issued with a key, which serves as a cruise payment key.
You will be given a statement at the end where you may settle your room with either debit / credit card or cash.
Do I need a passport?
A ten year passport is required for all of our holidays outside of the UK, valid for at least six months after the date of your return. Application forms are available from your nearest main Post Office, or online at www.passport.gov.uk We recommend you apply for a passport at least eight weeks before departure.
What if I get sick whilst on holiday?
On our river cruise vessels there is no doctor on board, but our staff and crew are trained to care for passengers in need of medical assistance. It is compulsory on all holidays abroad to take travel insurance. Passengers are recommended to ensure they carry sufficient travel insurance to cover any unexpected medical bills.
I am in a wheelchair, can I travel on a River Cruise?
Our cruises are suitable for those wheelchair users with limited mobility, provided these passengers are accompanied by an able-bodied fellow passenger. Some of our vessels are multi - level and do not have lifts, making our cruises unsuitable for passengers who are totally confined to a wheelchair.
Can I smoke?
All our river cruise vessels are strictly non - smoking, though smoking is permitted on the sun deck.
What type of plug do I need in the cabins?
All river cruise vessels have an electrical current of 220v. A two - pin European adaptor will be required for the use of electrical items on board.
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