Reina del Pacifico - Ocean Liner Museum '14
Don't fancy a cruise, then perhaps a trek up Mount Everest would be more appealing.
With prices starting at under £1500 complete with sherpers, it can prove a really fun alternative. See www.privateexpeditions.com or call 0121 288 0388 for more details
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