There’s an APP For That; There’s Also a Cruise For That
Written by: Kuki
Beside the attention to more culinary options, there’s a broad movement by the cruise lines to expand their horizons by introducing many more exotic itineraries, far beyond the traditional Europe, Baltic, Mediterranean, Alaska and Caribbean. Guests may visit nearly any local in the world by cruise ship today, without too much difficulty; where before you may find only a few voyages a year to some locales, you now have many more options.
While the new MEGA MEGA ships, like Oasis of the Seas, and Norwegian Epic have been grabbing the headlines, River Cruising, on much smaller ships, has been growing exponentially, in both the numbers of ships and itineraries available, as wel as popularity, and the choices of areas available to visit.
This year several of the luxury lines have floated out ships somewhat larger than what was their norm, going from 300 to around 700 passengers. This has enabled them to add new amenities for their passengers, as well as ad quite an expanded variety of entertainment, including many world renowned enrichment lecturers, and many new themed specialty cruise, including Food and Wine cruises, well known actors offering seminars and discussions on the Theatre, as well as political experts, historians, or even special golf instruction.
Today you just have to think about what type of activities or lifestyle you’d be interested in on a cruise, and with research you can find them to specifically match what you’re looking for.
There are affinity groups of almost every sort sailing on specifically targeted Theme Cruises, on some ships, somewhere, throughout the year. There’s cruises for everything; from Goth to Oldies& Goodies, to Rock and Roll, to Jazz or Opera and Classical music themed cruises. There’s cruising directly aimed at Historians, with lecturers to delving into the history of the areas you’re visiting, and there’s Cougar cruises as well as a multitude of Singles Cruises to choose from. There are Quilting Cruises, Mahjongg cruises, Bridge Cruises, Poker Cruises, and high stakes Slot and Blackjack cruises.
If you can think of a theme or topic of interest there’s now likely a cruise to enjoy it on.
Now, more than ever, the key to success in finding a cruise that is exactly what you’re looking for is to use a well trained, well educated, and experienced Cruise Travel Agent. While a quick Google search may find you results for a particular cruise of interest, it certainly won’t find you the expertise of a good Cruise Travel Agent.
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Posted: February 23rd, 2010 under Kuki.