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What are the Most Common Misconceptions Surrounding Cruise Holidays?

Over the years, cruise holidays have gained a number of myths, misconceptions and stereotypes that simply aren’t true. So, to help sink some of these most common fallacies, we’ve listed the most common ones and why they’re inaccurate:

Cruise Holidays are Incredibly Expensive

Although some cruises are expensive, it’s a complete misconception that all cruises are unaffordable. In a lot of cases, cruises can be a similar price to what you would pay if you were going to a resort or staying in a hotel – sometimes, they might even be better value.

With many cruise liners and cruise companies, such as Bolsover Cruise Club Limited, entertainment and meals are often included within your total ticket price. Plus, you’ll also get to visit more than one destination when you’re on a cruise. This makes a cruise holiday a fantastic overall package.

Cruise Holidays are Boring When You’re at Sea

You will spend quite a bit of your time at sea when you’re on a cruise holiday, but this doesn’t mean you’ll be bored. On cruises, you won’t just find a hum of activity, shows and entertainment, but you’ll also find a multitude of spas, bars, sun loungers, leisure activities and more.

Each ship will offer unique entertainment features, so always check these before you book so you can be sure you’re choosing a cruise that will cater for your tastes and preferences. And don’t forget, as you’re travelling along on your cruise ship, you’ll get the chance to take in the stunning sights that surround you.

Cruise Holidays Only Go to Beach Resorts

Another false statement. Although beach destinations are frequented by a lot of the Caribbean or Mediterranean cruises, a lot of other liners will visit other fantastic locations. For example, some will allow you to take in all the sights of Asia, journey through the Mexican Riviera or even venture to the Middle East. Cruises are not limited, so you’re bound to find something that fits what you’re looking for.

Cruise Holidays Offer Limited Food Options

Today, many of the cruise liners that are going out to sea have an exceptional chef on board, which means the restaurants on these ships often rival the ones you find on land. Furthermore, these restaurants offer a wonderful variety of food, which will be served fresh to you throughout the day.

Cruises may have been expensive and limited many years ago, but today, as one of the most popular types of holidays, there’s a cruise to suit everyone.  

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6 comments on “What are the Most Common Misconceptions Surrounding Cruise Holidays?

  1. Aren’t cruise holidays geared towards the older generation though?

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    • Maybe another misconception? There are so many cruise lines now that offer experiences for all ages. I personally would love to do a river cruise down the Danube where I imagine the average age is 70 plus 🙂

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  2. i have always wanted to go on a cruise!!! i just want to do nothing and just lie there hah

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  3. Cruises can be good and useful – we have moved country twice on a cruise ship ! A 70 day journey worked out at about the same cost as a first class air ticket – no contest ! Generous luggage allowance too (90Kg) and a slow way of getting there – no jet lag. It’s true that some are aimed at an older market but that’s really because older (retired) folk have more time for a lengthy period away. We love sitting on deck, reading and watching the sea – never joined in with the ‘activities’. Funnily enough, on our last voyage moving from UK back to Hong Kong I ended up teaching basic Japanese, Mandarin and Cantonese (useful for our ports of call) to an appreciative passenger group – great fun !

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