CRUISING – ALL ABOARD
Are you undecided about cruising – but looking for a happy, hassle-free holiday of a lifetime visiting places you’ve always dreamed about?
Cruising ticks all the boxes for comfort, convenience and value for money. It combines lots of popular destinations into a hassle free holiday! It connects all the dots so you don’t have to worry about how to get there, travel around and find accommodation – everything is taken care of.
It’s no surprise that the number of cruise-goers is rising rapidly every year – with a record number of New Zealanders taking an ocean cruise in 2016. And with more ships, more cruise ports and more itineraries to choose from than ever before. There has never been a better time to get onboard! But if you’re among those who are still considering taking a cruise for the first time, then here are our top 8 reasons why.
In the 2014–2015 cruise season, 32 ships made 127 voyages, which visited a total of 716 port calls around New Zealand, and carried 201,370 passengers and 75,400 crew.
Value for Money
Whatever type of cruise you choose will include your accommodation, main meals, daily activities & nightly entertainment and often, other additions like bonus onboard spending money, drinks packages & free wi-fi!
Only Unpack Once
When you board the ship, you really have arrived at your home away from home, and you won’t need to pack again until the end of the cruise. Your cruise ship will take you from city to city or island to island with the greatest of ease.
From poolside BBQs to five-course meals, foodies will love what’s on offer. Most ships have self-service buffets & casual eateries. Then there are specialty restaurants where, for a fee, you can indulge in world-class cuisine at celebrity chef restaurants
Discover Other Cultures
Waking up in a different place nearly every day is a definite bonus. Explore different regions easily and comfortably & immerse yourself in various cultures.
Many ships have great programs onboard and often include options such as swimming, fitness classes, computer training, art auctions, photography classes, dance lessons, cooking, basketball and tennis, to name a few.
Every night on a cruise ship is an entertainment spectacular. Consider your ship a floating capital city, with nightclubs, movies, live music, themed parties, magic, comedy, cabaret, Broadway- and West End style shows, and casinos.
Larger oceangoing cruise ships are fitted out with an array of facilities for everyone to enjoy. They often house day spas, gyms, wave pools, cinemas, ice-skating rinks, mini-golf courses, tenpin bowling alleys and rock-climbing walls, to name a few.