Tempting holidays provide cruise bookings of all major cruise line operators including:
A Cruise can be termed as floating luxury resorts or Hotels with on-board facilities of exquisite dining, Broadway shows, spas, gyms, poolside games, rock climbing, ice skating, water parks, golf, mini golf, shopping, yoga, karaoke, cardio, bars, clubs, lounges, libraries, pool tables, basketball courts. Cruise forms a major part of the tourism sector accounting for U.S. $29.4 billion, with over 19 million passengers carried worldwide in 2011 (via Wikipedia).
Difference betweenocean liners and cruise ships:
Ocean liners run voyages on certain fixed routes deploying passengers rather than round trips. They are built to withstand higher adversities of seas consisting of high fuel capacity and other stores. Being larger in size, high fuel consumption and high expenditure are some of that factors that they are not used for Cruise purposes.
On Board Facilities:
Broadway shows, spas, gyms, poolside games, rock climbing, ice skating, water parks, golf, mini golf, shopping, yoga, karaoke, cardio, bars, clubs, lounges, libraries, pool tables, basketball courts.
Cruise operators are called as Cruise lines. They work partly as transportation devices and partly as Entertainment vessels. There is a crew headed by the ship’s captain plus a hospitality staff headed by a hotel manager, thus making it a floating luxury resort or hotel.
Major operators include: Royal Caribbean International, Winstar Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Star Cruises, and Azamara Club Cruises
Cruising seasons are described mainly as; high season and low season. Certain destinations have different high and low seasons. The prices are usually higher in high season than in the low season.
Alaska: The season lasts from May to September. While, June to August is termed as high season, the months of May and September are low season. The temperatures are warmer during high season.
Caribbean: The Caribbean is a popular cruise destination throughout the year, especially during summer months (June to August), winter holidays and from February to April.
Europe: The high season is from May to October. As Europe is beautiful throughout the year, summer months are equally popular.
Mexico: It also is a popular cruise destination throughout the year. However, the high season is during the holiday weeks in North America.
Mainly of four types:
Basic Cabins: Located in the interior of the ship, they are the least expensive.
Ocean view: with a ventilated, they are a little more expensive.
Balcony/veranda view: mainly consisting of outside table or chairs; especially with a view.
Mini suites/Full suites: they are most expensive with facilities like: private verandas, hot-tubs, bathtubs, sitting area.
The passport must be valid for at least more than six months from the date, cruise starts
Boarding passes, tickets
Getting to the Port:
You can either fly directly to the port to choose a cruise package that includes flying options, both arrival and departure. Many people also prefer driving to the port or getting there early. Several cruise packages also offer before and after accommodation.
In case of a medical emergency, injury during an expedition or sickness, travel insurance can come to aide. Especially for first time cruisers, purchasing travel insurance should be considered. To stay protected in a foreign land and to protect our loved ones in case of a medical need, travel insurance can prove very important.
The destinations, themselves come to you.