Why Choose Cruise Over A Land Holiday?

30 September 2019

It comes as no surprise to us that cruise holidays have seen such a vast increase in popularity over the last few years. There are so many reasons to choose a cruise over a holiday on terra firma that we firmly believe everyone should try one once. Here’s a few reasons to take to the water on your next trip:


CMV's Vasco de Gama Pool

Amazing facilities

Many cruise ships are destinations in their own right and some are veritable floating adventure playgrounds, with amenities including zip-lines, water parks, movies under the stars, nightclubs, cookery classes, comedy, live music, high-calibre shows and spas.


See more of the world, for less

You’ll see far more places and have many more excursion options with a cruise visiting several ports of call than in a single destination or resort.


Scenic Culinaire experience

Exceptional culinary experiences

Many cruise lines offer world-class restaurants that rival five-star offerings on land, yet are included in your holiday price. Meanwhile, specialty restaurants can offer great value in comparison with their land counterparts, even when they come at a surcharge.


Top value

When you add up everything you receive on a cruise, the value is clear. Many cruise packages include meals in the main restaurants, non-alcoholic drinks, accommodation, entertainment, onboard activities, and use of facilities such as gyms. Other cruises are fully inclusive, with specialty restaurants, alcoholic drinks, shore excursions, WiFi and other extras included in the cruise fare. Either way, cruising is a smart way to stretch your travel dollar.


Visit Papua New Guinea with P&O Cruises

The whole package

Seeing the same destinations individually as you would on one cruise would mean paying for a hotel, food, drinks and transport all separately. On a cruise, all of that is part of your package – a transparent and easy way to travel.


A hassle-free holiday

After boarding your ship, you only have to unpack once for the entire duration of your holiday. Instead of lugging your bags from hotel to hotel, in and out of taxis and trains, you’ll be free to enjoy a truly relaxing trip, sans the luggage headaches that come with land-based journeys.


Silversea Butler Service

Options galore

Think you’re not a cruiser? Do a little research and you’ll probably find a cruise to suit you. From large ocean liners to luxury river ships, boutique vessels and expedition ships accustomed to forging through ice, there’s a cruise vessel and style to suit all types of travellers. Whether you’re travelling alone, with your partner, a big group of friends or with your kids, there’s a cruise option for you.


For more inspiration and information about cruising, take a look at our VOYAGE brochure, and get in touch with your local Travel Counsellor.

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