There are many different ways to cruise, our staff at Travel on King Newcastle can help you to choose the type of cruise that will suit your needs.
Adventure cruises are exactly what they seem – the chance to do something a little daring and definitely exploratory! These cruises are all about making your cruise a lesson in discovery, less about formal schedules and more about learning about your destinations.
You need to be relatively fit and obviously have a sense of adventure as you will be going off the beaten track on these cruises.
Family cruises are a great way to plan a holiday where each member of the family can enjoy themselves – either by participating in activities together or separately. Options can include ice-skating rinks, rock climbing walls, simulators from golf to Grand Prix, surfing pools, outdoor movies. Often as part of the activities there are trained youth counsellors to keep an eye on the kids while the parents have the chance to rest and relax.
The dining routine is also flexible to the needs of people of all ages with special menus and flexible dining options.
If you’re looking for a cruise where you can experience state-of-the-art facilities and services, a luxury cruise is for you. You can have the chance to revel in the undivided attention of suite stewards, enjoy cuisine from award-winning chefs,
There is a broad range of options, from intimate experiences with barley 100 passengers to cruises that offer suites of more than 2,000 square feet, across luxury yachts to large ocean liners.
If you are looking for a longer cruise, while still being cost-effective, a repositioning cruise may be the best solution for you. These cruises are designed to relocate the cruise ship after a season in one particular area to be ready for the new season in another area.
These cruises are best suited for those people that may have already visited a location and are perhaps a more seasoned traveller who is just looking to relax and unwind at sea.
A river cruise is a more intimate experience, where you have the opportunity to make the journey a part of your holiday and added benefit of always having a view.
The itinerary for a river cruise will often include a half day ashore and a half day sailing and the packages include travel, transfers, entertainment and meals within the price.
There is a romance to being at sea under sail, as well as a lot more flexibility in being able to avoid bad weather! If there is a change in weather the Caption of a sailing ship is able to avoid the bad weather and dock at a safe harbour to wait it our.
This is a great alternative to the typical cruise vacation as quests can help with he hoisting and trimming of sails, or climb the mast or even take a turn at the helm of a replica old sailing ship.
Small ship cruises enable their occupants the chance to see out-of-the-way destinations and explore their surroundings with like-minded passengers. Docking is a breeze and you get to feel less like a tourist while you get to know the local areas.
You are still able to experience cruise luxury should you choose, or you can opt for a more informal lifestyle, whilst going further than the big ships can.
If you have time on your hands and a taste for travel a world cruise is for you. The itinerary for a world cruise is often two to three months - or more – allowing you the freedom to explore to your hearts content.
Most world cruise circumnavigate the globe, going in either direction, but there is also the ‘longitudinal’ world cruise, which goes from the top of the world to the bottom!