Five Reasons to Book Your Next Cruise Right Now

There’s no doubt about it – cruise holidays are certainly on the rise. And with the ease of booking a cruise holiday, unique routes you won’t find anywhere else and a huge choice when it comes to itinerary durations, it’s no wonder why. If these three major selling points aren’t enough to win you over and encourage you to try cruising for you next holiday, check out these 5 reasons to book a cruise now!

Theatre onboard a Royal Caribbean Ship.
Theatre onboard a Royal Caribbean Ship: Photo Brook Ward / CC BY-NC 2.0

5 Reasons to Book a Cruise Now

Great Value for Money

Add up the cost of flights, accommodation, transport, food and entertainment that you’d usually spend on a week’s holiday and I bet you’ll be surprised at just how much it comes to! Now, compare that number to the prices of week-long cruises and it’s easy to see just how cost effective they are. When you book a cruise, the price you pay includes all accommodation, in between transport, food and entertainment. Plus, many cruise lines also throw in freebies, such as cabin upgrades and drinks packages, at no extra cost, making their reasonable prices even better value for money!

Relax on a tranquil beach one day before exploring a cosmopolitan city the next.
Relax on a tranquil beach one day before exploring a cosmopolitan city the next.

Visit Multiple Destinations in One Holiday

This is one of the best reasons to book a cruise now. This is the biggie that gets most people switching from a traditional accommodation + flight holiday to cruising. Sure, it’s possible to visit multiple destinations on a traditional holiday (more about the cons of that below) but the best and easiest way by far is to do it whilst cruising. Most cruise itineraries take you right into the heart of each destination and the list of excursions gives you a great idea of what the place has to offer before you even step foot off the ship.

Spend time soaking up the sun on deck when the ship is sailing.
Spend time soaking up the sun on deck when the ship is sailing: Photo Connie Ma / CC BY-SA 2.0

No Time Wasted Travelling

Apart from cruising, the only way to see multiple destinations in one holiday is to spend time travelling in between places. That means you waste literally hours – if not days – travelling by train, bus, car or plane. On a cruise ship, most of the travelling is done at night whilst you sleep. But even when the boat is sailing during the day, you’ll still be able to enjoy all the services and facilities the liner has to offer – certainly not an option you get when you’re cramped up on a tour bus.

Have a lie in whilst someone makes your breakfast for you.
Have a lie in whilst someone makes your breakfast for you: Photo Rachelle Lucas / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Free Yourself from Responsibility

Apart from making sure you’re back on the ship before it sets sail, you’re free of mostly all responsibilities on a cruise ship. On board you don’t have to worry about cleaning, cooking or even keeping yourself entertained – the cruise ship’s staff will see to all that for you so you’ll never have to lift a finger.

5 Reasons to Book a Cruise Now: Children's splash zone onboard a Royal Caribbean ship
Children’s splash zone onboard a Royal Caribbean ship: Photo David Spinks / CC BY 2.0

Suitable for Everyone

Whether you’re travelling as a family, a couple, a group of friends or on your own, you can choose the perfect cruise to suit you, your tastes and your budget. Most cruise lines specialise in a certain type of traveller – e.g. Royal Caribbean is great for families and Carnival Cruises is perfect for young groups, whilst Holland America provides more services and facilities for solo holidaymakers – so you’ll always be amongst good company if you choose carefully.

About Nicola Quinn


Nicola is a travel and food writer living in the Canary Islands who loves exploring far-off places, pushing herself to the limit and trying local eats wherever she goes.

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