Major Events That You Can Attend Via Cruise Ship In 2014

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Major Events That You Can Attend Via Cruise Ship In 2014

Destination cruise ship events are very popular these days and there is a comprehensive choice of events for cruise ship lovers. With quite a number of events you can attend via cruise ship, it’s a question of what you choose. So if you are looking to some major events in 2014 via cruise shipping, there are cruise ships that can take you to and from your destination.

You can book your tickets for the best sporting or cultural events and sit back and relax as you cruise to these events. One such event is the Australian Open in Melbourne. You can attend this event by booking a three night pre-cruise package that gives you an opportunity to watch some of the tennis matches before you commence your voyage.

The FIFA World Cup will be held in Brazil on June 12 to July 13, 2013. If you are a football enthusiast, you need not search for a hotel Room in Brazil. You can book a number of voyages that will get you to Brazil in time for the World Cup. This gives you an opportunity to explore other wonderful places around and on your way to Brazil.

The New Year’s Eve is a time of celebration and merry making as people usher in another year in 2014. There are a number of magical destinations that one can travel to and experience the festivals and fireworks that will make your cruise holiday trip quite worthwhile.

The Monaco Grand Prix is coming up in may 22 to 25 2014. You can choose which cruise ships to board for a unique sailing experience that will get you to the Monaco while you also visit such places as Corsica, St. Tropez, and the Italian Ports of Elba and Lerici. You can then get to Monte Carlo to watch the speed stars race in one of the most prestigious motor races in the world.

If you love sailing, the Heineken Regatta in St. Maarten is a great event that you can attend in 2014. A Caribbean voyage will allow you to get all the action out on water. Over 200 boats will participate in this annual event.

Getting the Best Cruise Deals Online

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If you are planning to have a great cruise experience, you should first get yourself a decent cruise deal. Your trip will be a little sweeter if you know you scored an excellent deal. You don’t have to pay top dollar of select from a limited palate of possibilities. Looking for a great package deal is not all that difficult since you have the World Wide Web at your disposal.

Another thing that you should take into account is that cruises prefer to have their cabins filled with passengers. No cruise ship would want to leave the port without being able to maximize their facilities. This means that there will always be an opportunity for you to get great last minute deals from them.

When you go on your hunt for great cruise deals there are a few things that you will want to keep in mind.

Top Cruise Deal Getting Tips

  •     Not all sites which list many trevel deals offer the same prices, some sites are constantly 20 to 30 percent higher than the sites where the really best deals are found.
  •     Look for websites which uses the Revelex or OVS cruise reservation systems. In this way you can compare each website prices.
  •     Be ready and be quick when making decisions. The deals you see online may not always be available.
  •     Do not be afraid to ask for any discounts available. If you are a AAA member, a senior or AARP, a student, a travel agent yourself, or in a corporation then you may be eligible for discounts.
  •    Do not quickly grab the first great deal that you see online. The deal may be tempting but you may be able to still get a better deal elsewhere.
  •   Remember, there will always be promotions available. Check online deals regularly.
  •  Contact your travel agent or your local cruise and inquire if they can offer something better than what you were able to see.

The Must Do to Make the Most Out of Online Deals

  •   Make sure to sign up for email alerts. This works well especially if you are unable to go online regularly due to more pressing matters.
  •   Do not limit yourself to just the cruise price or the package. You should also check the cruise lines, cruise ships and the itineraries. Make sure if their amenities are worth the price you are paying. Not all cruise ships are created equal and some cruise companies just do a better job at making you, their guest, happy.

Finally, make sure that you read the fine print in any online agreement. You do not want to be caught off-guard by some policy. Take note of their refund policies so if you have any problems and cannot go you will not take a loss.



Paul Samuels writes about gift giving for Wish Co UK

Plan A Family Cruise Vacation

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Planning a family vacation can be a difficult task. Your idea of a dream vacation might be just sitting around on a warm sunny beach, but that may not be your kid’s. Kids require a lot of stimulation to keep them occupied or else they become bored. If you do take them on a sunny beach for vacation, they can only build sand castles on the beach for so long before they get bored. Cruises can be a great alternative to having your style of a dream vacation while your kids have theirs.

One way to get the whole family active during the vacation is to take them on a cruise. Cruises are generally aboard a large ship with plenty of other people who also wish to be on a warm sunny beach but have kids. Generally, cruise ships offer a large variety of activities such as swimming, sunbathing, fancy restaurants and much more. Some cruise ships, however, are specifically geared towards kids with children based activities with some adult targeted attractions. These children based cruise ships have activities that include dinner with their favorite characters in costume, rock climbing and some company trademark even like Nickelodeon’s “sliming” or Disney’s princesses.

Cruises are also a great option for families who would like to know how much they are going to spend and what they are going to spend it on. There are cruises that are all-inclusive which means that everything from meal, to gratuities, to even side events are included. Usually, one of the most unpredictable costs of cruises or even vacations is the cost of three prepared meals a day. Families that rely on a tight budget for their vacation can benefit from these because everything that they are doing is already totaled up and they do not need to calculate the cost of their all-inclusive vacation themselves.

The Ultimate Dream Vacation

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Taking a Disney Vacation can be a dream to many but taking a dream Disney cruise vacation is an ultimate vacation giving you the fun, magic and excitement of the Walt Disney Resort and the luxury and adventure of a Caribbean cruise vacation. Disney takes care of all the details giving you a perfect combination of hotel and resort access combined with a luxury cruise in their special land and sea package.

From start to finish Disney handles all your luggage meeting you at Orlando international airport handling your bags, making sure they get to your hotel room and putting you on a shuttle for a direct trip to the resort. You don’t have to think about it they do it all for your. The Land and Sea vacation package gives you 3-4 night stay at one of the Walt Disney World resort hotels and a 3-4 night cruise on the Disney Wonder cruise ship. The package also includes unlimited access to all of the Disney World theme parks.

Once you have checked in at the resort you are all done, you do not have to check in again on board the cruise ship (in fact your resort room key is the same on the cruise ship). The cruise will sail to Bahamas where you will disembark in Nassau for a day. The ship also stops at the private and exclusive to Disney Cruise ships port of call Castaway Cay.

Disney cruise ships are equipped to entertain not just kids and families but adults too. There are special areas for kids including a kids only pool and clubhouse with supervised activities for the kids. A pool for families is also available and finally a quiet pool for adults only. Kids programs on the ship range from toddlers in the nursery, children, tweens and teenagers. Adults have their own special lounges, bars and restaurants to enjoy as well.

Whether you are a kid or a kid at heart or just an adult looking for a relaxing but fun Disney vacation the Land and Sea package is a great option to get the best of both worlds. Planning your dream Disney vacation does not have to be difficult Disney Magic takes care of all the details while you enjoy the fun, sand, sun and Disney wonder!

3 Pure Luxury Cruises for 2011

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Three pure luxury cruises

Finally, the day has come. For thirty years you have been saving up for it. You’re going to deliver on that promise you made your wife all those years ago; the one that made her marry you in the first place: you’re taking a luxury cruise!

The time has come. The internet brings you a cruise deals website that you have been frequenting for a month now, and you have narrowed it down to three options: the Canary Islands, the Caribbean or a deluxe Transatlantic cruise. Which one should you choose? Obviously, you cant ask the Mrs for input. It is the big surprise. Perhaps this article can help.

Whats a luxury cruise all about?

A luxury cruise is all about you. That is the long and the short of it. You are paying good money for top service, top food, top entertainment, top everything. Generally, a luxury cruise is smaller, with a greater staff-to-guest ratio. On these luxury cruises, staff members are often handpicked to give you the best possible service. The service is often of a standard equal to that of the queens. Luxury liners often have extra amenities too. Perhaps a spa forms part of the ship, or a gym, whereas with a normal cruise ship, it may not be the case.

Let us take a look at a few luxury cruise options.

Transatlantic cruise

Cross the Atlantic in style! You will have captain Nemo green with envy when aboard a luxury ship cruising the Atlantic. Gaze out over the incredible mass of water that is known as the Atlantic; wonder at the magnificence of the wide-open ocean; sip on a pina colada while enjoying the sun on your face and wind in your hair. This is sure to impress the missus!

If you think that a Transatlantic luxury cruise is all about gazing out over billowing waves, and no more, think again! Outstanding cuisine, top quality on-board entertainment and fantastic accommodation all form part of this perfect picture.

The cruise starts either in the UK, or one of the Mediterranean ports of Madeira, France, Italy or Spain. You board the ship to spend six nights in utter luxury, doing as much as you wish, or nothing at all. You can disembark at a port in the Caribbean, New York or Florida, fresh as a daisy.

Return can happen one of two ways: you can choose to fly back home, or opt for a fourteen-night pleasure trip! The latter is of course the jet-lag-free option.

Canary Islands

Glorious beaches, sunshine year round, fantastic scenery, days filled with fun, nights filled with stars. That is a Canary Islands cruise in a nutshell. The Mediterranean has always been a popular holiday destination, and for good reason. It is a paradise. The other bonus of cruising to the Canary Islands is that it is a very short flight back home to the UK.

The Caribbean

The Caribbean is a magic phrase. Go ahead, say it aloud the Caribbean! If there are people around you, it should automatically invoke reaction. It is a phrase synonymous with perfect luxury sun kissed vacations. If fitness is your thing, do your workout routine in the fitness center; or relax in the aqua spa. Call room service in the middle of the night just to see how fast they are. Enjoy exceptional meals. You can not go wrong with this option.

The bottom line

I hope this article helped you make a decision as to which cruise option you should choose. Although, perhaps it made it even harder for you! However, you can not go wrong with any of the choices above. And the missus will love you a tad bit longer too.

This post is written from a travel writer with a taste for the finer things in life Steven Taylor. He will guide you around some of the highest caliber holidays to stick around.