So you fancy a luxury holiday. Whatever’s on your wish-list – whether it’s the Caribbean, a lavish stay in New York or perhaps a trip to see the magnificent Northern Lights, there are plenty of different ways to get there – but none more enjoyable than a cruise. In fact ‘cruise’ has become synonymous with luxury, and it’s not hard to see why.
Most cruise holidays are based on an all inclusive basis, which means that most – if not all – of your meals, accommodation and entertainment options are included in the upfront cost of the holiday. All inclusive cruises do vary, but many also include drink packages in the price too. Imagine that – you step onto your floating hotel, and as you’re whisked from one magnificent destination to the next you’re treated to 24/7 dining from a delectable range of restaurants – some of which are straight from the kitchens of Michelin-starred chefs, others are more informal grills or bistros. You’re treated to West End style shows, high-octane cabarets, relaxing piano lounges and top-notch facilities ranging from fitness centres and yoga classes to rock-climbing lessons and spa treatments.
Take Royal Caribbean International for instance. This innovative cruise company certainly knows how to do entertainment – and it shows in everything it does. On Oasis of the Seas, described as a “luxury floating city” there are over a dozen complimentary restaurants, spa facilities, relaxation classes, a mini golf course, ice-skating rink, an adrenalin-pumping zip wire and even FlowRider surf simulators. How’s that for a luxury holiday?
Whatever type of cruise holiday you fancy, from understated luxury to all-out lavishness, you can book Oasis Of The Seas and other cruise holidays online through travel agents such as Thomas Cook, or direct through the cruise company – which in this case is Royal Caribbean International. There’s so much choice, the only problem you’ll have is deciding which one to take – but that’s all part of the fun.