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Testing the Waters…

Updated: Oct 27, 2019

“Water, water everywhere…nor any drop to drink.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (ca. 1798 – well before the advent of modern cruising)

We’ve certainly come a long way since Coleridge wrote those infamous words in his poem

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Now, not only can you have your water but you can have virtually any drink you want free-flowing from the taps. Okay, maybe not free-flowing, but certainly as much as you would need.

Cruising today refers to a variety of styles for any budget and any type of cruiser out there. Small ships can give you that intimate, luxurious holiday you’re after while some of the big ships pull out all the bells and whistles. The big ships are even a holiday within themselves with multiple dining options, pools, Broadway-style shows, and pretty much anything else you can think of. Like ice skating? Yep, you can do that out at sea. Want to climb a rock wall? Yep, that’s an option too. How about bumper cars? I’m sure you’ve caught the drift.

One of the biggest objections that agents hear to cruising is people are worried about sea sickness. If you want to do a cruise, then that shouldn’t put you off because there are ways to get around it. If you’re after a big or small ship, then the key is to go a bit more mid-ship when choosing your cabin and maybe a lower deck if you’re willing to give up the view from the top. If that still doesn’t allay your worries, then river cruising could be a good alternative since the rivers don’t have the same wake as what the open oceans have.

River cruising is also a fantastic way to get around. Although you have river cruising everywhere, this type of cruising is especially synonymous with Europe because of the multitudinous waterways running through the continent. The pinnacle itinerary that virtually every line does is the Budapest to Amsterdam with stops in the likes of Regensburg, Vienna, and Cologne. This type of cruise will take you right into the heart of the city so that when you step off the boat you step into the history and culture of your destination.

There are so many cruising options out there that it’s hard to navigate to choose the right one for you. Do you want to do a cruise but don’t know where to start? Click HERE to take our short quiz to see what type of cruiser you could be then contact us during October for special cruise month deals!

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