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Tips on how to choose a cruise for a romantic getaway, a Caribbean cruise,
an Alaskan cruise or any cruise vacation!
Wondering how you can choose a cruise while making sure that it will meet
your expectations? Whether your cruise will be a romantic getaway cruise, an
exciting Alaskan cruise, an exotic Caribbean cruise, an historical
Mediterranean cruise a family vacation cruise, or any other type of cruise
vacation, these tips to choose a cruise will help to insure that your cruise
will be unforgettable.
First of all, when choosing a cruise, you must decide what your special
cruise vacation would consist of. Are you looking for a quiet,
romantic vacation with super
pampering service and exquisite cuisine? Would you choose an "upscale"
cruise? Are you a "party animal" looking for a fun, energetic atmosphere?
Would the cruise you choose consist of many ports-of-call or would it have
more days at sea? Only your specific tastes and desires are the
considerations for choosing a cruise here.
Once you have determined what type of cruise you would choose, the next
cruise consideration would be destination. Are you looking for an exotic
warm cruise destination, or an Alaskan
cruise? Would you choose a cruise to the northern hemisphere or the
southern hemisphere? Would you consider choosing an Atlantic or Pacific
location? Would your cruise be North American, South American, European,
Asian, Australian or perhaps a world cruise?
Next you would need to decide how long your vacation cruise would be. You
can plan anything from an evening dinner cruise, to a day cruise, to a two
or three day cruise, to a world cruise for weeks. This cruise consideration
may be predetermined for you by the amount of time available for your
vacation - and of course your cruise budget!
This brings us to the next thought to ponder for your cruise. Choosing a
cruise must also include the financial considerations. This may actually
dictate the length of your cruise. As well, it may also determine what
"level" of cruise line to consider. One thing to remember is that with a
cruise vacation package, your often have your flight, stateroom, and all
meals included in the package price. Your beverages, cruise shore
excursions, shopping, and casino expenses are all extra. As well, on many
cruises, your gratuities are automatically added to your shipboard expenses
as an extra.
I mentioned the "level" of cruise line above. This is a very important
choice to consider when planning a cruise. Most of the larger cruise lines
offer a fabulous vacation package aboard magnificent cruise ships. There are
however different "levels" or scales among the cruise lines. The "average"
type cruise line (by cost consideration) would include the likes of
Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Princess. At the other end of the scale are
the super luxury cruise lines like Crystal and Radisson Seven Seas. In
between are lines like Holland America, and Celebrity. There are of course a
myriad of cruise lines filling in all of the spaces in the different levels
of cruise luxury.
When considering cruise lines, one must also decide on the type of
cruise ship that would be appropriate.
Most cruise ships are luxurious to one level or another as discussed above
in the cruise lines. Some of these cruise lines offer the "mega monsters" -
huge cruise ships with all of the amenities of a shore resort complex.
Others offer a mid sized ship with many of the amenities, but a more
intimate atmosphere. Some lines have a sort of luxury yacht sized ships for
a more personal cruise experience. Perhaps your special cruise vacation
would be on a tall ship sailing the waters of the Caribbean or the
Mediterranean. There are cruise lines that specialize in this type of cruise
Now for the fun part. What cruise itinerary would you prefer? Let's recap a
minute. You have chosen the type of cruise that will make your vacation
unforgettable. Your destination has been chosen. The length of cruise and
budget has been established. The type of cruise line and cruise ship for
your vacation has been determined. Now you can check out the specific cruise
lines in your category, their ships, and the itineraries available to your
destination of choice.
The last thing to choose for your cruise is your stateroom. Generally
speaking, the higher up on the ship, the more expensive the room. Inside
rooms are less expensive than outside rooms with a view. Many ships have
staterooms with private decks or balconies. These are a little more
expensive as well. And for the privileged few, Penthouse suites are also
available on some cruise ships.
There you have it! You have chosen your special vacation aboard the
magnificent cruise ship of your choosing, to a destination of your choosing,
with the itinerary of your choice! All that's left is to book your cruise
on-line and get excited!
If you have any questions regarding choosing the right
cruise line for you, we would like to hear from you. Send us a note at
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