So you’ve decided on a cruise holiday. It’s no surprise really – given all of the different destinations you’ll get to see, the never-ending onboard entertainment, the fabulous views from up on deck and of course the endless cuisine.
But which one do you choose – and where will you go?
Choosing a cruise holiday is no mean feat, and whittling down the options to reach a shortlist, let alone a favourite, is a challenge in itself. But once you’re en route to the airport or your departure port, ready to step onboard and feel relaxation sink in, you’ll know it was the right decision.
Most cruise operators offer a wide range of destinations. Some, like Royal Caribbean International, specialise in certain destinations such as the Caribbean. But others such as P&O offer a much wider spectrum of locations, which helps if you’re hoping to stick to a specific brand.
For instance, P&O’s Ventura Cruise takes in a vast range of destinations. It’s got itineraries around the Caribbean, the Canary Islands, the Fjords, Western Europe, the Mediterranean, Iberia and more. Some passengers develop an affinity with a specific ship so in this case, they enjoy the chance to take different cruise holidays on the same vessel. Others don’t care which ship they’re on so long as it visits certain destinations, so it stands to reason that these holidaymakers could find themselves holidaying with P&O on a regular basis – whether they intend to or not.
Whichever cruise operator you choose, you’ll find P&O reviews and feedback on all other mainstream ships online, either on travel agents’ websites or on independent review platforms such as Trip Advisor and Holiday Watchdog. It’s a great way to establish what the ship is really like – from the quality of the food and the standard of entertainment right through to the cleanliness of the cabins. It could just make the different between a good cruise holiday, and a great one.
So, where will your next cruise take you?