European cruises offer the perfect vacation experience
When most people thinking of cruises, thoughts turn naturally to the white sand beaches and clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. However, Europe offers some of the most exciting cruising destinations and opportunities for new experiences in the industry. With waters that have been traveled for thousands of years, the Old World offers a unique blend of vibrant, storied culture and spectacular scenery. From Norway's fjords to the majestic blue Danube and the Mediterranean Sea, Europe's treasures would take a lifetime of travel to discover, but a relaxing week long jaunt is a great way to begin.
Before you plan the luxury European cruise of a lifetime, it's a great idea to know a little bit about your many options as well as what to expect aboard the ship. Consider this your quick crash course and overview on the many incredible adventures European cruising has to offer.
All-inclusive travel vacations take care of all the worries for you
Vacations should not be a time of stress. However, for many people, the planning is almost more stress than the vacation is worth. Luckily, there is a great option for those who dread having to plan accommodations, meals, entertainment, and costs. All-inclusive travel vacations take care of all the worries for you. With the right package not only will you have your travel taken care of, but many will also take care of your gratuities.
It is becoming more and more popular for resorts to offer vacation packages that include all the expenses of the trip in one price. For those of you who want to experience the culture of an area, but stay in a relaxing atmosphere, then a resort is a great option. Many times resorts are set just outside of larger cities. They allow you to stay there and enjoy the secluded comfort while being close enough to venture into the city to enjoy the cultural aspects. Resorts may sound pricey, but for all that you are getting you might be surprised at how affordable they really are. So what exactly are you getting?
Your First Cruise - What to Wear, What To Pack?
Actually what to pack and what to wear are two separate articles but for the sake of keeping you from a state of overwhelm, we are going to categorize and organize everything you need to know in one article so you won't need a vacation before you take your travel vacation!
First let's talk about what to wear. Count. How many days will you be gone? Where are you going? Will you be mostly on the ship or will you be getting off in every port with scheduled excursions? Then know this. Please don't over do it. How many times have you over packed in the past, just not needing a quarter of the things you dragged around? Not too long ago, one of the first things people thought of when they thought about a cruise was formal attire. Not anymore. You choose. If you want to "dress" for dinner even the term has lightened up considerably. Men who used to feel compelled to wear a tux, simply don't have to. A suit and tie are fine. And women can easily wear something bordering on a cocktail dress but more relaxed, perhaps strapless soft linens or flowing cotton silks.
Luxury ocean cruises are a great means of luxury travel with some fantastic benefits
They make it easy to visit several places in a single trip without the hassle of packing and unpacking; they enable easy access to virtually every continent on earth; and they are the epitome of luxury travel.
For those who have not experienced the joys of luxury cruising, imagine your favourite five star resort. Now, picture waking up each morning and finding your resort has arrived as another exotic or sun-drenched location - all without the challenges of international air travel. Add to that attentive service and you get the picture of what it is like to travel on a luxury cruise.
The natural beauty of Cape Town will take your breath away
The V and A Waterfront might be fast becoming one of the biggest reasons why people are taking holidays to Cape Town, but that’s no excuse for not experiencing all of the stunning scenery that this superb place is so well known for. With so much to take in, and sights that will take your breath away, the area around Cape Town is a wonderful place to explore if you are looking for somewhere that has serene landscapes and is blessed with a stunning natural beauty.
Enjoy Nature From The Horizontal
One of the best ways to experience the natural side of this beautiful place is also one of the simplest. With so many gorgeous white sandy beaches and lovely bays with stupendous backdrops of mountains and beautiful scenery just beckoning you, you could simply lie on them all day in the sunshine. Alternatively, paddling in the tidal pools is not only a great way to cool off, it also provides the opportunity to take in the magnificent views around you.