A cruise – better than a land holiday

11 September 2017

Four out of ten cruise holidaymakers agree they go on vacation to see or do new things.

A recent survey by the International Cruise Line Association looking into the attitudes, behaviours and travel preferences of cruisers and non-cruisers, further found that many other travellers (33%) look to relax and disconnect from their daily stressors. Nearly all (88%) holidaymakers say cruises are better for total relaxation than land-based vacations.

Holland America looks at some more reasons why you should go on a cruise this year.

Become an explorer

With vacation time often few and far between, travellers often wish that they can get to experience more during their vacation than they are often able to, whether it is visiting different cities or countries or unique experiences.

Taking a cruise makes this all possible allowing travellers to explore the history, the landmarks and the culture of the many destinations around the globe. Experience the Mediterranean with Homer’s wine-dark sea and Greek temples in the east to the Alhambra and other Moorish wonders of Spain in the west. Become a modern-day explorer as you get the rare opportunity to visit Alaska - one of the world’s last true wildernesses.

Experience an ocean safari

Some of life’s wonders can only really be experienced onboard a cruise ship.

Whether it is whales and seals in Alaska or stingrays and tropical birds in the Caribbean, the highlight of many cruises is the interaction with local wildlife.

Just keep in mind to plan your shore excursions ahead of time! You wouldn’t want to miss meeting the whales in Alaska!

Unique and pampered

Modern-day cruise ships are very traveller focused and offer the ultimate resort at sea experience.

Travellers can look for to be treated in the onboard spa offering a variety of treatments to suit any preference.

Travellers can also opt to hone their video-editing skills in a digital workshop, attend an engaging lecture, take a cooking class from a master chef, go to a wine tasting or simply relax and unwind.

Holland America ships also offer top class shopping experiences and travellers can look forward to a wide variety of duty-free shopping in the Signature Shops such as Merabella, a luxury jewelry boutique featuring high-end watches and pieces from noted designers.

Inspired to book your own cruise with Holland America? This one’s for you!