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Best River Cruises in 2020

Thinking about booking your first cruise? Or maybe you are just looking for a new, exciting experience to share with your friends, your family, or to enjoy on your own. Whether your situation and your preferences, there are dozens of different options to choose from when booking a cruise.

Are you up for an Amazon Cruise? Or do you prefer surfing the Norwegian sea? No matter if you want to just relax on a luxury cruise, or embark upon an adventurous trip. When booking a cruise, the only limit is the sky (or the sea, in this case).

Romantic Cruises

Nothing says romance like sipping a glass of prosecco on a luxurious cruise while looking at the sunset with your beloved one. This may also be the right time to propose to your partner or to celebrate your love if you are already married.

Undoubtedly, Europe offers some of the most beautiful and honeymoon-worthy destinations. Nevertheless, if you are looking for something more adventurous, you should definitely try the Caribbean. You and your partner will be able to relax in your bathing suits or lie in the tropical sun.

Cruises for Families With Kids

Let’s be honest: kids tend not to show too much excitement at the idea of spending their holidays on this journey. However, you can now make them change their minds by showing them all the exciting and full of experiences that a cruise can offer.

Most cruise lines and brands offer activities specifically designed for kids, as well as outdoor experiences. Bigger cruise ships also have additional facilities, such as IMAX screens, gaming zones, and further spaces where kids and teens can have a lot of fun.

If you are traveling with children of different ages, you should find a ship that has both spaces for different age groups. By doing this, especially teens will feel more at ease and will be less likely to get bored.

It is also recommended to choose a cruise that has a more “freestyle” and formal approach, meaning that there are no set dining times, no strict dress code, and several choices for entertainment and food.

Best Experiences for the (Wanna-be) Adventurers

If you have always thought that cruises are only for elders or lazy people, you just haven’t found the best one for you yet. In fact, cruise brands nowadays offer different opportunities and holiday styles, so they can suit even the most vigorous and active travelers.

For example, cruises in Alaska will test your resistance to the cold, as well as allow you to spot uncharted glaciers and untamed wildlife. On the other hand, if you usually travel alone and you don’t want to get bored, you can choose a cruise line with a vast array of facilities to keep you busy. This includes ice-skating rinks, basketball or football courts, rock-climbing walls, and even skydiving simulators.

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What About the Over-60s?

Are you over 60 years old? Are you younger than that, but you still want to just take a break from your usual and frenetic lifestyle? Or maybe you want to show your family how much you love them and share with your elders an experience that they will never forget. Don’t worry: whether your needs are, there is the right cruise for you.

Besides, there are now cruises dedicated exclusively to over-50s or over-40s. These ships tend to be smaller than the other ones, but they still offer an excellent array of entertainment, including afternoon tea, comedians, ballroom dancing, and themed parties.

Budget Cruises

We all tend to associate cruises with the idea of expensive and luxury holidays. However, today, several brands offer budget cruises, which are perfect for those who want to try this experience but are not ready to invest a significant amount of money for it. Moreover, if you are lucky enough, you can save even more money by finding a last-minute bargain.

Budget cruises depart from several ports across the world and, usually, they are limited to off-peak seasons. These periods are generally the less busy and are thus perfect to enjoy your holidays and relax on a ship that isn’t particularly busy.

Ready for a Splurge?

If you are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, then you can find luxurious cruise ships that will make even the highest-rated hotel look like a tavern. Usually, these cruises are part of a complete package that includes excursions, gratuities, alcohol, and soft drinks, exceptional dining and suite accommodation.

These ships are humongous, and you can book beautiful suites with marble bathrooms, comfortable and top-of-the-range bedrooms, and balconies. Don’t forget to take advantage of any complimentary drinks or course-by-course in-cabin dining. If you want to impress your partner, your family or just spoil yourself, this type of cruise is definitely the best experience you could ever try.

Victoria Brewood
vbrewood@gmail.com

Although very much British, Victoria always felt like she was meant to be living the 'American Dream'. She loves the US and has travelled to over 14 states.

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