Emerging cruise trends

Posted April 26th, 2017

We can all certainly agree that the cruise industry as evolved immensely over the last two decades. In 2017 there are a couple of emerging trends that are set to make a cruise holiday even more enjoyable than it has ever been before.

Cruise the pop culture way

Cruise lines have started to incorporate themed sailings based on popular TV shows, which are aimed at attracting guests who may not otherwise have joined a cruise. They have proven to be very popular, with second sailings being organised to cope with the demand.

Expedition Cruises

Have you ever wanted to set sail like an explorer and discover ‘new lands’ with new cultures and unforgettable activities? Well, expedition cruises have been getting more and more popular over the years, with smaller ships visiting smaller and more secluded harbours and ports. Although an expedition ship may not be as luxurious as a normal cruise liner, they are very comfortable and offer an exciting opportunity to get up close and personal with the surroundings of the destinations you visit.

River Cruises

River cruises are also becoming more and more popular, as they are a fantastic and convenient way to travel through various countries, even land-locked ones. Instead of hopping on a bus, or driving yourself, you simply un-pack your bags and relax as you soak up the scenery of lush green fields, majestic mountains, landmarks and more, on your way to the next city or town.  

Floating hotels

Many cruise lines have started taking ques from hotels, theme parks and resorts on land, and have incorporated more activities, more restaurants, more facilities and more opportunities to make the cruise itself a big part of the holiday. On some ships you can ice-skate, spend the day at a water park, elevate yourself high above the ship with a viewing dome, and unwind with movies under the stars.

Going green at sea

Many cruise lines have joined the efforts to keep our planet healthy by continuously searching for new ways to ‘’go green.’’ From burning more environmentally friendly fuel, to going paperless, and responsibly discarding of waste, you can be sure that your cruise holiday will have a much smaller carbon footprint than it would have had 10 years ago.

A cruise holiday is becoming a favourite holiday amongst leisure seekers. It’s a convenient, exciting and immersive way to see the world, and combines the thrill of travel, with the comfort and fun of staying in a resort or hotel. So speak to your Cruiseabout Consultant today to find out more about why a cruise holiday is the ideal getaway for the whole family! 

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