So, you are thinking of going on a cruise holiday with your partner, kid or family but don’t know which is the best cruise in the world? You started planning ahead for your 2016 cruise holiday, but aren’t sure which cruise to check the deals or rates for?
We call this “cruiser’s dilemma”, where because of so many options and so little familiarity with the topic one doesn’t know how to choose the best cruise holiday. It isn’t getting any easier every year as well – what with a large number of cruise ships being added with better itineraries, better amenities and better lodgings. The more the cruises the bigger this Cruiser’s Dilemma is becoming, and the various kinds of all inclusive deals on offer only make this dilemma worse.
Our reason for coming up with the list titled Best Cruise Holidays in 2016 was so that you don’t have to research the Internet and get confused with all the cruise reviews, information about all inclusive cruise deals, sensational images of cruises etc.
Just so you are aware more than 25 Million travellers from all over the world go on a cruise holiday every year and this number is only growing. The best cruise lines are coming up with cheap options, all inclusive deals, better safety measures, immersive itineraries and innovative onboard entertainment for both family and kids. Despite recent health scares in different parts of the Cruise World, all cruises are trying to make it the best holiday you can get with your family and children.
The cruises industry is trying very hard to attract users and grow from the 25 million who are expected to take a cruise holiday in 2016. They are trying new entertainments for singles, couples, families and kids. They are trying to make it as cheap as possible, and some have decided to take the luxury route as well. They are even coming up with entertainment options, which will be enjoyed by travellers from all parts of the world.
Best family friendly all inclusive cruise holidays in 2017
To help you decide on your cruise holiday, we created categories for you. The five categories under which we are going to advice you for cruise holiday are:
1) Best Luxury Cruise Holidays
2) Best value for Money Cruise Holidays
3) Best Cruise Holidays with Family & Kids
4) Best Romantic Cruise Holidays
5) Best Caribbean Cruise Holidays
Do note that this list of ours has contributions from cruise experts, cruise travellers and industry experts who know what they doing. If you feel we have given wrong information on cruise holidays you can alert us and we will set it right.
Best Luxury Cruise Holidays
According to us Crystal Cruises is the best luxury cruise holiday provider. It has been so for the last three years running – thanks to their recent renovation to improve their fleet. You can choose between any of their two flagships “Crystal Serenity” and “Crystal Symphony” for holiday memories you can’t forget in this lifetime.
Crystal Cruises are known for their amazing service, their dining options and activities around the kind of holiday you want. That is, you get to decide if you want to do the wine tasting during your holiday or you just want to put on your sun-screen, sit on the deck and relax during the whole holiday with your family or kids. If Crystal cruises works out as too much luxury for you, you can always go a little cheap (they also have all inclusive packages) but in the same luxury cruise category – Silversea Cruises. Being a smaller cruise line they have been able to maintain a 1-cruise crew to 1-cruise guest, which ensures the service is exemplary. If you want to go a bit cheaper on your luxury cruise, you can also try Regent Seven Seas Cruises, which has all inclusive deals which include luxury cabins, complimentary visits to the shore and fine dining. One key tip is that whenever you negotiate a deal with a luxury liner, ask for the world – because most of what you are want may already be part of the package.
Best value for Money Cruise Holidays
When we say “value for money” we don’t mean a cheap or deal based cruise holiday. In fact, what we mean is a cruise holiday where you get the best for what you are paying. The maximum bang for your buck, that is. When it comes to value for money cruises, the Royal Caribbean cruise because of its cheap deals stands much ahead of the others. Sometimes they also run a buy one ticket and get 50% discount on the other offers. The Royal Caribbean cruise will keep you busy with loads of activities for your family and kids. Some of the most popular entertainment options on this cruise holiday will be – Broadway at Sea, AquaTheatre Shows, Ice-Skating shows, Centrum Arial Shows. In fact, if you are a guest, you can also entertain others on your holiday. If you want a great cruise holiday, which will be cheap (with all inclusive deals) and will also provide value also look at Disney Cruise Line – it is amazing for kids and family.
Best Cruise Holidays with Family & Kids
While selecting the best cruise holiday for your family there are so many holiday factors to be kept in mind – the thrill factor, the surprise element, the lodgings, the specific dining requirements, the health factor and the list just continues to grow. Besides, the cruise holiday should be such that each member of the family – the kid, the teenager, the working single, the elderly – all of them should be able to enjoy the holiday. The Disney Cruise Line promises & meets the promise of satisfying all these age groups. On a Disney Cruise Line, younger kids have their own set of activities, which will appeal to them while the teenagers can choose to hang around in the areas built especially for them. Meanwhile, the grown-ups and elderly can enjoy and cherish the activities, restaurants and bars. If you have already been on the Disney Cruise and now want another value for money family cruise holiday you should try the Royal Caribbean for the family and kids.
Best Romantic Cruise Holidays
When it comes to a romantic holiday you can’t afford to go wrong for you don’t want to let down your spouse. This is why it is always recommended that romantic cruises be planned together. The best romantic cruise holiday will be atop a cruise, which is couple-friendly in terms of activities, dining, accommodation, and locations. Another important factor which everybody seems to ignore is the like mindedness of fellow travellers – this is why it is important for romantic couples to not end up in a family cruise or a cruise for elderly people. Opt for Silversea cruise for the best romantic holiday ever. This cruise offers excellent shore trips and couple activities such as wine tasting, couple games, cooking classes, and dancing together. If you inform the cruise in advance if it is your honeymoon or if it is your anniversary, they also provide special romantic touches to make your holiday memorable. Our next recommendation for not so cheap romantic cruise holiday (but where you can get all inclusive packages) is the Cunard Line. You can go on a Cunyard cruise with just USD 2500 in your pocket (this rate is before the all inclusive deals which gets offered from time to time).
Best Caribbean Cruise Holidays
In case you didn’t know, more than a third of all cruises that leave the shores hit the Caribbean some time or the other. This means, you stand one in three chance of going on a Caribbean cruise holiday. So we thought it best to also suggest the best Caribbean cruise holiday for your convenience: It is the Disney Cruise Line. This cruise line has a large number of Caribbean itineraries planned in 2016 and not to mention the excellent rating their cruises get. Disney manages to mix its child/kid friendly atmosphere with various activities in the Caribbean to make it an appealing proposition. The activities one gets to experience in the Caribbean are: Shore visits, rainforest treks, snorkelling, kayaking, surfing etc. The second best cruise in this category is the Royal Caribbean Cruise, where you can enjoy yoga classes, seaside massages, or other bits of pampering from their full service spa professionals.
Whatever it is you choose to go with, let us assure you that you will enjoy your cruise vacation and remember it for years to come.