Plan a Cruise Month is well underway after a strong start when it was trending on Twitter.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has extended the activity from a week to a month this year, given the increasing interest in cruising, with nearly 1.8 million people choosing a cruise in 2015 in the UK alone. This worldwide campaign will help put cruise in the spotlight, showcasing the thousands of worldwide destinations and variety of experiences that can be discovered whilst on a cruise.
Each week this month is focusing on a different theme, showcasing the huge variety of options available, proving that there really is a cruise out there for everyone.
Week One: Family Friendly Cruise Week
A cruise is the perfect choice for the whole family. Children can be kept entertained on board by taking advantage of the incredible range of facilities; everything from zip lining, surf simulators, cinemas or how about the tallest slide at sea? Then for kids clubs, many cruise lines offer a mix of educational, active and experiential programmes; but more than that, they have the fun factor.
CLIA has been working with a number of key family bloggers to get their opinions with some wonderful results. Ten Reasons to go on a Family Cruise provides some fascinating information by Gretta Schifano from Mums Do Travel.
Where Families Choose To Cruise, by Kirstie Pelling on the Family Adventure Project also provides the family market with lots of insider information:
Week Two – Discovery Cruise Week
More blog posts to follow in the next few weeks on all the other niche markets. For those seeking adventure and wishing to embark on new discoveries, consider a cruise for your next trip. A cruise holiday can take you to places like the Arctic, South Pacific and the Galapagos; allowing travellers to uncover some of the world’s most intriguing and remotest destinations. There’s also a fantastic choice of excursions available too, imagine joining a hike in Alaska, taking a kayak through the Norwegian Fjords, or getting to see wildlife up close on a Zodiac tour.
Week 3 – River Cruise Week
River cruising is on the up! There have been renovations to ships and a greater choice of options in destinations covering Europe and beyond, including South America, Africa, Asia and the US. River ships provide a unique way of seeing a country’s interior, providing an unrivalled intimate and immersive experience.
Week 4 – Luxury Cruise Week
Lap up luxury on a cruise and enjoy first class accommodation and facilities; eat your way round the world at the best restaurants on water and take advantage of exclusive excursions on land too. The luxury cruise market is booming and innovations include ‘bolt ons’ to ships including retractable marinas and helipads, and the increase in yacht style products.
For more information about cruising and all Plan a Cruise Month activities, visit www.cruiseexperts.org/new-to-cruise/plan-a-cruise-month/ and don’t forget to get tweeting #CruiseMonth #MyHoliday