5 Advantages of Cruise Holidays for Older Travellers
Cruising is a comfortable, affordable and sociable way to see the world.
Now more than ever cruises offer travellers unforgettable experiences and special settings no matter what kind of holiday you’re after.
There’s dozens of reasons to choose a cruise, but here are some of the advantages of cruising for older travellers.
Where – and what – you’re going to eat can be a concern for travellers who are picky eaters, have special dietary requirements or simply struggle with unusual flavours and spices you sometimes find in your food abroad. Cruising makes dining very simple – the restaurants on board can cater to almost anything and offer a great balance of items that will be familiar and reflect the places you’re visiting, so everyone can find something they like.
The benefit of cruising is you travel with your hotel, meaning you only need to sleep in one room rather than pack up and check into somewhere new every time you change location. For travellers who have trouble sleeping, are disabled, or need the comfort of consistent surroundings, cruising completely eliminates the possibility of a dodgy hotel.
Value for money
The perception of cruising is that it is an expensive holiday, but in fact, most cruises offer great value for money. Cruising takes care of your accommodation, food, travel and itinerary all in one – making it very easy to budget and manage your spending, because you’ll have covered the cost in advance.
Trusted tour guides
Cruising completely takes the leg work out of finding things to see and do when you arrive at a new place. Cruise lines have established relationships with local tour guides, meaning you can book an activity and trust you’ll have a good experience. Most tours start directly from the port or even on board and end in the same place, so all you need do is explore and enjoy.
There are many cruise lines with great reputations for offering accessibility options for disabled travellers, whether you’re in a wheelchair, have a medical condition, or other accessibility challenges. Almost all cruise lines also have a medical team on board, so you don’t have to worry about finding a doctor in an unfamiliar place should you fall ill.
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