Why a Cruise ….

Cruising is the perfect holiday because you can do as much or as little as you want. Whether you’re looking for adventure, a relaxing holiday or a bit of both, there is something for all tastes and ages.

There are actually as many reasons to cruise, as there are types of cruises. From the short getaway close to home, to the round-the-world trip of a lifetime, a cruise holiday lets you explore different regions of the world in affordable comfort.

Top 10 reasons to take a cruise:

  1. Cruises offer great value to suit any budget
    The price of your cruise includes your meals and in-between snacks on-board, your accommodation, and most of the onboard activities and entertainment. Add in the journey to some of the most fascinating and charming places in the world, it makes it easy to budget and plan for a great value holiday!  The only extras you need to budget for include alcoholic drinks, dining in the alternate restaurants, optional shore excursions and personal services such as spa treatments. 
  1. Cruises are convenient, safe and easy to plan
    Cruises take the hassle out of an ordinary holiday. You can travel to all of the destinations you’ve ever dreamed of seeing whilst onboard in the comfort and safety of your floating home, and you only need to unpack once, your meals and activities have been organised for you, and you don’t need to worry about running to catch any flights as you travel from one destination to the next. All you need to do is pick your ship, itinerary and cabin, and our expert team at Horizons Cruise and Tours will take care of the rest! 
  1. Cruises offer a choice of activities
    A variety of activities are offered onboard and ashore for you to choose from, depending on what you feel like doing, you can do as much or as little as you like. You can enjoy great shows and daily tour excursions, visit the spa, listen to a lecture, shop and dance the night away, or you can relax or read a book and just let your cares float away. The great thing about a cruise holiday, with so much on offer, you and your travel companions can do your own activity yet still have a great holiday together. 
  1. Cruises offer variety
    With hundreds of different sizes and styles of ships, dozens of cruise lines, over 1,800 ports-of-call and an amazing array of places to visit and things to do, there is a cruise to suit every style, interest and budget. Small, large, formal, relaxed, adventure, ocean, river, budget or luxury, there is a perfect cruise out there for you.
  1. Cruises offer amazing dining
    Cruises are renowned for their fabulous food, and it is no wonder when you have so much choice and variety of cuisine on offer, you will not be disappointed. From gourmet meals that showcase renown chefs to pizza parlours and buffets. The choice is yours whether to sit down for a delectable five course feast or grab a hamburger at the bistro. The only thing that is guaranteed is that you will not go hungry on a cruise.
  1. Cruises pamper you
    Regardless of which cruise you choose, all cruise lines pamper their guests with first-class service around the clock. Staff are there to make sure your needs are met. From chocolates on your pillow to your favourite drink waiting for you at your dinner table, you will feel like you are being spoiled day and night.
  1. Cruises are social
    Whether travelling on your own or with a group, cruises provide a wonderful opportunity to make new friends from near and far – both on and off board. You’ll meet people at your dinner table, during your tour excursions ashore or activities onboard, or even relaxing by the pool.
  1. Cruises are great when travelling in a group
    Cruises are perfect for a family holiday or reunion, or a getaway with old friends to share many memorable moments. They appeal to travellers of all ages, there is enough variety in activities and entertainment to please each member of the group so you don’t feel like you need to do everything together all the time, and with the different categories of accommodation, they allow people with different budgets to still holiday together.
  1. Cruises are ideal for solo or single travellers
    Cruises are an ideal getaway for solo and single travellers with several cruise lines holding welcome receptions early on in the cruise that allow them to meet other solo passengers. Some cruise lines also feature “gentlemen” dance hosts onboard for the ladies travelling alone, and with themed cruises on the rise, solo travellers can choose to book onto group sailings targeting singles.
  1. Cruises offer satisfaction
    It is no secret that cruises have a higher percentage of satisfied customers than any other holiday experience, once people try it, they can’t wait until their next cruise holiday. Over 90% of passengers booking a cruise return for a 2nd cruise.


Cruise Holidays are the ultimate holidays, and there is always a cruise to choose from regardless the time of  year you want to travel!

Broaden your Horizons on a Horizons Cruise and Tours holiday – contact our team today to start planning your next cruise holiday!