The Cruise Guide 2017 by Virgin Holidays

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the facts about  cruising when it comes to myths about cruises we’ve heard them all – and disagree with most of them cruise is the fastestevolving segment of the travel industry – blink and you’ll miss the latest amazing new ship awesome technological advance or exotic new port of call so here are few of the most common chestnuts officially debunked myth no.1 i’ll find the lowest price for my cruise online busted cruises book out so quickly that a travel agent will invariably find you the best possible deals and in our case the best virgin atlantic or partner airlines flights in addition to saving you money on the fare a cruise specialist can help to score you a cabin upgrade and even bag you some onboard spending credit thanks to virgin holidays’ special relationship with royal caribbean on selected sailings we can also offer you vip benefits like priority check-in a champagne reception and dinner in a speciality restaurant most

why virgin holidays travel with virgin holidays and we’ll do everything in our power to match you with your perfect cruise and then craft a dream holiday around it whether you’re a cruise virgin or veteran we’ll track down the trip that ticks your boxes and then tick a whole load more by arranging your flights adding a night or five in a dreamy hotel and organising transfers or a rental car then we’ll top it off with lashings of virgin perks like cabin upgrades priority check-in at the cruise terminal and complimentary concierge service on selected cruise and stay holidays the result is a fabulous holiday handcrafted for you by experts we’ll take care of every detail from recommending the right cabin for your family to pre-booking restaurants you can rest assured that we’ve tracked down the best-value cruise for you we’ll refund the difference if you find it cheaper elsewhere and relax in the knowledge that every element of your holiday

consider yourself a foodie try a walking culinary tour of nassau during which you’ll visit a “down home” eatery meet a fair trade chocolatier and try everything from conch fritters to rum cake bag yourself a sought-after aquatheatre suite for prime views of the shows as well as the boardwalk and the ocean from your snazzy wrap-around terrace guide price from £1,299 per person 14 based on a 7-night cruise and a 7-night stay at the doubletree by hilton at seaworld ® including flights and car

bring the family 10-night caribbean cruise and new york stay sailing on royal caribbean’s anthem of the seas ® cape liberty new jersey san juan puerto rico charlotte amalie st thomas philipsburg st maarten basseterre st kitts cape liberty new jersey take the whole clan and make a shipload of memories here at virgin holidays we love multigenerational family holidays we love them because we know how to get them right take a large helping of fun add total escape from the daily grind for mum and dad mix in some culture for the grandparents and top it all off with children’s clubs for tots to teens it’s a failsafe recipe that we’ve perfected over the past 30 years cruise and thanks to royal caribbean’s brand new ship anthem of the seas® our winning family formula is now even better this floating giant is so jam-packed with entertainment that there’s something for every age and taste there’s afternoon tea accompanied by a virtual

celebrity cruises your escape from the ordinary

eastern promise 14-night far east cruise and hong kong or singapore stay sailing on celebrity cruises’ celebrity millennium ® hong kong hanoi vietnam hue/danang vietnam ho chi minh vietnam bangkok thailand singapore malaysia sea-going style meets magical sights sounds and smells if you love the beach but also crave culture set your sights on asia for your next holiday this is the continent that has it all from gilded pagodas and shimmering skyscrapers to towering buddhas and scenic rice paddies with castaway islands imperial citadels and raucous street markets in between cruise with so much to discover celebrity cruises ensures you have plenty of overnight stays on its far east voyages so you can immerse yourself in the local scene take a fortnight-long trip aboard celebrity millennium® from hong kong to singapore and you’ll not only spend two days in those two cities but in hanoi and bangkok too while also calling at da nang and ho chi minh with five days at

dreams come true 3 or 4 night bahamas cruise and orlando stay sailing on disney cruise line’s disney dream port canaveral nassau disney castaway cay port canaveral set sail for the bahamas with captain mickey and his crew cruise if you’re thinking about dipping your toes in the cruising waters a three-night voyage aboard disney dream from port canaveral calling at nassau and disney castaway cay is perfect for you or you can treat yourself to a four-night voyage calling at the same islands but with a bonus day at sea to make the most of disney dream go bananas for the bahamas your bahamian adventure starts in port canaveral where you’ll find disney dream awaiting you we suggest registering the kids with their complimentary clubs asap so they can start exploring this enormous playground the supervised clubs offer fun interactive programmes to keep them safe and entertained each day of your holiday – and leave you free to luxuriate in the senses spa or

you’re never too grown-up to enjoy the animator’s palate restaurant which serves contemporary pacific rim cuisine in a room adorned by sketches from disney and disney•pixar films you have to see it to believe it but both the décor and staff change from black and white to technicolour over the course of your meal up the romance by ordering room service it’s free but you don’t have to tell the other half if you really push the boat out and book a concierge suite you can enjoy full breakfasts in the privacy of your suite or balcony each morning guide price from £1,699 per person based on a 4-night cruise and a 7-night stay at disney’s port orleans resort including flights and car hire

a guide to shore excursions until you’ve got a few cruises under your belt the whole ‘shorex’ scene that’s cruise talk for shore excursion can be bewildering to get you started here are the answers to some of the most common questions about shore excursions what exactly is a shore excursion it’s essentially a guided tour or activity that takes place in or near a port of call it can be arranged by your cruise ship or an independent shore excursion operator or guide do i have to book a shore excursion to get off the ship no once the cruise director has announced that you can disembark you’re welcome to stroll on and off the ship when you’re in port or take a tender if you’re anchored what kind of shore excursions are there more than you can shake a cocktail stick at you’ll find active tours like swimming with stingrays and horse riding through the jungle and chilled-out ones like a scenic drive to a beach you can go cultural

top tip n 0   1 if you’re considering buying a speciality dining and/or drinks package take a few moments to calculate how much you’re really likely to eat and drink to make sure you get the best value for money top tip n 0   4 fancy a spa treatment but don’t want to pay the full price cruise ship spas always offer reduced prices and special deals on days when you’re in port so spend a little less time ashore and reap the spa rewards you can also pick up great deals on embarkation day finally scan the daily ship’s newsletter for special offers top tip n 0   7 avoid double tipping many cruise lines automatically add a 15 tip to your bar and spa bills so unless you’re feeling particularly generous or the service has been truly stellar don’t add a second tip top tip n 0  10 when you check in for your voyage you’ll share details of a credit card to which all onboard costs will be charged although it will

plan and book your perfect cruise stay holiday what does your perfect holiday look like there’s sun and sand of course amazing accommodation you’ll want great bars and restaurants plus enough adventure to add some spice maybe your dream trip includes action sports and top-class entertainment or maybe you’d rather have culture music and thrilling history all around you to which we say don’t choose – cruise the beauty of cruising is that it truly offers something for everyone these floating palaces provide a staggering range of fun and entertainment from fine dining to rock climbing better still they do it all while sailing stylishly between the world’s most beautiful holiday spots the appeal is obvious but being in the know makes it even better that’s why virgin holidays has teamed up with three of our favourite cruise lines – royal caribbean ® celebrity cruises ® and disney cruise line – to create the cruise guide