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Cruise holidays have significantly increased in popularity within the last few years and whilst its clear that they’re not for everyone, some people can’t get enough.

Here at Planet Earth Travel Insurance, we speak to a lot of customers who are heading out on cruises and so we thought it was about time we showed these beloved boat trips some love on our blog. Here’s all the reasons that we think cruises are a great choice for your next holiday…

Around the world in 80 days

Okay, we know that this is not the case but who wouldn’t want to see multiple destinations on one holiday? Going on a cruise allows you to see so may different places and experience different cultures from islands in the Caribbean to cities across Europe.

We all know travelling can be stressful especially if you’re with the family. You always have the worry that your flight might get delayed, your transfer might not turn up or that you’ll get the wrong train but when you’re on a cruise there’s no need to panic. One mode of transport for the whole trip and you get to see multiple destinations…what’s not to like?

One of the best thing about Cruises is that you only have to unpack your bags once but you still get to see all seeing different places around the world in one trip. You can fall asleep one evening in Jamaica and wake up the next morning in Barbados, living the dream right?

Let them entertain you!

Cruise ships offer entertainment and activities for people of all ages. A range of outdoor activities and facilities are often available with some even have full sized water parks with zip lines, slides and multiple pools to keep cool in If you’re lucky enough to be enjoying your cruise in tropical climates. The more modern cruise ships even boast mini golf, rock climbing and basketball courts which is more than enough to keep those kids entertained (and adults!).

Most ships also have theatres for shows that the whole family can enjoy. With their own performers and acts, there is always some form of entertainment on at all hours of the day from singers to magicians, plays and even improv! It is also not uncommon for a worldwide renowned show to feature on board of a cruise ship such as Cirque du Soleil and Broadway musicals.

A Feast For All!

After all these activities you’re going to be hungry so the cruise ships many buffets and restaurants will be sure to fill you up! From fine dining to lunch time snacks, they have everything you could need and more and with the variety of different food available, you can try something new every day!

If you’re like us an worrying about the availability of food throughout the day, then don’t worry. Whilst most cruises generally stick to the breakfast-lunch-dinner schedule, they also make sure that food is readily available throughout the day which can include fresh fruit, pizza and soft serve ice cream (yum!).

You Got A Friend In Me!

Many people who go on cruises talk about the lifelong friends they’ve made along the way. Cruise ships are very sociable and you’ll be sure to find someone you get along with at the bar, pool or the restaurants. No matter what time of day or where in the world you are, there is always laughter and fun to be had on a cruise and the variety of Kids Clubs on offer keep children entertained and help them make new friends (giving their parents a well needed rest!).

Oh So Simple!

Visiting so many destinations in one trip would usually require a lot of booking and planing in advance working out what transport to get where, where you will stay, if there are places to eat nearby and what there is to do. On a cruise you don’t have to worry about any of this as someone has planned it all for you. Booking a cruise is like booking a package holiday, you have the freedom when you’re on the boat or stopped somewhere to spend your days as you wish without the stress of having to sort out accommodation or transport. If you’re looking for a truly relaxing holiday then this might just be the one for you!

Thanks for reading! Have you ever been on a cruise? Let us know in the comments below!

Good news! Our single and annual travel insurance policies cover cruises so please give us a call or email us for a quotation. We offer cover for pre-existing medical conditions and senior citizens up to the age of 85* but be sure to let us know you’re going on a cruise (this won’t affect the price its just something we need to know!)


Contact Number: 0161 439 0333



*Please note the age limit on annual policies is 80.