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New to Criusing

Never cruised before? Wonder what all the fuss is about?

Well, wonder no more. This is the perfect place to start. Even if you don't know the pointy bit from the blunt end, we can provide all the inside info you need to be confident in making the right choice and ensure a blissful first cruise.

The first thing to know, is that a cruise is always the right choice, simply because there is such a wide-ranging variety, you can always find the right size, ambience and location to suit your own tastes perfectly.

You will travel in supreme style; you need pack and unpack only once; everything you need is laid on with almost effortless ease, and you will enjoy an ever-changing vista of different scenery and ports of call. You benefit from the mystique, magic and romance that modern cruising has inherited from its golden heritage.

No other holiday type offers the combination of modern creature comforts, top quality service, almost constant dining opportunities many of them of the very finest kind as well as fabulous entertainment.

There are mega-ships with a mind-boggling array of on board amenities, including rock-climbing walls, golf simulators, 10-pin bowling alleys and ice-skating rinks; and there are small, exclusive, boutique-style ships where you will feel the most pampered soul alive. And just about everything in between.

You can visit the high spots of the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Caribbean in your "mobile resort", and you can venture to more exotic destinations, like Alaska, Hawaii, the Amazon, Indian Ocean, Africa, Australasia and the Far East.

Watch whales leap, flying fish soar and dolphins frolic all from the deck of your chosen cruise ship. Or just chill out on the ultimate luxury of your stateroom's private balcony with a glass of your favourite wine or tipple, watching the horizon roll by and the silky wake recede into the distance.

More than anything, cruising offers the kind of luxurious holiday making you would struggle to find anywhere else, and with far greater convenience and value for money.

Read on to discover our Beginner's Guide to all that the wide world of cruising has in store...