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New to Cruising

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 choosing to cruise is always going to be the right choice, simply because there is something out there for everyone and we mean that quite literally.

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 will also benefit from the mystique, magic and romance that modern cruising has inherited from its golden heritage.

No other holiday type offers the combination of so many 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 onboard 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, of course, 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 relax in the ultimate luxury of your stateroom's private balcony with a glass of your favourite wine, watching the horizon roll by and the silky wake recede into the distance.

Cruising is great value for money, fun and one of the best ways in which to see the world.

Below, you will also find links to some other useful pages that may help you on your journey towards your very first cruise.