10 Great Reasons To Cruise In 2012

Now that 2012 is here we’ve put our heads together and come up with 10 great reasons for enjoying a cruise holiday in the next 12 months.   If you’ve got anything you’d like to add  simply leave a reply in the comments below.

Visit Alaska with Princess Cruises

For the fifth year in a row Princess Cruises has been voted the “Best Cruise Line In Alaska” at the prestigious Travel Weekly Reader’s Choice Awards.  Princess Cruises has been sailing Alaska for over 40 years, offering itineraries that take in the very best of this great land.  Throughout 2012 you’ll find a great selection of itineraries for the Inside Passage and Gulf of Alaska on a choice of 7 ships.

More: Princess Cruises’ Alaska Itineraries

“It’s ALL Included” with Regent Seven Seas in 2012

For great value on luxury cruises, take a look at what Regent Seven Seas cruises is offering in 2012.  All of their voyages for the next 12 months include free flights, free transfers and a selection of complimentary shore excursions.  Destinations include the Far East, Mediterranean and South America so there’s plenty of choice for both seasoned cruisers and those who are looking to book a 6-star cruise for the first time.

More: Regent Seven Seas Cruises 2012 – itineraries

Oceania’s Riviera

Oceania’s Marina vessel was one of the biggest hits of 2011, delighting thousands of cruisers with her luxury-style aesthetics and incredible fine-dining options.  In 2012, Oceania will be launching Marina’s sister ship, the equally stunning Riviera.  During her maiden season, she’ll be enjoying trips around the Mediterranean before heading to the Caribbean for the winter months.

More: Oceania Cruises 2012 and Riviera itineraries

Strictly Come Dancing with P&O Cruises

Fans of the popular BBC television program can enjoy special Strictly Come Dancing performances on two P&O sailings this year.  Guests looking to enjoy these exclusive voyages will be invited to take part in a variety of dance classes and get to view the collection of exquisite costumes worn during 2011’s series.  Sharp-tongued ‘Strictly…’ judge Craig Revel-Horwood will also be joining the cruise for an evening.

Itineraries:
28th May: Canary Islands from Southampton on Oriana
14th July: Norwegian Fjords from Southampton on Oriana

New Zealand

New Zealand has been recommended by National Geographic magazine as a top destination to visit this year. Home to sublime coastal scenery, lush rainforests and magnificent mountains, New Zealand offers some of the most exciting outdoor activities and experiences in the world. Opting for a New Zealand cruise really is the perfect way to discover this beautiful destination.

Princess cruises offer 12-day itineraries around New Zealand and luxury cruise line Silversea Cruises offers 15-day itineraries which include New Zealand and Australia. Call us on 0800 008 6677 to speak to one of our experts for details and more itinerary options.

Save & Sail with Holland America

Holland America are currently offering a range of great cruise deals as part of their Save & Sail campaign.  Selected itineraries from the UK including free car-parking in Dover and you can take advantage of some super low fares on voyages to the Panama Canal, the Caribbean and the Norwegian Fjords.

To view a selection of offers, please click here:  Holland America Deals

Crystal Cruises – Theme Cruises 2012

Theme cruises are a great option if you’re looking to indulge in a hobby or past-time whilst on your cruise holiday.  Crystal Cruises have created a range of special theme voyages in 2012, which include cruises centred on wine and food, big band ballroom dancing and golf.

You can read more about this excellent program and view itineraries here: Crystal Cruises 2012 theme cruises

New ports of call with Silversea Cruises

Silversea Cruises has added a variety of new ports of call on their 2012 itineraries, offering their guests the opportunity to explore lesser .  New ports added include:

Santander – Spain
Porto Novo – Cape Verde
Larnaca – Cyprus
Foynes and Killybegs – Ireland
Kuwait City – Kuwait
Kompong Som – Cambodia
Christiansted – St Crox.

View Silversea 2012 cruises here

Sail the Mekong River

The Mekong River is set to become a cruising hot spot for 2012 due to its natural wonders, rich history and varied cultures.  The beautiful river flows through the countries of Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam and offers its visitors ancient cities, floating villages and diverse wildlife.
AMA Waterways and Pandaw River Cruise will both be adding new vessels to the river this year and Lindblad Expeditions has also announced an exciting new itinerary.

More: Mekong River Cruises

The Cruise Sale

For great cruise deals with P&O, Cunard and Princess, look no further than our fantastic Cruise Sale.  You’ll need to book by the 1st February 2012 but if you’re looking to book this years cruise early then you’ll definitely find something to tempt you here.

Read more and view itineraries:  The Cruise Sale

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    About David Smith

    Dave is our Sales & Marketing Manager and has been with The Cruise Line for 7 years. In his youth, he toured Europe as part of a punk rock band, but he has since settled into the cruise way of life and his favourite ship is Seven Seas Mariner. Dream destinations for him are Alaska and the Norwegian Fjords.

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