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Your Expert Guide to the World of Cruise Holidays

We at Travel Routes love cruise holidays, and many of our Travel Specialists even enjoy cruising for their own holidays as well. Whether it is your first cruise holiday, or you are a seasoned cruise veteran, our expert cruise guide will help you get the most from your amazing cruise adventures around the world;

TOP 5 FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT CRUISING


Our Top 5 Favourite Things About Cruising

We at Travel Routes love cruise holidays, and many of our Travel Specialists even enjoy cruising for their own holidays as well. But if you haven’t ever been on a cruise holiday before, how will you know if it is something that you will enjoy? We have gathered together a list of our top 5 favourite things we love about cruising, to help you decide if it’s the right thing for you. 

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TOP 10 QUESTIONS ABOUT TAKING A CRUISE


Top 10 Questions About Taking A Cruise

We at Travel Routes love cruise holidays, and many of our Travel Specialists even enjoy their own cruise holidays as well. We’ve put together the top 10 questions we are most often asked about cruising, so as to help you decide if a cruise holiday is right for you. 

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CRUISE SHORE EXCURSIONS - ARE THEY WORTH IT?


Cruise Shore Excursions - Are They Worth It?

One of the things we are asked about most is the cruise-line organised excursions, and whether they are worth doing. So, we have gathered together 5 reasons why we think they make a great addition to your cruise holiday, and 4 things to watch out for.

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WHERE'S THE BEST LOCATION FOR YOUR CABIN?


Which is the Best Place to Have a Cabin on a Cruise Ship

When it comes to booking your cabin on a cruise ship, the choice between the different types of cabin is normally fairly obvious in terms of what you are getting for your money. But next comes the question of where you want that cabin to be on the ship? At this point, it is tempting to start pouring over deck plans and it can all get very confusing, but we’ve produced our guide to help you know where the best place will be to have your cabin on the ship.

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THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOUR CRUISE


What Do I Need to Do Before My Cruise?

We think a great cruise starts well before the embarkation day. Once your booking is confirmed, most cruise lines will give you access to an online portal offering you a world of information and options regarding your upcoming cruise. It's well worth grabbing a cup of tea and having a look, as it can both save you time on embarkation day and ensure you avoid disappointment once you're on-board. Here are the 5 areas we think are the most important for you to have a look at:

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WHAT HAPPENS ON EMBARKATION DAY?


What Happens On Embarkation Day?

Embarkation day is always an exciting part of any cruise holiday. The anticipation of seeing your ship for the first time, getting on-board and forming your first impressions, excitedly exploring the facilities, and looking forward to the amazing cruise ports that await is a wonderful start to your holiday. The embarkation process may seem a bit overwhelming, but the good news is most cruise lines have got the organisation of embarkation down to a fine art. Here is our guide as to what to expect.

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WHAT HAPPENS ON DISEMBARKATION DAY?


What Happens on Disembarkation Day?

Unfortunately, all good things have to come to an end, and disembarkation day is the point when your cruise finishes. The idea of getting everyone off the ship and away to their transport arrangements can sound a bit overwhelming, but the good news is that most cruise lines have got the organisation down to a fine art. Here is our guide as to what to expect on the last day of your cruise holiday.

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OUR TOP 6 FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT CELEBRITY CRUISES


Out Top 6 Favourite Things About Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises are a firm favourite amongst Travel Routes clients, by why do they love Celebrity so much? We have gathered together our top 6 favourite things about Celebrity Cruises from their stunning design and culinary excellence, to the fact they have butlers in every suite! By the time you have read this article, we're sure you'll want to get on-board a Celebrity Cruise soon!

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Please note some of the information contained within our cruise guide may differ once cruising resumes in the wake of Covid-19.


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  • Our Truly Individual holidays are designed around you and allow you to have everything, just the way you like it!

  • Using our many years of expertise, we'll take care of everything. So you can enjoy your holiday with confidence.

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Why book with Travel Routes?

TRULY INDIVIDUAL
  • Our Truly Individual holidays are designed around you and allow you to have everything, just the way you like it!
  • From charming guesthouses to 5* luxury, choose the style of travel that suits you.
  • Leave the hard work to us - we'll organise all of your flights, accommodation, excursions, logistics & the special touches!
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  • Our Travel Specialists are genuinely amongst some of the best in the business with many years of travel experience.
  • We'll help you to create your perfect Truly Individual holiday, offering our expertise and guidance at every stage.
  • We’ll take care of everything, which means all you have to do is relax and enjoy a perfect holiday, every time!
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  • From your first booking, you'll join My Routes Rewards - one of the most rewarding ways to travel and exclusive to us!
  • We only work with travel partners we trust to ensure you'll enjoy the quality you expect.
  • You can rest assured that every holiday is 100% financially protected by our membership with ATOL (11104).