You may be used to your yearly family holiday to the Algarve, or it could be romantic city breaks to Europe, but there are some holiday types that you should really consider before booking your own getaway this year.
One thing that we have got accustomed to as a customer is choice, and that choice can be wider than you could ever imagine. With the battle that rages for your business, holiday companies and cruise operators are fighting to win your custom.
When it comes to booking your own getaway this year, you should really consider all the holiday options that are available to you. Some of these may not have even crossed your mind, whether that is for financial reasons or the adequacy of the destination or holiday type.
So, before you go booking your family holiday, romantic couples getaway, honeymoon, or tour, then please consider these options.
1. Cruise Holidays
You may think that cruises are for the rich, or for the more mature person, or just for people with too much time on their hands. However, cruises have changed a lot and evolved over recent years.
Cruises are now the number one way to see the world, and not only by looking out of your cabin window or whilst taking a stroll on deck.
All modern cruise liners are luxurious and extremely comfortable, offering world class facilities to everyone onboard, and yet all this is obtainable for most people. You need not be super rich to experience a cruise.
With so much variety in terms of cruise liners, cruise operators, cruise types and destinations available, you can find and/or tailor a cruise that is just right for you. You can choose a cruise which is ideal in duration and visit the destinations that you want to see. Your itinerary can be completely customized to best suit your needs. Cruise 1st is a good place to start.
There are so many options available to you when choosing your ideal cruise. You can choose whether you depart from a local port or fly out to a port in another country. You can combine a cruise with a beach holiday at one of the destination ports or explore one of the many wondrous cities the world has to offer. If you enjoy something a little more niche, try combining your cruise with a rail journey, or turn it into a self-driving holiday (rather than fly-drive, it would be cruise-drive).
There are plenty of cruise operators in the market at the moment, and cruise liners are something that you should consider. You spend a lot of time onboard, so it is important that you know exactly what vessel you will be traveling on, what activities and entertainment are onboard and the types of passengers that often use them.
One of the highlights of any cruise is the destination ports that you visit on your cruise. Think about what cities, countries and cultures you want to experience on your cruise. There is a wealth of history out there to be seen and experienced, consider this when tailoring your cruise. The planet is fragile, with nature and wildlife not seen anywhere else in the world but at the countries, you choose to visit along the way.
Cruises are forever evolving, and finding one that is right for you is not as difficult as it may seem. If anything, you are spoilt for choice.
2. Safari Holidays
Safari holidays are a lot more restrictive than cruise holidays as they are only really available in certain countries, and certain destinations. However, they can be just as magical and memorable for you, and your family.
Safari means ‘journey’ in Swahili (Africa), and just as with any journey, it is not the place that is special, it is the experience.
Safaris offer one thing that no other type of holiday can; a connection with nature. Of course, you may be used to visiting the big Zoo’s of the world, but nothing can compare to seeing animals, and accompanying flora and fauna in their natural habitats.
The planet is constantly evolving, so once you experience the raw beauty in one place, at one time, it will never be the same again.
When you think of a Safari holiday, you may think of Africa. And yes, whilst there is plenty of National Parks that you can visit in Africa, Safaris are not just limited to this continent.
Safari’s, even though they may be called something else, are available just about anywhere in the world where there is a national park. South America, North America, Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and plenty of other places have National Parks where nature is king and visitors get to watch how they live their lives.
If you do plan to go on a traditional safari in Africa, then you could consider Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia or Rwanda. Find out more about Tanzania Safaris here!
Before you go rushing out to book a safari holiday, there are a few things that you need to consider. Rather than choosing the destination first, you should consider the kind of safari that you want. Think about what you want to get out of the safari, what animals do you really want to see, and how you want to get around.
The joy of safari is that you feel at one with nature, so it comes highly recommended that you stay and travel around in a more traditional way. Have a think about staying in a traditional tent or traditional lodge. You may also want to consider whether you want to be part of a larger organized group safari, or would you prefer to do things on your own, at your own pace.
There is so much to consider, even if you are choosing between a cruise holiday or safari holiday. There is much more to consider if you are adding these to your more tried and tested holiday.
So, these two options would have given you more ‘food for thought’. It is best to look into all the options available for both a cruise holiday and safari holiday before booking your next getaway.