A cruise can be one of the easiest and most relaxing of holiday choices. Once you’re on board, the crew takes care of all the details, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy yourself.
For some, a no fly cruise is the best option of all as it means you won’t have to take a flight to get to your cruise homeport. Cutting out this extra journey can make a real difference and is definitely something to consider when choosing your dream cruise holiday.
If you’re currently thinking about what type of cruise to go for, take a look below at the top 10 reasons to consider trying a no fly cruise.
It’s the best choice if you really hate flying
No one wants to start their holiday tensing up at the thought of a scary journey if they can help it. If you find flying a horrible experience that you’d much rather avoid, a no fly cruise is the perfect way to have a relaxed, easy cruise holiday from start to finish.
Forget boring airports
Airports can be really boring places to have to spend your time – and the cost of snacks and drinks to help keep you sane while you wait can soon mount up. The whole long-winded process of queuing up to check in baggage, go through airport security and get past passport control can be irritating and exhausting. If you’re not flying, you cut out a whole lot of tedious waiting time – which is where a no fly cruise can save you.
No dragging your luggage about
The misery of dragging your suitcases and bags around with you place is something that you’ve come to expect with most holidays, but it’s great if you don’t have to do it. With a no fly cruise you can drive to the cruise home-port yourself, with some cruise lines even collecting you directly from home. This means you won’t have to heave your luggage about as much – and it’s far less likely to get lost.
Take everything you need
We all like to have as many of our creature comforts with us as possible when we’re on holiday, especially if you’re not sure what the weather will be like. Unlike planes, there’s no maximum baggage allowance on a ship. This means that if you need to take lots of things with you on board – especially if you’ve got lots of children’s bits and pieces too – you won’t have to pay a penny more to do so.
You’re less likely to miss your sailing
Getting to the right place at the right time is essential to making sure you catch your cruise sailing – but it doesn’t need to be stressful. If you’re flying to the cruise homeport this adds an extra leg to your journey, resulting in a higher chance of delays. If your outbound flight is delayed, diverted or cancelled you risk being late for your cruise ship sailing time. With a no fly cruise it’s all a bit easier – and you’re much more in control of your journey.
A great choice of cruises
No fly cruises have a range of destinations and itineraries that are just as exciting as fly cruises.
For kids, Disney does a really good no fly cruise on their themed ship Disney Magic. You can also find cruises to Norway to see one of the world’s most amazing sights – the spectacular Northern Lights. If you’re looking to chase away the winter chills, you can sail to warmer weather in places like the Canaries or the Greek islands.
Delete the jet lag
If you’ve ever been on a long-haul flight you’ll know that you don’t usually spring off the plane primed and ready to dive into your holiday activities.
Jet lag usually takes a bit of time to get over and sometimes it might take a whole day or two before you’re back to feeling bright-eyed and bushy tailed. This eats into your precious holiday time – but there’s an alternative. With a no fly cruise you start and finish your cruise in a UK port – and with no flying involved, you definitely won’t get the sudden onset of jet lag.
Speedy settling in from the start of your holiday
Most people prefer to get settled into their holiday accommodation as soon as possible – so they can start exploring and enjoying their holiday. If you’ve got a flight at the beginning, you’ve got to get on and off your flight – and all the hassle that goes with it – before your get to your ship. In some cases, you may also have to spend the night before you sail in a hotel, which means unpacking, repacking and a whole lot more hassle.
With a no fly cruise you can get yourself and your family on board straight away and be settled and relaxed right from the beginning of your holiday.
Hassle free for families and kids
As parents in particular will know, adding an extra journey of any kind on the way to your holiday can end up being be a little bit too much for everyone – and not very enjoyable. Having just the one journey to your ship can keep everyone a lot happier.
Once again, a no fly cruise option can help you here. You can cut out the stress of an extra journey and before you know it you’ll all be enjoying your holiday cruise.
Leave from your closest UK port
With ports located all around the UK you can match a cruise to the easiest route from your home. With no fly cruises leaving from ports such as London Tilbury, Liverpool, Southampton and Edinburgh there’s sure to be a port nearby that works for you.
For some, the benefits of a no fly cruise will be the best all-round choice that ticks all the right boxes for a relaxing stress-free holiday. So if you’re having a look at potential cruises it’s worth considering if this might be the right option for you.
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