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Top Tips to Book a Cruise Holiday in 2018


With Christmas just around the corner and the end of the year approaching, many people are starting to think about what the New Year will bring. Make 2018 the year you book your dream cruise and, thanks to our helpful Cruise Guide 2018, whether you’re a first-time cruiser or a seasoned pro, you’ll discover how easy it is to bag a great deal on your next exciting cruise. From the newest, state-of-the-ships to thrilling new itineraries and destinations, 2018 is the ideal time to book a cruise holiday.

greece-santorini-architecture-island-161342What’s New in 2018

One of the most exciting things about the start of a new year in the cruise industry is the upcoming ship launches. 2018 is shaping up to be a great year for new cruise vessels, with new ships from Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Lines to name just a few. Be one of the first passengers onboard these state-of-the-art ships, including Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas which launches in the Spring. As the largest cruise ship ever built, the vessel will carry more than 6000 guests and weighs some 230,000 gross tons. Look out for great deals on her initial Mediterranean sailings before she crosses the Atlantic for the Caribbean later in the year. With new ships featuring everything from robot bar tenders to Celebrity Edge’s “Magic Carpet” moving deck, there’s never been a more exciting year to book a cruise onboard a brand-new ship.

pexels-photo-371680The World’s Most Exciting Destinations

From secret corners of the Mediterranean to lesser-visited Caribbean isles and the colourful streets of Cuba, the possibilities for exciting cruise destinations in 2018 are endless. Many of the top names in the cruise industry have added new itineraries for next year, including Norwegian Bliss’s new Alaska route launching in June and Royal Caribbean’s new additions its hugely popular Cuba cruises. Meeting a rise in demand for “off-the-beaten-track” cruise destinations, providers including Silversea Cruises and Viking Cruises have added lesser visited ports to their itineraries. Visit remote islands including Australia’s of Kangaroo Island, Elba in the Tyrrhenian Sea and the South Georgia Islands, once only accessible to the most intrepid of travellers.

pexels-photo-165282The Best Cruise Deals 2018

Whether you want to leave it until the last minute or book in advance at the beginning of the year, 2018 is set to be a great year for grabbing a low-cost cruise deals. From amazing bargains on luxury cruises onboard the most recently launched liners to new prices on mini-cruises and adventurous round-the-world trips, no matter what time of year you want to travel, or how much you want to spend, you can easily find a cruise deal that is perfect for you. If you’re thinking of cruising solo, 2018 also looks like one of the best years to find no single supplement 2018 cruise deals and dedicated solo cruises. Many of the biggest names in the cruise industry, including MSC Cruises, Silversea, Norwegian and P&O, have some excellent deals for single cruise travellers, with destinations including the Norwegian Fjords, the Mediterranean and America.