Family cruising is becoming a more affordable option for many holidaymakers looking to get away this summer. Promising multiple countries, excellent shows and never-ending activities, there will be plenty of time to enjoy doing the things you love, with the people you love.
Plus, you won’t have the worry of where to dine, what to do or how to find the top tourist spots, as the crew on board are always happy to help, ensuring a more stress-free holiday. So, here are a few of the top tourist destinations that you can reach on a cruise.
Rated highly amongst the thousands of tourists that visit every year, Mallorca combines everything that you would want from a summer getaway. Whether glistening beaches or a choice of hiking trails in the north of the island take your fancy, you can take full advantage of the 250 days of sunshine throughout the year to see what this island has to offer. Depending on which season you decide to sail in, you could arrive in Mallorca’s exotic festive period, full of live bands and street performances for all ages.
Finally, bigger ports aren’t always better ports. It only takes around two hours to cross the island by taxi, giving you more time to indulge in the ‘best bits’.
Mexico has quickly become a must-see haven for anyone who is looking for an adventure – with the added extra of fantastic food. It is easy to switch between stunning shorelines, vast jungle trails and the jaw-dropping Mayan ruins, in only a matter of hours. If the main attractions of Mexico don’t suit you, then you can join in with their more laid-back lifestyle. The city streets are superb for short strolls past Mariachi bands that are dotted around the city and display an excellent mixture of great music and Mexico’s extensive culture.
As mentioned before, Mexico loves its food. You won’t have to travel far to find the best street snacks. From authentic tacos to sweet treats and desserts, Mexican cuisine can accommodate for even the fussiest of eaters.
America is filled with impeccable family resorts that cater not only to families but also couples. But, unlike many of other destinations around the United States, Orlando features an abundance of theme parks to choose from, not to mention ‘the happiest place on earth’. Boasting over 12 different theme parks (this doesn’t include waterparks) scattered across the city, picking your next set of rides is never a chore. Waterparks are also common, with Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon both offering a variety of thrilling and relaxing activities.
While the city has been built on its theme park fame, other options can also be explored, including world-class restaurants, colossal shopping malls and amazing sporting events too. Most notably, a visit to the Kennedy Space Centre is always a treat, with a chance to touch some real moon rock and see the next space launch.
Brimming with UNESCO world heritage sites, Italy’s small towns and cities are home to arguably some of the most famous landmarks from around the world. Places including the Amalfi Coast are perfect for the beach holiday lovers, while Venice gives families the chance to experience an unforgettable Gondola journey. Whether you choose one of the more famous cities such as Rome and Florence or a lesser-known port, you are likely to be met by some of Italy’s lengthy 2000-year-old history.
If Italy’s history doesn’t interest you, then its food most likely will. Famous dishes such as pizza, lasagne and spaghetti carbonara are great choices for fussy eaters, while more adventurous diners can try local delicacies that will change from region to region.
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