Cruise holidays have lost their stuffy, old-fashioned image, offering all the benefits of a luxury, all-inclusive resort. We at Coop Travel have the widest choice of cruise deals, from low-cost Med cruises with the Royal Caribbean cruise line, to 3-month luxury cruises with Cunard and P&O.
Around 11 million people a year now take cruise holidays, with Mediterranean cruises from UK ports like Southampton being a firm favourite with British travellers. Just as with resort holidays, cruises vary enormously in terms of size, accommodation and what’s on offer. The huge family-focussed “floating resorts” of the Royal Caribbean line have everything that active families-at-sea could need, from flume pools and surf simulators, to rock-climbing walls and skating rinks. At the other end of the scale are the Med cruises by companies like Page & Moy, which offer a more sedate, cultural experience. While traditionalists can still book luxury cruises with classic lines like Cunard, there are a growing number of cheap cruises totally free of formality.
With more and more all-inclusive cheap cruises becoming available from British ports, a cruise holiday offers tremendous value over land-based options. Imagine Canaries cruises with no airport transfers, a choice of gourmet restaurants and a non-stop timetable of activities and entertainment – at a bargain price. The P&O cruise line offers all this and more, with a full itinerary of European, Mediterranean and Canary islands cruises from its home port of Southampton. P&O also specialise in worldwide cruises, so adults can escape the gloom of the British winter on a luxurious tour of foreign destinations.
When it comes to Caribbean cruises, we at Coop Travel offer cheap cruises on a fly-cruise basis to ports like Fort Lauderdale and Miami, from where you can cruise the islands with Princess, NCL and other great cruise lines. If you’re tempted by our luxury cruises and want to dip your toe in the water, a three day P&O cruise from Southampton will have everything that full-length cruise holidays offer, including gourmet dining, live entertainment and a luxury spa.