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How to Have The Ultimate and Unlimited Fun With Cruise Holiday Packages


Despite the many benefits of cruise holidays, people hesitate to book a trip due to a number of myths and misconceptions. A common misconception is that cruise ships are overcrowded, and lack privacy, it is meant for senior citizens with no activities for families or youngsters. And the most common myth is that cruise ships or cruise holiday packages are expensive.


In reality, Cruise holidays are the perfect way to relax and enjoy a worry-free vacation. Not only do they offer a variety of activities and entertainment options, but they also take you to multiple destinations without the hassle of constantly packing and unpacking.


In this blog, we will burn out all the myths around cruising and explore the many ways you can have the ultimate fun on a cruise holiday. From exciting excursions to delicious dining options, we'll show you how to make the most of your time on the open seas. So sit back, relax, and get ready to plan your next adventure on a cruise ship!


Do proper research:

First, decide if you wish to take a domestic or International cruise holiday package. Accordingly, do your further research regarding – the port of departure and arrival, the total number of days, destinations covered, highlight of the package, inclusions & exclusions,


Booking Your Cruise Holiday Package:


It is as simple as booking any holiday resort or flight.

Once you finalized the destination and holiday package. You need to get in touch with Hallmark Tours and proceed with the booking. We will guide you with all the required procedures and documentation.


Boarding Experience:

The boarding experience on a cruise typically begins with check-in at the terminal, where passengers will present their identification and other cruise-related documents. They will then proceed through security check-in and have their luggage checked.

Once on board, passengers will typically be directed to their staterooms to drop off their luggage and explore the ship. There will be some welcome activities, entertainment, some complimentary snacks served and some basic instructions provided regarding Do’s and Don’ts while on board.


Accommodation:


There are a variety of options available from economy to luxury suits. Every room is beautifully designed with good interiors and provided with the required amenities. Few cabins have a sea view, which you need to select while booking the package.


Safety and Security while on Cruise:

The cruise follows a very strict norm when it comes to health, safety and security. Post Covid, mandatory norms are followed like – compulsory double vaccination, RT-PCR if govt has implemented it, temperature checks etc.

Most cruise lines prioritize safety, providing secure play areas and monitored youth programs to give parents peace of mind. So basically safe environment for kids.



Cruising With Kids and Teenagers:


A cruise vacation offers all-in-one entertainment, dining, and accommodation options, making it a convenient option for families. With a variety of activities suitable for kids and teenagers, from water sports to mini-golf to game rooms, magic shows and a lot of entertainment.

As a cruise visit multiple destinations, it allows kids to explore new cultures, exposing kids and teenagers to different cultures and ways of life.

And what's more, some cruises offer educational programs and shore excursions that allow kids and teenagers to learn about history, art, and nature.


Amenities available:


A range of restaurants, cafes, and bars, offering everything from casual bites to gourmet meals providing ample dining options

  1. Fitness and wellness facilities with a well-equipped gym, quiet place for meditation and yoga, swimming pools, spas, and other wellness options.

  2. Retail shops, and duty-free stores selling souvenirs, clothing, and other items.

  3. Comfortable staterooms, including options for families, couples, solo travelers, Senior citizens and travelling with kids or infants.

  4. Wi-Fi, charging stations, conference rooms, and other tech amenities.

  5. Options for exploring destinations through guided tours and shore excursions.



Fun and Entertainment Activities on Board:


A line-up of shows, live music, movies, magic shows and other forms of entertainment.

  1. Wide range of activities, including games, sports, art classes, and more.

  2. Children's and youth programs - supervised activities and play areas designed specifically for kids and teenagers.

  3. A range of night-time activities, including bars, nightclubs, and other venues.



Cruise Food and Beverages:


The vessel carries the entire city on it. So no need to worry about cuisine. You will be surprised to see multi-cuisine menus, coffee shops, dessert outlets and bar lounges like any other five-star hotel. Few might have operational timings but few will be available for longer hours or even 24/7.


What all you can plan on the Cruise:

You name it and we can plan it on a cruise for you:

  1. Engagement, Weddings, Birthday parties, and Family get-togethers can be very well planned on Cruise. Your entire group of people staying and enjoying together on the waves while witnessing some of the most memorable moments of your life.

  2. Annual parties, Office get together, Annual conferences – What more when your employees can enjoy and build up together. Having fun and getting motivated to work more simultaneously while cruising.

  3. Create some nostalgic moments with your old buddies, reunion on a cruise like never before.

There is nothing that you want to plan and cannot consider cruising for it.


Disembark:

At the end of the cruise, passengers will disembark the ship and retrieve their luggage before returning home.




FAQs


What is included in a cruise holiday package?

  • The inclusion of amenities and services varies depending on the cruise line and package chosen, but typical inclusions are accommodation, meals, entertainment, and some activities.


How do I choose the right cruise line?

  • Consider factors such as your budget, desired destinations, and preferred activities and amenities when choosing a cruise line. Research and compare different options to find the best fit for you.


What is the best time of year to go on a cruise?

  • The most important is a non-rainy season. The best time to go on a cruise varies depending on your desired destination. Consider weather patterns and peak tourist seasons when making your decision.


Can I bring my own food and drinks on a cruise?

  • Most Cruise lines do not allow passengers to bring their own food and drinks onboard but Policies vary by the cruise line. So always check with your cruise line for specific rules and restrictions.


How do I budget for a cruise holiday?

  • First, jot down all the inclusions included in the original package. Then check what else you want to get included at additional cost. Consider all expenses such as airfare, shore excursions, gratuities, and additional activities when budgeting for a cruise.


How do I plan shore excursions?

  • Check with your cruise line as to what all shore excursions can be pre-booked and/or what can be arranged independently once you reach your destination. Research options in advance to ensure a memorable and safe experience.


Can I bring my own alcohol on a cruise?

  • Policies on bringing alcohol on board vary by the cruise line. Check with your cruise line for specific rules and restrictions.


Is it safe to go on a cruise post pandemic?

  • The safety of passengers and crew is the top priority for any cruise line. Many have implemented enhanced health and safety measures along with the ones already amended by the government, in response to the pandemic. Check with your cruise line for any other specific policies.

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