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10 Different Types of Cruises for Adults


There are many different types of vacations that you can take, ranging from action packed backpack adventures to relaxing resort style trips. Cruises can offer a great way for many who are looking to take their next vacation to the next level.

What many people don’t know is that there are many different types of cruises to choose from. These range from fun-filled family bonding cruises to party boats for the younger crowd. Here is a list of the different types of cruises for adults, each with its own unique feature and selling point:

1. Holiday cruises

This is the standard type of cruise that you are probably most familiar with. A holiday cruise is a great way to spend a relaxing time with family and friends. You can sit back and enjoy all you can eat buffets, all you can drink bars, and many more luxuries.

There will probably be a few stops in various countries along the way for you to stop and take some pictures and buy some souvenirs. There will also be a jam-packed itinerary of events on board the ship that you can choose to take part in or just enjoy the amenities of the boat at your own pace.

2. Entertainment cruises

These types of cruises are where the fun begins. These types of cruises will have a lot more activities and as the name suggests, entertainment available. At night you can watch a live show, or subject everyone to your singing voice at karaoke. It is worth doing your research on this type of cruise as not all of them are created equal.

3. Adventure/expedition cruises

Do you have a little Indiana Jones or Shackleton inside you just waiting for the chance to be an adventurer? If so, this type of cruise can allow you to indulge in some real-world discovery. Without the discomfort of flying in a cargo plane or riding a jeep through the desert. On the contrary, these cruises will offer every comfort as they take you on an adventure of a lifetime and travel to exciting destinations around the world.

4. Fitness cruises

Why anyone would want to hit the gym during their vacation is beyond me. Although there is something appealing about getting on a cruise that is filled with people who are in peak physical condition. These cruises have everything from deluxe fitness centres and gyms to healthy meals and snacks. You can also enjoy the many on boat fitness classes from Yoga to boxing, they have it all.

5. Food cruises

To be honest, when choosing the type of cruise that you want, you need to make sure that the food has good reviews. This can make or break your trip. On a gourmet cruise, you will be able to enjoy the best food that you will probably find anywhere. These cruises provide themselves on giving their guests a culinary experience that is unmatched.

6. Group cruises

This is where you make sure that you invite a large group and then take over the boat. Just kidding. Although it might feel like that if your group is large enough. This is commonly done by those with a large family, or big friend groups that are looking to party in style.

7. Transatlantic cruises

Open ocean cruises are very cool. There is something magical about retracing the lines drawn on the map by explorers and also the romance of an ocean crossing over sea. Transatlantic cruises offer a window into the past and you can experience the wonder of those who were embarking on a journey to the new world. All of this can be experienced with modern luxuries and safety standards of course!

8. River cruises

These types of cruises make a nice change of pace for those who have done open ocean cruises in the past. You can experience the journey down a river and watch as the landscape and culture change around you. This types of cruises can be a really memorable way to experience another country. There are of course many cities that are built on waterways so you will be able to make lots of stops no matter where in the world you are taking your river cruise.

9. Honeymoon cruises

Be sure to tell the booking agent that it is your honeymoon. There might be some extras that they throw in to make the experience just that little bit more romantic. Make sure that you know what is and what isn’t included in any honeymoon package as you will want this trip to be perfect and a memory that you will cherish forever.

10. Senior cruises

This can be a lot of fun, and honestly, perfect as you get a little older. Everything is taken care of for you and you get your daily dose of vitamin D along the way. They also have expert medical teams on the boat and activities designed for seniors to enjoy.