With so much modern day emphasis on family friendly holidays, especially for cruising we decided it was time to take a closer look at the other side; the adult only side. Family cruising is fantastic and the amount of ships offering innovative facilities these days is truly special, however there are many passengers out there looking for a holiday with a more exclusive feel to it; a holiday that takes things at a slower pace whilst still offering the chance to be active in exploring some excellent ports of call. Many of our clients love the adult only cruise options for the chance to get away and completely relax, to enjoy the peace and quiet and to simply recharge. Therefore it’s important to acknowledge the beauty of adult only cruising as well as holidays for families.
If you’re looking for an extra special rejuvenating cruise then an adult only cruise could be just what you need. These types of cruises are perfect for a romantic getaway, special occasions or maybe even just for parents looking to escape for a little while and recharge their batteries. The adult only cruising concept was once few and far between but is gradually becoming more and more popular as the years go by. We are seeing several cruise lines place a key emphasis on this style of cruising now due to the increasing demand.
Now that we’ve established what a refreshing concept adult cruising can be, let’s take a look at the key players in the market to delve deeper into the right cruise line for you. We’ll start with P&O Cruises who are without a doubt one of the leaders in this niche. Sailing from Southampton or opting for a fly cruise is now no problem at all for adult only cruises with P&O. In recent times the line has transformed previously family friendly vessels into adult only havens including the Arcadia and the Oriana. The recent introduction of the latest ship to join the fleet, the Adonia has also made a big impact as she is again adult friendly and her intimate size allows her to head more off the beaten track and undertake some exciting voyages. Adonia also offers fly cruising from regional airports for the chance to head straight to the sunshine should you wish. Tranquil and serene, P&O Cruises have certainly developed a wonderful array of adult only cruising ships that continue to dominate the UK market.
There are actually very few cruise lines throughout the world that offer a complete adult only service. Yes P&O Cruises are one of them but there are also many cruise lines that provide the opportunity for relaxation and have many adult only escape zones on board. Such lines as this include Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises. These cruise lines are family friendly and do attract children however, wonderfully designed concepts such as The Sanctuary aboard Princess ships are becoming more and more popular. This type of setting offers a completely adult only section of the ship. Here you will find an abundance of space and serenity combined with a private adult only pool, gymnasium, spa area and much more. Take in a massage poolside and simply enjoy the surroundings. Celebrity and Royal Caribbean are just two of the popular cruise lines that are also acknowledging the need for such an area as this to cater to all desires and be sure not to alienate guests just looking for a bit of hard earned peace and quiet. Other cruise lines are beginning to acknowledge this but as of yet have not taken such advanced steps. Lines such as Holland America provide adult only pools as do many other brands and we expect there will be adult only areas on board these lines to in the near future, such is the demand.
Another great option for passengers looking to enjoy an adult only cruising holiday is to avoid the larger vessels with masses of children’s facilities and opt for something a little more intimate. Luxury cruise brands are becoming exceptionally good value for money and although they do not turn children away, do not offer anywhere near the facilities available on larger ships. For this type of cruise we would recommend looking at brands such as Seabourn, Silversea, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises. Cruise lines such as these offer outstanding service and are renowned for their ability to exude relaxation like no other. The majority of these lines again also offer fleets with smaller ships that can head away from the busier ports of call and take you to new places, fresh destinations and offer the chance to explore like never before. The value for money on luxury cruise lines continues to achieve success with many opting for the complete all-inclusive approach on board. Adult only facilities and amenities are superb and provide the perfect opportunity for that well-earned escape.
Adult only creations allow passengers to enjoy a wonderful experience to wash away the strains. Take the time to enjoy an incredible range of cruising choice and let our experts take you there.