After my dinner boat cruise last weekend I think I can honestly say that I might actually take a holiday cruise one day.
You see, even though I’ve been around and even on water a good portion of my life it’s always been on smaller waterways. I’m a canoe enthusiast and I’ve canoed on creeks, rivers and small lakes. I’ve also white water rafted and white water canoed, but I’ve never spent much time in any type of boat on large bodies of water. Lake Ontario is huge. Some who’ve seen the photos I’ve occasionally included in my posts have thought that I live near the ocean.
It’s a lake, and last Saturday was my first time on a large boat on a large body of water. For some reason I’ve been nervous of being on large bodies of water. My sister has tried time and time again to get me to take a cruise with her. I’ve promised I would, and now after last weekends experience on a large boat I think I can do it.
Have you taken a holiday cruise?
I visited the Direct Line Cruises website and discovered that they list hundreds, if not thousands, of Discount Cruises from locations all over the world.
Direct Line Cruises has been in business for 12 years and in that time they’ve established themselves as a cruise-only agency that specializes in Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Norwegian cruises.
I’ve often thought that if I ever did go on a cruise I’d like to go on an Alaskan cruise. Of course I’d probably go on a Caribbean cruise as well.
One thing that I like about Direct Line Cruises, is that they just launched a brand new site on August 20th which gives site visitors the ability to book cruises directly from the site.
You can begin searching for a cruise to a particular destination right from the main page of the site, or you can click on one of the links or icons for specific types of cruises or destinations and go from there.
For example if I wanted to go on the 7 night Alaska round trip cruise from Vancouver, B.C with Norwegian Cruise Line, which is apparently has starting prices at only $599 per person, I could click on the Alaska Cruises icon on the main page of the site, find the cruise and cruise line that I’m most interested in in the listings, in this case the Norwegian Cruise Line Alaskan Cruise and then click the link for more information. From there I was taken to a page that lists all the different cruise departure dates and pricing for Interior, Oceanview, and Balcony cabins or even a Suite.
Once you select a departure date, for any of the various cruise listings of course, you’d just need to click on the “select” button to be taken to a page where you can learn more about the specific cruise and begin the booking process by listing how many people you’d be booking the cruise for and from there you’d be able to pick out exactly which type of cabin or room you’d like to stay in and so on. Of course you could also call the 1-800 number that’s listed at the top of each page to book your cruise with a Direct Line Cruises agent.
Near the bottom of the main page you’ll find listings for featured cruises and promotions, or you could simple visit the “Cruise Deals” page which is listed in the links in the left menu.
All cruises booked with Direct Line Cruises have free cruise cancellation protection policies. Of course there are specific conditions that apply to this free cancellation protection policy, but I’m pleased that they offer this service.
For a newbie to cruises like me the articles entitled “Cruise Facts” and “Cruise Lines” as well as the ability to get free cruise brochures are very helpful.
We’ll get me on a cruise at some point. I’m sure of it. Perhaps, if I become a cruise enthusiast, we could even set up a cruise for bloggers at some point?
In the meantime, if you’ve been thinking of taking a cruise vacation why not check out the Direct Line Cruises website and see if you can find any deals and or some fantastic cruise destinations?