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Cruise companies seem to be advertising their holiday packages much more prolifically in the last five years. More and more people seem to be heading off on cruises.

So why are they so popular?

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Cruises are packaged in a way to make them attractive. For a set price you receive unlimited food and entertainment in some cases. The destinations chosen also helps. Many people love the freedom of spending a bit of time on the ground at each pit stop so to speak. People travel because they love to escape, and on cruises - people can't find you for longer periods of time than if you flew to a destination and spent more time on the ground.
Cruises are relatively inexpensive when you take into account the fact that you are provided with all your transporation, accommodation, entertainment and food. You get to see lots of different places without having to pack and repack to travel to your next destination, so cruises are convenient as well.
My son and his wife and there little children LOVE to Cruise.

They go every July, and from what they have told me have the best time.
The food is wonderful, the activities are wonderful....and the staff.They would not miss a cruise for anything!! I'm telling you.
They want to take me this year with them......If I can, I will make it.

As far as expense, it is now geared to being quite affordable...if you save a few dollars a week, you can do it!
The fact that they have done the hard work for young families and cater for them.....is exciting . So now the whole tribe can get away, and sail the high seas.
Maybe if 'single' find someone and fall in love, who knows. :)
Definitley do it Jonal! Cruises are the best holidays to go on. Unpack once and just relax!! Do as much or as little as you want. If you're not sure cruising is for you, P&O do mini taster cruises for a few days that just do laps outside of Brisbane. You just go up and down the Qld coast and even though you don't really "go" anywhere, they're really relaxing and you feel like you've been gone for a week, not just for a few days. I've done the comedy cruise and a food and wine cruise last year with friends and family and they were great! They also give you an idea if you like cruising or not. Cruising to the islands (Fiji,Suva etc) are really great too. They're great value and the locals are wonderful, especially Fiji. They can't do enough for you. You can get some great bargains too if you leave it a while as the cruise companies are trying to fill up their ships and you can get up to 50% and more if you can leave it to the last minute. The food and wine cruise I went on with 2 friends for 4 days in a 3 berth cabin only cost us $350 each!!!! It was a great few days away and most of the time they go over a weekend, so if you're working, you only need to take 1-2 days off at the most. Look into it. There are some great cruising websites around that offer great deals (Ozcruising is one). Happy cruising! Mandy E.
by steve
I want to go right now!!!! sounds divine :)
by jonaja
I would have thought that cruise companies advertising more meant that cruises were less popular, not more, so they needed to advertise more.

I've never been on a cruise myself. It doesn't really appeal to me. Maybe one of those ones in Alaska would be interesting. From what I hear from people who do like them you meet lots of people and they usually have lots of good food and entertainment.
You shall have to experience a cruise one day!

I suppose the reason why I think cruises are more popular these days at the same time as being advertised more and more is because they are more accessible and for everyone - not just the elite.
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