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Spear Travels

We were recently asked, what are the most popular destinations for 2017? Spain, Italy and the Canaries remain high on the list, but increasing numbers of travellers are venturing further afield with the biggest growth seen in cruising – both river and ocean.

So what is the appeal of this growing type of holiday? Could it be that you can meander along the rivers of the world or set sail on the oceans, visiting popular ports and sampling the delights of each destination which might determine whether you return for a longer stay in the future. Maybe it is the amazing standard of cuisine that you will find on most cruise ships, where every meal is another gourmet adventure, or could it be the luxurious surroundings you enjoy with a glass of wine on deck taking in the scenery around you; the best of all – cruising offers fantastic value for money!

Now let’s explore some of the wonderful places you can visit.

RIVER CRUISES

Each day is spent meandering through sublime scenery, dotted with fairytale castles, lush vineyards, medieval towns and hillside villages. There are optional guided coach and walking excursions, providing an insight into the local culture, architecture and history. Excursions are, of course, optional as you may prefer to sit back on the sundeck and watch the world go by, but then you may be wondering what you are missing. The most popular cruises are The Rhine and The Danube with visits to Nuremberg, Budapest, Amsterdam and Prague to name a few. Choose a 7 or 8 day shorter cruise or up to 16 nights if you really want to explore. Let’s not forget The Douro (for Portugal) and The Volga (for Russia) where you can enjoy the wonders of these two wonderful countries.

OCEAN CRUISES

The world is your oyster – amazing destinations travelling on state of the art ships – the ultimate in luxury. If you have never cruised before, you can now take a sampler cruise for a couple of nights to see if you enjoy the experience! We are pretty certain you will. Life on the ocean wave really is an exhilarating experience – you can choose one of the smaller ships where luxury and personal service are second to none, or cruising for families, where great value for money can be had with deals for children travelling with adults. Many of the ships have Kids and Teenage clubs, featuring activities such as climbing walls, wave machines and many more so your kids are never bored!

Choose The Caribbean, Europe, the Mediterranean or the Far East, all of which are now at your fingertips.

CRUISING IS A DELIGHTFULLY AFFORDABLE OPTION – for expert advice and to get a quote call Spear Travels – specialists in cruising.

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