5 reasons why a cruise ship is a better holiday option


The fare includes more than you bargain for 

The best thing about a cruise holiday is that many things are included in your fare – from comfortable accommodation, to first-class entertainment, mouth-watering cuisine, a visit to other countries, and kids’ clubs.

A small deposit secures your booking

With a local cruise, you only need a R3,000 deposit to secure your tickets, regardless of the number of passengers you’ve booked for. The full amount is due 75 days before your holiday, which gives you ample time to save.  

Kids under 18 can cruise for free

With Cruises like MSC , children under 18 cruise for free when sharing a four-berth cabin with two adults. If you’re a single parent travelling with your kids, then you only need to pay 60% of the full fare for one child. The others cruise free. This applies to a parent cruising with up to three kids under the age of 18. 

Booking early can get you even better prices and availability

We all love a good bargain; and booking early for your cruise can amount to significant savings. You also get a wider range of choice in cabin availability. In addition, there are regular specials and Deals of the Week if you happened to have missed out on the opening specials.

Limited travelling costs 

Transport costs can really eat into your budget, especially if you’re keen to visit many different places. But if you’re going on a local cruise, the only transport cost you have to think about is getting to and from the port in Durban or Cape Town. So you get to visit a different country or two without having to pay for car hire or petrol.


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