One of the fastest growing industries in Asia and globally, the ocean cruise market has been experiencing phenomenal growth over the past decade with cruise passenger numbers skyrocketing.

So, what’s all the fuss about?

It’s simple – cruising ticks all the boxes for a great break. It’s an easy, fun and great value way to travel whether it’s a romantic getaway, a solo sojourn or an all-in family holiday.

For most, it’s the value of a cruise that brings them back time and time again. Even the cheapest cruises include main meals, accommodation, entertainment and transport in the fare, while some are all-inclusive meaning you rarely have to reach for your wallet.

Add in the ease of travel – guests only have to unpack once and destinations come to them – and the fact the holiday starts the moment guests board their ship, so there are no long drives, airport queues or battling traffic, and it is easy to see why it’s a compelling choice.

With so many cruise ships on offer these days, the competition for the cruise dollar is becoming fiercer and travellers are coming out on top.

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Cruise lines are pulling out all stops to attract holidaymakers offering everything from thrilling top-deck waterparks and virtual reality to mega malls, celebrity chefs and Broadway-style shows.

With a diverse line up of ships plying the world’s oceans, including luxury boutique vessels and action-packed megaliners, there really is a cruise out there for everyone from the young to the young at heart.

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While there is no corner of the earth left untouched by cruise lines these days.

The incredible variety of cruising options being offered around the world are capturing the imagination of many, with an increasing number of holidaymakers discovering that cruising is an easy, relaxing and great value way to travel.

Asia will see 18 new cruise destinations and more cruise offerings around Japan, China and South East Asia.

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Cruising presents an almost unbeatable value proposition domestically but for those wanting to explore oceans further afield, an ocean cruise can also offer a great value way to see any part of the world. Whether it’s on a small ship, mid-sized ship or a really big ship, there are some places, such as Alaska, Antarctica and Europe’s Baltic and Mediterranean seas, that are just best seen by sea.

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For expert advice visit your local CLIA Accredited Travel Agent. Please click here to find your cruise expert.

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