If you are looking for a new and exciting way to spend your holiday, look for cruise ship special offers in South Africa.
It is important for everybody to occasionally take time off to give themselves a break from their day to day lives. High pressure jobs, families and homes to run and never having a moment to breathe can make life very stressful and tedious.
Your holiday is the one time where you can spend a bit of money on you, take some time to relax without feeling guilty and treat yourself to an indulgent massage or a beautiful view. There are many ways to spend the holidays that you save up for throughout the year. Some people choose to go skiing, others choose to spend their holidays fishing. Yet more people enjoy beach resorts while others visit game reserves. One of the most exciting, interesting and invigorating ways to spend your precious time off is on a cruise.
Imagine a cruise on this beautiful ship:
Holiday cruises: the options
Because South Africa has such an extensive coastline and because the weather is generally so good along most of the coast, there are many cruise ships and cruise companies that offer all different types of cruises. The following are a list of cruise options that you can find with most cruise companies:
- Local cruises
Local cruises are great if you would prefer to stay in South African waters. These cruises do not take you too far but there is still a lot to see. South Africa has a rich sea life off both the east and west coast. Because the country has two different currents running down either side, the cold Benguela on the west coast and the warm Agulhas on the east coast, you can choose from two very different sea systems.
- Budget cruises
If you cannot afford a luxury cruise, you could look into the affordable budget cruises that many cruise companies offer. These do not provide the luxury and five star service and food associated with luxury cruise ships but they are incredibly fun and exciting.
- Luxury cruises
Luxury cruises provide amazing accommodation, wonderful food, great service and all the amenities you could ever need or want. From bars and swimming pools to flat screen televisions and spas, luxury cruises have it all.
- River cruises
A river cruise would be good for cruise enthusiasts who live inland. They are also a good idea for people prone to sea sickness.
- Expedition cruises
If you are looking to go on an adventure rather than lie in the lap of luxury, an expedition cruise might be the best option for you. You could explore riverside jungles, see whales and other amazing sea creatures and have the time of your life.
Cruise ship special offers in South Africa
Cruises can be incredibly expensive. Luckily for cruise enthusiasts there are a myriad of cruise companies who offer regular promotions on cruises. Some companies offer discounts for booking early, others offer a children’s discount or simply allow children under a certain age to cruise for free, other companies offer a buy two get two free special or a partner deal.
Some online voucher companies like Groupon list deals on cruise ships, among many other things. Keep an eye on these sites as well as the cruise companies’ websites to stay up to date on cruise ship specials. Almost all cruise companies offer some form of discount or special, and the following is a list of cruise ship companies that offer regular promotions of all kinds.
- MSC Cruises South Africa
- Cruise World
- Cruises International
- Cruise Tag
The above are four of the most well-known and reputable cruise ship companies in South Africa and between them they offer a large range of local and international cruises with a range of exciting destinations. If you are looking for a romantic getaway, a fun family retreat or even a solitary experience, with amazing specials on cruises, boarding a cruise ship on your next holiday will be affordable.