From a week on the beaches of Spain to a weekend in Paris, the girls-only holiday is a great way to get away from it all and spend some quality time with the people who matter most – your best friends. If you’re running out of destination inspiration or just fancy doing something a bit different next time, why not book a cruise break together?
A cruise break is no ordinary holiday. Rather than staying in the same place throughout your holiday, you’re constantly on the move – and operators like MSC Cruises offer a packed itinerary of activities and excursions to ensure you’ve got something to do at every stop. The cruise liner acts like a self-contained hotel, and there are usually plenty of bars, shops and restaurants to choose from on board – not to mention swimming pools and sunny decks if you just fancy a lazy day!
You have plenty of choice when it comes to destinations too. From the Greek islands on the sunny Mediterranean, the crystal waters of the tropical Caribbean or even the icy fjords of Norway, there’s a whole world to discover and plenty of things to do while you’re there. Excursions available depend on your cruise operator, but they’re matched to your destination – so if you’re going to the Caribbean, expect plenty of opportunities for scuba diving and swimming!
All sorts of different cruise packages are available. Usually, all meals on-board are included as standard, and there’s often an optional extra for unlimited drinks at the bar. We’ll leave this up to you to decide, but if you’re planning to party on board it’s usually worth the extra money! You should also check out the excursions available before you start the cruise if possible, so everybody can decide how they want to spend their time.
In between stops and activities, you’ll usually have a day or two at sea – this is a great time to just kick back, chat and recharge your batteries before the next adventure. Cruising is a much more social experience than staying in a hotel: you’ll get to know your fellow passengers really well, and who knows, there might even be time for a bit of on-board romance!