Cruising Still Wave of the Future – Choose a Cruise

January is wave season, and the cruise lines trot out their specials for the year. Crystal is one line that has great specials (especially if you book before Jan.22nd – call me if you’re interested), but all of the lines are trying to encourage clients to book cruises for the coming year. And, with the events with Costa this weekend

http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=AP&Date=20120116&ID=14694979&industry=IND_LEISURE&isub=

http://www.openjaw.com/stories/story.php?id=2167

, there’ll be even more vigilance and heightened emphasis on safety, and who knows – perhaps some terrific deals for clients as well.

Cruising is still safe. Clients still have an interest.

A recent consumer survey prepared for Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and reported in Baxter’s Travel Press (see http://travelpress.com/IDEA/ for Dec.5.11 on page 20) noted that “North Americans are not only increasingly aware of cruise vacations, but strongly interested in either a repeat cruise or trying one for the first time. ”  And, in a US population of 304 million, 73 million have cruised before.  36 million Americans intend to cruise in the next 3 years. 94% who have cruised rated it as a satisfying vacation. And 77% of past cruisers plan to cruise again in the next 3 years.

The Top 10 Destinations Vacations Pln to take on their next cruise?

1. Caribbean

2. Alaska

3. Bahamas

4. Hawaii

5. Bermuda

6. Mediterranean/ Greek Isles

7. Europe

8. Panama Canal

9. Canada/ New England

10. Mexico

 And why cruising?   As my earlier blog noted (see https://www.lushlife.ca/2010/08/choose-a-cruise/)

HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF BOOKING A CRUISE?

THERE ARE 100’S OF SHIPS  FROM WHICH TO CHOOSE.

AT THE DOCKS,  I’VE SEEN A FEW SHIPS;

& BEEN CRUISING  – SO CAN GIVE YOU SOME TIPS.

THERE ARE OCEANS, RIVERS,  OR CANALS TO SAIL.

ENJOY THE SUN, OR THE ICE –  OR FIND A WHALE !

SEE ALASKA, ASIA , OR EUROPE MAYBE.

THE CARIBBEAN AND BAHAMAS  ARE GOOD PLACES TO BE.

WHETHER YOU GO FOR 3 NIGHTS, 7, or 10:

REALLY IT’S JUST A MATTER OF WHEN.

INSIDE OR OUTSIDE CABIN,   BALCONY, OR SUITE;

THIS TYPE OF HOLIDAY IS  SO HARD TO BEAT.

YOU CAN SIT IN THE SUN,  OR JUST READ A BOOK.

OR GO ASHORE IN THE PORT AND HAVE A LOOK.

A NEW PLACE TO VISIT EACH & EVERY DAY.

FOR THE EXCURSIONS –   YOU USUALLY PAY.

THERE ARE SO MANY ACTIVITIES ONBOARD.

NOW, IT’S A HOLIDAY  YOU CAN EASILY AFFORD.

ART AUCTIONS, LECTURES, OR TASTING OF WINE.

CHOOSE WHICH RESTAURANT IN WHICH TO FINE DINE.

HAVE A COCKTAIL, SEE A MOVIE, OR A DINNER SHOW .

THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO ENSURE YOU’RE NOT LOW.

GOLF,  ROCK CLIMBING, OR YOGA PERHAPS.

OR RUN ROUND THE JOGGING DECK  FOR A FEW LAPS.

THERE IS A SHIP & ITINERARY TO SUIT EVERYONE.

WHETHER FAMILY, COUPLE, OR SINGLE -IT SURE IS FUN!

TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW, & THOSE YOU MEET,

TO CALL ME  FOR A DEAL THAT’S HARD TO BEAT!