Cruises around the world
Each cruise is different. River cruises, lake cruises, sea cruises, ocean cruises: all they are divided by the number of stars, the quality of cruise ships, conditions, terms, accommodation options and directions.
For Russia cruise is still an exotic form of tourism. Even such a seemingly standard product like a Mediterranean cruise is something exceptional. It is similar to the honeymoon, which you can afford once in a lifetime.
At the same time, today there are dozens of budget options, including the Mediterranean, the Baltic Sea and other popular destinations. But few people know about them.
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Cruises is a huge multi-million dollar industry. A cruise may mean spending a month on a small river steamboat, relaxing on the board of a luxury liner, or an extreme trip on an icebreaker. Today there are even cruises to the North Pole.
In any case, classic cruises are always in demand. It means luxury, elegance, gold, club jazz, elegant waiters and pools on the deck. Such cruises usually last more than a month.
A separate niche, which is now being actively developed, is river cruises. In this respect Russia with competent organization in the near future can become a leader in this field. Having already become classic cruises on the Volga River and the cities of the Golden Ring can be complemented by cruises along the route "From the Vikings to the Greeks" and new cruise programs on the Siberian rivers. Foreign river cruises are mainly presented by cruises on the Nile, the Danube and the Rhine.
Duration of cruises
During the past 20 years cruise format began to change. If earlier the average duration of the cruise was one month, today it dropped to one or two weeks. Thus, cruises are now affordable for middle-class tourists.
Each cruise has its own type of vessel. The ship, which is designed for a cruise on the Lake Onega will be smaller in size and range and have shorter list of services than the liner, which operates on Mediterranean cruises. But these differences are not always obvious for the ordinary traveler.
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Riviera will start its first Caribbean cruise in Miami
Riviera, which is the newest ship of the Oceania Cruises company, will depart for the first winter cruise from Miami on November 29, 2012.
More cruises in Northern Europe
It is expected that 2012 will be one of the most successful season in the modern history of the cruise traveling for the Northern Europe region. The European Cruise Council (ECC) has estimated that the number of passengers in the current season will increase by 16% compared with 2011 and reach 1 million 490 thousand people.
Norwegian: free cruises for children
Norwegian Cruise Line, the third-largest cruise company in the world, announced a special offer â€“ â€śKids Sail Freeâ€ť. As part of the offer potential customers will be able to book on favorable terms cabins on the cruise ships for themselves and their children â€“ the third and fourth beds in the cabin for the children under 17 years can be booked for free.