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Cruise News - have you booked for 2011 yet?

Cruising is one of the few travel sectors to experience growth in recent times. According to the Passenger Shipping Association, the UK cruising market is growing fast with a whopping 1.5 million taking cruises last year, a sevenfold increase over the past 10 years.

Whether it's a romantic break, a family holiday or simply a great value-for-money getaway - there's a cruise to suit most.

Here's why:

Exotic places

A cruise will generally include visits to multiple destinations in a single journey, be they the tropical waters of the Caribbean or Hawaii, the Alaskan or Mediterranean coastlines, the islands of Bermuda or the fjords of Norway - explore new cities, cultures and world heritage sites within a single trip! There are thousands of itineraries to choose from and hundreds of ports all over the world. And, you only unpack once!


Cruise ships provide an extensive range of amenities for all ages and most leisure facilities are generally included in the price. All-inclusive dining, entertainment and bars, family-focused activities, sun decks, shopping, gymnasiums, beauty salons and much more! You are sure to be kept engaged day and night!

On-board entertainment

Fun for all the family is guaranteed as you are spoilt for choice sun bathing, swimming, sports activities (some of the bigger ships can even offer rock-climbing!), theatres, live shows, bingo, nightclubs, an amazing array of bars and casinos just take your pick!

Fun for kids

Cruises have become increasingly child-friendly with lots of activities for all ages. Kids' clubs, water activities, swimming pools, ice skating, mini-golf or discos - there are hundreds of activities to keep the young ones amused for days!


Eat in your shorts or dress to the nines, there is a choice for everyone aboard! From relaxed and luxurious to fine dining, cruising offers them all. With often close to a dozen restaurants to choose from, it can be a foodie's paradise. And since most cruises already include the cost of meals, just sit back, relax and enjoy the ambience!

Before you set sail, remember - all Flexicover travel insurance policies include cruising as a standard activity with no additional premium. For your peace of mind, book the right travel insurance policy for your party as soon as you have booked your trip.

We at Flexicover Direct, are committed to providing you with the highest level of service to ensure that when away, you and your family are safe and secure. We are here 24 hours a day; 365 days a year, to attend to any emergencies whilst you're on land, in the air or at sea!

If you are travelling soon, have a great trip!