Cruise offers for fans of the 'English Riviera'
The English Riviera is one of the most sought after holiday destinations in the UK, and it is easy to see why. Mild weather, Italian-style villas and even the occasional palm tree lend an almost Mediterranean-style ambiance to the region.
And while there is plenty to be said for taking a long weekend and travelling down to Devon for your outing, you will probably find that this only ends up whetting your appetite for a real Mediterranean excursion. Those who find themselves in this situation will most likely want to plan a proper Mediterranean outing for their next holiday.
If you count yourself among those for whom a trip to Torquay is a satisfying diversion, but feel that it serves as a poor substitute for an outing to the real Riviera, then take a few minutes to go online and look over some of the Celebrity Reviews that have currently been posted. These offer insight into the luxurious service that is available onboard this particular liner. Renowned for its 2:1 passenger to crew ratio, this liner offers a high level of service that is hard to come by in todays economy travel market.
Granted, taking a proper tour of the Mediterranean does require more than a four-day weekend. If anything, you will want to allot at least ten to fourteen days to really enjoy yourself. In this sense, an extended weekend in Torquay is an ideal way to bide your time while waiting for your next big holiday to roll around.
Touring Torquay by boat
If you love travelling on the open water, you may want to consider touring the Torbay coastline while you are in Torquay. There are many tour operators in Devon that offer outings at sea. These are short excursions, but they introduce you to the coastline and may serve to sate your desire to escape on an ocean liner. Some of the tours even include a dinner that is timed to coincide with sunset.
And then when you are back in your Torquay bed and breakfast, enjoying the local charm and hospitality, why not turn on your notebook, take advantage of the inns Wi-Fi and peruse some of the attractive cruise offers that are currently available on the Internet?
The most comprehensive websites have dozens and dozens of offers on display. These will take you to all corners of the globe, and are hosted by a range of different liners. By doing your shopping through a third party online agent, you will enjoy a more objective breakdown of the various offers. Some of these websites even allow past customers to post comments, compliments and critiques of the service that they received.
The benefits of seeing the Mediterranean by ocean liner
You could always fly to the Mediterranean region and spend a couple of weeks in a resort village on the Riviera. No doubt, the luxury, leisure and entertainment that you will enjoy during your holiday are going to be first rate. However, the Riviera would be nothing without the sea, and this is why many people believe that there is no substitute for visiting many ports of call by ocean liner.
For a better idea of what to expect on an ocean bound tour of the Mediterranean, check out some of the Thomson Reviews that past customers have posted. Some of the benefits you can plan on enjoying include the following:
- Planned daily activities
- Fine dining
- Onboard swimming and sunbathing
- Well-organized shore excursions
- Casino nights on international waters
- A range of accommodation options with plenty of privacy
- The chance to see several different Mediterranean ports in a single holiday