Taking a cruise holiday was recently rated in a survey conducted by P J Hayman as the most appropriate way for couples to celebrate a Ruby wedding anniversary.
However, according to the company, many holidaymakers put themselves at risk by grossly underestimating the cost of booking and organising such breaks.
The poll by the company revealed that 35 per cent of respondents believed between £1,001 and £2,500 would be a reasonable amount to pay for such a trip.
While this was the most accurate estimation, PJ Hayman said that consumers need to be aware that the cost of a cruise varies significantly and could cost as little as "a few hundred pounds to many thousand per person".
"Regardless of the type of trip, travellers should always ensure they take out adequate travel insurance in the unlikely event that anything should go wrong," recommended the firm's director Peter Hayman.
"Having peace of mind on large and significant trips abroad can enable a more enjoyable experience for all concerned."
Cruise operators have a variety of cruises ranging from those for children and families to couples and pensioners.
Written by Chris Smith.