Cruise lines are increasingly catering to a new kind of clientele, with activities available on and off shore - such as rock climbing - reflecting a desire for adventure as well as the traditional relaxation a cruise offers its passengers.
With this in mind, Ocean Village
has announced its latest shore excursions for its new sailings in the Caribbean, Latin America and Mexico.
Those on Caribbean cruises
with a taste for adventure will have the option of "riding zip-wires through lush rainforest" while those travelling around South America will be able to enjoy white water rafting experience in Costa Rica.
"Many of the people who ... have already visited the Caribbean are looking for great beaches but an extra dimension of interest as well - high-octane fun, a cultural hit or simply something that's different and they've never tried before," commented Gill Haynes, Head of Marketing Communications for Ocean Village
For cruise passengers who prefer cultural activities, excursions include trips in Mexico to Chichen Itza, for its Mayan pyramid temple ruins while in Cozumel travellers can visit Tulum to see iguanas among the clifftop Mayan ruins.
Those looking for a more informal cruise may find an Ocean Village
cruise fits their style perfectly, as the cruise line does not enforce formal dress codes or fixed timetables.