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First Cruise

If you have never been on a cruise holiday before, you probably have lots of questions. We at Iglu Cruise have put together a selection of some of the more popular questions and answers below. If you have any additional queries about your first cruise holiday, we have many more answers on our frequently asked questions.

Whether you're new to cruise or have booked and still have some queries, we've put together a selection of some of the more popular questions and answers below.

Can I afford a cruise holiday?

Cruise holidays represent excellent value for money. When calculating the cost of a cruise holiday you should bear in mind that your cruise price includes your accommodation, meals, daytime activities and evening entertainment. All this for less than £70 per day on some of our cheap cruises. We often have offers which will include a free drinks package or buy one cruise, get one half price for example. On a luxury cruise or river cruise, you can expect a lot more to be included.

When’s the best time for a cruise holiday?

Cruise holidays are abundant all year round. Most cruise lines operate when and where the weather is good. Enjoy European cruises and Mediterranean cruises in the summer months and Caribbean cruises and Dubai cruises in the winter, when most cruise ships transfer destinations in order to take advantage of the good weather.

Will I get sea sick?

This is not usually a problem these days as most cruise ships are equipped with modern stabiliser systems and they generally cruise around in calm waters. If sea sickness really concerns you then a river cruise would be the best option.

What will my cabin be like?

All cruise cabins have en-suite bathrooms (bath and/or shower), television, telephones, hairdryers and many have sea views or a balcony. The higher grade cabins are more spacious and often have lounge areas to sit and relax in, allowing you to indulge in a luxury cruise holiday.

Will I be bored?

There’s so much to do on a cruise holiday that you’ll never get bored. Cruise ships have a diverse range of activities including sports facilities, children’s activity programmes, internet cafes, lectures, quizzes, competitions, bars, restaurants, cinemas, discos, dancing and shows. Also, we must not forget that cruise holidays will allow you the opportunity to explore a whole variety of different cities and countries. Or, if you prefer you can simply relax and do absolutely nothing on your first time cruise holiday!

Am I too old/young for cruise holidays?

Cruise holidays are great for everyone and no longer have the image of being for a small select group of people. Different cruise ships appeal to different ages. All you need to do is choose the one that appeals to you for your first time cruise holiday.

Are cruise holidays good for families?

If you are taking your family on a first time cruise holiday, do not worry. Cruises are particularly popular with families, with most cruise ships having their own kid’s clubs programmes with trained staff on hand to keep the youngsters entertained. Find out more about family cruise holidays with our guide to family cruises or read about Dave's first family cruise.

Can I get off the cruise ship?

You needn’t feel trapped on a cruise holiday. Most cruise ships, particularly those cruising in the Mediterranean or the Caribbean, will have a port of call nearly every day. You can choose one of the shore excursions or simply go off on your own to explore. If you want to spend more time on land, why not combine a cruise holiday and beach holiday with a cruise and stay holiday.

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"I booked my first ever cruise on Tuesday 5th September 2017. After lengthy searching and much deliberation we booked through Iglu. So far, I am incredibly happy I booked with Iglu. This being our first cruise Debi proved very helpful. I was [also] very impressed with the level of assistance offered by Connie. She answered my questions and put my mind at rest. I am very impressed with all aspects of dealing with Iglu and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support. "

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