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There is a general misconception that cruises are solely for the older retired generation.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Modern cruise ships cater for all age groups whilst continuing to deliver a memorable dining experience, exceptional service, top hotel style accomodation, visits to wonderful destinations and first class entertainment.

What better way to discover some of the world’s most exciting ports of call and stunning scenery than from the comfort of your own 'floating hotel'. From the moment you step on board everything about your cruise holiday will make you feel special.

Until the late 1970’s cruises offered shuffleboard, deck chairs, drinks with umbrellas and little else, for a few hundred passengers, but this is no longer the case - explore our cruise features!

Most modern cruise ships now feature the following comprehensive facilities:

  • Casino - open when the ship is at sea
  • Spa/Fitness centre
  • Shops - open when ship is at sea
  • Library / Internet and wi-fi access
  • Theatre with Broadway style shows
  • Cinema
  • Indoor and/or outdoor swimming pool
  • Hot tubs
  • Numerous restaurants
  • Lounges
  • Gym
  • Spas and top class hair and beauty salons
  • Nightclubs
  • Clubs   plus quiet areas if you prefer !

Some of the larger ships have bowling alleys, ice skating rinks, rock climbing walls, miniature golf courses, video arcades, and basketball/tennis courts.

In addition to the main dining room and several speciality restaurants, modern cruise ships also feature one or more casual buffet-style eateries often open 24 hours and with menus that vary throughout the day to provide meals ranging from breakfast to late-night snacks. Ships also feature numerous bars and nightclubs for passenger entertainment.

Historically the most popular cruise destinations are the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.

Now cruise itineraries encompass the globe. Take in Hawaii and French Polynesia on a voyage ‘down under’. Catch sight of a hump-back whale whilst sailing through the famously beautiful ‘inside passage’ in Alaska. Experience the vibrant capitals of the Baltic, from modern Helsinki and Stockholm to the magnificent splendour of St. Petersburg and Riga. A world cruise can take you to exotic ports of call previously only dreamed of, including navigating both the Suez and Panama canals.

Cruise Lines

Azamara CruisesCarnival CruiseCelebrity CruisesCosta CruisesCunard CruisesFred Olsen CruisesHolland America CruisesMSC CruisesNorwegian (NCL) CruisesOcean Village Cruises P&O CruisesPrincess Cruises Regent Seven Seas CruisesRoyal Caribbean CruisesSaga Holidays CruisesThomson Cruises

Superior Cruises is the cruise partner of Retirement Matters Ltd providing special discounts/offers to our members.

With so many cruise lines, ships and itineraries available, finding your ideal cruise can be confusing & time consuming. Trained cruise specialists from Superior Cruises will search for the best cruises and deals available from their wide range of quality cruise partners.You can book your cruise with confidence in the knowledge that Superior Cruises are ATOL protected and members of the Travel Trust Association (TTA).

You can still take advantage of all the cruise lines, plus special offers, but also receive further discounts off their prices. Superior Cruises can also tailor make cruise holidays and offer even better deals and flexibility. Why not add a city or beach stopover, before or after your cruise, or even book a multi-centre cruise holiday.                                                        



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