What is a Taster Cruise?

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Taster cruises are the cruise industry’s response to the growing popularity of short trips aboard and weekend getaways. As the country with the fewest paid and public holidays in Europe; UK holidaymakers are making the most of weekends and short trips away.

The term Taster Cruise can be applied to any cruise which is less than 7 nights at sea, with trips as short as 1 night at sea. The miniature cruises provide all the relaxing luxury of a longer cruise, perfect for those looking to take a break from their hectic life and recharge the batteries.

Personal Service

Many taster cruises take place on smaller ships, providing a more intimate setting and more personal service from the crew. Many use these trips to do as little as possible, simply watching the world go by and enjoying peaceful seascapes.

Taster Cruises also offer passengers the opportunity to visit cities of distinction such as Amsterdam, Venice and Rome – often stopping there for a day allowing passengers to enjoy the sights and the culture.

Rome - Luca Sartoni

Affordable Luxury

With prices starting from just £128.99 (4 nights cruising around the Bahamas on the Enchantment of the Seas); Taster Cruises also present incredible value for money for those who want to holiday on a budget. The inclusive deals on many of these cruises can also help keep the cost of the holiday down without compromising quality and luxury.

As the name suggests, Taster Cruises are often used as samplers for first-time cruisers who are unsure as to whether they would like to holiday on the seas. Given a clear insight to life aboard a cruise ship; passengers can determine if they would like to book a longer cruise in the future.

EotS - Craig Stanfill

Party Perfect

Ideal for celebrations, many discerning weekend trippers use Taster Cruises to mark special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and weddings.

If you are interested in a taster cruise, visit the Cruise1st homepage for the latest deals or call our dedicated customer service team on 0800 230 0655.

Images sourced via Flickr Creative Commons. Credits: lvv@ldzenl, Luca Sartoni, Craig Stanfill

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Claire Wilde

Claire has worked in the travel industry since leaving college in 1994. One of this blog's most regular contributors, Claire covers cruise news and industry trends.

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