LONDON, England – With the winter holiday season already underway, it is hardly surprising that travelers are already planning their holidays for next year. For those seeking a luxury break, cruise holidays offer a vast range of options to prospective holidaymakers, with cruise and stay options set to be particularly popular.
Helping holidaymakers to get a head-start on the 2013 holiday season, experts at Thomas Cook have put together this useful guide on the hottest holiday destinations for the coming year.
Fly and Sail
Whilst traditional cruise options will always be a popular choice, new approaches to cruise holidays are expected to prove popular over the coming year. Fly Cruises have already made a splash in the holiday market and plenty of routes are planned for 2013.
Fly cruises take you directly to your first destination via a quick flight before leaving you to continue your journey by ship. This gives you access to all the fantastic facilities and benefits afforded by a cruise whilst cutting down on the overall journey time – perfect for those travelling on strict time restrictions.
Mediterranean Vs Caribbean
As the most popular options for any cruise company, Mediterranean and Caribbean routes are expected to increase in number over coming years. Thomas Cook is dedicated to offering their passengers the best possible cruise options and this means they consistently strive to provide holidaymakers with the chance to visit all the destinations they want.
Mediterranean cruises currently cover a range of destinations, including both northern and western European itineraries. The first of these visits areas such as the Scandinavian Peninsula, Netherlands and Baltic states whilst the latter connects holidaymakers to cities such as Paris, Lisbon, Rome and Barcelona.
Eastern Mediterranean cruises are also available as a separate option, visiting a number of popular destinations including the Greek islands of Crete and Rhodes as well as the Tunisian city of Tunis and the Italian city of Naples.