The Bolsover Cruise Club is sharing their top tips for first time cruisers


If you’ve never been on a cruising holiday, you’re in for a treat. A luxurious and novel way to see the world, cruise ships take the stress out of travelling whilst ensuring that you get to many different countries during your trip. From exotic journeys to more compact itineraries closer to home; there are hundreds of options available to help you shape the perfect getaway.

When booking your first cruise, it’s important to consider a few factors that will really shape your holiday. Every voyage is different, so have a think about:

Type of Cruise Ship

Do you want a relaxing getaway with a touch of luxury, or a fun filled cruise with lots of activity and things to do? Are you going away as a family, couple or group? Each cruise line is unique, so do some research on the best for you. The itinerary of a trip is a good place to start.


Think about what you want to get out of your holiday, whether it’s a chance to see the big cities or the expansive landscapes beyond. Is sun a priority or do you prefer a cooler destination?

Length of time

Cruise trips can vary hugely, from 3 nights to 3 weeks to 3 months and beyond! Don’t just book yourself on a month’s voyage unless you’re sure that you’ll be comfortable with going away for that long. If you’ve never been away for more than a week or two, why not sample a sailing of this length before working your way up.

For a first time cruiser, there are certain regions that really stand out to find your sea legs and open your eyes to the beauty of cruising. Bolsover Cruise Club takes a look at some of the best first time cruise regions, weighing up the pros and cons of each.