So, 2018 is here – and how many of us have made vows to stick to all kind of New Year’s resolutions? Not to put a damper on things, but experts say nearly half of us will only last a month!  So, instead of trying to make promises you just can’t keep, why not make one that’s sure to make 2018 your best year yet?

That’s right – a new year means a new cruise! Whatever your aspirations are for the coming months, a well-deserved break with your favourite cruise line could give you the kick start you need. Here’s why your New Year’s resolution should include travelling on the high seas…

More family time

It’s something we all want, but often, things just crop up or get in the way! If you’ve made a promise to spend more time with those you love most, getting the family together on a spectacular sailing could be the perfect start. With so many amazing onboard facilities available, you couldn’t ask for more family-fun! Take Royal Caribbean® for example – step onboard one of their ships and the kids could be climbing up the Rock Wall, getting their skates on at the ice rink, hitting the dodgems and speeding down some of the most amazing water slides at sea – the Ultimate Abyss slide even boasts a 100ft plunge!

Get cosy at the outdoor cinema, where you can enjoy the latest movies in 3D. Enjoy spectacular West-End style shows together and feel closer than ever when you gaze out to breathtaking views from the North Star℠, 300ft above sea level. That’s not to mention all the fun you’ll have at your destinations!

More ‘you time’

Sometimes the best resolution you can make is to simply make more time for you. And believe us when we say that a cruise can offer so much – rest, relaxation, and the perfect solution for refreshing your body and mind. From just relaxing on deck with your favourite book to letting all your troubles evaporate away in the spa – there’s plenty of ways you can find peace and tranquility. Indulge in a massage and take a serene swim, or simply sip away on your favourite drink in the hot tub.

With many cruise lines, you’ll find a selection of boutiques onboard – on a Princess Cruises‘ ship, you’ll find a fabulous range of brands like Swarovski, Chanel, Estée Lauder, Clinique, Lancôme, Calvin Klein, Citizen and Tissot, plus local crafts, keepsakes and souvenirs – perfect for some serious retail therapy, especially with everyday tax and duty-free savings.

Kick start healthy habits

If you’ve thought about making healthier changes this year, a cruise is one way to give you the kick start you need to keep you going all year. Onboard your chosen cruise ship you’ll likely find first-class fitness facilities – with some even featuring professional jogging tracks – as well as a range of exercise classes for you to test out. With Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines for example, you can enjoy working out in a fully equipped fitness centre that holds treadmills, rowing machines, exercise bikes and a variety of free weights.

There’s also a choice of classes suitable for all activity levels – from yoga to aerobics and pilates. Or simply partake in a dance class! There’s always an amazing variety of food available either at the buffet or in the restaurants – allowing you to make the healthy choices you want. Not forgetting all the walking from exploring your chosen destinations – you’ll be getting fitter without even knowing it! Delicious, healthy meals accompanied with a new-found love for exercise – your next cruise could be the start of a whole new you!

Time to try something new

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions often made is the promise to try something you never have before, or to start up a new hobby. And believe us when we say cruises are all about new experiences! Take the time to learn a new skill and have your pick from any number of fun activities – you could discover a new hobby that enthralls you like you never imagined! Onboard P&O Cruises‘ Britannia, you’ll become a dab hand in the kitchen with the magnificent cookery school, The Cookery Club.

Take part in masterclasses and listen to professional guest speakers – sometimes celebrities – at lectures, with Q&A’s covering a wide range of topics, from wellness to art, history and crime. Always wanted to learn how to dance? Pluck up the courage to take a dance class and you’ll be twirling around in no time! The opportunites are truly endless – learn a skill, find a hobby, do something different.

Want some inspiration?

No matter what you’d like to achieve this year, a cruise could be the perfect way to give yourself the kick start you need – you’ll come away feeling relaxed, refreshed, and ready for whatever the rest of 2018 has in store for you.

Take a look at our Deals section to see if there’s a super sailing that catches your eye! Alternatively, give our friendly team a call on our freephone number 0800 027 8302, and we’ll help find you the perfect cruise to suit you!

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