Trying to encourage potential customers to cruise for the first time may seem a daunting task, but it is far from impossible. There are many potential avenues to go down when describing the advantages, benefits and value for money that a cruise can offer. Aside from working out where a said customer wants to travel and how long they wish to travel for, it may also be worth finding out what they liked most from their previous land-based holidays.
Many cruise ships offer a range of unique features and amenities that may appeal to a customer’s specific interests. With this in mind, we at Cruise Franchise have devised a list of five unique things you can do on a cruise.
If you head to the top deck of any cruise ship, you can expect to find sun beds and swimming pools. Venture to the top deck of any Celebrity Cruises Solstice Class ship and you will find something generally synonymous with land-based holidays - a half-acre of real grass. Passengers will almost forget they’re floating on the seas as they relax on this lush green lawn. It’s perfect for enjoying a picnic, playing outdoor games or simply sitting back and relaxing on a sunny afternoon.
Cunard itineraries don’t just consist of taking you from one destination to another. Each cruise is an experience of enrichment, luxury and tradition. Passengers sailing on board the largest vessel of the Cunard fleet, Queen Mary 2, will be able to admire the stars in the only planetarium at sea. A large overhead dome illuminates above, whilst spectators can achieve the best possible view with fully retractable seats. Holidays to the moon may be the future, but today Queen Mary 2 comes closest to this possibility with a mesmerising virtual tour of the solar system and beyond.
Thrill seekers looking for a holiday of high adrenaline will be intrigued to know that they are catered for on a Royal Caribbean’s Quantum Class ships. For this first time, passengers can skydive on a floating ship in the middle of the ocean. RipCord by iFly provides the opportunity to experience the thrill of skydiving without jumping out of a plane. Passengers will even get a training course in flight positions and hand signals prior to being elevated above the ground. Also appealing is the fact that there is no extra cost to use this exciting facility.
There are many cruise lines out there that provide butler services, but Silversea is one of the only lines to offer such services across the entire fleet, including expedition vessels. Your butler will greet you upon your arrival and adhere to any request you may have. They can unpack/pack your luggage, note food preferences, make reservations for dinner, make reservations for spa or private fitness sessions, serve you breakfast, facilitate laundry and even polish your shoes. Additionally, each butler receives training from the Guild of Professional English Butlers, so you know the service provided will be nothing short of immaculate.
P&O Cruises is renowned for providing delectable experiences on the seas, but their newest and largest vessel, Britannia, has taken this to a whole new level. Established chef, Marco Pierre White, was the youngest chef to be awarded three Michelin stars and brings his expertise to gala night menus in the main restaurants.
The first Indian chef to be awarded a Michelin star, Atul Kochhar, offers his culinary inspiration in Sindhu, where passengers can enjoy Indian cuisine with a modern twist. Guests can enjoy afternoon tea and a range of baked delights in Eric Lanlard’s patisserie, the Market Café. Wine reviewer and sommelier, Olly Smith, brings his expertise and flamboyant energy on board with The Glass House – a unique wine bar and restaurant. If that wasn’t enough, guests can even learn how to make a variety of dishes for themselves in James Martin’s inspired venue – the Cookery Club. A true foodie’s paradise.
Whatever it is that your potential customers enjoy during land-based holidays, it is almost certain that they will be able to enjoy a similar experience on the seas. A cruise is a great value holiday option which starts from the moment the passenger or guest steps on board the ship. Each vessel will then float from one destination to the next, whilst also providing entertaining facilities and amenities to keep everyone occupied. Upon arrival at each port, there will be a range of enriching excursions to further compliment the cruising experience.
If, however, you already love cruising and want to share your passion with a highly-rewarding career, why not consider becoming a Cruise Specialist with Cruise Franchise?
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