Interesting Cruising That You Can Take It

If you thought cruising was for old people then think again – record numbers of twenty-somethings are taking to the waves.

Cruises were once the preserve of elderly passengers, but more and more younger people than ever before will take to the waves this year, as they discover the virtues of a voyage.

At least that’s according to ABTA, the travel consumer watchdog, which claims interest in floating holidays is three times higher amongst under-25s than it was in 2013. We reveal six of the best options for a sailing holiday, whether you’re a virgin voyager or a veteran sea dog.

A floating festival, essentially, Weezer Cruise takes its name from the American rock band headlining this five-day event. Support acts include Cat Power, Ash, Palma Violets and The Cribs, who will provide the soundtrack to this Caribbean cruise.

Departing from Florida next month, Weezer Cruise first set sail in 2012, a year in which the organisers of Coachella launched a competing vessel, the S.S. Coachella. Pulp and Hot Chip were amongst the headliners, but sluggish ticket sales have fuelled speculation that the S.S. Coachella will not be returning to service.

However, Weezer Cruise  is most certainly on and there are still spaces aboard the 2,056 capacity vessel, which boasts a nightclub, comedy club and numerous bars. The boat will dock at two locations in the Bahamas, where a beach party and concert awaits. Hipsters ahoy.

Once reserved for polar explorers like Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scott, the Arctic and Antarctic are now more accessible to everyday travellers than ever before.

Indeed, coldwater cruises are one of the fastest growing cruise markets, as passengers go, quite literally, to the ends of the earth for new experiences. Quark Expeditions  is one of the leaders in polar adventures and take passengers – young and old – into the most inhospitable parts of the world to explore the glacial scenery and marvel at the local wildlife.

Its Spitsbergen Explorer is touted as the “classic Arctic cruise” and gets up close and personal with whales, walruses and polar bears. The 11-day voyage also has options for kayaking and snowshoeing.