Do Cheap Cruise Holidays Exist?

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A cruise is a spectacular type of holiday. After all, waking up to new destinations every morning and exploring multiple locations in one fell swoop is certainly a great way to enjoy a holiday. But given the all inclusive nature of cruising and the enormous operational undertaking involved, it's not the cheapest type of holiday you'll ever find.

So is there such a thing as a cheap cruise? And if so, how do you find it?

Just like any holiday, cruise getaways vary enormously in experience and price. The cheapest cruises are usually the short-term variety that offer a limited range of onboard facilities. Mini cruises, for instance, typically take place over just one or two nights and visit one main destination like Bruges or Amsterdam. Cruise operators that offer mini cruise itineraries can keep the cost down by offering a limited number of onboard facilities, and this is a great way to snap up a fun-filled cheap cruise.
Another way to find a cheap cruise is to try classic money-saving tactics like searching for late deals. Just like package holidays, you can often find a cheap cruise - or at least, a discounted cruise holiday - by searching for itineraries departing within the next few weeks. Again, the prices and offers vary enormously, but it's usually a great place to start. You can also find regular deals on holidays booked well in advance. Early bird offers are designed to attract customers to book next year's holidays and to help push sales along a little quicker - which is good news for the cruise operator and even better news for money-saving holidaymakers.
A 'cheap' cruise will depend on your definition of cheap. But there are always great deals and special offers available on pretty much all types of cruise holidays, which helps to make things that little bit easier.
If you're looking for a cheap cruise, or if you're on the lookout for special offers and deals on cruise holidays, search online at http://www.thomascook.com/cruise/ - here you can scour the market and choose from a huge range of cruise liners, itineraries and special offers to suit your taste and budget.

Under the Bridge

For the lack of words, I am ending this blogging hiatus with a photo post.

These are images of the Henderson Waves Bridge in Singapore, taken in January of this year when I took a break from my me time in Brunei to visit friends.

I dragged my friends to this bridge telling them that if there is one thing that I wanted to see in my trip, this was it. We must see the Henderson Waves Bridge at dusk.

And so we did.

The view of the bridge from the stairs

Henderson Waves Bridge is a pedestrian bridge connecting Mount Faber Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park. This is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore (at 118ft) and walking along the wooden planks one would see the tree tops, the skyline, the harbor front and the stream of traffic along Henderson Road. The bridge is characterized by the steel waves that go up and down along the walkway.

The bridge at dusk

Under the roof of the waves are wooden benches where one can sit and read while staring at the sunset.

Henderson Road as seen from the bridge

The waves are lit up at night

The bridge is a lovely sight at night, when all the waves are lit up. Too bad I was unable to take a photo but here's one from Worldtoptop.

Photo from www.worldtoptop.com
Bridges, aside from connecting places, are manifestations of a great imagination and architectural genius. I think I am starting to develop a fondness for bridges.

How to go to Henderson Waves Bridge:
- From Vivo City, cross the street and take bus 131 or 145. Get off at the Bef Telok Blangah Hts stop. The Henderson Waves Bridge can be seen from here. Cross the street and climb the stairs going to the bridge.