If you fancy a holiday that's a little bit different, why not try a cruise holiday this summer? Rather than sticking to one hotel and staying in the same resort for the duration of your holiday, a cruise offers a fantastic opportunity to explore many different destinations without lifting a finger to get there.
For instance, you could set sail from Southampton and embark on a tour of some of the Med's most beautiful locations, such as the beautiful Balearic Islands and the sunny coast of Spain. Take a flying visit of Gibraltar, explore Portugal's historic city of Lisbon and take in the sights and sounds of friendly Malta.
If you've been there and done that, don't worry. Cruise holidays certainly don't start and finish with the Mediterranean - far from it! Why not discover other parts of Europe by river, and sail along the Danube from Budapest or discover the wine regions
of Bordeaux? You could experience the magnificent Northern Lights by touring the Norwegian Fjords, or take your cruise holiday to new heights by sailing off to the sun-baked wonders of the Caribbean.
And if you really want to whip up a little adventure on your next holiday, why not fly to Canada's beautiful city of Vancouver and set sail for a week around Alaska? Or for the ultimate adventure, you can now book a round-the-world cruise and spend upwards of three months exploring some of the world's most beautiful and awe-inspiring landmarks.
Phew - how's that for an adventure of a lifetime? It's fair to say that cruising opens up a world of opportunities and thrilling experiences for just about every taste and budget imaginable. The only problem you'll have is deciding which one to choose.
Your best bet is to search online through a tour operator like Cruise Thomas Cook. Take a look at their cruise page, here - http://www.thomascook.com/cruise/ and use the search panel to discover some of the wonderful itineraries on offer. You can filter the results by various criteria including price, destination and even ship to help you find the cruise holiday that best suits your preferences, as well as your budget.
So, where will your cruise holiday take you this summer?