Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Cruise to Europe in 2009

It's hard to believe that February is almost behind us. Before you know it, spring will be here and soon after that, summertime.

Spring and summer can't come fast enough for me as I bundle up and head out in the snow one more time. The snow had melted, but it has returned once again. So, I let my mind wander to cruises that we went on the past few years.

Summertime conjures up images of sandy beaches, swimming in the lake, children building sand castles, and people enjoying other water sports. Of course, that could also be wintertime if you were lucky enough to escape to the Caribbean or other warm destinations.

I'd like to paint a non-traditional picture of summertime for you. My picture includes castles, royal palaces with guards protecting their gates, cathedrals, people walking along busy avenues, and strolling through well-groomed parks. These are among the sights you can see in Europe.

Cruising to Europe, especially this year, is an exceptional value. With the exchange rate lower than it has been in years you'll be able to make purchases ashore, should you wish to do some shopping, at better pricing than you could for a long time. Your ship serves as your floating resort allowing you to visit many destinations easily while keeping expenses for food, lodging, and entertainment to a minimum cost.

The cruise lines have many ships deployed in Europe for the Summer of 2009. Every day we see several offers for fantastic savings on European cruises. These include 2-For-1 savings, free airfare, onboard credits, and even free shore excursions. With all these choices, you'll be able to find an itinerary that matches your interests with your budget. But you'll have to act quickly before these deals expire or the ships fill up.

Having cruised to Europe several times, I can assure you that this will be a memorable experience should you take advantage of these offers. I've written about some of our European cruises in past posts. These should give you some ideas, or you can check-out my website.

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