So, you've been persuaded to take your first cruise. Or, if you're already a cruise convert, to branch out and try a different cruise line, or ship. Either way, getting informed advice and making the choice can be something of a minefield. Should you opt for a large ship with lots of facilities or a smaller, more intimate vessel? Where should you go? Is it better to depart from the UK or fly to an overseas port and sail from there?
The wide choice of cruise lines, cruise styles and cruise ships -- plus all the destinations they sail to -- makes the task of choosing the right cruise seem even more complicated. And while online research can be invaluable in helping to gather a good base of information, it can end up feeling overwhelming.