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5 Unusual Mother’s Day Ideas

08 Mar 2018 | by Helen Williams

Celebrate your mum by treating her to the cruise holiday of a lifetime, or even surprising her while you’re onboard with some pampering or a fun activity. One of the best ways to get closer to someone is to try new and exciting things together, so why not solidify the bond with your mother with a truly unique travel gift.

If she loves adventure

Adventure cruising is becoming more and more popular, which in turn means that more doors are opening when it comes to where to go and the things you can do. Scenic Ocean Cruises is among the elite in expedition cruising, offering some incredible itineraries to lesser-known locations in Russia, Greenland, and the Arctic Circle. Or, Celebrity Cruises has some amazing Galapagos cruises, on which guests can get up close and personal with local wildlife.



If she loves to dance

Many cruise lines host fun and exhilarating discos, and elegant balls onboard, giving guests the chance to dress up and show off their moves. Cunard offer complimentary dance lessons onboard Queen Mary 2, which are wonderful for all levels of dancers. Or, if your mum loves BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, opt for P&O Cruises. The cruise line has teamed up with the programme to provide guests with dance shows, professional lessons, and meet and greets with the stars.

If she’s a real foodie

Cruising is a fantastic way to holiday for anyone who loves food. With an incredible variety of onboard restaurants, not to mention the number of potential foodie destinations you could visit, the options seem endless. If you’d like to do an onboard cookery class together, Viking Ocean Cruises’ Kitchen Table, and P&O Cruises’ Food Heroes are great options. See our top Cruises for Foodies for more inspiration about the best cruise line cuisine, and destinations to visit.




If she loves to explore

Another way to share interesting, new experiences, and make some special memories with your mother, is to cruise to somewhere that neither of you have been. Today there is such a selection of cruise ships to choose from that even most of the smallest ports can be visited by cruise. Go and explore some of Greece’s historic cities, or finally see one of the Seven Wonders of the World together.

If she needs some pampering

So many mums seem to be constantly on their feet, rushing around, and looking after the family in ways they might not even realise. If this sounds familiar, why not treat her to some real and thorough relaxation during her cruise holiday? Most cruise lines have spa facilities onboard, and some of these are really special. Marella Cruises has collaborated with the renowned Champneys Spa to bring the very best treatments and facilities, and Seabourn’s The Spa at Seabourn boasts some wonderfully blissful features including a Finnish sauna.




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