The history of the cruise

In these modern times, the cruise ship type holiday is a great option for most people who enjoy a holiday with a difference. In order to fully explore exotic locations, a cruise is ideal.

With cruises becoming a more affordable option and the range of destinations becoming increasingly accessible options such as cheap Nile cruises are within reach of most people’s holiday budgets.

Although in 1818 the New York shipping company, the Black Ball line was the first to offer frequent and fully scheduled passenger trips across the Atlantic Ocean it wasn’t until the early part of the twentieth century that the holiday cruise industry really came into its own.

However, when cruise type holidays were first devised and during their zenith during the 1920s and 1930s, they were generally affordable only for the very wealthy.
The English Cunard shipping company was one of the first to offer the luxury cruise for wealthy and intrepid clientele. With an innovative and highly successful marketing campaign, Cunard devised the concept of an extravagant and comfortable voyage. In those more decorous times, cocktail parties and formal dining were introduced on the cruise liners and the romantic notion of the cruise holiday was born. Advertising posters of this time showed images of an almost Hollywood type glamour and gave rise to new cruise fashions and luggage design.

With the advent of both of the World Wars however, this industry was interrupted and it wasn’t until the 1960s that the cruise holiday became popular again. By this time, these holidays had become more affordable and they were less formal experiences.

At RiverNileCruise.com we have a range of river Nile cruises which can satisfy the adventurer in any holiday maker. We can provide the full range of cruise options from luxury Nile cruises to the other end of the spectrum and this includes affordable and cheap Nile cruises.

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