Fred Olsen Cruises are one of the most prominent cruise operators in the world and offer holidaymakers beautifully catered for seafaring holidays to many stunning parts of the world. Holidaymakers heading to the Isle of Man must embark on a voyage to get there, but unlike those partaken in by passengers on the ocean liners owned by the aforementioned cruise operator, this voyage is a much shorter one. There are plenty of attractions for visitors to the island, should they arrive on the island for pleasure rather than business, and there are also many options regarding accommodation as well, as the island isn't a particularly small one and although it doesn't have a large population it's popular amongst tourists both domestic and foreign. The ports of call visited by the vessels in the aforementioned fleet are also popular with domestic and foreign tourists, as these colourful ports of call are visual feasts worthy of any tourist's time and attention. It isn't only ports of call that attract and endear holidaymakers to cruises, as the time spent aboard these luxury liners is perhaps the most prominent reason why many choose to embark on holidays like these over others. Some of the prominent sites of interest around Douglas, the capital of the Isle of Man, are the Gaiety Theatre, the Tower of Refuge and the Victoria Road Prison, but there are also other attractions farther afield and no visit to the island would be complete without a ride on the Manx Electric Railway.
Princess Cruises offer British holidaymakers holidays both near and far, many of which depart from Southampton which means that many won't even have to book flights, unless of course they aren't returning to Southampton. Many who visit Douglas return time and time again, as there's something about time spent on this island that's so inherently rewarding. One of the rewards to staying in Douglas is the warm hospitality that one receives from those at their hotels and at the pubs and restaurants they wine and dine in. That's also one of the rewards to partaking in a seafaring holiday to far exotic destinations, as well as those a little closer to home, as the food, drink and the accompanying service that holidaymakers experience rivals that which they experience upon waking up in amazing destinations, from Barcelona to Bermuda. Douglas may not be as world renowned as either of those amazing places which can be experienced with a holiday at sea, but it isn't short of places to spend some time in the company of friends and family, and as mentioned earlier, the hospitality enhances the inherent enjoyment of spending some time here. The time of year in which a cruise is taken is important, just as it's also important in regards to holidays to the Isle of Man. The weather can make or break a holiday at sea, as it also can in regards to holidays on islands, and this is worth taking into consideration when making holiday plans.