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Cruises that don’t rush you from one port of call to another.

The great thing about opting for a cruise is that someone else does all the planning for you. All you have to do is make sure you don’t miss the boat, get yourself on board, then lie back on deck with a cocktail in hand, be pampered, fed and watered and entertained whilst being ferried to your multiple destinations.

Does it sound too good to be true? Well, the only minor gripe some passengers have is that ships leave their destinations so early, passengers can't enjoy evenings in port, reports BBC Travel. Some companies, especially those offering smaller ships, have taken note and are now staying overnight in port, and in some cases even organising multi-day calls.

So if you’ve always loved signing up for a cruise, but would relish the opportunity to see and experience more of the destinations, try Azamara Club Cruises (www.azamaraclubcruises.com). Their passenger ships feature late night departures or overnight stays at more than 60% of their ports of call.

For example, their cruise sailing from Nice, France, on the 24th of September, features four overnight stays amongst its seven stops. This means you can go up-market clubbing in St Tropez or enjoy a leisurely dreamy dinner in Italy’s Amalfi without looking at your watch. Sounds like a perfect combination!

Prices start at $2,399 per person, based on double occupancy.

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