Thursday, 14 January 2010 12:00 AM
Cruise and stay holidays offer a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the full cruise experience while also having a standard weeklong or two-week break to look forward to.
After all, you get the opportunity to make the most of the entertainment and amenities offered by your cruise ship, putting you in a good mood for your stay at your final destination.
One great way to make the most of cruise and stay holidays is by taking advantage of your location to make a short trip to another nearby destination.
Alternatively, you might opt for a cruise and stay break that lets you fly to Las Vegas before travelling to New York and cruising across the Atlantic back to the UK.
Las Vegas is a lively city packed with things to see and do - and not just for keen gamblers!
The metropolis is just as well-known for its glitzy concerts and shows as it is for its casinos and themed wedding chapels - international stars regularly perform at venues such as Caesar's Palace, while the Cirque du Soleil is a must-see.
Musicals that have been a hit on Broadway also travel to Las Vegas, while global touring acts also stop in the city to entertain locals and tourists alike.
Of course, if all you want to do is gamble, you're in luck. Casinos are open 24 hours a day in Las Vegas - and there are many to choose from.
Some of the bigger institutions also double as luxurious hotels, while most hold special events throughout the year.
Other activities to immerse yourself in while in Las Vegas include rock climbing at the nearby Red Rock Canyon, taking in a round of golf, going hot air ballooning, relaxing at a spa and visiting unique attractions such as the Atomic Testing Museum.
Cunard cruises include cruise and stay options for those looking to cross the Atlantic and spend a few days in the entertainment capital of the world.