Why your next holiday should be a Cruise

Cruises are super exciting! Unlike other types of holidays, when deciding to go on a cruise you’re not just picking your destination but the whole itinerary as well (which usually includes many destinations!) Gone are the days where the usual cruise traveller is a retiree or a family of 15! With so many cruise lines and cruise ships there is definitely something to suit every traveller’s dream vacation. 

Here are the top 6 reasons why your next holiday should be Cruise; 

1. Cruises offer great value

Cruises offer amazing value as the ticket includes nearly everything you’ll need for a fantastic trip; food, accommodation, daytime and evening entertainment and transportation at each destination.

2. See multiple destinations, unpack only once

On a cruise, you unpack once and your floating hotel takes you from city to city or from island to island and there’s no need to mess with train or ferry schedules, or lug your suitcase along cobblestone streets. Every morning, you’ll wake up in a new place. 

3. Cruise ships come in many different shapes and sizes

The ideal cruise ship for one person may be a mega-ship with onboard rock-climbing walls and outdoor movie theaters, while another will prefer an intimate ship with an upscale ambience and someone else will want the seafaring experience of a masted tall sailing ship. Luckily, all those different types of cruise ships exist.

4. Cruises offer a variety of onboard activities

Today’s cruise ships are designed to keep everyone happy. Want to pamper yourself at the spa while your spouse hits the casino? Or lounge in the sun reading a book while your family plays basketball. You can go to an educational lecture, a wine tasting, a computer class or a dance workshop; paint pottery, play bridge, learn a language or do yoga; dine at a casual buffet, a fancy sit-down restaurant, a sushi bar, a diner or a steakhouse; watch a movie, a comedy routine, a song-and-dance show or live music performance. And if all you want to do is nothing while the ship sails from port to port you can do that, too.

5. Opportunity to meet different people and socialise

Onboard, you’ll meet people at your dinner table, at the piano bar or by the pool. The person seated next to you might be from Paris, London or . Kids can find playmates their own age during youth activities, so they’re not always with adults or their older or younger siblings. Looking for Mr. or Ms. Right? We have proof that many long-term relationships begin during a vacation at sea.

6. Most important decisions are made before you leave home

Many people have stressful jobs and are very busy. When they get to their vacation destination, rest and relaxation should be their number one priority, not making decisions as to how long to stay, where to stay, where to eat, how to get from one place to the next, etc. Once you have planned the cruise, selected a cruise itinerary and cruise ship, these important vacation decisions are complete. Most cruise lines allow you to select dining options, shore excursions, and spa treatments before you even start the cruise. Therefore, you can just board the ship and relax.

Author: Anna Popova