A cruise is like a floating hotel which takes you from one city to other or from one island to another. Every morning, one will wake up in a new place thus exploring the best of destinations on your tour. Travelling to multiple destinations on one single cruise gives you insights of various cultures, traditions, food etc.
Cruises offer great value for your money because the fares include almost everything you’ll need for a fantastic trip: food, accommodations, daytime and evening entertainment and transportation between destinations. Fares on mainstream cruises are cheaper than you’d spend on land for a hotel, dinner and a show. On some lines, kids even sail free or at discounted rates when sharing a cabin with two adults. High-end Luxury cruises are all inclusive deals with alcohol and soft drinks, gratuities, shore tours, onboard spending credits, and even flights bundled into the fare.
From tots to teens, grandparents to grandkids, cruises are fun for all ages. Teens have their own cool hangouts and toddlers have their own play areas. Parents certainly can enjoy their own time in the pools and bars. How can one not love a trip that features video games and swimming pools, while offering time for families to be together at dinner or on shore-side excursions? And parents can even sneak in a romantic dinner alone, by taking advantage of late-night hours in the kids’ club.
Today’s cruise ships are designed to keep everyone happy. Men can enjoy their casinos while the women can enjoy their spa or lounge in the sun reading a book. 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; and watch a movie, a comedy routine, a song-and- dance show or live music performance. In short, cruise has all activities onboard for people of all ages.
An ideal cruise ship for one person may be a mega-ship outfitted 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. From French Country Waterways’ 12-person river barges to Royal Caribbean’s 5,400-passenger Oasis of the Seas. More options range from the luxurious Seabourn Odyssey to the minimalist sailing ships of Star Clippers and even to ice- strengthened expedition ships like Hurtigruten’s Fram.
Cruise vacations package together transportation and accommodations and are very easy to plan.
Choose a destination, then finalise the itinerary and pack your bags-it’s that easy to decide on a
cruise vacation. Groups also find cruises as the best holiday option. Cruise lines have plans in place
for group travel, eliminating the hassle of coordinating your 20 family members and friends from
around the country who want to vacation with you.
Cruise ships are like floating cities with everything you could possibly want onboard. Today’s vessels are fitted with Wi-Fi, cell service and satellite TV so you can stay in touch with the real world during your cruise. Onboard shops sell the toiletries you forgot to pack, medical centers can provide meds or a doctor’s services if needed, and laundry facilities let you wash your clothes mid-cruise so you don’t need to over-pack. Of course, there’s also the fun stuff like gyms, multiple restaurants, movie screens, spas, swimming pools, theatres and discos. And in the rare emergency, there are always enough lifeboats for everyone onboard.
A cruise is one of the best ways to see the most exotic and foreign destinations in this world in an easy way. Itineraries offer calls at major cities and picturesque villages, all of which will be regional highlights, so you don’t have to do the research on the best places to visit in an unfamiliar destination. If you’re uncomfortable with independent sightseeing in a new port, you can opt for cruise excursion with the cruise liner.
If you want to rekindle the spark with your sweetie, a cruise vacation provides plenty of together time candle light dinners, dancing in the evening or sharing quality time onshore. Cruise lines also have special packages for honeymoons, vow renewals and weddings onboard and onshore. Cruise also gives you a chance to meet people from around the country -- and the world thus provides a wonderful opportunity to make new friends. Onboard, you’ll meet people at your dinner table, at the piano bar or by the pool. Kids can find playmates their own age during youth activities, so they’re not always with adults or their older or younger siblings.