Choosing a vacation destination can be challenging, especially if your traveling companions all have different interests. Before you begin arguing over where to go, consider these reasons to make your next vacation a cruise.
There’s No Need To Fly
Some people love air travel. However, the idea of crowded airports, delayed flights, and taking your shoes off going through security checkpoints isn’t appealing to many others. If you fall into the latter category, then cruising might be a great fit.
Although many cruises leave from far away ports, there are some excellent options for sailings closer to home. For example, one of the fabulous cruises from Tampa might be less than a day’s drive if you live in the Southeast, meaning you can skip the hassle of flying.
Everything Is Included in Your Price
When you cruise, there is little need to carry a wallet onboard. Pretty much everything you need for a great vacation is included in your purchase price. Some examples include meals, onboard entertainment, and many activities. Many lines even precharge gratuities, so you don’t have to worry about that at the end of your trip.
Keep in mind that there may be additional optional items you want to purchase. For example, spa treatments ad shore excursions are additional as are any items you want to buy from the ship’s stores. Luckily, these can usually be charged straight to your room.
Themed Trips Offer Immersive Experiences
If you want something truly unique, look into themed cruises. After all, it doesn’t get much more immersive than spending a week at sea with your favorite artists or performers.
When you choose a themed cruise, you’ll experience performances, Qhaev experiences such as performances, Q&A sessions, and wine tastings, all with people you’ve always wanted to meet. A few of the most popular themes you’ll see when cruising include holidays, music genres (jazz, disco, rock, etc.), culinary experiences, and so much more.
The Chance To Visit multiple Places Without Having to Pack and Unpack Each Time
If you want to see multiple destinations but don’t want to live out of a suitcase between stops, you will probably love visiting multiple ports from your stateroom at sea. Cruising offers you the chance to visit several different ports in a single trip. Depending on your chosen itinerary, they can span several countries or even different continents.
Think about it: You can visit multiple countries but only have to go through one security checkpoint and unpack one time. Plus, you get to really settle into your stateroom knowing you don’t have to put everything back in the suitcase in a day or two.
You will want to remember that cruise staterooms can be tight quarters compared to a traditional hotel room. It’s a good idea to look at pictures and use provided measurements to get a feel for what type of space you’ll be living in onboard. This can help you from overpacking and having your stuff spread throughout the stateroom.
Cruise Ships Have Activities for Virtually Every Age and Interest
No matter who is joining you on your next vacation, there are probably several onboard activities for them to enjoy. You can catch a comedy show, watch a new release movie, or learn a new sport. Families with young children will also appreciate kid camps that keep little ones active and engaged while sailing.
In addition to the many planned activities, there are also plenty of areas to enjoy some free time. Most modern ships have several of the following spaces for you and your family to enjoy at sea:
- Pools with slides and games
- Discos and lounges
- Sports courts
- Spas and wellness centers
It may be helpful to consider a cruise when planning your next trip. There are activities for everyone to enjoy, you can visit multiple destinations without the hassle of packing and unpacking between them, and you can skip the airport security line with a local port.