“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean
Cruising offers the rare opportunity to disconnect from the worries of yesterday and sail into the pleasantries of the future. Cool breezes and romantic nights under the celestial skies are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the top ten reasons why you will fall in love with cruising.
1. IT’S EASY AND STRESS FREE
From the second you board, expect life to become easier. There is no need to make tons of travel plans, because all the planning is already done for you. The ship’s captain is navigating between the ports, while you enjoy a cocktail or read a book by the pool. Nothing says relaxation like freedom from worrying – and everything is included – so the only decision you’ll make is which appetizing restaurant or onboard activity is next.
2. EXPLORING NEW DESTINATIONS
There is no better way to sample the world than from the comfort of a cruise. Ease that wanderlust while traveling to exotic ports of call. You may experience multiple cities and countries in just mere days. Where else can you visit Barcelona’s Sagrada Família, then spend a day on the breathtaking beaches of France’s Cote d’Azur, then tour Rome’s Colosseum, all in the same week?
3. YOU ONLY HAVE TO UNPACK ONCE
Every day you visit a new iconic city, you never need to touch, move, or even interact with your suitcase. This is a sweet luxury that makes cruising irresistible. One of the most challenging parts of traveling can be the actual traveling. However, on a cruise, you can watch the ship sail into the breaking waves as you leave port. It beats lugging your suitcase uphill or trying to squeeze it into an overhead bin on a plane or train. Don’t underestimate the profound appeal of this feature, just one more way to relax and unwind.
4. FIRST CLASS STAFF
The crew makes every guest feel like royalty. Rarely in life do we have a staff available to help us 24 hours a day, so it’s okay to enjoy it while it lasts. From bartenders to blackjack dealers to massage therapists – all have one common goal in mind – to make sure that you have an unforgettable cruising experience.
5. THERE IS ALWAYS A VIEW
Whether you’ve booked a room with a balcony or you are admiring the deep blue from the open-air verandas, there is always something spectacular to look at. From the vast wildlife of Alaska to the charming jewel-toned cities of the Danube River to the lush tropical islands of the Caribbean, waking up in new environments is always fascinating and enchanting.
6. SPAS, LUXURY, & COMFORT
When was the last time you received a massage, soaked in a hot tub, or lingered in a terry cloth robe while sailing to your destination? Cruises are the pinnacle of luxury! It’s the voyage, not the destination, and cruises make this voyage blissful, relaxing and all around indulgent.
7. EACH SHIP IS A MINIATURE CITY
Cruise ships have become a destination in themselves. If you select the right cruise, you’ll never be bored. The ascendance of onboard entertainment rivals the world’s best adventure parks. Some of the newest additions are surfing machines, skydiving simulators, twisting waterslides, rope courses, Broadway-style shows and more.
8. IT’S A FOOD LOVER’S PARADISE
Trying new foods is one of the most exciting parts of traveling. Cruises are well known for providing guests with a variety of culinary choices- from celebrity chefs to themed restaurants to international cuisines-the options are endless and extend well beyond the all-you-can-eat buffets. Whether you dress up or dress down, the sumptuous food is always the center of attention. Some cruises even offer late night dining options, room service, and open seating.
9. THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
On board or in port, your group doesn’t have to do everything together. This makes traveling easy because each person can choose their own unique itinerary. There’s an abundance of onboard activities, land and sea excursions, and entertainment options to choose from.
10. CRUISES BRING OUT THE BEST IN TRAVELERS
Perhaps it’s the fresh ocean air or the chance to completely unwind, but cruising brings out the best in people. The winning combination of activities, entertainment, socializing and the general upbeat environment is the optimal recipe for an unforgettable vacation. Keep your happy cruise memories close and the vacation spirit alive long after you return home.