There are so many kinds of vacations you can take, but one that doesn’t get enough attention are cruises. When you think of a cruise you might think “awesome!” but you also might think, “ugh. Stuck on a boat?” If you’re of the latter thinking, then there are a few things you should keep in mind about cruises that make them perfect ways to take some time away and enjoy yourself. If nothing else, it’s always good to keep an open mind, right?
Everything Is Sorted
Usually the most stressful thing about travel is the planning aspect. From flights, to coordinating rental cars, choosing hotels, finding places to eat—it all adds up and it can make planning your trip beyond stressful. With a cruise though, everything is already set for you. There’s food and drink on the ship, with multiple options and cuisines so there’s something for everyone, your accommodation is sorted and you don’t have to worry about getting yourself to your destination. You book it and show up and then everything is ready for you to relax and have a great time. If that’s not a true holiday, I don’t know what is.
There’s So Much To Do
Many people think of cruises think about being stranded on a ship, but what they don’t think about is nowadays cruise ships are basically small cities. You have the option to do just about anything you want. There are arcades, swimming pools, theaters, clubs, bars, shops, game rooms, and even cafes. Anything you could ever want in your daily life, you’re likely to find on this cruise ship.
So when you say there’s nothing to do, that’s not entirely true! Think up anything you want to do, and you’ll find it on the ship.
You Meet People
When you travel in the typical sense by boarding a flight and arriving at your destination and heading to your hotel, you don’t really meet other people. You don’t eat with other people and get to know other people, but on cruises you do. People have made lifelong friends on cruises and you can meet people from all over the world. This aspect alone is just plain awesome.
You all spend so much time together you’re bound to make a friend or two on your cruise ship, regardless of your destination.
One Destination Or Multiple
When you go on a cruise you typically have two options: go to one destination or hop along to many. This is an option you don’t get with typical traveling and can sometimes save you money and make it easier for you to see more of the world. If you choose to do a few different destinations, in a matter of days or weeks you might end up going to several different countries and countless cities. You go to sleep in one country and wake up in another—that’s pretty cool.
Cruises are very underrated and if you’re planning a holiday now, it might be time to consider taking one instead of your typical travel options. You never know what you might find.