It may be getting a whole lot cooler now that winter has set in, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go on a cruise. In fact right now is the best time to cruise in a tropical location or Europe as it’s summer and the prices are usually a bit cheaper.
But aside from that, what are some other benefits of a cruise holiday and why should you go on one? You may have been thinking about doing it for the first time and are yet to see the appeal, or you may never have considered it and want to know what all the fuss is about.
Whatever it is, you may never want to return after you read our 7 reasons why you should get onboard now!
1. The convenience
One of the best things about cruise ships is they’re like a city at sea. Everything you could need or want is all within reach, and you’re spoilt for choice. Instead of a cramped plane cabin, you can enjoy onboard luxury as you travel between ports. As they say: the best thing about cruising is that you only need to unpack once!
2. You will never be bored
You’ll be so busy on the cruise you won’t have any time to be bored or run out of things to do. Every day your ship will have a list of planned activities so whether you’re into bingo, trivia, bowls, golf or even a big walk around the ship, there’s something for everyone. You can do as little or as much as you like.
3. It’s great value
There’s a big reason cruises are so popular and it has a lot to do with value. You get a lot of bang for your buck as most cruises have meals included and they have specials on drinks and spa treatments. You hardly have to pay for anything onboard if you don’t want to.
4. The food
Cruises are renowned for their onboard buffets and restaurant. Inclusive dining is usually offered in the ship’s main restaurants and buffets, and there may be a small fee to dine at the premium options. Every taste, occasion and budget is catered for, and that’s just on board! Every port stop has dining options too.
5. You’ll meet new friends
Even if you do a solo cruise, you’re bound to come home with an address book full of new friends’ contact details. Due to the confined(ish) space, you may find yourself running into the same people, so why not embrace it? Cruising should be fun and easygoing, where likeminded people can enjoy themselves.
6. Multiple destinations
On a normal flight-based holiday, you typically pick one destination for the duration of the trip. With a cruise, you get to see several destinations on one trip. The only slight disadvantage is you spend less time in each destination with more time at sea. But if relaxation is what you’re looking for, you may revel in the chance to take it easy between ports. You never know: you may discover a destination you want to visit for a longer period of time on your next trip.
7. Easy planning
A cruise saves you time planning since the itinerary is already organised for you – all you need to do is choose the cruise that fits your preferences and then pack! With a regular holiday, you have to choose where to stay, where to eat and what to do for every day you’re away. But that’s not an issue on cruises as that’s taken care for you!
Why do you love cruising?