When planning a cruise vacation, many people are apprehensive because they do not relish the idea of being ‘cooped up’ on board a ship for maybe a week and standing in line for buffet lunches and spending the evening maybe crossing numbers on a bingo card. But how wrong that perception is! A cruise vacation is a fantastic experience and in our book, cruises are the only way to holiday! Let’s find out why.
A cruise is great value for money. Pay once for everything and you are done: accommodation, meals and most entertainment is taken care of in one go! If you do the math you will see that on many cruises you are paying just about USD 100 per day. Now that’s a steal!
The food is absolutely fantastic. With so much of choice it’s no wonder that you may go back having put on oodles of weight. Food is available almost round the clock and a wide choice too– the Windjammer Café is packed all day with a buffet style spread from which you can help yourself. The formal dining room for dinner lends a touch of class and you get to know your fellow cruisers while you are served course by course by well-informed and smiling servers. And if that’s not enough, have a late night snack by ordering room service – all on the house!
The service on board is great – the ratio of staff on board a luxury liner is normally 1 staff per 2 persons – how personalized is that! One can almost get spoiled when you find your cabin being spruced up thrice a day! The best part is the staff is informative, smiling and always at hand to help you.
It’s amazing how friendships can be struck up with fellow cruisers! First of all, the atmosphere is such that most people are relaxed and more open to ‘opening’ up with strangers. On the dinner table you are going to dine with the same people for the length of the cruise, and then you will keep bumping into them at other activities or in the spa.
So much to do and so little time. This pretty much sums up the plethora of activities one can indulge in on board. Rock climbing, basketball, mini golf course, ice skating, art auctions, and yes, even bingo! Of course can also choose to do none of the above and simply chill out with a drink by the pool, sit on your balcony marveling at the sea or spend some time at the fully equipped spa to relax and get rejuvenated!
World class entertainment available on board every evening – comedy acts, Broadway style shows, jugglers and more– all for free! Fun evenings too, where you can dance to live bands and DJ music.
Dock at a different port everyday and get the chance to explore new destinations. Take shore excursions organized by the cruise ship or do it on your own to get the flavor of the place. All this without the inconvenience of packing and unpacking every day!
Cruise ships are family friendly and there is something to for everyone. Do all or do nothing at all – the choice is all yours!
So go on – book your next vacation now, because you just can’t go wrong on a cruise!