Have you ever been on a cruise? If you haven’t then perhapsit’s time you turned your attention to the perks of this kind of holiday, not least the fact that you get to cruise some of the most beautiful parts of the world, seeing several places all in the space of one holiday.
What could be better?
When the weather is a little, shall we say, gloomy, back home, the thought of setting sail and seeing some sun-drenched destinations is something to perk up even the darkest days, and the good news is that the price of this type of holiday is reducing year upon year.
If you’re yet to be convinced about the major advantages to be had when choosing a cruise break, here are a few reasons why you should be thinking about booking one for your next break.
You get to see so much in the space of one holiday
If you’re not too bothered about exploring one particular place on a land-based holiday, and you simply want to explore a region, perhaps take bite-sized chunks of a destination into your life, then a cruise is an ideal way to do just that. There are many different cruise destinations, which span several regions, such as the Canary Islands, the Norwegian fjords, Caribbean cruises, the Far East, even Antarctica, and perhaps around the world too. The choices are endless, and you get to see a snapshot of several places, perhaps giving you inspiration for your next holiday.
Food is generally included in the price
Now, this isn’t a one size fits all rule, but it is a general rule of thumb; basically, food is often included in the price of your cruise, so you don’t need to budget money for your meals. This means the money you do save for your holiday can be spent on fun things, like shopping and shore excursions, rather than the run of the mill items of everyday life. You may need to add a drinks package onto the price of your break, but this is personal choice and still works out cheaper than paying as you go.
You get to meet lots of new people
Cruises are a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded people, whilst still giving you personal space to enjoy your holiday. Basically, a cruise ship is a floating holiday resort and there are all manner of different types of entertainment going on throughout the day and into the evening; this is the perfect opportunity to chat to people you may never have met otherwise. Who knows, you might meet a new life-long friend!
Cruise ship facilities are fantastic
We just touched on this subject, but cruise ships are packed with facilities, including bars, resturants, swimming pools, theatres, shops, and all manner of entertainment, to the point where you might not actually want to leave your ship for shore days!
You can add on a land break if you so wish
Cruising is a flexible kind of deal, so if you want to add a few days in the city your cruise is leaving from then you can do that quite easily at the beginning or end of your holiday. Many people choose to spend a few days in that particular city before setting sail, so they know they are right where they need to be, with no worries.
As you can see, cruises have major perks, and it’s certainly time you took advantage of them.
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