Cruise holidays offer an experience unlike any other adventure. As you set sail to far flung destinations, you’ll enjoy plenty of luxury and unrivalled hospitality. For those not convinced, we’ve chosen 6 of the best reasons to take a cruise at least once in your lifetime.
Visit several destinations
Traditional holidays have their restrictions where you can be limited to one region or country. Opt for the convenience of a cruise and you’ll explore multiple countries in one trip. Whether you’re hopping from one paradise island to the next in the Caribbean or seeing the best of Europe on a whistle stop tour, a cruise offers an unforgettable experience. As an added bonus, you’ll only unpack the suitcase once and all the stress of planning schedules is done for you.
Considering the destinations you’ll visit and one-of-a-kind experiences you’ll enjoy along the way, a cruise holiday is surprisingly affordable. Unlimited food, drinks and on shore excursions are all covered as part of the service. With this all-inclusive price, there’s no unexpected costs to account for, meaning you can budget in advance.
There’s heaps to do
Spending several days at sea may seem like a chore but many cruise liners offer an unbelievable array of facilities. For those looking to unwind, why not enjoy an indulgent massage at a fully equipped spa? The more active can play football or tennis and even try some rock climbing. Evening entertainment is equally impressive with guests able to visit a casino, watch a cabaret show or dine at one of many outstanding restaurants. It’s just few things to look forward to when travelling on a floating city.
It’s great for couples
Few adventures offer the romantic allure of sailing to some of the most sought after destinations in the world with your loved one. Many cruise lines even offer honeymoon packages offering access to adult only restaurants and romantic on shore excursions from dolphin spotting to candle lit meals. Alternatively, choose one of the many small cruise liners for an even more intimate experience. Travelling on a yacht is a great way to avoid the crowds of tourists and rekindle the romance in a peaceful setting.
Children love it
One of the most child-friendly forms of travel available, many cruises offer a great service for families. With activities to suit all ages, children will be kept busy at a kid’s club, waterpark, arcade and more. There will also be plenty of opportunities to make new friends and they’ll love the experience of visiting so many new places. Always check before travelling, many cruises offer discounts for those travelling with kids – they could even travel for free.
Whatever your reason for taking a cruise holiday, you’re guaranteed a once in a lifetime experience.
[x_alert heading=”ABOUT THE AUTHOR” type=”info”]Colm B Daley is a barman, barista and digital nomad from Cork, Ireland. He loves the ports of Europe and the Mediterranean Sea. Next on his to-do list is South America![/x_alert]