More and more people are finding out about the pleasures of cruise vacations including singles, families, couples, honeymooners, second honeymooners and groups of friends and families.
Last year alone, approximately seven million people enjoyed a cruise vacation & here are just 10 reasons why!
1. Cruise vacations are good value
The price of your vacation includes all of your meals and in-between snacks on-board; your accommodation, activities, children programs and entertainment. Throw in the exciting journey to some of the most fascinating and charming places in the world and you have yourself a great deal. You will also know what your vacation will end up costing you before you go. Typically, your only extra expense accrued will be alcoholic drinks, specialty restaurants, optional shore excursions and personal services such as spa treatments.
2. Cruise vacations have amazing dining
You have so much choice and variety of cuisine on a cruise, you will not be disappointed. From gourmet meals that showcase renown chefs to pizza parlors and buffets. The choice is yours whether to sit down for a delectable five course feast or grab a hamburger at the bistro. The only thing that is guaranteed is that you will not go hungry on a cruise.
3. Cruise vacations will pamper you
Regardless of which cruise you choose, all cruise lines pamper their guests with first-class service around the clock. Staff are there to make sure your needs are met. From chocolates on your pillow to your favourite drink waiting for you at your dinner table, you will feel like you are being spoiled day and night.
4. Cruise vacations have an enormous amount of variety
A cruise ship is a floating resort, with all the things a fine resort has to offer and more. You can go non-stop. Enjoy one great show after another, enjoy daily tour excursions, visit the spa, listen to a lecture, shop and then dance the night away, or you can lie back and just read a book on deck and just let your cares float away.
5. Cruise vacations are for everyone
There are hundreds of different ships, dozens of cruise lines and over 1800 ports-of-call with hundreds of places to see and things to do. Small, large, formal, relaxed, budget and luxury there is a perfect cruise out there for you.
6. Cruise vacations make vacations simple
The hassles of an ordinary vacation are completely eliminated because a cruise vacation is one convenient package. You don't have to worry about making dinner or nightclub reservations, running to make flight connections as you travel from one destination to another, or packing and unpacking. Once you're on board, nearly all expenses are pre-paid... it just does not get more carefree than that.
7. Cruise vacations are great for family vacations
Families love cruising and often there is a reduced rate for children. Traveling with Grandparents? Even better, they will love it as much as kids. With a variety of children's programs geared from little ones to teenagers, kid-friendly menus, swimming, sports, games, movies and exploring new places, your kids will not be bored for a second. The experienced child coordinators will keep your children happy and safe while allowing you some time alone.
8. Cruise vacations are great for couples and romance
During the day you can enjoy secluded beaches or romantic villages, enjoy room service on a balcony overlooking the ocean. At night, enjoy dancing, musical shows, gaming or a quiet evening watching the moon bounce off the ocean as the warm breeze drifts over the two of you.
9. Cruise vacations are the most satisfying
Cruises have a higher percentage of satisfied customers than any other vacation experience, once people try it; they come back again and again. Over 90% of passengers booking a cruise return for a 2nd cruise. Most guests onboard are planning their next cruise while they are still on their current cruise.
10. Cruise vacations are the ultimate vacations
You can see the world on a cruise. Feel free to completely unwind or take a walk on the wild side. If you want you can dance the night away or go up on deck and steal a kiss from your love. Make new friends, feast on sumptuous cuisine, learn something new, or just hang out and bond with your family.