A cruise vacation was unthinkable for most except for a very few extremely wealthy, just a short while ago. Today it has become affordable and there are plenty of people going just about everywhere. What makes a cruise attractive is that you are on a luxurious floating hotel the whole time, with everything a luxurious hotel can provide. The hotel takes you to your tour city without any inconvenience. No more long layovers at airports and losing precious vacation time, packing and unpacking suitcases and shuttling between airports and hotels, as you make your way from one country to another. A cruise is indeed the best possible way to have a great vacation for all ages.
Let’s have a look at all that a cruise can provide. Cruises have become extremely affordable and there are a wide variety of good, reliable operators throughout the year. They all have multiple travel destinations and practically every tourist attraction is covered. There are tremendous off-season discounts as well available throughout the year. Older travelers or couples can choose cruises when there are no vacation crowds. Families with children usually prefer vacation time and will always find discounts for somewhere interesting.
A cruise is all inclusive. All board and lodging is totally and food is available 24/7. The pools, all entertainment facilities and shops are open right through the day and well into the night. There’s plenty of onboard entertainment for both adults and children of all ages. There are facilities and trainers for rock climbing, in addition to scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing and ocean swimming. Of course there are plenty of gyms with trainers to keep in shape as well. Then there are all the beauty parlors and spas with massages. Many cruises also have casinos on board. There are doctors and other health personnel on board too. Overall you end up spending much less than on a long vacation covering four or more countries.
A cruise can cover from four or more countries with one or more ports of call in each. This system allows you to visit remote ports without tourist facilities, which would normally be expensive if done via land. Thus your luxurious floating hotel takes you there without airport hassles and undocumented hotel reservations that could be a nasty surprise.
Being on a cruise is a great way to meet all kinds of interesting people. Children and teenagers too can find new friends and not be bored. There are special cruises for singles too. However, even on regular cruises it is easy to meet really nice people and date.
Big names like Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Princess Cruises, Crystal etc. offer cruises. They offer fabulous installations and amenities on board. Most cruises have a ratio of two to three or more, crew vs. passengers, which makes for absolutely excellent services. More and more vacation goers are taking cruises. It’s a relaxing way to have a really great vacation for all ages and lifestyles. Have a great cruise.