Sick of long lines at the airport, taking off your shoes and removing your liquids in the busy security line, and delayed flights? Hoping to one day take a vacation that actually feels like a vacation and doesn’t leave you stressed out and anxious? Cruising could be the answer you’re looking for.
Cruising is one of the best ways to have a relaxing holiday. That’s because you pay your cruise fare up front, and it includes everything from accommodation to food, entertainment to a spot by the pool. You can even prepay your gratuities so you don’t need to pay for them onboard.
Once you’ve paid for your cruise fare, you simply need to make sure you’ve sorted any necessary visas, been to the doctor for any vaccinations (depending on where you’ll be cruising), and figure out how you’ll get to your cruise departure port.
From there, someone else takes care of everything. You simply step on board and you’re transported from one amazing destination to another, without needing to lift a finger. In fact, you’ll often cruise at night while you’re sleeping and will wake up in a new, exciting destination.
Once you’re at each destination, you can go on some of the cruise excursions too. These can include everything from being driven around in an air conditioned coach to cooking lessons, snorkelling, scuba diving, walking tours, and much more. You can choose to spend as much or as little time onboard as you like- some people don’t even get off the cruise ship and prefer to stay on and enjoy a massage in the spa, work out in the gym, or relax by the pool (enjoying the peace and quiet).
Cruising is also surprisingly cost effective. For example, if you were to take a trip to Haiti, the Bahamas, and Cuba, getting from destination to destination would be ridiculously expensive. On a cruise, you can get a little taste of each place- enough to know if you’d like to return in the future. But you can see many more destinations than you would be able to if you were to try and do the same itinerary yourself in the same amount of time.
Considering the food is all you can eat, there are plenty of free attractions and facilities on board, and your fare is almost all-inclusive, you’d be crazy not to try cruising in 2019.