Top reasons why you should take a cruise this year
By Simon Duncan on May 25, 2018
Cruising continues to rise in popularity as travellers do everything they can to avoid the stress associated with airports. If you haven’t yet cruised, you’ve been missing out. While cruising used to be solely for an older demographic, these days people of all ages are enjoying the convenience and fun of cruising around the world.
Here are some top reasons why you should take a cruise this year:
Cruising can be an incredibly cost-effective way to travel. It’s possible to get a good deal on a cruise by signing up to travel newsletters and being flexible with your cruising dates. And even if you pay full-price, you’re likely to still spend less than if you were to travel to the same destinations without a cruise. Cruising gives you great bang for your buck, as it allows you to see numerous places without needing to actually pay for transportation to those places.
When you pay for your cruise fare, you’re paying for all of your meals, entertainment, and transportation. You can also choose to pay for things like gratuities and tours in advance, along with drink packages. This means that you won’t need to keep opening your wallet while you’re on board.
How many times have you gone on holiday only to get home and realise that you’re still as stressed out as when you left? While travel is rewarding, it can also be a stressful experience, with delayed flights, long lines, and continually checking in and out of hotels. When you cruise, you’ll be avoiding all of the worst parts of travel. From the moment you step onboard, you don’t need to worry about anything except what time you’ll have dinner and whether you’ll lie by the pool or hit the gym. Everything is taken care of, and best of all, you’ll only unpack once.
Cruising is also a great way to meet new friends. You’ll be travelling with like-minded people who also want to explore the world, and there are plenty of opportunities to get to know them over dinner and while doing activities onboard. Don’t be surprised if you make friends for life on your cruise and end up visiting each other in your respective states (or countries) once the cruise is over.
Have you been on a cruise yet? Or are you planning one for the future? Leave a comment below and let me know.