5 Reasons you should consider taking a Cruise

5 Reasons to take a Cruise

If you are anything like me then perhaps you have an ever growing bucket list of places you want to visit and things you want to see and do but never seem to get the time to tick them off.

As much as I love slinging on a backpack and heading off to explore, let’s face it, traveling can be hard work and when you want to pack in as many destinations as possible all the planning and organising, booking hotels, buses and trains in a foreign language can be exhausting. It’s even harder if you have limited time or you are travelling with children or a large group.

So what’s the solution? How can you tick off that bucket list without the stress?

Why not consider a cruise?!

Here’s 5 reasons why you might want to consider taking a cruise.

#1: You can visit multiple destinations with no hassle

Cruising could be the perfect way to tick many places off your bucket list with no stress or hassle. Cruise holidays are super easy to plan as all the transportation and accommodation are arranged for you so there’s no need to pack and unpack, try to work out local bus or ferry schedules in a foreign language or lug your suitcase up and down the streets searching for a hotel. With a cruise you can simply pick your perfect ship, itinerary and cabin and your cruise ship becomes a floating hotel that glides from city to city, or from island to island. Each morning you can wake up in a new place feeling relaxed, refreshed and ready to explore so you can enjoy yourself without the worrying and planning that normally goes into a multi destination holiday.

cruise ship in Norway fjords

#2 Cruises are not as expensive as you might think.

You might be surprised at how affordable cruising can be. Taking a cruise can be a great value vacation and because often the fare includes accommodation, transport, food and activities and evening entertainment you can relax and not worry about budgeting your money whilst on the cruise. Cruising needn’t set you back any more than a regular 2 week package holiday but you get to see so many places! If you are looking for a bargain keep an eye out for special offers or last minute deals

#3 There is a cruise to suit everyone!

Whatever type of person you are and whatever your dream destination is you can find a cruise to suit you; from family friendly and huge, action packed liners, to small, intimate intrepid adventures down the river Nile or even to the Antarctic! Cruises come in all shapes and sizes and go pretty much everywhere that there is a port! There are so many options, take a look at some these exciting cruise routes and itineraries to get a taste of the variety available.

One of the best places for cruising has to be Europe, a literal smorgasboard of culture, food, history and iconic sights within easy reach.  Cruising around Europe could be your passport to ticking off some of Europe’s most famous and enchanting cities in a stylish, affordable and stress free way.

cruise ship in lisbon

#4 There’s so much to do onboard a cruise ship

Don’t be worried that long days at sea will be boring. Cruise ships are like floating cities, they have all the necessary services on aboard and so much more.  While on a cruise you can do as little or as much as you want from lounging by the pool, or taking a yoga class or even rock climbing. Or you could learn something new by taking a workshop or class. In the evenings try food from around the world at the many on board restaurants, hit the casino, dance the night away, watch a movie or enjoy live entertainment. Trust me, you won’t get bored on the ship!

#5: Cruise Ships are sociable and family friendly.

Cruising is a great way to meet new people and make new friends from all around the world. You never know who you might meet by the pool or at dinner, you may even fall in love!

Cruise holidays are also really family friendly. There are activities for all ages and ships have many kids clubs and facilities where children can make new friends whilst giving adults some time alone.

A cruise holiday can be the perfect solution for a stress free vacation that pleases all the family. If you want to tick off multiple exotic locations in a stylish and stressfree way without breaking the bank then maybe its time you considered a cruise!

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