Cruising can become an addiction for travelers. People who love cruising love it for different reasons, with some reasons being obvious while other reasons may be lesser known, especially to people who have never cruised before.
Here are the top reasons we like about going on a cruise vacation.
The All-Inclusive Convenience
One of the biggest draws of cruising is the all-inclusive experience. You can fully pay for the cruise and have no additional charges during the cruise. The paid price will include the room, the daily cleaning of the room, the pool access, the all you can eat buffet offered daily. The formal dinners with full service. Also, with most cruises you can order multiple entrees or multiple desserts with each meal. No bill to pay after eating, unless you add in drinks from the bar. It is like the typical dining experience you may have elsewhere, but without the bill at the end.
All of the entertainment is typically included in the cruise price. And with all of these things in one place, from food and entertainment to your room, cruising takes the hassle out of travel planning. Not having to drive to each of these things can be a big selling point for vacationers. You only need to unpack once and you can visit multiple destinations without having to do anything about transportation.
A short walk to dinner, a short walk to the comedy club, and short walk to the other entertainment aboard the ship, such as the casino or the pool and hot tub. This makes cruising a great choice for people who want a stress-free vacation.
How Cruising Offers More Value for Your Money
Cruising is a great value for money. The cost of going on a cruise typically includes the room, food, entertainment, and visits to cruise ports. Many cruise lines offer promotions and discounts such as onboard credit for rooms. The credit can be used for merchandise on the ship, or for excursions at the cruise ports of call. This makes cruising an even more affordable option. You can bounce from activity to activity without adding up additional costs and time. With simple planning you can be doing something fun every hour of your cruise.
The Endless Variety of Activities on a Cruise Ship
Cruise ships have near endless variety of activities for passengers on the cruise ship. Everything from water slides for kids, to piano bars bingo, and casinos for adults. Cruise ships also offer spa services from massage to hair salon services. The spa services are at an additional cost, and you can usually get a spa tour on the first days of the cruise. You will have a hard time feeling board on a cruise ship since you can always explore the destination ports of call during the cruise. Some areas of the ship will have sport bars so you can watch live sporting events. NFL games may air during the cruise, but typically not on the in room TV sets. People watching is also a fun and relaxing activity, if you want to take things slow during your cruise. For people that just want to relax on the cruise you can visit the adult only pool area or hang out at the quite on-board library. If you have a room with a balcony you can order room service and spend as much time as you want enjoying your balcony view.
Relaxation at Sea: The Perfect Balance of Activity and Rest on a Cruise
One of the best things about cruising is the dining options. You can hit the buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as for a late night snack. Cruisers will often go to the formal dining hall where you are waited on in restaurant style, and then go to the buffet after for a small second meal. Most cruises also offer, at an additional cost, the option for specialist dining in the smaller on-ship restaurants. It is recommended to experience the included dining options before booking one of the on-ship restaurants because the included dining can be quite good. Some nights may even have filet minion and lobster tail as an included entree. Cheese plates and shrimp cocktails are usually offered at every dinner. Dining for breakfast will also have quite a few options that you cannot get at the breakfast buffet such as quiche and oversized french toast.
Making Connections: How Cruising Offers the Opportunity to Meet New People and Make Lasting Memories
While this may not be for everyone, the cruising experience offers an excellent opportunity to meet new people from all over the world. You can meet people at the clubs, or at the pool, and at the nightly dinners. When participating in on-board activities, you can make new friends in the process. Also, many cruise lines offer singles events and meet-and-greets, making it easy for travelers to connect with others. You’ll find people from all ranges of ages and all from different locations. Good conversations to have may be about what everyone did at the cruise port, past cruise experiences, and other easy conversations that can connect you to new people you have met on the cruise.
We are sure one of the five reasons we listed will be a reason you love going on cruises.