When you consider how busy people are these days, it’s no surprise that Cruising is one of the most popular modes of traveling. Think about it. Literally, you will have 3+ days of pure bliss on a floating resort, practically any type of food you’d like, be treated like royalty by staff, participate in daily activities like Zumba, volleyball tournaments, trivia games, try your luck in the casino, enjoy nightly entertainment from singers, ventriloquists, dancers and musicians, be pampered in the on-site Spa, eat till your heart’s content or burn those same calories at the full service gym. What’s not to like?
Add on the fact that cruise ships visit different ports and it’s easy to see why this would be a very cost effective way to get away from it all. I will admit that previously, I’d decided that my first cruise would be my last and only recently realized that perhaps, I’d been too hasty.
If you prefer a relaxing, care-free vacation where you only need to show up and have the time of your life or just opt to relax, lounge around the pool and do nothing, cruising may be the ideal solution for you.
That sounds lovely, but everyone knows that there are a billion cruise lines. How do I go about choosing the right one for me?
If you asked three people that same question, you would get three different answers. The answer is highly subjective and truly depends on the type of cruise you are looking for. Take Carnival Cruises, for example. They have a reputation for being a ‘party’ cruiser, however, when I was aboard the Carnival Liberty, there were 4,000 kids there. The lovely thing is that I saw maybe two of them. Carnival has a very good program for the youngsters that keeps them well occupied for the length of the cruise. Therefore, families should not be wary of booking with them and singles should know that they will feel that they are almost on an adults only cruise.READ MORE