Opinion 9 Reasons Why a Cruise is the Best Type of Vacation

9 Reasons Why a Cruise is the Best Type of Vacation

Trying to decide the next vacation for you and your family?  Here are nine reasons why a cruise is the best type of vacation that you choose.

Ever changing ocean views –   When you stay in a resort you have one view, and one only view for your entire stay. Whether you are cruising through the Inside Passage, in Glacier Bay, through fjords of Norway, or by the islands of the Caribbean, your view will constantly be changing on a cruise.

Visit multiple places and only unpack once – Cruising allows for you to visit multiple places and you only have to unpack once.  There is no checking and out of different hotels, unpacking/packing in every place that you visit.  Unpack on embarkation day and you are set for your entire vacation. It doesn’t get any easier than that.

No time lost traveling between places – Nothing will waste your precious vacation time than waiting at airports as you fly from one city or island to another. One of the major benefits of taking a cruise is that there is no time lost traveling between places that you visit.  As you travel from one place to another, you can have dinner, take in a Broadway or comedy show, and even indulge in a spa treatment.  Traveling doesn’t get any better than that.

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Opportunity to try new cuisine – Afraid of ordering something that you never tried before in a restaurant and then having to pay for something that you didn’t care for? One of the great things I love about cruising is the opportunity to try new cuisine at no extra cost.  This has allowed me to try frog legs, alligator, escargot, and a variety of other selections.

Offers most bang for the buck –  The value that a cruise provides stands alone among the different types of vacations that are offered.  Cruises can usually be found starting at around $50-70 a day per person for an inside stateroom (I have seen them as low as $30). This includes all of your food, lodging, entertainment, and transportation from one port to another.

Broadway style shows at no extra cost –  Cruise ships offer Broadway style shows that come at no extra cost.  From CATS on Oasis of the Seas to Witches of Paris on MSC Divina, you can take in an incredible show without having to pay a penny extra.

Sunrises/sunsets at sea – Sunrises and sunsets at sea at nothing short of incredible.  On a cruise, you get to experience both every day of your vacation.  With a 360 degree view of the water, there are no bad views on a cruise.

Brings out the best in people – There is something about cruising that brings out a side in people that you don’t see on land. I never get tired of seeing grandmas and grandpas dancing on the pool deck like they are 60 years younger. Is it the salty air or motion of the ocean? Whichever it is, I hope it never stops.

More addicting than any other type of vacation – Anyone who has been on a cruise knows how addicting they can be.  There is a saying that says: “If you are not on a cruise, you are either planning or thinking about your next one”.   Why are they so addicting?  Because a cruise is the best type of vacation that you can take.

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Ben Souza
Ben is a world traveler who has visited 42 countries and taken over 50 cruises. His writings have appeared and been cited in various media outlets such as Yahoo News, MSN, NPR, Drudge Report, CNN, Fox, and ABC News. Ben currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio. Follow Ben on Instagram. Visit Ben Souza on Linkedin. You may email Ben at [email protected]
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