Vacation travel isn’t what it used to be. Standing in long lines at airports, having everything you own (including your body!) scanned every time you pass a check-point, lugging suitcases, packing and unpacking at every new hotel, getting in and out of cars or buses for overland transportation —- the travails of vacationing can be stressful and often overshadow the pleasure and relaxation a vacation is supposed to provide. Add in highly variable and expensive restaurant meals and entertainment, and land/air vacations often prove to be more work and expense than pleasure. Knowing this, many people simply choose to forego the delights of vacation travel. But don’t give up your vacation dreams just yet!
Cruise vacations offer a stress-free travel alternative. The advantages of cruise vacationing are many. Consider the “pluses” of making your next vacation a cruise vacation:
1.) Fine Food and Entertainment. Cruise ships are well-known for offering the finer pleasures of gourmet dining and night life. Luxury cruises feature lavish meals and world-class entertainment. Even many of the “less-than-luxury” cruises feature opulent buffets and dazzling entertainment. You’ll have to go to Las Vegas to best shipboard nightlife!
. Cruise ships are well-known for offering the finer pleasures of gourmet dining and night life. Luxury cruises feature lavish meals and world-class entertainment. Even many of the “less-than-luxury” cruises feature opulent buffets and dazzling entertainment. You’ll have to go to Las Vegas to best shipboard nightlife!
2.) Unsurpassed Sight-Seeing. With so many ports of call in a single trip, nothing beats cruising for really “getting around” and seeing the sites. Travel by land takes MUCH longer and is a lot more trouble, especially going from country to country. When it comes to fabulous destinations like the Caribbean or Hawaiian islands, overland travel isn’t even possible.
Cruising is “the” way to see many fabulous cities and sites in a few days or a week. You unpack once, stay in the same luxurious room the entire trip but still see many and various ports of call. Cruise vacationing “cover a lot of ground” by NOT covering ground!
3.) “All-inclusive.” Cruise vacationing offers elegant lodging, fine dining and entertainment, fabulous leisure activities and a colorful palette of sites and cities without any of the fuss and bother of making separate travel arrangements for each. Once your cruise travel arrangements are made and you show up at the departure dock, simply sit back, relax and enjoy your vacation!
4.) “Spa-Quality” Leisure. Get a massage or facial, swim, breathe fresh air, work on your tan, sip a tropical drink poolside while underway to your next port of call. Cruising affords the opportunity to come home refreshed, relaxed and looking like you’ve spent a week at a fabulous health spa! (You have!)