If you have taken a cruise before, you know all that it has to offer. But if you have only been thinking about taking your first cruise vacation, here are some great reasons why a cruise vacation is worthy of a top spot on your list.
You can see several destinations, and unpack one time.
With the exception of the “cruise to nowhere” and transatlantic cruises, even a short weekend cruise will usually take you to at least two different ports. It is a great way to sample different regions, cross off several cities on your destination “bucket list” or explore a foreign city and not worry about the language barrier (shore tours offered by the cruise line or outside vendors offer tours in multiple languages). And don’t forget that the ship itself is a destination.
From stage performances, night clubs and dining, the ship you chose is as unique as the ports of call. Spas, pools with water slides, rock climbing walls, culinary or dance lessons, the possibilities are endless!
Cruising is family friendly, or romantic.
Taking the kids or extended family on a cruise is a great way for everyone to travel together, but have their own vacation. Everyone has their chance to make the day what they want, and then reconnect at dinner. Kids clubs offer a safe place for kids to call their “own” and parents to know they are having fun while you go relax at the adults only pool or the spa. Separated by age groups, the activities make sure every has a great time. So much so, there have been reports of kids wanting to skip dinner with the family!
On the flipside, if you are looking for a romantic getaway a cruise is a great way to reconnect. A stroll on the deck at sunset. Sipping champagne on your balcony. Dining at a private table in a specialty restaurant. Lounging by the adults only pool. Sharing a couples massage. Cruising provides endless ways to get away and rekindle the flame.
The ships may all be on water, but that is where the similarities end.
Not all cruises are large, floating resorts with staterooms for thousands. While the larger ships have more amenities and a larger array of options, the smaller ships offer unique options and ports of call the larger ships just can’t get to. Smaller ships mean fewer passengers, which means a less crowded feel.
Less space for stages and large kids areas means fewer of the amenities like shows and miniature golf courses, but they more than make up for it with specialized itineraries and enrichment programs. The large and mega ships have
more options for dining, daytime activities, evening entertainment and areas for meeting around the ship.
Cruising is very easy to plan once you find the right type of cruise for your vacation. Creative Vacations is committed to working with you to find the right fit for you. Have more questions or ready to get started? Give us a call!