Gary and are a going on a cruise ~ a 21 day cruise on Saturday, our longest cruise to date. So I thought I would share with you 5 reasons why I like cruising and hopefully they will inspire you to want to go on a cruise.
1. Visiting New Destinations
I love to travel and visit new places. With cruising, I can visit multiple places on one trip.
One day, you wake up in Aruba. You go to bed and the next morning the ship is in a new country. You can taste the local food, wander their markets, look at their people; there is nothing more rewarding like enjoying the culture and interacting with the local people.
And the best part … you only have to unpack once … no checking in and out of hotels and losing time traveling between destinations. Cruising is the perfect way to sample several new ports on one trip.
2. Meeting People from Around the Globe
I love meeting new people and believe that you can never have too many friends.
I love hearing stories of fellow cruisers who have met others on a cruise who are now friends and travel together.
A few ways to meet people on a cruise is at dinner, meet and greets and at various activities that are offered onboard.
Also, you really get to know your cabin steward and dining wait staff. A lot of them are so friendly and from all over the world. So you can really get exposed to a lot of cultures.
3. Food to Please Every Palate
Cruise ships usually have lots of dining options, offering a wide range of choices from fast food to room service to specialty restaurants to formal dining.
The idea of traveling to exotic destinations with any food allergies in the mix can be a little intimidating. I’m gluten sensitive so I just let the maître d know and I’m given the menu ahead of time to order my selections. Most everything can be made gluten free with a few exceptions.
4. On-board Activities
Cruise ships offer a variety of on-board activities from towel folding, guest lectures on a variety of topics, trivia, comedy, evening shows. You can do as much (or as little as you want).
5. Best Bang For the Buck
Cruising offers the best bang for the buck out of any type of vacation available. For one low price, your accommodations, food, entertainment, and transportation from one port to another is included.