Oct 27 Four Reasons You Should Consider a Cruise in 2017 and beyond
You’ve likely heard the stereotype: “cruises are only for the newlywed, the overfed, and the nearly dead.” Why bother taking a cruise when it’s going to be full of honeymooners and retirees, right?
This stereotype couldn’t be further from the truth. The modern cruise is one of the most affordable, convenient, and exciting ways to explore the world. Whether you’re a family with small children, or a young, single adult looking for adventure, there’s a cruise to match your lifestyle. Here are just a few of the many excellent reasons why you should consider a cruise in 2017.
Here are just a few of the many excellent reasons you should consider a cruise in 2017 … and beyond.
Cruises for Every Type of Person and Community
From families to singles, retirees to ranchers, and square dancers to drag queens, there is a cruise for every single type of person and community. More and more cruise ships cater to everyone in the family, from kid zones for the little ones to casinos for their grandparents. There are cruises for Christian communities, LGBT communities, wine aficionado communities, sports communities, and even nudist communities. Whether you’re traveling with family, friends, or even alone, you’re sure to find a cruise that matches your hobbies, sensibilities, and lifestyle.
Cruises Are an Easy Way to Explore New Countries
You want to visit a new country and deepen your knowledge of other cultures. However, visiting a new country can be daunting because it involves everything from communicating in a new language to navigating a new currency. One of the most seamless ways to explore a new country is on a cruise. Not only do you not have to worry about doing the traveling yourself, but you’ll wake up in a new city every morning! While on a cruise, you can experience as much or as little of a new city as you desire: you can choose to spend all day in that charming Italian villa or only a few minutes.
Cruises are Affordable and Easy to Plan
The most difficult part of deciding on a cruise? Deciding where to go and when! After that, your vacation is ready and set to go: your food and lodging are already taken care of. The modern cruise ship has everything from swimming pools and mini-golf to libraries and wine bars. Once you’re on the ship, you just sit back and relax. And because you pay for your cruise upfront, you don’t have to worry about hidden costs or being nickel-and-dimed throughout your vacation.
Cruises Are an Excellent Way to Meet New People
While mouth-watering food and endless activities are certainly highlights, one of the best reasons to take a cruise is because of the people. When you spend a week on the same ship as 3,000 other people, you’ll inevitably end up making at least a few new friends. And because everyone on the ship is in a great mood and happy to be there, you’ll likely strike up a conversation or two that could lead to new friendships … or more!
These are just a few of the many reasons you should consider a cruise in 2017. Have any thoughts or suggestions on your favorite cruises? We’d love to hear in the comment below! And make sure you check out Ocean Treks, Voyager, and Vacation Creation, premiering this fall!
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