As winter approaches, many of us start dreaming of our next summer (or winter) escape. You may be a fan of the cold weather, but sadly I’m not, which means as soon as the temperature drops I start dreaming of golden-sand beaches and cocktails in the sun. I have a long list of places I’d love to explore, and I think I’ve figured out one of the best ways to tick off a few places on your bucket list, without breaking the bank: sailing away on a cruise. But this isn’t the only reason a cruise might be a good idea for you, read on for my top 5 reasons a cruise is the perfect holiday for you:
1) Outstanding Value
Many of the cruises offer outstanding value, with everything inclusive, from entertainment, food, cocktails… everything. The ships themselves often have a lot of special features, from giant swimming pools, activities for kids, and even casinos. The facilities will depend on which cruise you go with, so shop around and find something that ticks all your boxes.
2) An Easy Holiday
Just hop on and hop off in the ports, and you’ve got an easy holiday with a little flexibility. Sometimes, after a busy year, the last thing you want to do is have a jam-packed itinerary that you have to create, and execute. You also wont have to travel long distances by car, and will always be in supreme comfort while on the ship. No lugging your bags to and from destinations, it’s all so easy.
3) Many Destinations in a Short Period of Time
Because you can be traveling while you sleep – in an actual bed, not cramped up in an airplane – you can cover significant distances and see many different locations in a short period of time without overwhelming or exhausting yourself – the last thing you want while on holiday.
4) Perfect for Families
If you’ve got children, sometimes it can be hard to find the right balance between keeping them happy and actually enjoying your holiday too. Many cruise ships have children’s programs, affording you a real break and a lot of fun for the kids too. Don’t send them on a boring holiday, keep them happy and you’ll find yourself happier too.
5) So Many Options