Cruising is a great way to see the world. Once upon a time, taking a cruise meant nothing more than being able to island hop around the Caribbean. Today, cruising is so much more and is becoming one of the popular options for a holiday. With unique itineraries, exotic destinations such as Africa, French Riviera and all-inclusive options like those available with river cruises through Asia with Mekong tours and trips, you will find that cruising is not only a unique experience, but an affordable one as well. Cruising is a great way to reach locations that are otherwise difficult to get to and is fabulous for checking off multiple destinations on your bucket list.
When choosing a cruise, it is also important to note the difference between a river cruise and an ocean cruise. An ocean cruise will take you through countries, while a river cruise will take you to countries, allowing for a more unique experience by getting you more immersed in the different cultures.
With the improvements in cruise vessels, more destination options and expert planned excursions, cruising will help you to make the most out of your vacation time.
Don’t believe us? We feel cruising is a great travel option, because:
1. IT IS MORE AFFORDABLE THAN YOU THINK
All-inclusive cruising not only takes the extra vacation worries away, it keeps the vacation cost consolidated to one price, which helps there to be no surprises while you enjoy your vacation. You’ll find that in the all-inclusive package accommodations, transportation, and meals are included, with some packages even including airfare. You also get more value for your money when you consider all the destinations you will be able to experience.
2. VISIT MORE DESTINATIONS
With the many destination options available to choose from today, you can be comfortably travelling through the most exotic destinations. Cruising lets you maximize the time you are spending on vacation. You get to sit back and relax as you are taken to your next destination with everything at your destination already pre-arranged for you. You’re able to see more, and relax more at the same time. You may find that you don’t have enough time in each destination, but you’ll be given a good taste of each destination. You will able to find out what destinations you like most, and will be able to make an informed decision of where you would like to return to.
3. IT TAKES THE WORRY OUT OF EXOTIC DESTINATIONS
You’ll find you are able to marvel at secluded villages, unspoiled vistas, pristine sandbanks, impressive rock formations and have authentic encounters, all without having to stress over plans working out. Cruising also removes a lot of obstacles that you would otherwise face if traveling by land such as language barriers, visa worry, transportation stress and customs trouble. You may feel that cruising will take away from some of the authenticity of your travels, but the ease of cruising, the ability to see more far off places, and the perks that come with it will surely make up for it. Cruising offers a broader view of the world at once.
4. NO EXTRA PACKING
When you’re covering as much ground traveling by land on your own as you will during your cruise, you will constantly be re-packing your bags to move to the next destination. On a cruise, you unpack only once. No need to worry about being packed and checked out of the hotel by a certain time to make your transportation. Unpack once and all you are left with worrying about is what to wear.
5. YOU CAN RELAX RIGHT AFTER YOUR TRIP IS BOOKED
Planning a vacation can be stressful, especially when you’re left juggling all the plans yourself. Cruising helps to eliminate the extra stress. You pick the itinerary that best suits your desires, and get to leave the agenda to the experts, picking what excursions you like best and not having to spend hours upon hours researching different options. There is no stressing about planes, trains and other means of transportation.
Have you ever been on a cruise? What were your thoughts?