We have booked a cruise for this month and I can’t wait! According to Business Insider nearly 1 in 20 Australians went cruising last year. A massive 27% increase. Cruising is the faster growing form of holiday and Australians are certainly jumping on board
My husband and I love cruising! I never thought I would say it because I thought there were only two types of people who enjoyed cruising. The senior seniors of our society or the young party animals who take cruises to the South Pacific Islands and just want to drink and party 24/7. Over the last 5 years we have taken quite a few cruises and I’m definitely hooked.
I written before about the Pros and Cons of cruising which you can read here before making the final decision. No pressure, but to me it is Pros all the way.
6 Reasons Why your next holiday should be a cruise
1. A Floating resort
You are booked into a floating hotel resort with everything that a land resort can offer plus more.
2. Variety of options for length of cruise
Cruises have different lengths of travel from 3 days to around the world cruises of over 100 days.
3. Once you unpack that is it for the holiday.
This is my favourite! No packing, racing to the next destination and unpacking for a night or two, then repeating the process over a period of two weeks. Not to mention lugging heavy bags and negotiating public transport in a foreign country.
4. Flexibility & total relaxation
You have the same flexibility onboard as you would in a normal resort. You can participate in the ‘at sea day’ activities and take dance or yoga classes, attend art auctions, laze by the pool or find a cosy nook in one of the bars to relax, have a quiet drink or read a book.
5. Explore the world
You visit fascinating destinations without the hassle as you usually sail at night and arrive at a new destination the next morning. This gives you a taste of different places and if you don’t like it you are only there for the day and can go back to the ship. If you like it you can enjoy the experience and put it on the bucket list for a return visit and a longer stay.
I love this part of the cruise. The evening shows are top class and there are usually different shows every night so something is sure to appeal.
Oh and if you aren’t convinced yet then what about the cute animals they make from towels and leave on your bed. Surely that must be the top reason to book a cruise today!