07 Feb 7 Things Cruise Lovers Know (And You Should)
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There are some places that you can’t drive to. Places without airports – places only available by boat. These are among the precious treasures of cruise goers. What’s more, you can travel to them in absolute luxury. Here are some other gems true cruise lovers know.
VIP Treatment Costs Less Than You’d Imagine
You can get a good deal on a cruise, still get star treatment, plus added extras won’t usually break the bank. You might even consider traveling on smaller ships, where the crew to passenger ratio is much higher, as this can give you more personal attention, for an experience that feels ‘VIP’.
Cabins Don’t Have to be Pill-Boxy
Obviously, the more you’re willing to pay … the more you’ll get (in terms of onboard experience). And even if you can’t afford a suite, many staterooms can be surprisingly spacious – especially if you get an open view balcony. There are even some interior rooms, with virtual views, so you enjoy the illusion of more space, without having to pay a penny extra.
Never a Dull Moment
For many, the main point of a cruise is to travel to exciting destinations. But even between port stops, options for activity are endless. Many large cruise ships are kitted out with fully equipped gyms, mini golf, rock climbing and even coasters & carousels. There are ‘Fun Ship,’ lines that come complete with shopping, spa and activity areas like big-win casinos and daily live shows.
Once-in-a-lifetime Shore Excursions
The best times off the ship are often had with shore excursions. These include once-in-a-lifetime experiences like husky sledding or zip lining through tropical rainforest. Excursions provide an authentic way to get to know the local area you are visiting. What’s more, there are even opportunities to spend time with local residents, in their homes for a meal, or to try out local activities such as dancing. Do your research and you’ll find ample time to fall in love with the destinations you visit – regardless of the time your cruise line typically docks.
Sociability to Infinity
Making friends with other cruisers is pretty much, unavoidable. Activities and social engagements are made for such opportunities. And they absolutely add to the overall onboard experience. You can even request to be seated with new people each night to get more new friends into the fray.
Ships have also been modernized over the last few years. It is common to find state-of-the-art facilities to suit all ages and persuasions. There’s now high-speed Wi-Fi for streaming and daily onboard comedy shows aimed squarely at 18-30 somethings. So, no matter your age, you’re sure to meet like-minded people.
Beyond the jaw-dropping buffets, the additional options for eating on a cruise ship are boundless. You choose to eat al fresco on deck. And aboard many of the high-end liners, you can find world-renowned chef-driven restaurants. From hot dog on a stick to world-renowned sushi, you can find it at sea.
No matter where your cruise is headed, you’ll get giddy when you near a new port. No tiny airplane window compares. And on some journeys (say a trip through the Norwegian fjords or Alaskan icebergs) the entire route unfolds as a feast for the eyes.
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