Cruise vs Land Package
Top Ten Reasons To Take A Cruise
Cruising offers you the Best Value in a vacation! One price includes just about everything … your cabin or stateroom, meals, activities, entertainment and more … wide Variety of ships and destinations, Fun and Romance, Fabulous Meals, Exotic Cuisine prepared by some of the top chefs of the world, Simplicity, New Horizons, Exotic Ports of Call, Opportunity to meet New Friends, Family Time, Pampering, No Guess Work, Hassle Free Days, Time to Relax, New Cultural Experiences and most importantly vacation Satisfaction!
Whether you choose to cruise Mexico, the Bahamas & Caribbean, Europe, South Pacific, Asia, Hawaii, or the Panama Canal … you will come home with memories that will last a lifetime and will probably book your next cruise before you get off the ship! With over 25 years in the travel industry and traveling all over the world … nothing is sweeter to me than a Cruise!
# 1 VALUE … One price buys your stateroom cabin, fabulous dining & meals, shipboard activities, entertainment and more. No guessing what your vacation will cost in the end. Now that is the ticket … Cruising is a winner!
# 2 FUN & ROMANCE … Secluded beaches, en suite dining on a balcony overlooking the ocean and spa services for two are just some of the romantic options available. Couples and Honeymooners will find a cruise to be one of the most romantic vacations ever!
# 3 FABULOUS CUISINE … Tantalize your taste buds with gourmet fare and specialty dishes featuring exotic ingredients. Most ships even offer old standbys like pizza and ice cream or most ships offer spa cuisine for a healthy alternative. Depending on your mood, dine in a traditional luxurious dining ballroom setting, a small bistro or a casual eatery. There are many choices on cruise ships.
# 4 VARIETY … With over 150 distinctive ships, 1800 ports-of-call and an unbelievable array of places to see and things to do; there is a perfect cruise for you. We suggest that you add pre or post land tours if finances and time permit to make the most out of your vacation. After all, you go all the way to the embarkation port, whether you fly or drive, you might as well see some of the local sights before or after your cruise. We find that we usually want to spend a day or two before the cruise so we are rested and relaxed before boarding the ship and most definitely a few days after the cruise just to wind down a bit before returning home. Then you really feel like you have vacationed. One of the most enlightening cruises ever … cruising through the Panama Canal. One of the most romantic … cruising the South Pacific, Tahiti, Fiji and the Southern Caribbean Islands. A couple of the most rewarding cultural experiences … cruising Europe, the Red Sea and the Nile.
# 5 ACTIVITIES … Fill your days with sightseeing, sports activities, cultural lectures, educational tours led by naturalists and historians or simply lounge by the pool and relax. At night, enjoy live music, discos, dance extravaganzas, musical revues, gaming (gambling) or a quiet evening gazing at the stars. One of the most incredible free experiences we ever had aboard a ship was staying awake all night long, lying out on a lounge chair and watching the sunrise as we entered the Panama Canal. One of the most fun free experiences was being on a cruise while a professional ballroom dance group was aboard and several of us women being asked to dance by some of the professional dancers! One of the funniest experiences ashore was taking a taxi on Martinique and the driver only spoke French, we used sign language to get to and from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! Want to know more about this beach just ask us! One of the most financially rewarding experiences aboard a ship was winning $750 from the slot machines while everyone was eating dinner! There is a tip for you!
# 6 SIMPLICITY … Do not come back from your vacation needing a vacation. Planning a cruise is simple; an experienced travel agent can handle all of the details. Make sure your travel agent has taken several cruises. Once you are on board, nearly all expenses are pre-paid… talk about hassle-free.
# 7 NEW HORIZONS … Fall asleep in one destination and awake to a new horizon… and you only have to pack and unpack once! What did I say before ladies, this is the life! In fact, our cabin steward completely unpacked our suitcases, and put my stuff away neatly everyday. I wanted to take him home with me! I loved having someone take care of me for a change!
# 8 PERFECT FOR JUST ABOUT EVERYONE … Singles, Couples, Honeymooners, Groups and Family vacations. Families love cruising. Children’s programs, kid-friendly menus and tours of the ship will keep your children happy, while affording you some time alone. Most all ships have kids club for children from ages 3 and above. Some of the ships have babysitting service available for the special nights like the Captains Dinner. One thing you want to make sure of if you are taking children is that you are booking a ship that offers an excellent children’s program. Although we see this time and again, taking children under the age of 3 isn’t the best choice of vacations. Pushing a stroller from one end of the ship to the other constantly is no fun for Mom or Dad and we would highly suggest a land-based vacation if you have children under 3 years old. Just our opinion but based on years of experience with our own children and watching parents try to navigate the narrow hallways aboard the ships.
# 9 PAMPERING … Regardless of your budget, all cruise lines pamper their guests with first-class service around the clock. This is my favorite reason, pampering … you will feel like Queen for a Day when you cruise. All you have to do is get dressed and show up when you feel like it. No cooking, no cleaning, no phones, no work, nothing to do … but get dressed and leave the rest of life aboard the ship to everyone else. Most women are so busy taking care of everyone else, they find it hard to believe the only thing they have to take care of … is getting dressed! And oh, what fun that is … you can dress up as much as you want … it is the perfect time to get yourself something very special to wear and show it off! Now the Men … they are another story! Although you might find some hesitation at first I have found that most men … after taking their first cruise want to do it over and over again. A cruise eliminates the old standard questions they usually face on vacation and at home! Where do you want to eat? Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? On a cruise, all they have to do is get dressed and escort you into the dining room or walk you out to the pool … you get the drift here! Oh, I almost forgot … they don’t have to drive or ask directions either … the Captain takes care of all of that! It is a pampered carefree vacation experience for both men and women.
# 10 SATISFACTION … It is a fact that cruises have a higher percentage of satisfied customers than any other vacation experience. If after reading, all of the above if you don’t find a reason to take a cruise please let us know and we will find some more reasons for you!
BONUS REASON … Cruise for YOU …You can have the vacation of a lifetime, see the world, unwind, take a walk on the wild side, dance the night away, feast on fabulous cuisine, learn something new, make friends, bond with your family, and steal quiet moments with your spouse. Whatever your heart desires, is yours, when you choose to cruise.
Singles, Honeymooners, Weddings at Sea, Family Reunions, Corporate & Affinity Groups, Special Interest Cruises, Company Meetings & Incentive Groups, Educational Seminars at Sea … There are ships that fit every type of cruiser and we can help find just the right cruise for you! Be sure & read our other guides for more details.
You haven’t lived until you’ve cruised!
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