The cruise holiday has come a long way since the 1980’s show “The Love Boat.” It might once have been a holiday option reserved mainly for retirees, but these days it has something to offer families and young travellers, too. A number of cruise liners include ships and itineraries that cater for people of all tastes and ages. You can cruise to faraway destinations such as South America and Australia, with companies such as Royal Caribbean, and will likely be able to embark upon activities such as kayaking and scuba diving.
But what’s the appeal of a cruise to a young person?
Young people want to see the world, which is making multi-destination holidays ever more popular as people desire to explore several key sites within a given area rather than stay in one location. Cruising is an excellent way to do this without the hassle of having to plan everything yourself and book transport. It’s a great chance to travel all over without doing it backpacker style (hey, we all like the comforts of home from time to time, even on the road, right?). The experts who plan the cruise itineraries also know about the best sites in the area, so passengers can benefit from the insight without clicking around all over the place online to research.
Time to really relax
The itinerary is planned, the accommodation is taken care of, the dining is provided and the entertainment is all scheduled. All you need to do is choose a liner and destination, book it, and then show up at the port. This is great if you want to travel in a relaxed, easy way and have all the leg-work done for you. Ships generally provide a wide choice of entertainment and activities on-board as well as multiple dining options. Cruising is essentially about having plenty of choice all within easy distance of your cabin.
Adventure and Experience
Cruise itineraries are now extremely diverse, and you can travel to pretty much anywhere in the world on a cruise holiday. Wherever you dream about travelling, from Central America or Alaska to Cambodia and Australia, you can get there on a cruise. Whilst traditional cruises to beach locations such as the Caribbean are still popular, river cruises through regions such as Eastern Europe, South East Asia and Central America create scope to travel to adventurous places comfortably with expert guides.
Cruise ships vary, and whether you want a traditional experience or a contemporary cruise there really is something for everyone. Research the liner and check out a ship’s facilities and activities to get a sense of whether a particular cruise is the one for you. Where would you most like to visit on a cruise? Are you surprised by what contemporary cruises have to offer?
This is a post submitted by Lance Sprewell.