Often times when we think of travel, we immediately think about air travel and going directly to our destination but there’s a lot to be said about travelling the world in a way that people have for centuries: by sea! While taking a boat to go to one specific place might take far too long to ever be worth it, going on a cruise around a region can do plenty for multi-stop travel. Of course, this is assuming you’re not one to get seasick, so it’s best suited for people who can physically handle being on a boat for long periods of time. Many people see cruises as the pastime of older generations but there’s plenty of reasons why everyone should consider a cruise for their next adventure!
See Multiple Places In One Trip
The purpose of most cruises is essentially to see many different points of interest during one trip. One day you might be in one part of the Caribbean, and you might wake up the next day in another, all while in the comfort of your “floating hotel”. This will help you knock off plenty of places on your bucket list without having to check in and out of multiple hotels and carry all of your luggage with you with each new stop. Whether you’re exploring the islands, the Mediterranean or other parts of Europe or Asia; there are tons of stops you can make during on week-long trip that will be much easier with a cruise!
Most cruises are well-staffed with all kinds of entertainment to ensure that you’re never bored, night after night. From Cirque du Soleil-esque shows, stand up comedians, you’re sure to stumble across something up to your taste. Plenty of cruises also have bars and lounges on board so you can have fun on your own or with friends into the late hours of the morning. Also keep in mind that depending on your dock schedule, you’ll have access to the nightlife of the city port you’re stopped at.
Meet Interesting People
On most cruises, you’ll have an interesting mix of people alongside your own group to mix and mingle with. It’s likely that at your dining tables, you’ll be seated with other travellers and new friendships will be formed while you’re there. On Carnival, Celebrity, and Royal Caribbean cruises, you’ll find a traditional seating style that puts different groups of travellers at large assigned dinner tables during meals at different times; so you’ll get to know those around you a little better after seeing them so often!
Believe it or not, you can get some great shopping done while you’re on a cruise. There are plenty of great vendors on board for everything from alcohol to jewelry to designer items and so much more. The great thing is that since your cruise isn’t in your home country, despite having perhaps started there, the taxes don’t apply to a certain degree.
Most cruises have some pretty amazing food with menu curated by award-winning chefs from all over the world. Depending on what your taste is, you’re sure to find something that appeals to your palate and many will take your personal allergies or tastes into account. And again, it’s important to remember that each time you dock, you have the freedom to try food from anywhere in the city you’re stopped in!
Just because you’re not flying (unless you have to fly to the departing port!) that doesn’t mean that you don’t still need quality luggage to make it through your trip. Go for Rise Gear and your clothes will thank you. Happy Travels!