Are you considering a cruise? There are several cruise secrets on hand to get the most out of your holiday before you book. But how do you know if a cruise is the right choice for you? Here are 5 signs it’s time to book that cruise you’ve been looking at.
#1 You Hate Planning Your Holidays
Cruises offer a great structure to your holidays, with docking at specific places for set periods of time a cruise staple. The holiday plan is basically lined up for you, with a clear destination and departure times for its passengers. If you are constantly planning and scheduling at work, a cruise is an easy way to rest and refresh without having to panic about what you need to book on your holiday.
The interior of your cruise ship also offers structure with lunch and dinner menus, set activity times and a pool available should you just want a day on the decks. So even when you’re waiting to arrive at your destination, you still have some of the decision-making sorted for you.
If you love planning holidays to infinite detail, a cruise might not be the right destination for your holiday.
#2 You Don’t Get Seasick
You definitely don’t want to discover you get seasick on your very first cruise! If you encounter feelings of dizziness, nausea, or motion sickness in a vehicle, you might be at risk of seasickness. If you’ve ever been on a short boat trip and experienced this, you may also experience this on a cruise.
If you don’t want your seasickness to get in the way of your holiday, there are some antihistamines that might allow you to enjoy yourself. You can also book a cabin nearer the front of the boat for stability, and cut out smoking, drinking, and spicy foods before you depart.
#3 You Are Traveling En Masse
If you’re planning a trip around a big family reunion, a get-together with friends, or generally any group bigger than 10, a cruise is the perfect trip for you. Trying to organize a huge group on holiday can feel like herding cats. With a cruise, some of the decision-making stress is removed, and you can literally contain your tribe on a ship.
It’s also really easy to plan mealtimes and activities while giving people the freedom to go it alone and enjoy themselves. You won’t be on top of each other due to the sheer size of cruise ships. But equally, you can get together easily, and take advantage of some of the planned excursions and activities.
#4 You Can Still Choose Whatever Climate You Want
Cruise ships go everywhere. Do you want a holiday in the sun? Choose a Caribbean cruise for some sunbathing on deck. You don’t mind frosty temperatures? Then cruises to the Arctic are available for the intrepid explorer. Whatever climate you enjoy, you can book a cruise that navigates in that climate.
At the same time, if you are on a cruise that is outside of your normal climes, you can retreat to the air-conditioned beauty of the cruise ship interior for a few hours if your main focus is on enjoying the cruise activities, before venturing outside on an excursion.
#5 You Love Traveling But Hate Packing
A cruise combines the beauty of visiting multiple cities with the joy of a two-week holiday in one location. You get to travel in a floating house packed with fun activities from Point A to B. You can simply pack when you get on the ship, and unpack when your trip has ended. The unpacking and packing that comes with a trip spanning several locations is completely removed, as you can keep it all in your cabin while you embark on a visit to the next major city or hidden gem.
Conclusion: Go On A Cruise
If you love traveling to different cities every few days without the pain of taking a suitcase with you – go on a cruise. If you like any sort of weather – go on a cruise. Like to have your holidays planned, traveling with a group, don’t get seasick? Go on a cruise. Enjoy yourself in 2022.
If you do get seasick, there are options for you to enjoy a cruise, with antihistamines, cabin positioning, and omitting certain foods a viable option. You can also take many couples cruises and family cruises, so if you’re traveling in a smaller group, it doesn’t make a cruise any less fun either.