If you’re reading this blog then the chances are you don’t need any persuading that spending time on a cruise is a great choice of holiday. However, if you’re undecided as to whether sailing the seas really is for you, then let Anthony Nicholas help you out with his 10 great reasons to cruise in 2013.
You don’t need amazing powers of perception to realise that we all live in straitened times. We feel squeezed, and our free time is now more valuable than ever before.
Both of these factors mean we want as much as possible from our money. And both of those are key reasons why a cruise is still the smart choice for 2013.
1 – Sheer inclusivity.
Most of your on board food is taken care of in the up front price. No land-based hotel can offer such style and value at the same price.
2 – The scenery changes pretty much every day.
From Thursday in dazzling Dubrovnik, to a magical Monday in Mykonos. A string of destinations is served up in style.
3 – Security.
The ships provide a safe, comfortable environment for you to relax and unwind in, and give you the added opportunity of travelling on escorted shore tours.
4 – Sociability.
A cruise ship is a happy and safe environment to mix in if you’re on your own, and it’s a good way to meet new friends. You are, quite literally, in the same boat.
5 – Spa junkie?
Many of the modern ships have vast, elaborate spa complexes that will rejuvenate you while you’re on the move. Literally a win-win situation.
6 – New ships keep coming.
Next year sees the stunning new Norwegian Breakaway, plus the new Royal Princess, pushing the boundaries for on board diversity.
7 – Family in tow?
The massive mega ships offer an abundance of fun, fantastic diversions for all age groups and tastes around the clock.
8 – Peace and quiet!
If you don’t want to be with hordes of kids, there are several adults-only floating sanctuaries that offer all the space and serenity you could ever want.
9 – It’s an education.
Several lines offer cerebral, high brow voyages to the gems of the ancient world that feed the mind as well as the body.
10 – No flying if you don’t want to.
Sail from and back to the UK, and forget the unholy chaos of crowded airports. And you get to bring as much luggage as you like.
All of this alone is food for thought. But, in truth, you will always find your own reasons for setting sail next year. And the true value goes way beyond anything financial. Bon voyage!