I had the pleasure of traveling with my friends from our past groups. It was a reunion of sorts, I mixed the reunion with a Mother's Day gift for two special ladies in my life. I love cruising for many reasons, too many to list in one blog. The advantages of taking a cruise vacation allows for everyone in your family or a like minded group to enjoy individual activities. It's really the way to go to maximize your vacation dollars and see the world. Why not take a cruise to Europe? Explore the major or smaller ports depending on the cruise line; then draw up ideas and thoughts for extended land vacations once you're able to do this after retirement or during an off season at the job or business. Hey, packing and unpacking once is a perk few travel options offer.
Today's cruise ships offer it all, be wise ask your agent to match you to the perfect cruise experience. For almost all regions around the world there are a variety of ships to appease every palette. It's no secret we've researched and experienced many ships and different types of service levels. There is one for every cruiser, family or group. Yes even single cruisers will have a great time, ships have special events for meet & mingles to help you feel more at ease as a valued cruise passenger.
There are several types of cruisers, I'm more about the ship, sea and relaxation. The activities fill my need for interaction with people, like many cruisers it can only about the ship / cruise experience. Then there are the amazing cruise port or cruise collectors wanting to experience all the ports of call to the fullest extent possible. Taking excursions, or exploring on own, these more adventurous cruisers are amazing to me. If I cruise alone I will take in a port on foot or local public transit to get a feel for the port we're visiting. If I'm with a group or friends we often do a private excursion so we can stop, grab a bite at a local spot or event afternoon adult beverage at a local hot spot or pub? Why not we're on vacation, not working to have fun.
Deciding on the type of accommodations is as important as the selection of the itinerary, and ship! It should never be put to the test of guessing. Many potential first time cruisers will call and say they can get a cruise at a lower price than I quoted. I said absolutely that's possible, there are caveats to this type of deal like the new "basic airfare" you can't select you cabin location, they'll guarantee the cabin type but you're subject to accept the location. Even if you're more about the itinerary and not the cabin, want to go the lowest category cabin you might end up in the perfectly price inside cabin right above the anchor release. Let me tell you, I did that once the first time we pulled into port the noise and vibration scared me straight out of the cabin. What if you wanted a simple ocean view, be careful you're most likely to get an obstructed view, albeit still ocean view, there may be a beam, life boat or other obstruction. We will get you the perfect location, always considering agility, elevator locations as well as your personal goals helps us find your perfect cabin, locked in and guaranteed.
Lastly in my never ending cheering for the cruise vacation, it really works for most all travelers. Sadly the misconception about cruising won't change for some people. That's okay with me, not everyone is suited to cruise, like some folks are suited to climbing Mount Everest on vacation or cave diving. This is just one option that works for the adventurers and non adventurers alike. Grandparents, Parents, youngsters and youngsters at heart can enjoy a cruise with a multitude of activities of all ages.