If you have yet to go on a cruise, it could be due to you holding particular beliefs that, on closer inspection, don’t turn out to be entirely well-founded.
For example, you could be convinced that spending large parts of your holiday just on a ship could feel too confining. You might also fear the routine on a cruise ship being too regimental, or have spurned chances to go cruising simply due to a ‘fear of the unknown’.
However, cruising can actually hold a wide array of benefits — like those detailed as follows…
You can visit many different places on one cruise
It’s hard to understate the breadth of holiday destinations you can reach as a result of joining a cruise. Many cruises do adhere to a specific geographic theme, but nonetheless allow you to time-efficiently visit various cities or even countries.
For example, there are Cunard cruises that can pick up passengers in Singapore before taking these same people to Bali and a string of Australian settlements all on the same cruise.
Booking a cruise takes a lot of planning out of the equation
That’s because, once you have booked that cruise, you can trust the company providing it to handle much of that planning on your behalf.
The ABC News website has published one good way of explaining the situation: “Pick your ship, itinerary and cabin, and away you go — no searching for hotels in your price range, no coordinating travel between cities.”
A cruise ship is practically a floating city
For this reason, you don’t need to worry about potentially having a shortage of stuff to do while on that ship and waiting for it to reach its next stop.
The varied amenities on cruise ships can include gyms, swimming pools, restaurants and discos. Meanwhile, onboard laundry services can let you wash your clothes mid-cruise — and, if you need a doctor’s services, those can be within easy reach as well.
A cruise enables you to consolidate travelling costs
Think about it: if you want to, say, check out various parts of Australia — like Darwin, Brisbane and Sydney — all on one holiday, you could theoretically make that dream a reality with a road trip.
However, when budgeting for this road trip, you could need to factor in costs of not only petrol but also hotels and food. In the process, it could dawn on you that it would actually be cheaper overall for you to take in all of those different locations on a cruise instead.
Cruising is romantic, too
If you are looking to embark on a holiday with a significant other, imagine how blissful the experience could be when you are able to look deeply into their eyes with the wind blowing in your hair and stars twinkling in the night sky. It can all happen on a cruise.