Cruises are well familiar forms of travels for vacation, conferences, marriages and much more. According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, cruising involves a journey for pleasure, during which an individual or a group of people visit several places. That travel is usually at a constant speed.
I can cruise by car just by driving just, for fun. For example, cruising downtown Washington DC on Saturday night.
Cruising can mean traveling on a huge or big ship from port to port. That is the most known form of cruise travel.
In this post, I want to explore cruise ship and bring to you the best information we can find. Benefits and drawbacks. I believe that information will help you make an informed decision.
On a cruise ship, you travel in a large boat to discover the world. Cruising allows seeing various places harder to visit by land, mostly a small-ship provides the capacity to maneuver through tight canals and wharf at smaller harbors. Cruising by ship offers endless opportunities.
High class cruise lines usually target celebrities and wealthy people. Their capacity is limited to less than one 100 passengers. Outsize ships carry more than 2000 passengers sometimes up to 5000. The size of these ships is classified small, large or mega based on the number of passengers they carry.
Small ships are more versatile because they can access smaller harbors, and uncommon locations.
Large ships can only access large harbors but offer more amenities and require more infrastructure to manage a high number of passengers.
Mega-ships can only access major ports and requires a much higher number of infrastructures to handle passengers. But they offer a high variety of activities and vast public areas.
Compared to other forms of vacations, cruising can be very priceless.
Various benefits include:
The possibility to Match your experience to your budget by choosing the appropriate package. Most cruises offer the possibility to choose various options.
A week on a cruise ship provide the possibility to visit various destinations through different ports. That is a huge incentive compare to land-based resort on one location.
On a cruise ship you get more for the money you spend, compare to a land-based experience.
One of the best I prefer is that you don’t have to take your luggage from one place to another. You unpack once, and you set your backpack for the little escapades.
There are always entertainment, food, ports, and activities on a cruise ship. And dining options are various at the same location compare to a land-based vacation.
There are many accommodation options that allow you to choose based on your budget.
You can make friends along the way because of the duration of the travel.
There are some drawbacks including:
It can be overwhelming to choose a cruise direction because there are various aspects to consider that concur to an unforgettable experience. The most important factors to consider include:
Congratulations!!!! You are getting ready to venture to an exciting experience discovering a part of the world through a cruise ship. Now, how do you start preparing?
Packing your items is a critical part of your travel. Remember, unless you chose the largest room of the ship, you will have very limited space that is a cabin. Several suitcases can be invasive in a small cabin where space is very limited. Also, at the end of the cruise, repacking your luggage can be frustrating. Be very selective when choosing your outfit with fewer shoes because they take a lot of space.
Cruising is not for everyone for many reasons, because you may face physical challenges, have to deal with smokers as very few ship offer the option of non-smoking spaces. I have to emphasize that every ship has basic health infrastructure to assist passengers when needed. Make sure this is for you because there is a lot of fun even for physically challenged people. If this is your first experience, proceed with caution.