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Is a Cruise Vacation For You?

Is a Cruise Vacation For You?

You work all year and when it comes time for vacation you really need to relax and get away. After all, you only get one or two weeks a year for vacation, so it's really important that you choose wisely how to use the time that you have earned.  That's one reason why we frequently choose to take a cruise.   Is a cruise vacation for you?

One of the great things about cruising is that you will travel to several different destinations instead of just one or two.  You will get to see exotic islands, beautiful harbors, outstanding scenery and major cities. We enjoy traveling in the Caribbean and generally choose the deepest part of winter to go. It's a real joy getting off the ship in St Thomas or Ocho Rios and having the warm sunshine greet us, along with some marimba music!

One of the advantages of cruising is the price. You can find cruises that last seven days that are extremely reasonable. Especially when you consider that the price of your cruise includes not only your lodging, but also all off your meals and on board entertainment!  In fact, there is food available to you 24 hours a day at no additional cost and fabulous nightclub shows in the ship's auditorium.

One of the things I enjoy most are the days at sea between ports. Some itineraries have you in a port almost every day --- 4 ports on a 7 day cruise is fairly common.  I actually enjoy the cruises with 3 ports. That way we have a day at sea between each port. When you are at sea you can be totally relaxed.  My favorite thing is to lay by the pool and read a book while sipping on one of those drinks with the little parasol. I love hearing the steel drums in the background and the sound of seagulls flying overhead.


When choosing a cruise you can select from a number of different regions of the world. While we love the Caribbean, we have friends that choose to take an Alaskan cruise every few years. They love the scenery. We want to take a cruise in the Mediterranean next year and see some of the major sites in Europe. The trip we are thinking about includes Rome, Barcelona, and Athens.

Of course you could also decide to cruise through Scandinavia and even visit Russia. There are also cruises in Australia and New Zealand, the islands of the Pacific including Hawaii, Tahiti and Fiji, and even the far east, including Japan and China! There are now cruise ships in every part of the world.

Cruising is a great way to spend a vacation and I highly recommend it. So far my wife and I have been on nine cruise vacations and each year as we get off the ship we can't wait until the next time we can get back on! Are you read to start planning your own cruise vacation?  You won't be disappointed.

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