Cruising has always been an incredibly popular holiday – considered by many to be the true epitome of class and luxury. But for those who’ve never been on one, it might be tricky to understand why so many people choose to spend their every summer on a liner. So, what makes cruises so special?
The chance to travel on the water
A great deal of the world’s holidays will involve the sea in some way, whether it’s time spent by the beach, or simply enjoying the beautiful views in a seaside town. However, there is simply nothing else in the world quite like actually travelling on the stunning blue of the water. It’s about the most tranquil form of travel there is, and if you’re cruising through a region with stunning weather, you can enjoy the feel of relaxation whilst enjoying the warmth of the sun.
The accommodation is wonderfully comforting
Another great part of a cruise is that it combines the unique peace and quiet of water travel, with the chance to stay in accommodation that would be considered luxury even if it was back on land. Rooms are typically comforting and homely, meaning that if you’d prefer to view the smooth blue of the water from the comfort of your room, you can do so. This combination of great accommodation with stunning views is what makes more and more people go on Royal Caribbean Cruises almost every year.
The chance to experience a holiday of great variety
Whilst there are many different world-class travel destinations across the world, a cruise offers holidaymakers the chance to experience several different destinations within the one trip. Some classic cruise combinations include the chance to see both the stunning sights of Alaska and the beauty of the Canadian Rockies, or the opportunity to take in Niagara Falls before visiting the greatest city in the world: New York City. Whether you want to go surfing in Hawaii or see wildlife across the west coast of Africa, cruises all over the world offer these genuine, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
A real sense of choice
Because cruise ships are so substantial, it’s possible to go on the same cruise twice, and enjoy a completely different holiday each time. Some people choose to take part in the on-board activities, such as enrichment courses, involving fine wine or regional cooking. Others take every opportunity to get off the ship and enjoy exploring the local area. Some, of course, simply want to sunbathe with a cocktail. Whatever holiday you want to have, you can have it on a cruise.
A genuine sense of community
Cruises are perhaps the ideal holiday for a group of people looking to spend time with each other, whilst enjoying some of the finer things life has to offer. Enjoy a five star meal whilst overlooking the pacific ocean, before returning to watch a Broadway-style show and then delight in the sights of the local nightlife whilst sipping the finest wine in the Mediterranean, all whilst enjoying each other’s company. It’s a once in a lifetime experience, so why not share it with the people you love the most?