12 Reasons Cruises are Better than Land Vacations

Why cruises are better than land vacations

Cruising is awesome — and, in my opinion, cruises are better than land vacations any day.

Here’s why:

  1. Cruising is easy. Just pack your bags, get to the ship, and let the crew take care of everything else for the rest of your vacation. No driving, no navigating, no worries.
  2. You get to stay in the same “motel room” and sleep in the same bed every night (only unpacking once), but you wake up in a new location every day. And you can have an ocean view room!
  3. You get bed turn-down service, a chocolate on your pillow, and your room cleaned twice a day.
  4. You have the freedom to do as much or as little as you want — and there are lots of activities to choose from.
  5. Cruise ship staff members are truly service-oriented. You’ll very seldom find a crew member who is less than friendly and pleasant.
  6. The ship environment is secure — and safe, reliable shore excursions are available. You can find cheaper excursions when you debark the ship, but the reliability and safety haven’t been vetted in advance.
  7. There’s good food and plenty of it. If you want two desserts or two entrees, go ahead and indulge.
  8. The cruise price includes food  — all you can eat — as well as entertainment, fitness activities, contests, live music, lectures and more.
  9. You know the basic cost (including gratuities) before you go , and if you plan shore excursions ahead of time, you know the cost of those, too. The only unknown is what you’ll spend on the ship using your room card for drinks and gift shop purchases. (If  you know you’ll buy a drink package, the price of that is available ahead of time, too.)
  10. If you book airfare through the cruise line’s travel department and miss plane connections, they’ll fly you to the first port.
  11. Medical help is always available, if needed.
  12. Basic necessities are also available, too, if needed (over-the-counter meds, personal care products, etc.), each time the ship is at sea. (The ship’s shops aren’t allowed to open if the ship is docked.)

I truly believe cruising gives you the biggest bang for the buck!

And isn’t that what we all want?

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