My wife and I are finally taking a honeymoon – a year after our wedding! When we got married, we thought long and hard about what we wanted to do for our honeymoon. Unfortunately, due to work commitments we were not able to take it right away. Instead, we had to wait over a year. That was fine because we were able to plan and save, and today we are off an 11-day Mediterranean cruise.
Since we knew it would be over a year before we took our honeymoon, we were able to take our time planning our vacation. My wife and I love to travel, and we wanted to see several parts of Europe. We decided a cruise would be our best option because it would allow us to see several places in one trip.
One of the best features of a cruise is its inclusive nature. You don’t have to worry about finding different hotels, restaurants, or even transportation from point A to point B. The cruise provides it all. This makes visiting different countries or islands much more convenient.
Another great aspect of taking a cruise – the food! Cruises are renowned for providing a vast array of food items at all hours of the day. You can dress up and have a gourmet dinner in a fancy restaurant, have a more casual meal in the buffet-style cafeteria, or keep your bathrobe on and enjoy free room service. The only problem may be knowing when to stop! For many, cruises offer the challenging practice of knowing when you are full and leaving the utensils at the table!
Fun for everyone! Cruises offer a variety of activities for everyone from children to teens to adults. After dinner shows are often of Broadway caliber. Dancing until the early hours is also an after dinner option (and good way to burn off that dessert you had delivered via room service!) Some cruise ships even have ice skating rinks or rock climbing. There are usually light-hearted contests and games in which vacationers can participate and sometimes win prizes. And don’t forget the swimming pool where you can lounge, read, drink a cocktail, or even swim!
There are some downsides. Of course, there can be downsides to a cruise vacation. They are probably not the best option for those who are extremely sensitive to motion sickness. There are medications that can help improve sea sickness; however, if you need medication just to be able to set foot on a boat, a cruise might not be best for you.
Another potential downside is that cruises can be expensive! There are, however, some hints and tips that can make a cruise more affordable. I plan on touching upon some of these tips in future posts.
Feel free to leave a comment and share your hints and tips on taking a cruise!