WHY TAKE A CRUISE VACATION
Any idea of what a cruise vacation is? Some might think that it refers to
Hollywood actor Tom Cruise, right?
Well, wrong, wrong. Buzzz! (Is this a game show?) Seriously, taking a
cruise vacation is growing in popularity with individuals, families, or groups who want to travel and relax in
a comfortable safe way.
Do you want to know more about cruising? Continue reading these articles and know
what it is and why you should prefer cruising on your next vacation holiday.
A cruise generally refers to a sea voyage of few days or more. Cruising can be
done on small ships, sailboats and power boats, which is OK for trips lasting 3 to 4 days.
However, if the cruise will last for more than a week, and you will travel to
many different destinations and/or go great distances, large, powerful and well engineered cruise ships
are the way to go.
The idea of cruising started with Joshua Slocum, a retired sea captain, who
circumnavigated the world between 1895 and 1898.
Although at that time, making trips around the world was nearly impossible,
Slocum rebuilt his 37-foot sloop named Spray and sailed her single-handed around the world. However today most
people do want that much work or danger for a vacation.
Modern Equipment in Cruising
From this, techniques were developed to make cruising possible and more
comfortable. Aside from the normal sailing and seamanship skills, cruise ships have elaborate power systems
inside their ship.
Electrical power is now used to keep the cruise ship systems (such as lights,
communication gears, and others) running. Large, efficient waste and water service systems also operate,
providing kitchens and bathroom facilities.
In addition to the power generated from the inboard engines, there are also
generators, solar panels, and wind turbines for additional sources of power, especially on long cruise
Even the communications on-board are now becoming common in cruise ships. Aside
form the old short-wave maritime SSB radio, which has no running costs and can allow sending and receiving email
messages, modern ships are now equipped with satellite telephone systems, internet and TV.
Reasons to Cruise
You have the history of cruises, and the possible amenities you can expect while
you are on-board. Are you still looking for convincing reasons why a cruise should be your next vacation
Continue reading and see the reasons why.
Take a cruise for VALUE
A cruise package is inclusive of almost all the things you need while on-board.
The cabin where you will stay, your dining needs, the entertainment on-board, and other amenities that will
make you feel just like you are just on your own home—all in single price.
Take a cruise for ROMANCE
If your are on cruise together with your spouse, you could enjoy secluded beaches
on every stop over, dining on the balcony overlooking clear waters, and spa services for two. You can also have a
romantic dine-in date in the main dining area every evening.
Take a cruise for CUISINE
Be ready to gain several pounds a week with the delicious delicacies offered
on-board. Dishes are served with different exotic ingredients and cooking styles; prepared by highly trained chefs.
Food worthy of a four or five star restaurant.
There are also the good old comfort foods like pizza and ice cream and the
spa cuisine for a healthy alternative. You can also dine in a small bistro or a casual eatery.
Take a cruise for VARIETY
Different options are laid before you—150 unique ships, 1800 ports-of-travel and
wide array of places to visit and stuff to do. See how many ways can you generate a perfect cruise for
Take a cruise for ACTIVITIES
You can exercise those wonderful meals off with activities that keep you occupied
while you are on-board. There are sightseeing and sports activities, cultural presentations, educational tours led
by selected historians and educators, or you can simply sprawl by the pool and relax.
The show continues at night. You can enjoy the dancing, musicals and shows like
those on Broadway, try your luck at the gaming stations, or simply spend your evening gazing at the wide
sky while lounging on the ship’s balcony.
Take a cruise for SIMPLICITY
Unlike backpacking where you need to have that travel map in order to locate the
hotels where you can possibly stay at or the restaurants where you can dine, in cruising, all you need is a travel
agent to handle all the details.
When you are on-board, almost all your expenses are already paid—and no
need to pack/unpack multiple times, worry about missing a flight to next destination, hassle through the
airport- just sit back and let the cruise take you there.
Take a cruise for FAMILY
It is a family-friendly vacation. Kid-oriented activities and menus will keep your
children busy and happy while you are afforded some quality time for yourself.
Take a cruise for SATISFACTION
Regardless of your cabin, cruise lines make sure that their package offer
first-class service around the clock. Satisfaction guaranteed, indeed.
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