It’s October so National Cruise Month is officially here! Great news for all cruisers who are interested in taking advantage of the best offers of the year. With all the valuable added amenities, like exclusive on board credits and room upgrades, it is now the best time to start planning your dream cruise.
Cruising is a popular way to see the world and is growing every year. Almost 26 million people cruised in 2017, up from 24.7 million in 2016. With more than 25 cruise and river cruise lines offering special promotions this month, it’s no surprise that the number of people taking a cruise is expected to increase to over 27 million in 2018.
Some exciting trends the CLIA is reporting are and increase in popularity of cruises to colder climate destinations, cruise lines focusing on health a wellness on board, and cruise lines offering traveler-friendly onboard technologies to enhance experiences.
With the cruise industry growing, there has never been a better time to cruise to your favorite destinations. Here are some of the top advantages of taking a cruise over a typical vacation.
Wide range of on-board activities
Large ocean cruise liners have plenty of space for on-board activities. You’ll be able to find events ranging from rock-climbing walls to mini-golf courses to water slides to live entertainment. The dining choices are always a highlight that cruisers look forward. Make sure you research all the different choices so you can take advantage of all the delicious food. Since cruises have such a wide range of activities and dishes, there is something for everyone in your family.
Unpack only once while seeing multiple locations
A cruise ship is like a floating hotel that takes you from location to location. Because you have the ability to unpack completely and come back to the same room every night, you can truly relax while on vacation. Many cruise ships have space under the beds to store your empty luggage. Most of the time, the cruising is done at night, so you will wake up each morning in a beautiful new location and experience their unique culture and landscapes.
To enhance each port visit, cruise lines offer a wide array of actives for you to partake in once you dock. The shore side activities range from sightseeing tours to cultural events and to more activity based. Make sure to read your shore excursions descriptions beforehand so you know what to wear and what to bring. Seasoned cruisers know that excursions off the ship are as much a part of the cruise experience as the entertainment on board.
If you have never taken a cruise before, or if you still have many places to travel on your list, take advantage of the biggest sale of the year. To get the best price on the cruise that’s perfect for you request a free quote on AffordableTours.com or call our cruise experts at 1-800-627-3753.