A Cruise is MORE THAN just Food, Food & More Food!
When I mention “cruises” to people who have never cruised, I often hear people say “I don’t want to cruise, all you do is eat!” Let me dispel that myth right now. Cruising is WAAAAYYY more then just food! Just check out the Video above…eating was not high on the list.
I have personally been cruising for 18 years. I have sailed many different cruise lines, and yes, I do like a cruise line that has really good food, I mean…we all do have to eat meals! But people are genuinely shocked on their first cruise experience that dining is just a small part of the Cruise Experience.
“Why do most people take a cruise?” It isn’t to eat… here are the top reasons why I CRUISE!
- ADVENTURE – Cruising will take you places that it would normally take you several trips to see. For example, a typical 7 day Caribbean Cruise will take you to 4 different Islands. Very hard to see all of that in one”land” trip. It is great to see which Islands you would love to go back to and spend a week on land…like a scouting mission. And depending on what Cruise Line you are taking, there are many islands that you can go to that would be way to hard to reach via airplane. For example, we took a Windstar Cruise to Isle de Saints in by Guadeloupe. Windstar typically gets into tiny ports that feel “off the grid”.
- SO MUCH TO DO – So much to keep you busy while at sea! There is something for everyone on a Cruise… Wine tastings, Painting Class, Bocce Ball, Basketball, Surfing, Dancing, Comedy shows, Broadway Shows, Casino Gambling… Geeze, getting tired, but I am not done. Working out, taking classes to learn how to cook, sculpt, trivia contests and fabulously fun sing alongs. (This could be dozens of reasons, but I just grouped them into 1.
- TOTAL RELAXATION – I can’t think of anything more relaxing then lounging on your own private deck with a good book (who am I kidding…3 pages in and I fall asleep!), a cappuccino or a glass of wine. And when I want to be pampered I head to the spa for a bit more relaxation. There is no doubt about it, fresh sea air does something to your mind and body that makes you go ” ahhhhhhhhhhhh”.
- ROMANCE – Sunsets at sea? A starry sky with no light pollution? Need I say more.
I love land vacations too. In fact, years of cruising introduced me to Islands that I now return to often. There are wonderful things about both vacations. In fact, I have found excellent finding options at resorts I have stayed at… but to me, I never choose a vacation for food…I choose for Adventure, Relaxation, Romance and OPTIONS!
You should try it sometime.