Let’s face it – when one tends to think
about going on a cruise, a picture of elderly, retired couples and solo
travellers comes to mind, doesn’t it? To be fair though, more and more younger travellers
are becoming wise to the benefits of cruising as a preferred transportation
mode, whether they’re travelling solo, are going away on a couple’s retreat or
even if they have their entire family in tow.
Once you actually think about it, it only
makes perfect sense as there are some unmatched benefits on offer for those
travellers who choose cruising as their inevitably preferred mode of traversing
easiest way to get around the world
Ask any seasoned traveller who might
perhaps have been given a hard time getting granted a visa to enter into those
countries for which they do indeed need a visa. They’ll tell you a story of
how, for some unknown reason, they seem to be granted entry much easier when
coming in via cruise ship. Okay, so we could probably point to some very
specific reasons for this, such as the fact that you’d generally be exploring
the immediate coastal region on which the ship would be docked, however, that
still doesn’t mean you cannot benefit from that!
Cruising is indeed the easiest way to get
around the world, all things considered. Sure, it’s a lot slower than the
alternative of flying (if you’re crossing seas), but then again what’s the
cheapest mode of travel for the value you get
For the value you get, cruising is by far
the cheapest way to get around, covering a very large area of this beautiful
world of ours. In comparison to flying (again, since that’s the logical
alternative), sure, the costs might appear to be the same. You look at the cost
of a flight ticket from the same departure point to the same destination as the
cost of a cruise and generally there aren’t too many differences, but what do
you get with your cruise ship cabin booking?
You get to travel over multiple days, at a
leisurely pace, going to sleep in one time-zone and waking up in a different
one without worrying about having to immediately fall into the next aspect of
your travels, like clearing immigration and the likes. You can relax at sea!
ALL your amenities with you
Some of the best holidays on P and O
Cruises, as an example of an increasingly popular cruise ship company,
start long before you dock! That’s kind of the whole point of cruising,
actually. The holiday fun can be said to figuratively have the ability to fit
into your luggage, in that you effectively take all the amenities available to
you, with you!
Fancy a session in the gym? Want to have a
drink at the bar or perhaps enjoy an assortment of fun usually associated with
something like a hotel or resort? That’s pretty much what cruising offers, and
usually a whole lot more!
It’s no wonder then that cruises are indeed
a traveller’s dream transport mode.