6 Reasons Why I’ve Changed My Mind About Cruises
Whenever anyone brought up the idea of going on a cruise, I’d immediately respond, “Nope, not for me.” But in the past month, I’ve had such a change of heart about cruising that I’m planning on going on a cruise next year!
When I say I’m planning on going on a cruise, it means that I’ve got my heart set on it but need to get my husband (the anti-cruiser) on board.
Here’s six reasons why I’ve changed my mind about cruises (aka rational points that’ll make my husband change his mind too).
See More Cities
Over three years ago, I accumulated a bunch of health problems like Pokemon cards— gotta catch ‘em all! Because of this, it’s been harder to pack a lot into one trip like we used to.
Some countries on my bucket list that we’re saving to go to when I get healthier are Australia, India, and Vietnam. These places seem much more fun to travel to when I can physically handle moving around a lot to see as much of the country as possible.
But with cruising, I don’t have to wait ‘till I’m 100% healthy! For example, this Cruise Agency has cruises with cities and islands all mixed into one trip. This seems like one of the better ways for me to fulfill my bucket list item of going to Australia, see as much as possible, and maintain my strength throughout the trip as the boat takes me from place to place.
As the boat takes me around from destination to destination, I won’t need to worry about train times, car rentals, driving directions, or in general, getting lost.
I can lay back, relax, and enjoy the ocean breeze as the boat takes me right to where I need to be, which naturally will save at least a couple of arguments on the road about who got who lost.
Sometimes when we pack 3-4 cities into one trip, it feels like the whole trip revolves around packing and unpacking multiple times. It’s like my life has turned into one big Tetris game.
With cruising, I’m looking forward to unpacking once the day of and exploring new places without lugging my bags around from hotel to Airbnb.
I eat enough on trips as is so being able to eat more on a cruise probably isn’t the best opportunity for me to have, but it’s nice to know that cruises have food and drink included so that I don’t have to think about where to eat and omit that part out of planning. With that extra time of research I don’t have to do, I’ll be able to plan more about the ports we stop in.
Also, cruises now are keeping up with the trends of foodies and winos and making themed cruises based on food and wine! One of these foodie focused companies is the P&O Australia Cruise line, which focus on locally sourced food— nomnomnom.
Planning less won’t only come from not having to decide where to eat while traveling. It also comes from basically anytime that I’ll be cruising on the ocean.
Cruises are packed with activities such as rock climbing, cooking classes, yoga, entertainment, casino games, and more so while you’re on a cruise, you’ll never get bored.
I’ve been on one cruise in 2010 (#solofemaletravel), which was Jam Cruise! This cruise had live jam, rock, and jazz music in addition to the regular cruise offerings.
Best of Both Worlds
I’m a big DIYer so not needing to plan any of my trip sounds crazy, but I realize I’ll still have opportunity to plan what I want to do at the city or island that the cruise stops in.
This way I’ll have the best of both worlds— being able to travel with ease while still being able to see all the great places I want to go to.
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