There has been a lot of talk about cruises lately. There were several travel bloggers who headed out on what looked like an amazing cruise through Scandinavia and Russia. Then there has been the relaunch of the Independence of the Seas cruise ship which arrived back in Southampton a few weeks ago.
I say this because I’m still yet to go on a cruise which seems almost criminal when I live so close to the Southampton Port. I’ve written before about some of the cruises I’d like to take so today I wanted to share some of the reasons why I’d like to go on a cruise.
Reasons Why I’d Like to Take a Cruise
You visit more than one country
I have to admit I’m a sucker for a holiday where I get to experience more than one new city and culture. For this reason I frequently add on a layover to many of my trips so that I can see and do more during a trip. Getting to wake up every morning in a new city let alone country sounds perfect to me. I love the idea of having somewhere new to explore each time you step off the ship and being able to experience multiple cultures during a trip. I feel like you could get to know a country more if you stopped in several cities or get to know an area by visiting several similar countries.
Sea days would force me to relax
I’m guilty of being someone who feels the need to always be exploring my new destination and rarely have a ‘down’ day during a holiday (as my husband reminds me of constantly). I would imagine being on a ship for a sea day would force me to relax and not do a lot. Most ships I’ve read about have a whole host of facilities for relaxing like top deck swimming pools and spa facilities. These places would force me to sit and stop even if only for a little while. I also love sitting and watching out the window on a plane so imagine I could enjoy several hours of sitting and taking in the views.
I’ve never been on a cruise ship before
I mean this is as good a reason as any to go right? I always like to think I’m someone who would try everything once so would love to head off on a cruise to see if it’s a type of holiday I would enjoy. I like the idea that as soon as you board the ship you can unpack even while the travelling is happening. There are plenty of facilities on ship even for food so I’m not sure I’d get bored easily and I’ve heard the evening entertainment is actually pretty decent.
I’ve been eyeing up the Celebrity Cruises which sound like a great cruise to start with and they depart from my local port of Southampton. If only I had a little free time and money to actually go on one…
The food is amazing
…Or so I’ve heard anyway. Having followed along with several bloggers’ adventures on cruise ships lately the one thing that stuck out was the amazing food they were eating day in and day out. There seems to be vast range of restaurant types on cruise ships meaning you’d never get bored of eating the same thing! I also used to work with someone who was a chef on a cruise ship and he told stories of making the most amazing and elaborate dishes every day he was on the ship. I didn’t envy the hours he used to work though… much rather be on a cruising holiday than working on one.
Would you ever take a cruise?
This post is in collaboration by the Bolsover Cruise Club but all obsessions about cruising are my own.