There is nothing like an ocean cruise for the ultimate in a vacation that is free from hassle and stress. An ocean cruise is the vacation where someone else takes care of all the details and you simply relax and enjoy yourself.
A vacation can be work itself with all the planning, packing, and traveling just to get to the destination before the vacation actually begins. Once you arrive there is unpacking, arranging every day’s outings and meals, and getting back and forth to the sights and attractions. A trip onboard a cruise ship takes care of everything for you-except for the packing and unpacking part!
Once you have booked a cruise the rest is easy. Most cruise lines offer transportation for you and your luggage from the airport or hotel right to the ship. After you board the ship, everything is taken care of for you and your job is to experience an enjoyable vacation.
You can tailor you cruise experience to your personal likes and interests because cruises offer something for everyone. The only thing you have to do is decide what you want to do on vacation.
The cruise lines offer a variety of excursions and activities at each port of call in various price ranges. You pick out what you like and the arrangements are made for you. Most cruises give you a list of attractions and sights for each stop including shops, landmarks, and restaurants. There are often multiple tours with different levels of exertion, depending on what you feel like doing. If you like physical activity, you can take a walking tour or even a nature hike. If you don’t want to walk or have physical limitations, try a bus tour. Nature lovers, history buffs, and even thrill seekers can find something tailored to their interests. If you love to shop, every port has an area designated just for you, and on the days you are out to sea you can often shop onboard.
While out to sea and between ports of call, do not worry about being bored. Everyday, even on days the ship is in port, the activities are non-stop. In addition to the onboard facilities which range from spas and gyms to mini golf courses and casinos, there is everything from bingo and trivia contests to theme parties and movies. You can have a great vacation without ever leaving the boat!