Hoping to see more of the world this year? While travelling is usually an amazing experience, it’s not all hearts and flowers. People are sick of long flights, baggage restrictions and “surprise” fees, airport security, checking in and out of hotels, and packing and repacking their bags while travelling.
That’s why cruising continues to grow in popularity every year. For many people, the choice to go on a no fly cruise is obvious- they get all of the fun experiences associated with travel, but are removing most of the inconveniences which can make travel stressful and exhausting.
Here are some reasons why you should cruise in 2018:
Ditch the airport
No one likes hanging around the airport. And you usually end up spending quite a bit of time there, once you factor in the padding you need in case you have a massive queue at checkin or security, or face heavy traffic on the way.
When you cruise, you’ll be starting your holiday as soon as you’re checked in and waiting to sail. Instead of eating an overpriced sandwich at your gate, you’ll be chomping down on delicious food before you have quick dip in the pool.
Avoid your fears
Nothing starts a holiday off right like complete and utter terror am i right? Up to 10% of the population are afraid to fly, and up to 30% feel apprehensive before they get on a plane. For the people who refuse to fly, taking a cruise can be the only way they’ll get to enjoy travel.
Unpack and pack once
We all know how strict airlines now are about baggage contents, size, and weight, but you won’t face the same restrictions on a cruise. While allowances vary, you’ll generally be allowed to bring much more onto your cruise. Keep in mind that you’ll need to fit your belongings into your cabin, but you won’t need to chuck out your contact lens solution or face wash if it’s more than 100 ml.
Where planes don’t vary much in size and uncomfortability, every cruise can be completely different depending on the boat. Whether you’re on a trimaran, catamaran, or a yacht, you’ll be in a beautiful space surrounded by the ocean – what more could you want?
We all know that kids and flying aren’t always the best mix- especially with young kids. Kids of all ages hate waiting around at airports, but once you add on any flights and transfers (and potentially delays) it’s likely that your nerves are going to be frayed well before you land.
When you cruise, you’re starting your family holiday off on the right note- without the tears and tantrums (from either parents or kids.