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10 Reasons to take a cruise

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Are you ready to set sail for the vacation adventure of a lifetime? If not, then here are 10 reasons you should be.
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1

Variety of cruises

There's a cruise for everyone. Regardless of whether you're travelling solo, as a couple, with your family or as part of a group, it's easy to customize the vacation you want, as cruises vary in price, length, ports of call, themes, onboard amenities and activities.

2

Stress-free experience

Taking a cruise is simple. A cruise ship is basically a floating hotel with a pre-set itinerary, and even though you'll get to travel to several destinations in one trip, the planning is already done for you, and you need to unpack only once. You also have the convenience of almost all the vacation expenses, such as food and entertainment, having been paid in advance with the purchase of the cruise, so once aboard, you can simply relax and enjoy your holiday.

3

Dream destinations

The world is yours to discover, as romantic beaches, picturesque islands and historical cities and towns are just a few of the many places you can visit while on your cruise. While tropical destinations such as those in the Caribbean are popular, other exciting cruise options include Asia, Alaska, Europe, Australia, Central America, South Pacific and even a transatlantic or world cruise.

4

Exclusive shore excursions

When stopping at a port of call, not only are you free to explore the area on your own, but in many cases you are also offered exclusive tours or experiences that are available only to cruise passengers. This could include an afternoon on a private island, a bicycle tour of the area or a unique dining experience.

5

Amazing food

Food and more food! Cruise ships have a well-earned reputation of excellence when it comes to onboard cuisine, and indulging your taste buds with the variety and abundance of delectable food is all part of the cruising experience. There's something for everyone, with buffets, dining rooms, restaurants and bars, and if that's not enough, how about 24-hour room service!

6

Many onboard activities

It's not hard to fill up the days at sea with all the activities a cruise ship has to offer! Take your pick from a huge list of options that often includes seminars, workshops, casino gaming, wine tasting, cooking demonstrations and classes, various fitness classes, spa treatments, arcade games, sports and kids' and teens' programs, and don't forget about just lounging by the pool!

7

Entertainment

Many cruise ships give Las Vegas a run for its money when it comes to live entertainment. Daily shows will delight you and your family, as comedians, singers and dancers all take to the stage to strut their stuff, but it doesn't end there. How about game shows, full-scale musical productions, ice dancing, high diving acts and so much more!

8

First-class service

If you love to be pampered, then a cruise is for you! Regardless of the fare you paid, from the moment you step aboard, the crew of the cruise ship will do all it can to provide you with exceptional service and treat you like the very important person you are.

9

New friendships

It's easy to strike up a conversation with someone new while lounging by the pool, hitting the buffet or participating in an onboard activity, and when a friendship is made, it's just as easy to keep in touch and make wonderful memories together, since you'll both be on the same cruise ship for the duration of the trip.

10

Breathtaking views

At each destination you will be treated to some pretty incredible scenery, and while on the water, you'll be able to see the world from a unique perspective, as endless views abound from every deck and through every porthole.

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