9 Reasons to Go On A Cruise In 2023

Cruising is becoming more popular than ever. Although traditionally thought of as a holiday for retired people, cruise lines have recently adapted and become more exciting than ever, now appealing to a broader range of people, including younger couples and families. There are so many reasons to go on a cruise. 

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So you are browsing
cruise holidays 2023, and can't make up your mind if a cruise is right for you, let us look at 9 reasons to go on a cruise in 2023. 

1. An opportunity to visit many destinations 

If you have a real wanderlust then cruising is perfect for you as you can visit multiple destinations on one trip. As you travel all your luggage is transported with you and you don't have to pack and unpack each time you get to your next destination, saving you time and stress. Visiting many destinations gives you the chance to experience different cultures and see many ports of call. If you don't like flying a cruise is a great way to see the world too. 

2. An all-inclusive experience

Cruises generally include your food, and your entertainment as well as your accommodation. Some even include your alcoholic beverages and excursions (although these can be purchased separately). This makes it easy to budget, just bring some spending money for your trips out. It can be great value for money if you think of what you get.

3. A wealth of activities onboard

Although there are two main types of cruises, ocean cruises and river cruises, there are a wealth of activities on each type. On the larger ships, there are swimming pools, casinos, theatres and more, whilst, on river cruises, activities are more low-key but can still include smaller swimming pools, hot tubs and cultural activities such as cookery classes. 

4. An opportunity to relax

You can do as much or as little as you want on a cruise ship and cruises give you plenty of opportunities to relax if you want to. You don't have to drive anywhere, you have all your food cooked for you, and you can partake of the pools and spas on board or just sit and relax sipping cocktails and watching the world go by. If you want you can even disconnect from modern technology for the ultimate relaxation experience. 

5. Something to do for all ages

Cruising has evolved over the last few years and now there are cruises to suit all ages. Some cruises are aimed more at families with everything from go-karting to arcades to karaoke whilst others are adult-only with high-end dining, cultural excursions and cocktail master classes. Of course, some cruises combine the best of both, so think about what you want before booking the cruise ship and itinerary to ensure it meets your needs. 

6. Great for foodies

A cruise can be a great experience for foodies. On large cruise ships, there is a wealth of variety from casual dining opportunities to buffets to speciality restaurants and fine dining. If you have dietary requirements you are usually catered for very well. On the smaller cruise ships, the food is usually to a high standard. There may also be opportunities to meet celebrity chefs and to partake in cookery classes. Check the details of the cruise before you book.

7. A chance to meet new people

A cruise gives you a chance to meet new people. You may be sharing a table with others or you may go on an excursion with a group of people or you may take part in a group activity onboard where you get the chance to talk to others. You have plenty of opportunities to meet new people from all over the world on a cruise if you want to. 

8. Enjoy a wide variety of fitness facilities.

Cruise ships can offer everything from exercise classes such as Zumba and yoga to full gyms, swimming pools, running tracks, tennis courts and dance classes. On excursions, you could have the opportunity to go hiking or cycling and maybe partake in watersports. Of course, it depends on the cruise ship you choose and what is on offer but there is a surprising variety of fitness facilities available.

9. Create those special memories

A cruise is a place to create special memories with your loved ones. With work, school and family ties, you may not be able to sit down and really chat with your loved ones, but a cruise gives you that perfect opportunity. 

So with all these reasons to go on a cruise, what's stopping you from going on a cruise today? Check out my post if you are new to cruising on 100 tips for a first time cruiser

*In Collaboration With Ambassador Cruise Line 

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