Cruise Sunset
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According to Dr. Wallace J. Nichols’ book, “Blue Mind“, there is a distinct connection between the brain and the ocean. The book explains why most people are drawn to the ocean. The vast infinity of the ocean provides serenity to the mind. Even the “whooshing” sound of the sea illicit a feeling of tranquility that induces relaxation. Therefore, if you are looking for the most relaxing and stress-free vacation, taking a cruise is definitely something that you should consider.

Around the World in 100 Days

Apart from the positive effects of water to the brain, cruising is also a practical way of travelling. Only cruise lines can take you to different parts of the globe in a little over three months. For instance, Princess Cruises offers world cruise vacations in 111 days covering Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the South Pacific region. Being in a cruise ship means, you can see the world simply by boarding a cruise ship. This is definitely more convenient compared to backpacking where you have to go through a series of connecting  flights and several cycles of packing and unpacking every time you reach a certain destination.

Bang for the Buck

Compared to other types of vacation deals, cruising offers all-in fares which include accommodation, food, drinks, transportation between destinations, evening entertainment and daytime activities. This is relatively more convenient and cheaper than booking a hotel, going to a fancy restaurant for dinner and going to a show. Some cruise lines like the MSC Cruises offers free sailing for kids 11 years old and below while kids 12 to 17 years of age can sail at a discounted price. On top of that, kids and teens get to enjoy the vacation more because of specific activities, toys and gadgets especially prepared for them.

Cruise According to Your Style

If you are planning a vacation with your significant other, there are many romantic cruises available. On the other hand, if you are going on a vacation with the whole family, you can always choose a family cruise. Meanwhile, if you are the active type, then there are also adventure cruises suited for you. If you are single and looking forward to unwinding alone, there are also singles cruises you can take advantage of. Choosing the right type of cruise for you ensures that you enjoy your vacation more because the activities, destinations, entertainment, tours and even food on board are tailored specifically to your interests.

Planning a cruise is absolutely simple. What good is a vacation when you constantly worry about your booking, tickets and transportation? Taking a cruise will only need you to book, pack and unpack once.  After this, all you need to do is to sit back and enjoy the rest of your vacation.