To give you an insight into what to expect from this type of travel we asked some Travel Bloggers that have been there, done that to let us all in on their story and why they loved, or hated, exploring the world on a cruise ship.
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We are Lyn and Steve, a couple from Perth, Western Australia who married and began to travel at 50. We’re putting our relationship to the test, travelling, adventuring and eating our way through life… We have travelled to 16 countries in 2 years and plan on seeing as much as we can of this beautiful world we live in.
In my opinion ocean cruising is the best way to travel. Think hassle free, first class travel. Think all inclusive, opulent ships, exotic destinations and breathtaking views that change every few days. With the feel of a luxury resort, cruise ships give all the extras of top hotels, except instead of staying in the one location you can pack and unpack once and travel the world.
Cruiselines can arrange all your visas and offer exceptional service and unforgettable experiences. Once you embark the finest cuisine, unique cultures and historical sites are at your fingertips.
A cruise is a great way to visit some ports you might not normally visit and a great way to sample the highlights of each destination. You can take a cruise for a few days or a few months, with very little planning.
Just choose the itinerary, the cruiseline and the duration and the cruiseline takes care of everything else. No need to worry about missed connections or lugging suitcases.
And to give authentic experiences, cruiselines offer enrichment of each location, immersing the passengers with authentic foods, onboard cultural experiences, and talks on the history and highlights of each port you’ll visit. Best of all, no time is wasted on flights and long drives
The time between ports can be as relaxing or energetic as you want. Think spas and beauty treatments, catch a show or a movie, do some wine tasting or a fitness session at the gym, take some lessons at sea, or go to an art auction. Or merely soak in the sunshine, on deck with your favourite book or umbrella cocktail.
Do you love ocean cruising or did you find it less than ideal? Leave a comment to let us know.