Most of us have a bucket list of vacations that we want to enjoy. But how often do you really splurge and book a fantastic vacation? For many people, those indulgent trips only occur once every several years if all goes well. But there is an option which allows you to combine several dream locations and experiences in a single trip. You just need to select the right cruise to start ticking off items from your bucket list.
The beauty of a cruise is that you are going to enjoy several locations on a single trip. This could mean visiting several Caribbean Islands, various countries in Europe or a variety of ports in Hawaii. And while you could book a tour-like vacation to see several cities on one trip, the traveling between cities is stressful and boring. No one looks forward to multiple bus rides or flights, even when they are short hops to the next island. But traveling on a cruise ship is anything but stressful and boring.
Perhaps you are a foodie at heart, and your destinations are determined by the location of the finest dining establishments. But how much easier and more enjoyable would your vacation be if the five-star restaurants traveled with you to all of the destinations that you have been yearning to see. That might sound extravagant, but it is exactly what will happen when you book one of the many cruises featuring world famous chefs in residence.
Or maybe you look forward to your vacation as a time to relax and enjoy a little pampering and personal fulfillment. If the spa is your haven, there are many cruise ships that offer full services spas and even signature features. And if you only indulge in your spa treatment after a good workout, then plan a cruise on a ship with a new gym, climbing wall and yoga studio. Also spend a few minutes researching guest lecturers, discussion groups and seminars which are featured on many cruises to expand your horizons while you are at sea.
And remember that all the time in between exciting ports will be spent enjoying the amenities of the ship. Getting there can actually be more than half the fun in the case of a cruise. So enjoy one trip that will cross numerous experiences and adventures off of your bucket list and also is likely to save you a lot of money. Many travelers think that a cruise is very expensive, but with prices starting at less than $1,000, you will be amazed at the value of a cruise.