The 5 best things about cruisesWhatever you make of the idea of going on a cruise ship, it certainly offers something different to the conventional holiday. Here are some of the best five things about cruises:
Gaming is a simple pleasure but one that brings so much excitement! Cruise ships often run casinos with a great ambience and offer large winnings. The great thing about cruise ship casinos is that because you are generally in international waters you don’t have to succumb to the gaming laws of any one country.
- The sunset and sunrise
However beautiful the location of your stationary holiday you’re unlikely to find sunsets and sunrises as spectacular as those on a cruise. It’s the fact there are absolutely no buildings or hills to sully your view – just flat, open ocean. You would be hard pushed to find a more agreeable place to see a sunset, or indeed, a sunrise.
Wherever you go on your cruise you are likely to see a greater variety of wildlife than at any one point on terra firma. The further out to sea you go the bigger the fish get. For example, a cruise to Alaska will be accompanied by a few humpback whale-watching sessions. Spectacular isn’t the word. On such a trip you will also view birds of prey such as eagles and a vast array of fish. Don’t forget to think about what sort of wildlife you want to see when planning the locations for your cruise.
- Unusual places
The great thing about a cruise is not only the amount of places you can see but also the variety of weird and wonderful sites on offer. It’s not just about what you see when you look outwards from the ship either. Cruises are becoming ever more popular and as such are offering ever more niche, speciality holidays. Themed cruises, for example, are becoming more commonplace. One cruise company in America offers cruises themed around chess players, Shakespeare characters, religion and much more. And before Elvis fans start to worry, of course there is a cruise themed around The King.
- Ocean activities
One of the obvious benefits of being by the sea is that you can enjoy all its activities effortlessly. There are always many opportunities get involved in some snorkelling and scuba diving when the ship throws down its anchor. You might not be so keen to do this on one of the aforementioned Alaskan cruises, but if you are going on a warm water cruise to a place like the Caribbean, there are endless opportunities for coral reef snorkelling and swimming with dolphins.Many people are still dubious about the idea of cruises. Perhaps they have an old fashioned stigma attached to them. However, the industry is booming. In the last eight years the overall revenue generated from cruises has almost doubled. The difference now is that cruises offer much more targeted holidays for specific age groups and interests.The options on offer for the sea bound holiday maker are now mind boggling and such a trip certainly offers a different slice of life from the conventional package holiday. It’s worth trying it once, if only for those fantastic casinos!