Updated: Mar 28, 2020
There’s something immensely raw & ravishing about the ocean. Only away from concrete jungles, cellphone networks and daily routine do you really comprehend the luxury of being disconnected.
This picture and caption sum it up fairly well:
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Having been an avid traveler who’s loved exploring each destination through its sights, sounds & tastes – a cruise was something that hardly ever made it to the top of my bucket list.
Blame it on the stereotype attached to cruises being boring, best suited to older travelers or even perhaps getting you seasick! You do finally realize the extent to which you’re off the mark only when you finally set sail from the first port of your first cruise.
It was the year 2014, when I got on-board Royal Caribbean’s ship Mariner of the Seas for my very first voyage that changed it all for me.
Cruise vessels are a familiar yet unfamiliar experience. It’s like your quintessential five star hotel. Beautiful grand entrances, courteous and welcoming faces at every turn and well appointed luxurious staterooms. But that’s just about where the similarities between the two end. There on it’s a different world.
One of the top reasons I enjoy cruising is the inclusiveness and value these ships have on grabs. All meals, beverages (non-alcoholic and sometimes even alcoholic), 24 hour room service, broadway-style nightly entertainment, sporting & fitness activities are all included.
While nobody’s complaining about the food and entertainment on offer – as humans we’re engineered to be intrigued about new cultures, cities and its people. This’s why cruiseliners today curate some of the most immersive & imaginative itineraries covering gorgeous ports of call across Asia, Europe, Americas & Oceania.
Be it river, expedition (Arctic/Antarctica) or ocean cruises and whether you’re on a fair budget or out to splurge – there’s always a voyage perfectly suited to you and one that you should consider as your next vacation experience if you haven’t already!
I will be posting a whole lot more about my very own past & future cruise experiences right here, so stay tuned.
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