Taking a cruise can be one of the easiest ways to vacation. Once you are on board, you don’t have to worry about figuring out where to eat, because food is included. You don’t need to worry about figuring out where to go either, because the ship will make scheduled stops. To help narrow down your choices before you talk to a travel agent about booking a cruise, consider the following:
Do You Want an Adventure or a Leisure Cruise?
Vacations come in two basic flavors: adventurous and relaxing. While it’s often possible to combine the two, a cruise will tend to have more of one “flavor” than the other. A cruise somewhere warm on a ship with an on-board pool is your best bet for relaxation. If you want a more exciting vacation, an Alaskan or an even more exotic Antarctic cruise may suit you better.
Do You Want to Bring the Kids or Leave Them Behind?
Many cruise ships cater to families, with décor from popular children’s cartoons and even themed shows on board. These cruises are often the perfect getaway to take with the whole family, because they’re designed to provide the kids with constant activity and engagement. For a more romantic getaway on a cruise with fewer children, ask a travel agent for specific cruise line recommendations.
Do You Want a Quick Getaway or a Long Vacation?
Cruises can be as short as a few days or last several weeks. For a few days’ escape on short notice, a Caribbean cruise is your best bet. You can get tickets to fly directly into the port and back home after, and spend a little while in the sun. The destination cruises, such as Alaskan cruises, generally last longer because they go further and take you to several different locations. To get the most out of these, book a longer voyage.
Call Brentwood Travel today at (314) 439-5700 if you want to book a cruise vacation. Our expert travel agents can help you choose the ship, destination, and voyage that are perfect for your vacation goals.
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