By now, you all know that I love going on cruises. If it’s a vacation I want to cruise. I want to go somewhere where I literally have NOTHING to worry about. I don’t mind going to a beach but having to get up and still cook in our vacation home doesn’t rank as high in my book.
Typically, my entire family goes on one big summer vacation each year. We all love cruising but we’ve also done beach trips, vacationed in Florida a few times, flew to California (these pics are HERE), enjoyed a land vacation on the island of St. Martin, and so on and so forth.
This year they are headed to Bermuda via Royal Caribbean and I’m sitting this one out. Not because I want to but because I have some other things planned later in the year (stay tune) and doing both would just be too much.
As they are finalizing everything, counting down to departure date and paying off balances, I’m waddling in my feelings because what’s life without a summer vacation?
I guess I’m about to find out.
If you’ve never cruised before, I talk about my love for cruising in a prior post I did. You can find it HERE. If you’re thinking about cruising and not sure if it’s worth the money or you’re afraid of running out of things to do, I encourage you to try some of my suggestions listed below. When cruising, there is no reason why you should ever be bored or feel like you have nothing to do. There is something literally going on every hour of the day/night on the ship and something for everyone.
As the warmer months slowly roll in and travels begin to pickup remember this list if you’re traveling anytime soon…………
- Enjoy the formal dinners. Lobster! Lobster! Lobster!!
- Bar hop.
- Order room service.
- Embrace the photographers and all of the photo opportunities. (Even if you don’t buy the pictures)
- Have a pool day or two.
- Go to the casino. Splurge a little!
- Enjoy the night breeze on the top deck or have a romantic walk at night around the outdoor track!
- Enjoy the free entertainment. Try a night concert, a comedy show, or the club.
- When visiting the island, try a tour or excursion.
- Get up early, watch the sunrise, and go to the gym or have a spa day! All great for days when you are at sea.
Of course there’s plenty more to do on the ship. From the art gallery to the basketball courts; putt-putt, ice skating, and probably activities I have failed to discover. But for me, just knowing that I’m on vacation, disconnected from the outside world, sailing across the ocean while laying back in a lounge chair, with a fruity cocktail, is peaceful and relaxing for me. This is what I call a vacation! View some of my favorite pictures from my last cruise in my 2017 Photos of the Year! I think cruising has spoiled me.
- Utilize the daily itinerary printouts that are left in your room each night for the next day. These are very helpful with additional information on the ports you will be visiting.
- If you’re traveling with children, the children/teen clubs are essential! A great way to get in your adult fun while the children are also having fun with their new friends they have just met!
Anyone else love cruising? Do you have a favorite cruise line or perhaps a favorite island to visit? What are your favorite things to do while sailing the great blue sea?
This post is not sponsored by any cruise line and all opinions are of my own.