For years, cruise lines offered steep discounts on any sailings that took place over a holiday because they couldn’t fill all of their cabins, but that’s changed over the past few years. With all of the new innovations in cruising, these ships have become the new Disney World for families and the new “Beaches” resorts for couples, giving holiday cruising renewed life. What’s the benefit to spending your holiday on a ship vs. land, and is it right for you? Keep reading to get the details on this new travel trend.

Should you choose a cruise?

If you’ve been itching for a holiday getaway, but can’t seem to decide on where to go, a cruise vacation may be just your ticket. Imagine boarding an enormous floating resort that boasts more activities than some small cities. You unpack all of your belongings and then get whisked away to various bucket list destinations (sometimes daily,) without ever having the hassle of packing up and heading to new accommodations. You can indulge in copious amounts of gourmet cuisine, all included in your fare. When you’re done eating, the state-of-the-art entertainment on board is sure to captivate you: revel in Broadway-level shows, attend curated events, win a round of trivia, shop your heart out, hit the jackpot at the on-board casino or dance the night away. Then, when you’re finally ready to tuck in, you can fall asleep to the tranquil sounds of the water as you head to your next destination. If this sounds too good to be true, it’s not for once! You’ve just never had your eyes opened to the serenity of cruising.

It is a fabulous option, cruising during the holidays, most especially if you live within driving distance of a cruise port. Airport Parking Reservations is a perfect way to secure your cruise parking for the duration of the cruise, as we work with many cruise ports. The most common concern people have with cruising is motion sickness, but there are a plethora of effective ways that you can combat it while on board, so please don’t let that be a deterrent to a fabulous holiday. Cruising is also a good choice for those who are budget-conscious. Since food, entertainment and transportation to all of your ports is covered, there’s really very little to budget for outside of the cost of the cruise; we’ve met people who pay for their cruise up-front and then don’t spend a single dime once they board. Cruising is truly the best option for travelers who are interested in an extremely memorable, yet still economical, vacation.

Why sail during a holiday?

Cruising is almost like the team sport of vacations. Everyone boards together, experiences the same places together, eats, parties and enjoys the ship’s activities together so it makes for a unique bonding experience with fellow passengers. And why that makes a cruise holiday so unique is that your special day isn’t spent just with your family, it’s spent with the countless new friends you’ve made since you boarded. You can all enjoy the beautiful decorations, top-notch service, holiday performances and delectable meals together, which guarantees an unforgettable holiday. You’ll also get to enjoy some adult-only time during the day if you take advantage of the kid’s clubs, which are rarely open on holidays at land resorts. If you want to be pampered and spoiled for your next celebration while enjoying new friends and new sights, you won’t be disappointed taking a cruise!

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