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Why Cruise With Princess

Why Cruise With Princess?

 Set Sail To Incredible Destinations With Service You’ll Love, At An Unmatched Value- Come Feel The Love On A Princess® Cruise. We’ll Give You The Medallion Class® Experience Others Simply Can’t, And It’s Exclusively For Everyone. Not To Mention Sharing All Our Favorite Destinations And Bringing You The Best Experiences Around Each And Every One Of Them. With Multicourse Meals To Remember, Broadway-Style Shows, Comedy Acts And Bands, And Comfortable Staterooms Featuring The Princess Luxury Bed – All Included In One Of The Best Vacation Values Around. Because The Love Boat® Promises Something For Everyone.


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Service That's All About Making You Feel Special

With The Medallion Class® Experience, We’ve Made The Service Guests Love Even Better. It Goes Beyond Knowing Your Name. It’s Surprising You On Your Birthday. Knowing You Take Cinnamon In Your Latte And Bringing You That Latte Anywhere. It’s Addressing Any Concerns Right Now, Not Later, Maybe Even Before You Ask. Anyone Can Say Their Crew Is Like Family. So We Don’t Say It; Our Guests Do.

Vacation At A Value

A Cruise With Princess Isn’t Just A Chance To Connect With Your Favorite People And The World. It’s One Of The Best Vacation Values Around. Exploring Multiple Destinations Yet Only Unpacking Once. Multicourse Meals To Remember. Broadway-Style Shows, Comedy Acts And Bands. A Comfortable Stateroom Perfect For Unwinding. And The Best Part? You Get It All For A Fraction Of What You'd Spend On A Land-Based Vacation.

 

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Top 10 Reasons To Go On A Cruise!!

 

Top 10 Reasons To Cruise

Contributor
Erica Silverstein

Last updated
Feb 20, 2023

Read time
6 min read

Travelers rely on popular cruising myths like "I'll get seasick" and "I'll feel claustrophobic on a ship" as their reasons for why they've not yet crossed the gangway.

At the same time, compelling lures, like commercials you see on TV of families sliding down onboard waterslides or of couples gazing out to sea from their private balcony, are tempting. Friends who have cruised and who come home from holiday just raving about the experience make it sound even more tantalizing.

If you're among those who are considering a first cruise but haven't yet taken the leap, Cruise Critic editors and members highlight what they love most about life at sea.

A Cruise Vacation Offers Great Value

Cruises offer great value for your vacation dollar because the fares include nearly everything you'll need for a fantastic trip: food, accommodations, daytime and evening entertainment and transportation between destinations.

We regularly see fares on mainstream cruise lines for under $100 per person, per night, which is astonishingly cheaper than you'd spend on land for a hotel, dinner and a show.

On some lines, kids even sail free or at discounted rates when sharing a cabin with two adults. Looking for luxury cruises? Upscale lines are even more inclusive, with alcohol and soft drinks, gratuities, shore tours, onboard spending credits and even flights bundled into the fare. There are also plenty of budget cruises for you to peruse and consider.

See Multiple Vacation Destinations, But Unpack Only Once on a Cruise

On a cruise, you unpack your bags only once and your floating hotel takes you from city to city or from island to island and there's no need to mess with bus, train or ferry schedules-- or lug your suitcase along cobblestone streets.

Every morning, you'll wake up in a new place without having to move yourself. Can't decide between St. Lucia and Barbados, or Italy or Spain? Why choose? Pick an itinerary that visits all the cities on your wish list.

Cruise Ships Are Family Friendly

From tots to teens, grandparents to grandkids, cruises are fun for all ages. If you're struggling to find a vacation that your five-, 10- and 15-year-old will all love -- and that has adult activities, too -- ships now have extensive kids' facilities, split by age.

Teens have their own cool hangouts, far away from the play areas for the little ones (and certainly a nice distance from parent-friendly pools and bars). How can you not love a trip that features video games and swimming pools, while offering time for families to be together at dinner or on shoreside excursions?

Plus, parents can even sneak in a romantic dinner alone by taking advantage of late-night hours in the kids' club.

Cruise Ships Come in All Shapes and Sizes

The ideal cruise ship for one person may be a mega-ship outfitted with onboard rock-climbing walls and outdoor movie theaters, while another will prefer an intimate ship with an upscale ambience and someone else will want the seafaring experience of a masted tall sailing ship. Luckily, all those different types of cruise ships exist.

From French Country Waterways' 12-person river barges to Royal Caribbean's 5,400-passenger Oasis of the Seas. More options range from the luxurious Seabourn Odyssey to the minimalist sailing ships of Star Clippers and even to ice-strengthened expedition ships like the Hurtigruten Fram.

Ships Offer a Variety of Onboard Activities

Today's cruise ships are designed to keep everyone happy. Want to pamper yourself at the spa while your spouse hits the cruise ship casino? Or lounge in the sun reading a book while your family plays basketball? You can do it all and then some as there are numerous cruise ship activities to choose from.

You can go to an educational lecture, a wine tasting, a computer class or a dance workshop; paint pottery, play bridge, learn a language or do yoga; dine at a casual buffet, a fancy sit-down restaurant, a sushi bar, a diner or a steakhouse; and watch a movie, a comedy routine, a song-and-dance show or live music performance.

And if all you want to do is nothing while the ship sails from port to port, you can do that, too. Anything is possible aboard a cruise ship.

Cruise Vacations Are Easy to Plan

Because cruise vacations package together transportation and accommodations, they're very easy to plan. Pick your ship, itinerary and cabin, and away you go; no searching for hotels in your price range, no coordinating travel between cities.

You can even get your travel agent to arrange your airfare for you -- or choose a departure port within driving distance to eliminate that extra planning step.

It's a cinch to book group cruises as well. Cruise lines have plans in place for group travel, eliminating the hassle of coordinating your 20 family members and friends from around the country who want to vacation with you. Book enough cabins and you'll even get extra perks, including a potential free fare.

Cruise Ships Are Floating Cities

If you're concerned about being stranded in the middle of the ocean, relax because you are in safe hands. Cruise ships are like floating cities with everything you could possibly want or need onboard.

Today's vessels are outfitted with Wi-Fi, cell service and satellite TV so you can stay in touch with the "real world" during your cruise (if you even want to). Onboard shops sell the toiletries you forgot to pack, medical centers can provide medications or a doctor's services if needed, and laundry facilities let you wash your clothes mid-cruise so you don't need to over-pack.

Of course, there's also the fun stuff like gyms, multiple restaurants, movie screens, spas, swimming pools, theaters and discos. And, in the very rare emergency, there are always enough lifeboats for everyone onboard.

Cruise Ships Can Go Anywhere, Far and Wide

A cruise is one of the best ways to see the most exotic and foreign destinations in the world in an easy and comfortable way.

Cruise itineraries offer calls at major cities and picturesque villages, all of which will be regional highlights, so you don't have to do the research on the best places to visit in an unfamiliar destination.

If you're uncomfortable with independent sightseeing in a new locale, simply take a ship's tour with English-speaking guides. Or team up with more experienced travelers you meet online or onboard to share a cab or private guide.

Cruising Is Romantic for Couples

Anyone who's watched "The Love Boat" knows that there's a romance to sea travel. The wind in your hair, the vistas of endless ocean, the stars twinkling above at night-- all set the mood for love and romance. It may sound a bit cliche, but they're real experiences onboard nonetheless.

If you want to rekindle the spark with your sweetie, a cruise vacation provides plenty of together time: sharing side-by-side lounge chairs by the pool, a table for two at dinner, dancing in the evening or sharing quality time onshore.

Cruise lines also have special packages for honeymoonsvow renewals and weddings onboard and onshore.

Cruising Is Great for Socializing & Making New Friends

If you love to meet people from around the country and the world, cruising provides a wonderful opportunity to make new friends. Even before you embark, you can connect with cruisers on Cruise Critic's Roll Call forums and create groups to go on independent excursions.

Onboard, you'll meet people at your dinner table, at the piano bar or by the pool. The person seated next to you might be from Paris, Texas, or Paris, France; London, Ontario, or London, England. Kids can find playmates their own age during youth activities, so they're not always with adults or their older or younger siblings.

Looking for Mr. or Ms. Right? We have proof that many long-term relationships begin during a vacation at sea.