If you have been trying to find a vacation that pleases everyone in the family, look no further, Cruises are the way to go! Sail the Caribbean seas, traveling from one beautiful island to the next, while enjoying all a cruise ship has to offer. Whether you’re on your honey moon or on a family getaway, a cruise is the perfect way to spend a vacation.
Cruises are the best way to enjoy several different destinations in one trip without having to waste time traveling from one point to another, unpacking and repacking every couple of days. The cruise ship becomes your home, as you sail from one paradise to the next, allowing you to optimize your time and get the most out of your vacation. Popular itineraries include the Eastern Caribbean where a ship would typically sail from either Fort Lauderdale or Miami, FL and visit a number of islands depending on the length of the journey including The US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and The Bahamas. A Western Caribbean cruise would typically sail from either Miami or Tampa, FL and would make stops at destinations including Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Belize, and the coast of Mexico. A Southern Caribbean cruise is also a popular choice usually sailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico to places including Aruba, Barbados and Dominca. Although these island destinations frequented by cruise ships really do resemble “paradise,” the cruise ship itself is sometimes the best part of the trip, especially the food and entertainment.
Food aboard cruise ships is some of the best you will ever have. Most cruise ships offer a five course meal for dinner every evening with several different choices. Of course, the cruise is all inclusive so if you cannot decide between lobster and filet mignon then order both! The cruise waiters will be happy to bring as much as you can eat. Lunch and breakfast is usually served in one of the cruise ships several dining rooms as a sit down meal and as a buffet throughout the rest of the ship. There are also 24 hour a day snack shacks, midnight buffets and of course a variety of bars throughout the ship. Entertainment is easy to find with the ships offering numerous clubs and bars for every interest and age as well as nightly theatre and comedy performances. Babysitting services is of course offered for those on family vacations just needing a night away form the children.
However, food and entertainment is not the only amazing part of a cruise ship. Cruise lines are building an increasing number of cruise ships every year with more and more to offer travelers. Popular cruise lines such Royal Caribbean and Carnival set the bar with cruise ships that have virtually everything you could ever desire right aboard the ship. Both indoor and outdoor pools are a necessity and go without saying when talking about cruise ships these days, however cruise lines are now offering ships with designated pool areas especially for children, or for couples only and water slides and Jacuzzi’s can be found in abundance on any cruise ship. Are you a fitness fanatic or simply like to stay in shape, especially after taking advantage of all inclusive meals aboard the ship? Cruise ships come equipped with fantastic gyms including fitness classes, spas, tennis and basketball courts, and most now even have rock climbing walls. In addition, most ships now include a track along the top deck for those interested in walking and running under the beautiful Caribbean sky. Regardless of the cruise line and the ship you choose, you can be sure that you will be comfortable and relaxed as you make your way from one magnificent place to another.