Why Should I Cruise?

Cruise vacation benefits include cost savings, safety, convenience, and fun. Cruise vacations are one of the most rapidly growing areas of tourism in the world. Though many people initially see a cruise as too exotic or expensive for a standard getaway, once they have investigated the opportunity they discover the many cruise vacation benefits. You have everything from large activity-filled mega-ships to smaller, elegantly appointed luxury vessels, and everything in between (including intimate and immersive river cruises). Explore the biggest advantages of cruising, and if you’re still not convinced that a cruise is the right vacation for you, we still encourage you to enlist the free expert guidance of our experienced cruise specialist. From the perfect itinerary to the perfect ship, we understand there are many options and we are here to help you. 

All this, and even more when you choose to cruise the Caribbean.

   
Great Value Family on the Beach

Great Value

One of the most tangible benefits of a cruise vacation is the nearly all-inclusive cost. Not only is your ship a traveling hotel, it’s your source of unlimited fine dining, premier entertainment, exclusive enrichment opportunities and never-ending fun. On some lines, kids even sail free or at discounted rates when sharing a cabin with two adults. Looking for luxury? Upscale lines are even more inclusive, with alcohol and soft drinks, gratuities, shore tours, onboard spending credits, and even flights bundled into the fare. Speak with our cruise specialist to find out how to get the most value out of your cruise.

   
Unpack Only Once Destination

Unpack Only Once

With no other vacation can travelers traverse the entire globe while visiting hundreds of destinations, both popular and exclusive. Every morning, you'll wake up in a new place. From Northern Europe to Antarctica, and Tahiti to Alaska – a world of choices awaits. Plus, most itineraries come in a wide range of styles and lengths, so your destination experience can be anything from an exciting, quick glimpse to a more in-depth immersion. And the best part? No matter where you go, you only have to unpack once!

   
Family Friendly Vacations

Family Friendly

Cruise vacations are perfect for families. From tots to teens, grandparents to grandkids, cruises are fun for all ages. If you're struggling to find a vacation that your 5-, 10- and 15-year-old will all love -- and that has adult activities, too -- ships now have extensive kids' facilities, split by age. Like most hotel rooms, cruise cabins can accommodate multiple passengers (usually between two and five), and most cruise ships offer adjoining cabins for larger families. Children's menus are available in the main dining rooms, guaranteeing a meal free from picky eaters. 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? And 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

Cruise Ships Come in All Shapes and Sizes

The ideal modern cruise ships features every modern amenity for the person who want to be on 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. You’ll find multiple swimming pools, diverse dining venues, Broadway-style performances, expansive spas, plush staterooms and unparalleled personal service. We understand that what’s perfect for one cruiser may not work for another, so we offer plenty of options.

   
On Board Activities

Onboard Activities

No two people ever want to engage in the same activities, try the same foods, or visit the same attractions. On a cruise ship, there is an endless variety of amenities to suit every passenger. Today's cruise ships are designed to keep everyone happy. Want to pamper yourself at the spa while your spouse hits the casino? Or lounge in the sun reading a book while your family plays basketball. 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. Even the smaller vessels are not without their activities. Participate in enriching seminars, culinary workshops, lawn games, aerobic classes and spa therapies – all minutes from the plush accommodations of your personal stateroom.

   
Dining

Divine Dining

Cruises provide several divine complimentary dining venues, plus a few specialty restaurants for an extraordinary experience. These compliment the buffets, delis, dessert stands, coffee bars and 24-hour room service to guarantee that you’ll never want for anything. Many cruises even source their food locally during the cruise so that guests can sample fresh-made regional favorites. 

   
Outstanding Entertainment

Outstanding Entertainment

From Broadway-style productions to laugh-out-loud comedy shows, cruise vacations come loaded with tons of unforgettable onboard entertainment. Kids will enjoy family-friendly entertainment, and adults will marvel at the multi-talented dancers, musicians and singers performing throughout their vacation. Best of all, most of it is included in your fare, and everyone’s invited!

   
Exceptional Service  

Exceptional Service

From the moment you step onboard, perhaps to a champagne greeting, it’s clear that cruising is a totally different guest-centric vacation experience. The entire experience is designed to please, in order that no need go unmet. Thirsty? Your drink is already coming. Sleeping in? Room service is complimentary. Not sure what to do in port? Experts are available throughout the ship. Sore after an active day? Be rejuvenated in the spa. When possible, speak with a consultant ahead of time to ensure all special requests are met.

   
Safety

Safety

Cruise ships are inherently safe environments. Activities are closely supervised and monitored, especially sporting events such as climbing rock walls or using waterslides. Passengers are carefully tracked so no unauthorized individuals are permitted onboard. Incidents are extremely rare, but expertly trained officers and security personnel are on hand to resolve any issues. All ships are designed, operated and frequently re-inspected to ensure safety. Plus, security plans and protocols are in place to guarantee efficient emergency procedures, with sufficient lifeboats for everyone on board. In case of an accident or sudden illness, each ship has a well-stocked infirmary, complete with resident doctor - a feature that few hotels or resorts offer. Available shore excursions are screened by the cruise line and only the most reputable tours are offered. Before visiting different ports of call, passengers can attend lectures and pick up tip sheets offering suggestions for safety and convenience. During a land-based vacation, travelers are responsible for their own safety arrangements, but a cruise vacation offers many built-in safety features to ease the minds of the most nervous passengers.

   
Convenient

Convenient

Most of all, Cruise vacations are convenient, cost-effective, family-oriented, and intrinsically safe. You’ll visit multiple destinations while unpacking just once. You won’t have to worry about finding transportation from port to port, island to island and country to country. With multiple activities, dining options, itineraries, and amenities to suit any passenger, no vacation will feel more individualized than a cruise. Plus, you have the FREE expert guidance of BuyCruise's highly-trained cruise specialists to make everything a breeze. We’ll work with you to make sure that everything you’re looking for is bundled together in the ultimate cruise.

   
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