22 Jul 2013 Choosing: Cruising or Resort Holidays
What will you pick? A Cruise or Resort Holiday?
All-inclusive cruise and resort holidays allow you to sit back and relax on your getaway without having to spend time and energy worrying about planning and logistics. Both are very popular, as they offer the opportunity to make friends with like-minded people, and relax in a safe and welcoming atmosphere.
Cruises: controlled expenses, security & variety
Cruises offer the opportunity to visit multiple destinations at an affordable price without having to worry about how you will get from A to B. As many modern cruise ships have space for thousands of passengers, there are often last-minute cruise deals to be had as they try to fill up those empty cabins. Prices usually include accommodation, food and of course transport, making it easy to plan your expenses up front.
Cruise ships offer a sense of security that cannot be paralleled with other types of holiday. You will get to know the other staff and passengers as your holiday goes on, making you feel much more safe and relaxed in your surroundings than you would on land. You will find the staff on board are very knowledgeable about the ports of call, making sure that you do not miss any sights and ensuring that you get the most out of your getaway.
There will be plenty of opportunities for meeting new people, however, their size also means that there are plenty of activities to take part in and places to sit and eat if you prefer variety. The variety of activities on offer allow you to relax in your own way, whether this is sitting and reading a book from the library, or taking a fitness class.
Resort holidays: relax in one location
The downside to cruise holidays is that there is not always enough time to see everything at every stop on the itinerary. Resort holidays offer the opportunity to sit back and relax in one location. There will still be opportunities to take excursions to local places of interest, allowing you to take in the sights of the local area, without having to worry about planning. As with cruise ships, you will find that the staff are extremely knowledgeable of the local area and happy to advise you on possible excursions and activities that you can take part in.
There will be plenty of opportunities to sit back, relax and take in the resort and its immediate surroundings. Resorts will also offer a number of activities on site, giving you the opportunity to meet staff and fellow holiday makers. Unlike cruises, many resorts will allow guests to visit just for a day or two, so it is not quite as easy to let your guard down as it is when on a cruise ship.
Both cruises and resort holidays are a great way of spending more time relaxing and less time worrying about planning and logistics. Both types of holiday will give you plenty of opportunities to sit back and relax, whilst cruising will also allow you to add to the list of places you have seen and visited.
About the Author: Sam Morrison is a British travel writer. He spends most of his time planning or writing about holidays to North and South America.