I’ve been asked often about cruise holidays and if we’d recommend them. I understand why many people turn their noses up at cruises.

I thought I would hate them and being stuck on a cruise boat would be an imprisonment of my soul’s innate desire to explore.In a way it is.

You aren’t going to get a lot of adventure and exploration when you go on a cruise. But, not every travel experience needs to be off the beaten path or long-term. There are short-term holiday (vacation) experiences that are worthwhile and fun too.

I am a major advocates for everyone to have more travel in their life. 

The best way to travel is in the style that suits your interests and your reasons for travelling. (I also recommend never to get stuck in one way of travel – it goes against the principles of evolution)

One of the reasons I travel is to leave our everyday lives behind – to let loose and enjoy ourselves with those we love.

For some people they want to take a week or two out of the busy everyday craziness to relax and enjoy the good things about life – without the responsibility of organising it.

I never understood this need until I became a father of 5 & running my own business, with a ridiculously heavy work load. The scream is:

“Just give me a well-earned BREAK!”

For the younger crowd a short-break usually takes the form of a party hard and play full-out trip. We can’t do them for long periods of travel, but for the short term holidays, they are memorable and a lot of fun.

Think of those after school trips you went on with your friends: Schoolies in Surfers, Bali, cruises and, in the US, you’ve got your spring break trips down to Mexico or weekends in Vegas.

Cruising holidays are this sort of travel and what makes cruises so special is that you are on a ship for a short period of time with hundreds of people who are doing exactly the same thing as you.

Imagine the atmosphere when you have 1000 people intending to have the time of their lives.

Would you see more vibrant, happy faces than tired, cranky ones?

Would you hear more laughter than tears and arguments?

Would your children enjoy it?

Would you see more people dancing, singing and being entertained by amazing shows and comedians than sitting around bored and complaining?

When people travel or go on holidays they become different people. They let their guards down and are more open to talking with strangers.

Sharing their stories and hearing the fascinating tales of others.

Think of how much we all love to share our stories. When you live a normal life the people around you have heard all your stories – actually are pretty tired of hearing them and you feel all dried up.

Then you come to a place that is full of happy cruisers dying to share and hear different things. The conversations and laughter is flowing and you learn so much from strangers.

Contact your local travel agent for more information about Cruise Options.

Simon Kim
A tennis enthusiast with passion for Logan City. With over 20 years of experience in 'information sales' delivered digitally. Establishing sales channels, writing sales strategies & managing sales organisation is the key strength. Enjoys researching & writing topics of sport psychology, business & local marketing. Publisher of LoganCity.com.au


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