Cruises are fast becoming the number one choice of vacationing at the moment. Don’t let this sweeping trend pass you by without you catching you own piece of the fun. As cruising represents the 21st century mode of experiencing utter fun and luxury we have decided to answer some questions that people might we wondering about cruises.
Here are a few questions that people ask about cruising.
What is a cruise?
A cruise is like a large floating holiday resort. On board you can enjoy the luxury and comfort of a 5 star hotel and you can choose from different activities, ship is equipped with several exquisite dining restaurants, bars, casinos, swimming pools, Jacuzzi ,spa, gym, theater, cinema etc. You can take a cruise just about everywhere in the world. Royal Caribbean covers 272 incredible destinations in 77 countries and with our massive fleet boasting of 26 ships there is no where in the world that we do not cover. The most popular cruise destinations are the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. In recent years, more and more cruise passengers find their way to destinations such as Alaska, Northern Europe,the Middle East and Asia.
Why cruise ? Cruises are fast replacing land holiday packages like storm. You experience high quality fun and excitement with limited stress and hassles of airport shenanigans , transit stops etc . On a cruise you can visit more than 2 countries at a go without having to pack and unpack your bags each time. With each stop in a different country there is ample time to disembark the ship to look around, visit tour sites and if you are like me shop, shop and more shopping!!! Now that’s what I call great value for money!!!
Is cruising expensive? Contrary to the popular believe that cruises are expensive , cruises are affordable and amount to great value for money. Look at it way; when people travel to different destinations, they are expected to pay for accommodation, feeding, activities and entertainment this translates into more money leaving your pocket. When you pay for a cruise , everything is inclusive except you want a special service or item out of the norm.
Can I stay in touch when at sea? When at sea you can reach you to friends and family back home as there is wifi internet access is available on the cruise ships. This way you can send mails , post pictures and get in touch via social media
Will someone get seasick and how can this be prevented? When on board a ship you feel very little or no movement at all when the ship is in motion. What happens is you go about your activities and a couple of hours later you are docked at a new port of call!! There is always a clinic on board the ship open 24/7 to assist and treat passengers on the ship. So seasickness at sea isn’t something to worry about, just let you hair down and rest.
Are all cruise ships alike? No. No ship is the same in the Royal Caribbean fleet. This is because the activities, dining options, west end- style entertainment onboard the different ships vary ensuring that each holiday and experience onboard is memorable and unique from the last.
What kind of accommodation do we have on a cruise ship? Every stateroom onboard a cruise is designed to inspire and relax . It is a calm oasis where you can get away for noise and distractions. When it comes to accommodations there are so many categories to choose from, from the cosy interior stateroom and beautiful balcony stateroom to luxurious suites. All stateroom have an interactive feature which allows you to order room service , reserve show times, shore excursions, movie and book speciality dining.
What does cruising have to offer Nigerians ?
For the average Nigeria like me who is very money conscious I say cruising has made vacationing more affordable, the all inclusive nature of a cruise ( meals, accommodation, activities and entertainment) making it cost tempting/ value proposition. Cruising offers one of the highest motivation to any audience ( children, teenagers, adults) , when it comes to cruising nobody is left out. Nigerians who are generally family oriented people can take a cruise vacation together without worrying about how to keep the brood entertained and occupied. There are thrilling activities and games onboard for the ultimate adrenaline junkie to the tranquil oasis for meditating and relaxing . There is something on board for everyone. No two days are ever the same, with endless options to indulge, excite or just relax. So next time you looking for to go on vacation; think luxury , entertainment, adventure & thrill and most of all great value for money!!