Did you know over 20 million people each year go on a cruise with the average trip being one week long? Many people, nearly 80 percent, enjoy cruises because they can sample a variety of destinations and do so in style, comfort, and class. Most cruises not only offer basic amenities on board such as private or family style staterooms, buffets, bars, swimming pools, and sun decks, but most offer much more.
Services you get to enjoy in cruises
Activities and entertainment
Most major cruise lines offer a variety of activities and entertainment to appeal to their guests. Entertainment ranges from Broadway-style shows to 4D cinemas, magic shows, live concerts, water and light shows, and mini golf. For those who want to spend a few moments to a few days relaxing on board, guests can sit by the pool, attend a yoga, pilates, or meditation class, visit the sauna, whirlpool, or enjoy a massage and other services offered at the spa.
With more and more people getting into health and fitness these days, a cruise can be a good option for those looking for a unique place to get in some exercise. Many cruise ships offer classes and one on one training sessions to give you that extra push. Some boast their line of fitness related classes such as aqua cycling, and for those who want something cooler, you can try your feet on the ice. Yes, some cruises offer ice shows performed by professional skaters, and when not in use, open-skating sessions are available to complete with ice skates.
For the more adventurous at heart, you can find a cruise that offers climbing walls, obstacle courses, and ropes courses. Because you’re at sea, SCUBA diving and snorkeling are commonly available, and a few ships even offer bumper cars, a skydiving simulator, and a surf simulator.
And most importantly, why we love cruises, the food! They are often known for their endless and all day buffets featuring a variety of foods and cuisines from all over the world. There are specialty restaurants, unique bars, coffee shops, and room service, and some cruise ships even boast their gardens, culinary courses, and outdoor grilling areas.
Whatever you are looking for, there is a cruise out there that has it all. Your days will be full of variety from relaxing on the sun deck, to hitting up the sports complex, to trying your hand at a new hobby. All of this is on board, but further adventure awaits with the many shore excursions available upon arrival to your next port of call.