Back before I first went travelling, I worked as a travel agent. During this time, we regularly had meetings with representatives from a number of different cruise companies. I also sold cruises to clients, and was envious of just how much fun they’d have seeing all those destinations without the typical stress of travel. I vowed that I would one day take a cruise as well.
Fast forward six years, and my next trip will indeed be a cruise. While I’ve done a lot of travel since my days spent sending other people on trips, there are a few reasons why I decided to prioritise cruising above other types of travel this year.
Travelling seems like nothing but fun and games when you’re browsing Instagram photos. But we all know that the reality is nothing like the photos. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had delayed flights, missed connections, encountered severe jet lag, and spent hours waiting to check into a hotel. I’ve had lost baggage, broken bones, and stolen iPhones while on the road. I’ve dealt with bedbugs, food poisoning, and seemingly endless bus rides.
Now that I’m nearing the end of my twenties, I would like to take a trip where I don’t have to do any of the planning myself. I want to cut down on the inconvenience and just enjoy the fun parts of travel- getting out and exploring a new city, eating delicious food, and learning about a different culture.
Cruising is the perfect way to do this. Not only do you only have to unpack once, but you get to sleep in the same bed every night. And it’s much more affordable than many people think as well. If you add up how much you would spend on transportation between cities, food, accommodation, and entertainment, it’s easy to see that cruising offers the best bang for your buck. You can easily search for Webjet cruise deals to compare ships, cruise lines, and itineraries, and if you need to fly to your port, look into cheap flights with Webjet so you can have more money to spend while you’re on your cruise.
This is true in terms of how many places you get to see in the amount of time you’re cruising as well. On a 7-8 day cruise, you’ll often get to visit at least four or five different destinations. If you were to do this while travelling on your own, you’d be constantly checking in and out of hotels and catching flights or trains- and you’d be too exhausted to actually enjoy the trip.