There are some trips which are memorable, there are some which are adventurous and there are some which have lasting impressions. The latter are simply unforgettable. Just yesterday, when I was sorting some pictures in my hard disk, I found a folder which read, ‘Crazy, Amazing and Fun’. As I peeped in, I found pictures from one of my most favorite travel experience. It was something that I had not done before. It was one of its kinds that I had wanted to do for long. And it was about voyaging with the companions that I had chosen to be with. It was my first cruise experience and it will always be close to my heart.
My undeniable romance with the open sea!
I cannot think of a better vacation where I have had access to comfortable accommodation, global platter, world class entertainment, under the sky movie screenings, a chance to wake up to beautiful sunrises, sleep to the lullaby of the waves and explore a new destination almost every day. Round the clock, I could attend ‘N’ number workshops, go dancing, join gym sessions, shop or simply meet fellow travelers from all over the world. It was like immersing in different and unique cultures. I felt a change within myself when I actually looked up to the different people, couples, families from around the world. I felt a different kind of joy seeing them dancing, singing, reading or simply basking in the sun. It was inspiring as well as exhilarating.
Despite the fact that there were hundreds of ways to immerse or pamper myself on the cruise, I would love to admire the sea and count the albatrosses, dolphins or other creatures that came to say a quick ‘Hi’. While others were busy in capturing their moments, catching up with itineraries or indulging in new activities on-board, I was happy not doing anything. For me, the experience of sailing was like falling in love. It was an undeniable romance with the open sea.
Plan a vacation with a twist!
If you really want to make your upcoming vacation peaceful, thrilling, adventurous, immersive, kicking and much more, consider going on a cruise. While cruising fuels your romance with the sea, it gives you many opportunities of shore excursions. It is easy to plan and it is a kind of a holiday where you can do a lot in one single spend.
While the idea of cruising is traveling with the liner, cruising through the sea, enjoying moments which are not possible on land and exploring new destinations but it doesn’t end there. There are endless things to do. You can also have the luxury of relaxing, reading books, playing casino, watching theater, enjoying musical evenings, learning salsa or indulging in meet ups. I was thrilled to find it all one place. Seriously, I had no clue about all this until I did my first cruise. Many travelers are yet to explore cruising, especially Indians.
From my personal experience, I can also give you some healthy reasons to go cruising. The fresh ocean air was always very comforting. The human bonding with strangers, fellow travelers and staff on the ship made me feel better everyday. A fixed schedule for everything made me more punctual and sincere towards time management. And overall, you can have all the fun and yet indulge because there are many healthy dining options.
How about taking your friendship to the next level?
While some prefer to travel solo while some with families, cruising can be fun for all kind of travelers. While there is a chance to meet travelers from all over the world, you can take your own gang. It is a great way of indulging in incredible fun. Trust me, it is all about choosing the right travel partners. I did it with my friends and I may sound biased for many reasons.
Here are some pointers!
- Take a break from the monotonous life and go cruising.
- Mend your distances that may have developed due to time constraints.
- Each one of you can do what they want to. One can read while other can watch movie and meet again later.
- Chit chat in your rooms, chill by the pool or explore the decks.
- Be at your fashionable best, feel good. Go twinning!
- Plan your days for the same shows, workshops, shore excursions or more.
- Do a little drama with your friends.
- Enjoy the sunrises and sunsets together.
- Join the dancing workshops on board.
- Sit down and talk, share your stories, spend time with each other.
- Simply stare at the sea, enjoy the silence, breathe in good ocean air and do it all together.
The trip can turn into an epic with friends whom you have known for long or friends from school or college. I bet a lot of people have still not explored cruising. Get inspired with my pictures below.
Pick up your phone, call your friends and plan a cruise trip!!
“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” — American author and humorist Mark Twain