When your kids were small, chances are your vacation plans included taking to the open road. But oh, how vacation plans have changed! Statistics show that more than 20 million people annually take to the open sea on vacation, with more than 60 percent of those originating in North America, and the trend has been growing by about seven percent each year for the past 35 years. And the average age of cruise passengers are Active Adults – age 50 and up.
Because there are so many types of cruise adventures, cruise travel experts (yes, there is an entire arm of the industry dedicated to helping people navigate their cruise planning) ask a variety of questions to determine which cruise best suits your vacation personality.
What Type Of Cruise Is For You?
- Do you plan vacations to relax or to participate in activities?
- Do you vacation on a budget or are you willing to splurge?
- Do you prefer a wide array of food choices or do you prefer smaller, planned meals?
- Is your vacation a time for quiet contemplation or do you enjoy socializing?
According to the experts at Cruise Critic, Carnival Cruise Lines offers 24 different ships that set sail for short, two-night cruises all the way to two-week adventures, and is the most budget-friendly line.
Cruise Critic recommends booking travel early and avoiding peak travel times, to ensure the best rates.
From buffet dining to specialty restaurant venues, main dining rooms, and creative cuisine-inspired menus, Celebrity Cruises offers the most expansive array of dining options, and their chefs are happy to cater to special dietary needs as well.
What could be better than setting sail expedition-style, exploring far-flung destinations you’ve only read about in National Geographic? From the Galapagos and New Guinea to Antarctica and the Amazon, Lindblad Expeditions indulges your inner adventurer, providing a combination of sightseeing and education throughout your journey.
Although cruise line travel has evolved over the past few decades, veteran cruise enthusiasts still crave the elegance and high standards of traditional cruise experiences, over that of party or theme boats. For such discriminating tastes, Cruise Critic recommends Holland America Line, which offers culinary tours, lectures, and athletic options that lean more toward golf and yoga, versus surfing and skydiving.
Windsong homeowners travel with confidence, and return home to a beautifully manicured lawn and a home that offers the perfect place to share photos and video of their travel adventures with family and friends.
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