There are two types of people in the world – those who have been on a cruise, and those who have not.
Up until three weeks ago, I was part of the latter group.
I grew up on a cattle property and am used to being on land. In fact, being on land is the only way I know how to holiday. But not anymore.
When I got the opportunity to holiday at sea I jumped at the chance and decided to invite my parents along for the ride because they too, were only land-holidaying people.
I’ll admit, I was nervous.
I had no idea what being on a boat was going to be like and nor did my parents. But once I stepped onto the ship, my trepidations swiftly faded away.
All of a sudden, we were in another world and it was exactly what we needed.
It’s hard to call the Carnival Spirit a ship. It’s more like a city on the ocean. It’s 12 decks high, holds over 2000 passengers and has everything from a cinema to a world class restaurant.
Oh… and a spa… 24 hour ice cream… comedy shows… three pools… and a water park. OH. And shops.
So if you’ve never considered going on a cruise, or better yet, a cruise with your family, here are five reasons why you should:
1. There’s no arguing about where you SHOULD go.
Land holidays, as they shall henceforth be named, are usually all about compromise, especially when you are with your family.
First you’ve got to decide where you go and then how you are going to get there and then where you are going to stay and then how many nights you will be there for and what you will do while you are there and whether or not you’ll have time to go to the shops. It’s EXHAUSTING.