There is no doubt that when I first got into traveling overseas, my first trip was a cruise. Since then, I have gotten the traveling bug!! I've never wanted to explore so much in my life, and if it weren't for that cruise, I probably wouldn't have.
So, let me just tell you ..I took this cruise when I was 14, literally twelve years ago, and I remember this trip vividly. From the color of the carpet to the layout of my room. I even remember the name of the crew members who cleaned my room (shout out to Elana and Hector!)... But seriously, this experience was one of a lifetime. This goes into why I believe that cruising is the best way for non-experienced travelers to get the travel bug. Here is why...
1. Affordable Accommodation
Believe it or not, cruising is affordable. You can leave from almost anywhere and not break the bank. Once you book a cruise, your food, room, and activities on board are paid for. Think of it as an all-inclusive hotel in water. The only thing you need to pay for is your beverages. But, some cruise lines let you bring a closed wine bottle of 750-ml on board and a 12 case of soda. Of course, you need money to explore the ports you visit as well.
The majority of cruise ships make it easier to travel by letting you climb aboard with your birth certificate (if you're a u.s. citizen). So, if you're one of those people who does not own a passport, this is a great opportunity for you to see the world. Imagine, making pit stops to two and three countries and not needing to show a passport or documentation; that's a steal.
3. Boredom who?
Cruise lines accommodate thousands of people, so they need to make sure there is never a dull moment, and trust when I say, there isn't. If you're a relaxed kind of person, party guy or girl or looking to be one with yourself, cruises have it all! Bars, clubs, deck activities and even casinos. They have water parks and even activities for your kids to get into; a REAL Vacation.
Every person I know who has cruised as their first overseas traveling experience is looking forward to planning new ventures around the world. I promise you; this experience can be your best experience yet. Don't believe me?? Try it out for yourself.