This post is a guest blog from the lovely Mariam Saifan, sharing with us the 3 reasons why a cruise should be your next holiday. Cruising is becoming very popular amongst Muslim travellers and as you can see below there is a good reason for this. Now, I have been on small cruises around the Greek islands but never on a big cruise ship, so this post totally makes want to book one. Plus all these jaw-dropping photos, as she is a professional photographer too!
If you’ve ever been skeptical about going on a cruise, I want to share with you a few reasons why you should book a cruise right now!
Multiple Destinations in One Vacation
If you’re like me and desire to travel to the world but are limited on time with your work schedule, then cruising may be a great option! Cruise ships go to multiple port destinations and you can wake up in a new city every day! Imagine taking a Caribbean cruise where you can visit the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Grand Turk, and the Bahamas all in one week! Or, if you can’t decide which part of Europe you’d like to visit, you can take a 2 week trip on a Mediterranean cruise with stops in Italy, Greece, Spain, France, Montenegro, and Croatia. There are so many different itineraries to choose from and your opportunities are endless. How cool is that?!
Book Once & Done
If you’re pretty indecisive as to what you’d like to do when you’re on vacation and wonder about the best places to grab a bite or simply wonder where to stay, then cruising will put you at ease! With cruising, you just pick your desired itinerary, book it, and done! You don’t have to worry about what you’re going to eat, where you’re going to go, where you’re going to sleep, or your entertainment options. With cruising, everything is included! You simply unpack your bag once in your room on the cruise and simply enjoy your vacation.
The Delicious Food
Cruises are known for their food and when embarking on a cruise, you can be sure that you will not have a single moment of hunger! All the food is complimentary on cruises with options to pay for any upscale dining restaurants. Cruises are known for their open buffets that serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and literally, everything in between. I’d highly recommend trying an upscale dining restaurant on the cruise ships and believe that they are well worth it. For example, for $30 per person, you can receive a 6-course dinner that provides you with unlimited filet mignon and seafood cocktails. If upscale food is not your style, you can be sure to find anything from hamburgers to salads, and everything in between at the buffets or dining restaurants. Whatever you’d like, you can have!
The Amazing Customer Service
The staff is at your service for most cruise ships. With some cruises ships boasting 2 staff members per traveler on each cruise ship, I am confident that your needs won’t go unnoticed. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful! You are always greeted with a smile and a simple hello. It sure is a pleasure when the staff member serving ice cream remembers your name and what kind of ice cream you’d like to have! Also, the room attendant cleans your room about 3 times a day and leaves a little piece of chocolate at your pillow to enjoy when you return. Going on a cruise sure does make you spoiled!
Mariam Saifan is an Architectural Engineer and a portrait & wedding photographer with a passion for travel! See more of her work at Mariam Saifan Photography