Cruising is coming back! And it’s one of the safest ways to vacation now—with an incredible bang for your buck. Whether you’re looking for an easy way to vacation with family, or a romantic getaway along an idyllic European river, to adults-only party ships and small-ship adventures to unspoiled lands, Outward works with virtually every cruise line to match you with the perfect vacation experience.
Going on a cruise lets you bundle a lot of worry-free fun into your vacation. Some people love the theme park at sea that big ships offer. Extended families love to cruise because it’s low-impact for grandparents while high-energy for the kids. Millennials and Gen Z can tour the world by day and party by night for a price that easily fits their budget. Here’s why a cruise makes for a great vacation idea:
Cruising Again Safely
- A lot for a little money
Your room, food, entertainment, and many amenities are all included in one price. And right now, cruise lines are offering great rates and discounts, especially via travel advisors. Sure, some things like the spa, cocktails, or tours on shore might cost a little extra, but the overall value for your dollar is astounding when you run the numbers. A cruise to the Caribbean is even cheaper than alternative travel styles, and you only have to unpack once!
- Cruises are safer and healthier
Cruise lines are requiring passengers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and are limiting the capacity of their ships to avoid excessive crowds. During the downtime in 2020, they made a ton of improvements to their air handling systems, and implemented tougher standards and protocols to ensure a clean and healthy ship.
- There is something for everyone
Large cruise ships are basically theme parks-at-sea: with the newest ships providing some really cool things to do—like a roller coaster or go-cart track, full-sized basketball courts, numerous pools (including adults-only pools), decadent spa and massage treatments, and Broadway-quality entertainment. And if a city-ship isn’t your idea of fun, Outward will help you find a smaller cruise that goes to places you can only reach by boat, with a cozier ship for more refined tastes.
- The food is fantastic
The cruise lines have dramatically upscaled their dining options over the last ten years, with chefs from all over the world bringing their delicious menus and fine dining expertise. Gone are the days of tuxedo and ball gown requirements—you can wear what you want, eat what you want, and the free food flows like milk and honey everywhere on the ship. Foodies can choose from specialty restaurants, too, and smaller ships often use locally sourced ingredients from along the journey.
Outward Travel can help you find the cruise experience that fits your vacation style and the experience you’re looking for. Let’s have a chat to get started!