Fans of the famed TV series, the Love Boat, which ran from 1977 t0 1987and its DVD version, which released its last edition in 1918, are lucky enough to have a good impression on how luxury cruise tours are like. The TV series and the DVD version were filmed in a luxury ship equipped with 5-star amenities with the most professional crew as it sailed along some of the most picturesque sceneries of beautiful white sand beaches, exciting cities, and the vast blue ocean. The series has indeed served as an eye-opener in an era where few privileged personalities can board a cruise ship.
Today, cruise ships have become an accessible tourism and travel activity. Because they are like floating hotels, a luxury cruise can be costly because the journey can last for more months. The good thing is you will jump off where you have taken aboard.
Indeed, your time spent on a luxury ship is never like anything you tried before. It’s a whole new experience that you will surely cherish for the longest time for the following reasons.
Offers Superb Entertainment
A cruise ship is complete with a myriad of exciting amenities. It has swimming pools, hot tubs, cinemas, fitness gyms, spa, shopping arcades, live music or karaoke bars, a library, and many more. It also has lawn tennis courts, ping pong sets, and mini-golf courses too.
If you love to be on the waters, they have water activity gear such as scuba and snorkeling suits and devices. Indeed, you have indoor and outdoor activities and socializations such as parties to keep you entertained during daytime and nighttime.
Exciting Tour Packages
You will not be spending the whole time of your vacation on the cruise ship. You have offshore tours in popular tourist spots in cities, the best beaches and diving sites which are pre-arranged by the cruise ship with local tour guides.
Upscale meals are offered at two dinner times. One is served early in the day while the second is late in the evening. Evening dinners look like a party itself, with some attendees getting dressed for the event. Some ships may allow guests to have their meals anytime. The two dinners are usually covered by your pre-booking and cover charges. Sadly, all beverages are not included in the cover charges.
Various international cuisines are located on a common galley where you can try different menu from food capitals of the world.
There are a lot of boutiques selling exclusive high-end brands of apparel, perfumes, food items like chocolate, and many more. You also have lots of opportunities to shop during your offshore tours.
Other than all those mentioned, the top-notch services from cabin services to dining, maintenance, and customer service are all near perfection, and that makes a luxury cruise ship experience a class of its own.
Are you a traveler who would just hop on a ship anytime you want to and go to the Bahamas or any place where the ship will lead you? Or would you aboard a plane at the last minute when you just feel like escaping from your daily routine? If you are, then you are an impulsive traveler.
An impulsive traveler is someone who travels without any planning or preparation. He would act on his impulse when he craves to be in another place. Most often than not, these kinds of travelers are moneyed individuals who believe that they will not be comfortable and convenient with their money alone. Yes, your money will buy you the ticket, your food, entertainment, and accommodation. But is it enough?
This guide will surely be of great help if you are this kind of traveler. It will also be beneficial for those who are often called to travel unexpectedly as required by their jobs or some other reasons.
Organize Your Travel Documents in One Pouch
All your travel documents should always be placed in one pouch, so whenever you feel like leaving for a destination within or outside the country, you can just pick it up without having to spend time looking for them. In that pouch should be your visa, passport, and other pertinent documents that will help in identifying you like your driver’s license and voter’s ID.
You may leave your original IDs at home while making sure to make two hard copies each with one copy in your wallet and the other on your traveling bag. In case of loss of any of the two, you still have one copy. Reproduce your visa and passport as well although they may not be legal instruments, you will have proof that you were issued one.
Remember to Put Pertinent Numbers in Your Phone
Like your IDs, you should always have a hard copy of all pertinent numbers you are likely to need. Have a written directory in your bag to have kept you connected if you lose your mobile phone. Of course, even if your purpose is to escape from your usual environment, you will still want to hear news from your home and workplace. Copy your travel insurance policy; you may need it.
Always Maintain a Bag of Personal Necessities
A traveling bag containing your most important personal necessities should always be ready for picking. Your undergarments, a few apparels, eyewear, and anything that you feel uncomfortable without them should always be on the traveling bag.
And most importantly, you should always have money on your account. Still, it is not advisable to carry a large amount of cash, and so you must make sure that your bank account always has funds in it, or you may not be able to act favorably to follow your impulse to travel.