Are you dreaming of a tropical paradise, but can’t seem to break away from your everyday routine? These three reasons may give you the push you need to book that last minute cruise vacation.
1. You Need a Vacation
Nearly 41% of Americans reported that they did not take a single vacation day in 2015. Are you one of those people who never manage to get away from work? Do you let your paid-time-off pile up until you eventually lose it at the end of the year? Maybe you secretly want to take a vacation, but are too scared to leave work. Whatever your excuse is, we’re here to tell you that you NEED a vacation. Taking a break from your day-to-day grind is actually more productive in the long run.
When you’re able to relax, it can kick-start creative thinking. You’ll be able to generate new ideas, approaches and problem-solving techniques. Giving your brain that much needed break will foster innovation. Plus, it’s good for your health. When you return to the office, you’ll feel refueled and energized due to lower anxiety and stress levels. Workaholics take note— going on vacation is a must.
2. Cruises are Easy to Plan
Planning a cruise can actually be easier than putting together a typical land vacation. Cruises are for the most part all-inclusive. That means that lodging, port fees, and food are all part of the price you pay. You won’t have to think about how you’re going to travel between cities, search for multiple hotels in your price range or worry about where you’re going to eat your next meal. Therefore, the planning process isn’t very complicated.
How to set up your cruise vacation:
1. Pick out a cruise.
2. Book your flight or map out your drive.
3. Arrange pre and post cruise accommodations.
4. Plan your port days.
See how easy that was? You can even have a travel agent take care of it if you’re too busy to organize the vacation yourself.
3. You Can Save Money
The cost of a cruise can vary, but one of the best ways to get a bargain is to purchase your ticket at the last minute. Cruise lines will get a clear picture of who’s actually sailing about 60 to 90 days before embarkation. Passengers will have paid their fare in full rather than just putting down a deposit. When a cruise ship has a lot of space to fill, they’ll deeply discount tickets to try and sell out. If you’re flexible with your vacation, you can get a great deal on an unsold cabin.
So what are you waiting for? Book that last minute cruise vacation! You’ll be glad you did when you return relaxed, refueled and ready to be productive.