Hi, Bob Levinstein from http://www.CruiseCompete.com
here—where travel agents compete to offer you the best cruise deal. With new and larger ships coming into service
every year, cruise travel is more popular than ever: cruising is the fastest-growing
segment of the travel market during the past five years. If you’re still undecided about
taking a cruise, let’s dispel some of the popular myths about travel on the seas: Myth No. 1: I’ll feel claustrophobic. Reality: These ships are huge-words fail to describe
just how big they really are–and there’s a ton to do. Enjoy dozens of bars and restaurants,
plus pools, sundecks, casinos, tracks, fitness centers, spas, shops, and entertainment venues.
Being onboard is more like roaming around a sprawling luxury resort complex than being
confined to a hotel. If you don’t feel claustrophobic at a major shopping mall, you’ll do just fine
on a cruise ship. Myth No. 2: My kids would be bored. Reality: All of the major cruise lines offer organized
programs and camps for children and they usually have a blast. They can participate all day
or only in specific activities. This provides for both fun family time and a chance for
parents to relax on their own. Daycare and babysitting services also are available. Myth No. 3 Ill gain weight. Reality: While cruises are known for having plenty
of food available, cruise lines are very aware of the healthy-eating lifestyles of a growing
number of cruisers. Every meal offers healthy choices as part of their already extensive
food selections prepared under the direction of some of the greatest chefs in the world.
Plus, there are plenty of activities on board and off to help people burn away any extra
calories during their vacations. Myth No. 4 I’ll get sick. Reality: Even if you suffer from motion sickness during
car rides or on airplanes, it is still unlikely you will become seasick on a cruise ship.
Due to their immense size and stabilizers that all ships are equipped with, you probably
will not notice any motion at all. Some parts of the ocean, however, are rougher than others.
If you do get seasick, medications are available on board to get you back on your feet quickly.
As to getting noro virus-this stomach flu is actually much more prevalent on land than
it is at sea. Myth No. 5 Cruises are expensive. Reality: A cruise is actually one of the best travel
values out there. Most cruises include your selected shipboard accommodations, 24-hour
cabin service, standard meals in the dining room and/or various buffets, ports of call
and most entertainment aboard the ship. Children’s programs also are included. Airfare and transfers
may also be available for an additional fee. A seven-night cruise costs about 35 percent
less than seven nights at a comparable resort. Sites like CruiseCompete.com–where competitive
bidding by agents reduces your cost–help consumers save even more. This is Bob Levinstein, CEO of CruiseCompete.com—where
travel agents compete to offer you the best deal–wishing you many safe and wonderful