“Cruising” or “Resorts” the choice is yours. Honestly this is no simple matter. The decision of Cruising or Resorts comes down to choice and also taste. A cruise is not for everyone. Not all people can handle the motion of the ocean. And not everyone can handle the walls that surround most resorts. Another thing is a lot of people tend to get bored stuck in one location. The whole idea is to get out and explore. Try the local cuisine and also see the sights.
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Both offer a few things that some may see as a challenge. For example not all cruise ships have an affordable laundry option. That means that you either take enough changes with you. Or you wash a few things in the shower or sink. In all honesty its basically the same for a resort but at a resort you always have the option of visiting a laundry facility in the nearest town.
There was some mention by some visitors that a resort is cheaper because you can buy the all inclusive option and on an ship you can not. And that’s not exactly true. On a cruise however it basically is all inclusive at booking. All meals are paid for. And that includes basic drinks such as water, iced tea and several juices. And you are not limited to 1 or 2 drinks per meal. Its when you want to mix in drinks like beer and wine that you might face an extra charge. And that depends on the ship and company you are sailing with.
Furthermore, like the all-inclusive resorts the ships have specialty dinning and that has an extra charge to it. Some of the hotels the extra charge is a bit on the high side. While on the ships its an average of 25$ US per person. When you sit down and do the math on those extra fees, they often come out to be well worth it.
The choice can also come down to a couple of things. Is the long walk to the pool in the resort too much for you! Do you need the all included drinks more than a short trip to a dip?
Did you also know that on a cruise you can take tours that encompass multiple things. For Instance, how about a tour of an old castle, followed by a nice meal of mead and chicken? And then a slow and leisure trip back to your ship to rest and also relax and await the sailing time!
Further more, if you take the time to talk with your family you just might find the middle of the road is the best. 1 year a resort in an exotic location. And maybe the next a nice cruise to get away and see some places you have never been before. So therefor a combination of Cruising or Resorts will be the best.
But we also have an idea that you really might want to consider. How about both! Take 2.5 weeks out of your regular lives and take your family on a trip they will never forget. Further more you will do this over and over again.
Day 1. Fly to your resort.
Day 2. Live it up. Enjoy the beach and the bars.
Day 3. Repeat
Day 4. Repeat again
Day 5 and 6 Repeat.
Day 7, set sail for 7 to 10 days.
On your final day of the cruise you arrive very early so you can have breakfast and head straight to the airport for your return home.
Another article right here on this site concerning the Cruise and Resort industries.