You should consider a cruise if you’re looking for an unforgettable girls’ getaway. Cruises offer something for everyone, and they are the perfect way to escape the everyday and relax with your closest friends. Here are a few reasons why a cruise should be at the top of your list.
Your first thought when it comes to taking a cruise is old folks and people stuffing themselves at the buffet but the great thing about planning a cruise vacation is that just like with hotels – there are plenty of options. No matter what budget and style fit your group, you can find the perfect cruise.
Exotic Destinations And Endless Ocean Views
The biggest draw that keeps cruisers coming back time after time is that there is no better way to explore a bunch of different exotic locations without having to worry about packing and moving to a different hotel every couple of days.
Whether you want a Hawaii cruise from the West Coast or a more traditional Caribean beach break, a cruise is a perfect option for people who love endless ocean views and tropical sunsets.
Of course, if your friends would rather explore the rugged beauty of Alaska or sip wine and explore ancient art in the Mediterranean, those cruise options exist too.
There is a fantastic cruise itinerary for every personality.
Someone Else Can Plan All The Details
Unlike planning a vacation on land, cruises can initially be pretty confusing. This is like a giant floating resort and so you have entertainment, food, bars, cabin location, and other things to thnk about so that you can have the perfect girls’ getaway.
That’s why we always recommend that you work with a travel advisor since not only will this person be able to help you find the right fit, but they can usually also get you discounts or perks, and share insider tips so that you can get experiences that you simply won’t be able to receive by booking just through the cruise lines.
However, the real benefit here is that, especially if you are taking a cruise with a bunch of your girlfriends, is that your travel advisor will be there to help you book dinner reservations, excursions, and spa appointments before the cruise and then once you are on the ship you can usually work with a concierge to take care of everything else.
Plus, working with most travel advisors is free, so there’s nothing to lose!
Excellent Food and Drinks
Cruise ships have some of the best food you will find anywhere in the world, all of which is often included in your cruise fare.
Our pick for a girls’ getaway would be Virgin Voyages since they go a step further and don’t even offer “Premium Dining” options or buffets. They want everything on the ship to be awesome and believe guests shouldn’t be made to pay extra.
Imagine spending five days on one of their ship enjoying dining concepts created by a Michelin-starred chef collective every night. This includes options such as a Gunbae Korean BBQ, The Test Kitchen, and Razzel Dazzle, which has one of the best vegetarian menus at sea. Plus they even have a noodle bar, a poke bar, and some of the best salads that I’ve ever tasted.
Other cruise lines such as Celebrity, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean do a great job on food and drinks as well but you may have to pay extra to get the best dining experiences.
Entertainment and Nightlife
Every cruise ship features tons of entertainment and if Vegas-style nightclubs are your thing, you can dance till morning every night of your cruise. Other options such as Broadway shows like Kinky Boots (Norwegian Encore) and Cirque du Soleil (MSC Meraviglia) also exist.
Plus, if you want to relax and listen to some live music, there’s usually someone playing a variety of hits on a guitar or piano at various bars and lounges throughout the ship.
If you and your girls love shopping, then cruises are a great opportunity for this too. Whether your group’s style is luxury cosmetics, jewelry, and designer bags or items created by indigenous artisans in the ports you visit, there are many opportunities to find some cool items.
For those that are looking for fantastic deals, make sure to meet with the shopping guide on your ship. He or she will be able to help direct you to places you might not find on your own, as well as provide answers for any questions that you might have, such as using the local currency or your standard American dollars.
Cruises Are A Great Vacation Value
Cruises are a great vacation value. There’s no other way to state that. While it might be strange to pay for your room per person or find you get charged extra if you only have one person in the room, compared to just the hotel price in cities like Miami, Los Angeles, Vegas, or New York – cruises are very inexpensive.
While you might pay $200+ per night for your hotel room, and then have to pay extra for shows, wifi, and food … you can find cruises for as low as $100-200 per person per night, including tips, taxes, and other fees.
Most cruise lines do not include alcohol in the base fare but once again, there are some great deals such as on Norwegian Cruise Line where it is built into the cruise fare and you just need to pay tips of about $20 per day to get their drink package.
So What Are You Waiting For?
A girls’ getaway is all about relaxing and having fun with your besties while creating memories that will last a lifetime. If you are looking for the perfect way to do just that, then a cruise should definitely be at the top of your list.
Not only will it offer some of the best food and drinks in the world, but you’ll also get access to all kinds of entertainment options, luxurious accommodations, and so many more amenities that you simply won’t find in any other type of vacation.
So what are you waiting for? Now is the time to book your next girls’ getaway!