Dreaming of the open sea? Whatever your interests, a cruise has got something for you! From fantastic on board entertainment to relaxing ports and days at the beach, a cruise is the one vacation that will satisfy everyone in the family. (It’s also perfect for a romantic getaway!)
The West Coast has several port cities with dozens of cruises leaving throughout the year. Choices of cruising destinations range all the way from the frozen beauty of Alaska to tropical destinations like Mexico.
You may be wondering if you can afford to go on a cruise but we have great news for you. Cruises are one of the most affordable ways to get out and see the world. With destinations ranging from the tropics of the Hawaiian Islands and Mexico to riding along Canada’s breathtaking coast, you can experience multiple ports in one trip. You don’t have to settle for a single destination – you can see it all!
You can also consider planning your cruise vacation so that it coincides with a cultural festival or event in one of your port of calls. Some cruises even advertise such a themed cruise.
Prices for three and four night cruises can often be found for as low as $400 per person for a basic room. Keep in mind that the price of that ticket is ALL-INCLUSIVE. All of your food (and there will be lots of it!), all of the onboard entertainment, your room, on board swimming pools and shows, drinks, everything you need is rolled into that price.
It doesn’t get much more affordable than that!
Of course, if you want to splurge on a more luxurious voyage, you can book one of the cruise line’s ocean view suites to enjoy bigger digs, more personalized service and a fantastic ocean view. Most of these rooms also come with a balcony for sitting outside and taking in the ocean air.
You can also choose to indulge in a multitude of spa treatments and services for an additional fee.
If you’ve got kids, you’ll be glad to hear that cruise lines have a wide variety of activities to keep them busy and happy! Cruise lines have really made a point in the past few years of developing both entertainment options that the whole family can enjoy together and kids’ programs that let the kids have a great time together while grownups enjoy the ship’s nightclubs or relax by the pool.
Most cruise lines offer programming for kids from infants all the way to pre-teens. Odds are,the children will enjoy a little bit of time away to have fun with other kids!
Most of the major cruise lines in the US operate west coast cruises that run on a year round schedule. You’ll likely pay a bit more during peak times but there are always deals to be had! Princess, Norwegian, Carnival and Holland America all operate from these port cities.
Cruising really does offer the best of all worlds. It’s an affordable entertainment center on the ocean and offers a chance to see and experience multiple ports of call for one affordable, all-inclusive price.…