The interest in taking a cruise has been on the rise over the last decade, pushing the industry to expand beyond its traditional offering of the weekend or weeklong cruise in the Mediterranean or the Caribbean.
Now, you can cruise through rivers, along continental coasts, the Arctic and Antarctic regions, take Trans-Atlantic and Trans-Pacific trips just for fun, and so much more. These days it is inevitable to see ads with happy and relaxed people onboard a cruise, so it makes you wonder, "Should I go on a cruise too?"
Cruise vacations are not for everyone, but here are a few pros and cons of cruising that will let you know if a cruise is for you.
All this sounds wonderful, right? But, wait for it, as cruising also has its downsides.
In the end, you have to do your research carefully, not only about the type of cruise you should take but also how compatible you might be with that type of cruise. Some cruises target a younger audience, other target explorers, other retired travelers, and so on.
So what do you think, is a cruise a "yay" or a "nay" for you?
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Norbert Figueroa is an architect who hit the pause button on his career in 2011 to do a round the world trip. He's been blogging for over three years at globotreks.com, where he shares his travel experiences, budget travel tips, and a good dose of world architecture. From hiking Mount Kilimanjaro to diving with great white sharks, he is always on the search of adrenaline and adventure. Norbert is originally from Puerto Rico and he is currently based in Milan, Italy... when not roaming around the world, that is. He has traveled to more than 80 countries in 5 continents and his goal is to travel to all 193 U.N. recognized countries. Follow Norbert on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google Plus.
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