Share Quality Time on your Holidays
One of the most relaxing and diverse holiday options comes in the shape of a delightful cruise through the beautiful Mediterranean region. A perfect way for the entire family to indulge themselves in a variety of activities, or for single people, especially women, to meet like-minded individuals, a cruise combines every single aspect of food, entertainment, exercise or leisure that needs your special attention.
If you are a single woman, the prospect of travelling alone can be slightly daunting. There is the safety issue, when travelling in foreign countries, and also the fact that travelling on your own means, you don’t have a partner to help you out of a tight spot.
At times like these, enjoying your holiday takes a back-seat to ensuring that nothing goes wrong – in other words, you end up being in the last place you want to be.
Picking your Cruise
For most people, this is the hardest part. If you are going with your family, then you need to ensure that the ship has everything your family members will need to keep themselves entertained. If you have teenagers travelling with you, you cannot keep a watch on them at all times. Nor can you constantly worry about where your children are and what they are doing.
When you are out on a cruise ship, you can see exactly what the ship has to offer. While the port-stoppages, for different cruise ships, might be the same, what changes are the facilities on-board! A lot of time, in cruise holidays, is spent on the ship itself and for you to be able to relax and enjoy yourself, the last thing you need is to worry about the others with you.
The meals are always at a nice restaurant with a beautiful view; swimming pool is always shimmering in the sunshine; the sun-bathing is fantastic, and there’s always that wonderful spa-treatment to rejuvenate your mind and body.
A cruise ship also becomes a community of sorts, with a group of people spending their time in a particular area, all of whom are thinking about relaxation! You can play tennis with a complete stranger and come out at the other end with a life-long friend.
A simple game of poker can become a great way to start a weekly ritual when you get back home. Numbers are exchanged, lives are shared and people fall in love, all over the course of a simple cruise.
Why the Mediterranean?
When looking for a cruise destination, there’s more to the holiday than just the ship itself. Every time the ship docks at a port, you get to step off and enjoy a brand new culture in all its magnificence.
If you are travelling alone, you can always meet someone and head off to the shores together, exploring the lay of the land. Then there are the places you go to – from the crystalline waters off the coast of Greece to the magnificent islands near Italy – every stop is a trip from one magical land to another.
Mediterranean holiday gives you the opportunity to do everything any other tourist could do. You could head down to Venice for a beautiful ride on a Gondola or simple stop over at a local Spanish restaurant for some Paella and a Flamenco show.
There are thousands of tiny Turkish alleyways to get lost in and when it all gets too much, you can let the gentle sea-breeze massage your senses on the gorgeous beaches of Capri.
These routes have always been the most sought after route thanks to the diverse cultures and countries that fall on it. Whether you are thinking about the time you spend on the cruise ship or on land, the experience is something that everyone must enjoy at least once in their lifetime.
The author of share quality time on your holidays, is a freelance travel-writer. Anna was living her dream when she worked with some of the bigger travel-related businesses in Greece and Spain. Since becoming her own boss, Anna has constantly travelled & blogged about her experiences and cruises are the best way, according to Anna, to experience a variety of different cultures under a tight schedule.
You cannot always spend the kind of time you want in a particular location, but if you don’t want to miss it completely, Caribbean and Med cruises are the way to go!