Happy Sunday Everyone!

Just a little housekeeping first.  This coming Wednesday will be the last island video in the cruise series and will be on Puerto Rico.  It is so hard to believe that it is over.  I’m stuck in New York where it is either blistering cold with snow one day or 51 degrees and sunny like yesterday.  However, at least I have another cruise coming up in 60 days to Cuba and Mexico!

Well, with that last bit being said, let’s tackle it since it relates to the title of this post.  I have been asked countless times why I cruise instead of stay at an all inclusive resort.  The answer is quite simple, I do not like sitting still in the same place.  That is pretty much just for starters and stems for there.

I do understand that all inclusive resorts offer almost anything you can think of between alcohol and even water sports.  I’m also not naive to the idea that you could explore the general area of where you are.  However, I like being able to sample different destinations right now.  Eventually I do plan on visiting a few of these locations separately to explore further.  Let’s put it this way, it is all part of a master plan!

I prefer cruising for many reasons.  One of my favorite things is being on the sea.  I love sitting on a top deck or a helopad and just feeling the ocean air on my face and through my hair (brushing it after isn’t fun but it is worth it)!  There is an at peace feeling I have in the middle of the ocean.  I also feel like you are more so forced to mingle and meet new people when cruising.  I have met so many wonderful people over the years and am still friends with some that I met cruising as a child.  There are so many activities onboard that range from a day at the spa, to piano sing-a-longs in the schooner bar.

Let’s pop back to the main reason, not being able to sit still in one place.  I like that get to snorkel in different locations when I cruise.  Snorkeling is something that I really enjoy doing and like to have a change of scenery.  I think there is also anticipation that builds up when you are sailing to some place new every day!  I crave the new experience.

Eventually I will be traveling to some places where I can’t cruise and will be spending my time differently.  Those are different types of vacations.  When it comes to tropical, I’m a proud island hopper!


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  1. Maria February 20, 2017 at 1:31 am Reply

    Have u ever thought of doing a disney cruise with your daughter? Am thinking of taking my son next year in may when he turns 4

    • hjr3860 February 20, 2017 at 6:06 pm Reply

      Hi Maria! Thank you for stopping by. I have debated trying a disney cruise. Disney does a great job with just about anything that they do. I know of people who have gone on Disney and have enjoyed it. There is a big price difference between Disney and other cruise lines so that is a factor for me. I can go on more than one vacation a year that way. I do know people who have been on Disney and Royal Caribbean who feel that the activities are a little more well rounded on Royal.

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