Cruising is an exotic way to explore different parts of the world after unpacking only once. While the journey is generally favourable, boarding into and alighting from the ship can be stressful. The early wake-up time, as well as the long queue to and from the port can prove to be exhausting. This is especially the case if you're used to a different time zone. To keep the excitement going, pre and post-cruise activities can come to the rescue.
Immersive cultural tour
Spending extra time roaming the streets, conversing with locals, and trying out their cuisine is a remarkable way to immerse deeper into a nation’s culture. Additional two hours to a couple of days at your home port will allow your body to adjust to the new place, making the experience less exhausting. Many cruise liners offer complimentary tours to different beautiful cities and museums just around your boarding site. For an ultimately convenient exploration, most of these packages also take care of luggage storage, transportation, and airport transfers. Make sure you get a souvenir on the way. As long as it reminds you of the beautiful place you saw and the people you've met, even an inexpensive find is good enough.
Relaxing leisure activities
Activities that spell fun is different for everyone. What most cruise lines and travel agencies do is they vary the activities available for your choosing. Many packages for pre and post-cruise stays include golf at a choice country club, spa and fitness deals, a luxurious dining experience, and a remarkable hotel stay. If you are cruising with your family, certain packages include playtimes for children. This can be good for couples who need alone time while the kids are well taken care of.
If you have a more unique idea of fun, you can take matters into your own hands. Retail therapy abroad is enjoyable in many ways, especially if you've got much cash to spare. After months of hard work, splurging on yourself is a form of self-love. With this, you get to enjoy limited edition stocks unique to a country without having to spend on a travel deal.
Hassle-free live shows and entertainment
If you are into live concerts, musicals, and theatre-plays, there are many packaged deals available for you! You can choose the show depending on your homeport or adjust your cruise to your favourite artist! If you're more of the nightclub guy and gal, worry not. Many hotel deals make the best bars and clubs accessible, giving you enough time to party and connect with both locals and other tourists! If you're up for a grander partying, you can organize an exclusive event for your friends from around the globe. Party houses to rent make partying and other celebrations possible anywhere you are. Although there's a lot of planning involved, connecting plans like these to your cruise's itinerary can be the best experience ever.
Whether you're a newbie or a pro at cruising, tough embarkations and disembarkations can be exhausting. Elevate your experience from "just okay" to "OMG" through your favourite pre and post cruising activities.