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6 Reasons Your next holiday should be a cruise

April 13, 2017
6 Reasons your next holiday should be a cruise

6 Reasons your next holiday should be a cruise


We have booked a cruise for this month and I can’t wait! According to Business Insider  nearly 1 in 20 Australians went cruising last year.  A massive 27% increase.  Cruising is the faster growing form of holiday and Australians are certainly jumping on board

My husband and I love cruising! I never thought I would say it because I thought there were only two types of people who enjoyed cruising. The senior seniors of our society or the young party animals who take cruises to the South Pacific Islands and just want to drink and party 24/7. Over the last 5 years we have taken quite a few cruises and I’m definitely hooked.

In fact, we are just about to take a short 7 day P&O cruise to New Caledonia and in October we are booked on an MSC cruise of the Mediteraean.

I written before about the Pros and Cons of cruising which you can read here before making the final decision.  No pressure, but to me it is Pros all the way.

6 Reasons Why your next holiday should be a cruise

1. A Floating resort 

You are booked into a floating hotel resort with everything that a land resort can offer plus more.

2. Variety of options for length of cruise

Cruises have different lengths of travel from 3 days to around the world cruises of over 100 days.

3. Once you unpack that is it for the holiday.

This is my favourite! No packing, racing to the next destination and unpacking for a night or two, then repeating the process over a period of two weeks.  Not to mention lugging heavy bags and negotiating public transport in a foreign country.

4. Flexibility & total relaxation


You have the same flexibility onboard as you would in a normal resort.  You can participate in the ‘at sea day’ activities and take dance or yoga classes, attend art auctions, laze by the pool or find a cosy nook in one of the bars to relax, have a quiet drink or read a book.

5. Explore the world

6 reasons your next holiday should be a cruise



You visit fascinating destinations without the hassle as you usually sail at night and arrive at a new destination the next morning.  This gives you a taste of different places and if you don’t like it you are only there for the day and can go back to the ship.  If you like it you can enjoy the experience and put it on the bucket list for a return visit and a longer stay.


6. Entertainment

I love this part of the cruise.  The evening shows are top class and there are usually different shows every night so something is sure to appeal.

Oh and if you aren’t convinced yet then what about the cute animals they make from towels and leave on your bed.  Surely that must be the top reason to book a cruise today!


So what are you waiting for?  Why not book a cruise and feel fit, fabulous healthier and happier?  You know you deserve it!

Let’s Keep Sizzling!

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  • Reply Shirley Corder April 13, 2017 at 16:26

    Oh wow, that sounds SO tempting. I’ve only been on one cruise: a 6 day trip to an island off the coast of Africa and back. I really think I need another one!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 13, 2017 at 16:32

      We love cruising Shirley and I am so overdue for one! Your cruise sounds wonderful but yes you should book another one. Think of the writing you could do on the ‘at sea’ days!

  • Reply arfa April 13, 2017 at 16:42

    Wow, It seems like you had great fun in cruising.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 13, 2017 at 17:32

      Yes I love it! Welcome to the blog and I hope you visit again. xx

  • Reply Phaytea April 13, 2017 at 17:45

    This is definitely a fun thing to do…..Enjoy all the sizzling moments sue!!!!!

  • Reply Natasha April 13, 2017 at 17:46

    You have really turned me on to the idea of a cruise. Never really realised how much they offer before

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 13, 2017 at 20:52

      Well I do love cruising Natasha and I think you get that idea LOL:) Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day.

  • Reply Debbie April 13, 2017 at 23:33

    You sound excited Sue, wishing you a lovely break. I’ve never been tempted by a cruise but you make some good points here. Enjoy!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 14, 2017 at 07:15

      Oh I am Deb it has been a very tough 9 months since the death of my FIL and my MIL moving into an aged care facility. My husband (and I) can really use a relaxing holiday so I’m counting the sleeps. You should try a cruise, Australia has some short ones now that you can try for example Melbourne to Sydney, or Sydney to Brisbane. Short and sweet but they give you a taste. Book it!

  • Reply AJ Sefton April 13, 2017 at 23:35

    Cruises are the best! I like the fact that you only unpack once but visit so many locations. I have been on two: one in the Med visiting Rome, Florence, Cannes and Majorca and the other on the Aegean taking in Athens, Istanbul, Kusadasi, Lesbos among others. Put on a lot of weight though 🙁

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 14, 2017 at 07:14

      It is hard to resist the buffet isn’t it AJ and I’ve been to some of the same places as you. Such wonderful experiences both on and off the ship. We are heading to Spain in October for a cruise and am really looking forward to that. Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day.

  • Reply Carol ("Mimi") April 13, 2017 at 23:50

    I totally agree with you that cruising is a wonderful way to see the world and have a great vacation. We’ve done several of the “Grand Circle” cruises and thoroughly enjoyed them.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 14, 2017 at 07:12

      Yes I’m certainly a convert ‘Mimi’ we have had several cruises and loved each one. The Grand Circle cruises sound fabulous. Have a great day my friend. x

  • Reply Rose April 14, 2017 at 01:10

    All the reasons you’ve outlined are fantastic reasons to book a vacation on a cruise! My husband and I are cruising next month and are really looking forward to not unpacking every time we get off in a new city.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 14, 2017 at 07:10

      Oh that is exciting Rose, where are you off to? I love only unpacking once it makes life so much easier. Have a fabulous cruise. Enjoy!

  • Reply kileen April 14, 2017 at 01:41

    i need a cruise vacation!!

    cute & little

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 14, 2017 at 07:09

      They are such fun Kileen I’m sure you would enjoy it. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

  • Reply Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski April 14, 2017 at 08:25

    I’m so overdue for a cruise. I love them too. Our last one was the Queen Elizabeth in the Mediterranean. They’re the best and so are river cruises.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 17, 2017 at 09:10

      We are yet to try a river cruise Rebecca although that is definitely on our list. I hope you can book another cruise soon x

  • Reply Grammy Dee April 18, 2017 at 00:39

    Thank you for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.

  • Reply Mother of 3 April 18, 2017 at 05:31

    We went on a cruise for our honeymoon… 16 years ago! and loved it. We have yet to be back though. I have looked into it a time or two but with three kids accommodations are not easy.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 18, 2017 at 08:18

      Yes it is more difficult with children Joanne but maybe a short ‘second honeymoon’ for you and your husband would be nice. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day x

  • Reply candy April 18, 2017 at 09:27

    Migh do a cruise one day. Thanks for linking up with #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 18, 2017 at 12:03

      You should Candy they are very relaxing holidays. x

  • Reply Lori Hill-Smith April 19, 2017 at 07:51

    A cruise is such an amazing g e oeeeince

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 20, 2017 at 16:42

      I just love it Lori and can’t wait until tomorrow when we are cruising away.

  • Reply Clearissa Coward April 19, 2017 at 09:14

    Cruising is my absolute favorite type of vacation! I love not having to worry about anything once I’m on the ship. Thank you for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I have shared on social media.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 20, 2017 at 16:54

      I totally agree Clearissa it truly is a relaxing holiday that is for sure!

  • Reply Grammy Dee April 19, 2017 at 16:32

    You had a wonderful time I can tell 🙂 Thank you Sue for attending the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty. I shared your post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 20, 2017 at 16:51

      Thanks Dee and a big thankyou for sharing on social media. Have a great week!

  • Reply Leslie Clingan April 23, 2017 at 12:29

    I have wanted to go on a cruise forever! Need to share your post with my Prince Charming. And we need to make this happen. Thank you for confirming what I always believed…that a cruise must be a marvelous vacay.
    Leslie @onceuponatimehappilyeverafter.com

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 30, 2017 at 09:48

      Oh yes Leslie go and book that cruise now!!!

  • Reply Grammy Dee May 1, 2017 at 16:02

    Thank you Sue for linking up and co-hosting at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 2, 2017 at 10:39

      Thanks for the opportunity to link up and also to be a co-host it is lovely connecting with other Grandmothers that is for sure!

  • Reply Carol ("Mimi") May 1, 2017 at 23:30

    Thanks for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’ve shared your post on social media.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 2, 2017 at 10:36

      Thanks for sharing Carol have a beautiful day. x

  • Reply Clearissa Coward May 2, 2017 at 01:47

    Hi Sue. I am hooked. Cruising is my favorite type of vacation for sure. Everything you need is right at your fingertips and you are greeted and treated well by a highly professional staff. The food is pretty good as well and they keep the drinks flowing if you’re in to that. #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’ve shared your post on social media.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 2, 2017 at 10:34

      We are of like minds Clearissa re cruising. My husband and I just love it. We have another booked for October leaving from Spain which should be wonderful. Thanks for the linkup and it is great to connect through co-hosting. x

  • Reply Donna May 2, 2017 at 03:28

    My husband and I have always said that we weren’t ‘cruise people.’ Your post is starting to convenience me otherwise. Thanks for sharing this and thanks for co-hosting this link-up!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 2, 2017 at 10:32

      Hi Donna! I think you would love a cruise so maybe start with a short one to get the feel of it. I’m enjoying connecting with all of our co-hosts at the link up as well. Have a great week!

  • Reply Lori Hill-Smith May 2, 2017 at 05:37

    Hope you had a wonderful time!
    Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 2, 2017 at 10:29

      We did thank you Lori it was so relaxing – a great tonic for the soul! Have a great week and thanks for the link up. x

  • Reply Grammy Dee May 3, 2017 at 07:12

    I’m back again! You’re a traveling pro. Looks like you all had a super nice trip.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 4, 2017 at 08:17

      Yes I’ve been very fortunate to travel with my husband many times, Dee but I never get tired of it!

  • Reply Teresa May 4, 2017 at 12:36

    My husband and I have taken two short cruises and we had such a good time. That was several years ago. We would love to do an Alaskan cruise; it’s on our bucket list! You look so cute on that camel and like you’re having such a good time! I hope your cruises this year will be fantastic!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 5, 2017 at 15:36

      Hi Teresa! We would love to do an Alaskan Cruise and it is definitely on our bucket list too! I was holding on for my life with that camel but it was a lot of fun that is for sure. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by. xx

  • Reply Dr Sock May 7, 2017 at 09:22

    I think I would love to go on a cruise. However, I am not sure I can convince my husband. He was a merchant seaman in his younger years. Because he worked aboard ships, he now has the perception that cruises are frivolous. However, we did do an 8-day sailboat trip on the northwest coast of Canada and he loved it, so maybe there’s hope….


    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 7, 2017 at 15:41

      I can understand your husband’s attitude Jude but cruises are so relaxing. The sailboat trip through northwest Canada would have been spectacular. Keep plugging away you will wear down his resolve LOL:) Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

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