You don't need to be a millionaire to behave like one especially when it comes to the world of cruises. Just imagine bracing a spectacular sunbath on a beach in Hawaii on one fine day, watching a mesmerizing performance in Opera House in Sydney after a few days, and enjoying skiing in Dubai's serene deserts a couple of weeks later. Still not enough to woo your loved one, then how about a cruise that circumnavigates the entire globe and takes you through the most prominent destinations of the world in a span of about 100 days, yes we are talking about world cruises.
Thinking of the costs involved? Firstly let's break some myths, a) it doesn't involve traveling for 300 days and b) it doesn't cost a bomb. There are many cruises that offer world tours for as little as $25,000 and let you breeze through the world in around 100 days flat. Of course the price can go up depending on the luxuries you are looking for. Now compare this with the price of globetrotting the world on a flight even if it offers special discounts including cheap last minute flights deals, and the prices are still nowhere in comparison. Now cruising with your loved one is an easy decision to take but it does take some preparation from your part, tips that allow you to make the most of this experience.
- Define your priorities: The first step is deciding your priorities, whether you want an extravagant affair that includes wild parties and magic shows or do you prefer a much relaxed atmosphere. Search premium travel portals for cruises that meet your needs and fit into your lifestyle preference. For example, those who are looking for a happening experience can opt for a cruise like Crystal while those looking for relaxation can opt for Holland America.
- Pack well: Your cruise will take you through different destinations with different weather. Pack for every weather condition from snowy mountains to beautiful beaches, pack attire that can handle every weather condition. Make sure you choose light items for a hassle free vacation.
- Follow a budget: Yes you get to have loads of fun but you have to take care of the budget too. There are loads of additional costs involved on a cruise, for example, if your package is worth $25,000 per person, you still have to pay for the alcohol, laundry, shopping, souvenirs and other experiences on board. To be on the safer side, set a daily limit, e.g. not spending more than $100 daily to make sure you don't overshoot your budget.
The popularity of world cruise tours is verified by the fact that more than 40% of travelers are repeat passengers. So be scared, very scared, because your loved one might want to revisit this experience often.