10 Reasons Why You Need to Take a Cruise This Year

From fantastic dining options and endless onboard activities to exploring beautiful ports of call, there are dozens of reasons why millions of people are choosing a cruise vacation in 2019.


Travel is a wonderful thing and going on vacation can be an amazing experience, enabling you to disconnect from work and leave all your stresses behind. But unlike most land-based getaways, cruises offer a unique form of travel, a variety of exciting activities and endless opportunities for relaxation, fun and adventure. And when you book an all-inclusive cruise with Celestyal Cruises, the price includes everything you need to create memories that can be cherished for a lifetime. 


If you’re about to plan your next vacation, here are 10 reasons why you should set sail this year.

1. Stress-free planning

Preparation and planning are the magic ingredients for creating an unforgettable vacation, but the planning stage can often be extremely stressful. The best way to reduce stress is to simply plan less and let someone else take care of it for you. When you book a cruise, your itinerary is planned out by travel experts to allow you to enjoy a stress-free and glitch-free getaway. You just pack your bags and grab your travel documents, then climb aboard the ship for a well-organized cruise vacation. As you’ll have everything you need on your vessel, you don’t have to book hotels, organize activities, plan your evening entertainment or make reservations for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

2. Much-needed relaxation

Cruises allow you the opportunity to escape the stresses of everyday life and the chance to enjoy some well-deserved downtime. Whether you prefer to relax with a good book or sip on a cocktail and soak up the sun, getting some much-needed relaxation can actually help to boost your physical and mental health. You don’t even have to worry about cleaning, cooking any meals or making the bed while you’re away, and the crew will go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need to really unwind. Plus, you’ll always be surrounded by tranquil sea views and stunning scenery, which makes it easy for you to completely switch off and recharge those batteries. 

3. Spa treatments

Going to a spa is a wonderful way to rejuvenate and pamper yourself, and pampering treatments help to relax and de-stress you further. Nowadays, most cruise ships have spas that offer a wide range of health and beauty treatments that are carried out by professional therapists to enhance your onboard experience. From aromatherapy facials and luxury manicures and pedicures to reflexology foot massages and back, neck and shoulder massages, you can choose from a comprehensive selection of face and body treatments, all designed to leave you feeling calm and refreshed.

4. On-board fitness facilities

If you like to stay fit on vacation, nearly all cruise ships come with a fitness center, fully equipped with treadmills, weights and state-of-the-art machines that are free to use. Cruise ships also offer many other exciting ways to continue your daily fitness routines, such as yoga, swimming, dance classes and outdoor sports activities. But if you don’t want to hit the gym, swim lengths in the pool or participate in group activities, you can stay in shape and catch some sea air by jogging or running laps on the promenade deck.

5. Meet new people and make new friends

When you go on a cruise, there’s a good chance you’ll see the same faces over and over again, allowing you the opportunity to get to know new people from around the globe in a safe and relaxing environment. Cruises definitely tend to be more social, and there are plenty of bars, lounges, dining rooms and deck areas onboard to chat and socialize. Taking part in the onboard activities and shore excursions are also great ways to meet other guests and form lasting friendships with like-minded people.

6. Endless sea views and spectacular sunsets

No matter where your cruise ship sails to, you’ll always be connected to the outside world and you can always make the most of spectacular sea views. Not only that, but you’ll wake up each morning with a new destination just outside your stateroom window. And as you’ll have access to panoramic sea views 24 hours a day, you’ll also get to see the most breathtaking sunrises and sunsets from your cruise ship. 

7. Destination hopping

There’s no better or cheaper way to visit different islands and cities in a week or a matter of days. You just pack your suitcase once, and your floating home will take you to each of the destinations on your chosen itinerary. So, you could be in Venice, Italy one day, then Corfu, Greece the very next. Taking a cruise is a cost-effective way to visit a bunch of beautiful places without having to book multi-destination flights and hotels.

8. Excursions and adventures

One of the many joys of booking a cruise is that you’ll get to go on daily excursions, full of nature, culture and adventure. All of the shore tours and excursions are organized and include certified guides, enabling you to see the best of each destination and experience something new without the hassle of having to organize it yourself. If you find that the available excursions don’t float your boat, you still have the freedom to arrange your own adventures and day trips when your cruise ship arrives at each port. 

9. Bonding time with family or friends

Cruise ships are big enough for you to do your own thing and enjoy some ‘me time’ but they’re also great for spending days together with your friends or loved ones. With so many fun activities to choose from and facilities to take advantage of, it’s easy to make new memories with the ones you care about. Cruise ships are great for groups and families, and most have dedicated kids’ activities, child-friendly dining and private group party packages, so they really do offer something for everyone, including couples looking for a romantic escape.

10. Always at your service

One thing you can pretty much guarantee you’ll find on a cruise ship is hard-working crew teams who are always available to help you with whatever you need. Whether it be your cabin steward, the reception desk team, excursion desk staff or even the waiters, you can relax knowing that your cruise ship staff members are always at your service. It’s also worth mentioning that all major cruise lines will have at least one doctor, a nurse and a medical center that can provide professional care and medication should you need it. Cruise ship medical centers can deal with a variety of illnesses and injuries, so this should give you peace of mind that you’ll be looked after if you require any unexpected medical attention while aboard.


Bonus reason: Some, but not all, cruise lines are known for their amazing towel animals, which will appear in your stateroom during turn-down service each day. It could be a dog sitting on the bed, a frog in the bathroom or a monkey hanging from the ceiling, and each ship has its own unique take on these creative creatures, which are handcrafted by folding clean towels. They’re a real highlight for most guests, and many ships offer special classes to enable you to learn how to make your own towel animals. 

Thinking about taking an all-inclusive cruise this year? Explore our fantastic range of 2019 cruise vacations and book your ticket today!