By choosing a cruise you’re almost certainly guaranteed a wonderful vacation. Caribbean cruises are fantastic ways to explore magical islands, beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, fantastic food, among other things. However, there are steps you can take in order to ensure you get the utmost enjoyment from your relaxing cruise holiday. Let’s take a look at a few below.
1. Arrive the Night Before
By booking yourself a hotel near the port the night before you set sail, you’ll not only eliminate the usual holiday morning stress but also extend the length of your long awaited vacation. Many hotels located close to ports will offer free or discounted parking and shuttle services, so take this into consideration when selecting somewhere to stay.
A few years ago, my parents took a three-week vacation to Israel. They spent more than $6,000. I can’t remember the last time I spent that much money in three weeks; that amount could last me up to half a year on the road. When I asked them what they spent so much money on, their reply amounted to, “Travel isn’t cheap! Hotels, car rental, tours, and airfare all cost money!”
To me, that sums up the thinking I encounter every day. “I’d love to travel, but it’s just too expensive,” people say to me. “It costs a lot of money.”
But that’s because the travel we are exposed to costs a lot of money. The ads, TV commercials, and magazines all feature high-end vacations, resorts, and cruises—the kinds of operations that can afford advertising. But it’s possible to travel in comfort without spending a ton of money.
The fear of travel is known as hodophobia. The phobia manifests itself in numerous ways, from a fear of traveling to new places to a near-inability to leave the house at all. Some people are afraid only of specific methods of transportation, such as planes or trains, while others fear all types of trips.
Symptoms of Hodophobia
Like all phobias, hodophobia often causes such physical symptoms, such as: