Why an Around The World Cruise is The Ultimate Once in a Lifetime Voyage
Do you have a dream vacation? Perhaps you have more than one destination in mind? What would you do to make it a reality? Well 2 years ago I had a dream vacation in mind, one which I never thought possible, but one which I was able to achieve through hard work and sacrifice. My dream destination was to jet off on an around the world cruise, a 3 month journey which would see me set foot on almost every continent, and a huge amount of destinations in between. It took over a year of savings and cost cutting before I was able to make my dream a reality, and now that I look back I am so pleased that I did. In order to help inspire others, I wanted to write this piece on why an around the world cruise is truly the ultimate adventure.
Prior to setting sail on my cruise, I was already looking forward to see the likes of Lisbon, the Bahamas, Sydney, Goa and Phuket, but it was the smaller destinations which really made this trip what it was. Throughout our time away we saw destinations that I would never have visited were it not for the cruise, locations like Vanuatu, Oman and Antigua, stunning places which I instantly fell in love with.
The trip which we took was 107 days long and I must be honest I had my reservations before going that the novelty of being on a cruise ship would wear off after a week or two. I can honestly tell you that this did not happen, and I could easily have spent a further couple of months aboard the ship. The reason for this is that the ship was so big, there was a wide variety of experiences which you could have aboard that kept everything fresh. Furthermore, I can honestly tell you that you will never get sick of watching the night sky light up, or watching the sun set and rise behind the ocean’s edge.
All forms of travel fall under the category of escapism and it doesn’t get better than disappearing from your life for 3 months, the ultimate escape act. What is interesting is how used to your new life you become, and how instantly you adapt to living aboard a vessel, and visiting new countries every couple of days.
When you sail the seven seas on a ship, you are treated to some sights which money just can’t buy. During our time we saw glaciers, dolphins and whales greeting the ship, comets flying over our heads and islanders who have had very little human interaction in their lives. For me it was these unexpected events which made the trip as special as what it was.
If you are looking for a trip that you will never forget, why not consider heading off to see the world on a cruise which will take you all the way around it.