Why you should choose to cruise

Published 10:45 pm Saturday, October 10, 2009

October is National Cruise Vacation Month, and Oct. 14, is the fifth-annual World’s Largest Cruise Night (WLCN), an event that will educate travelers on the pleasures of cruising.

In addition to education the WLCN will offer some exceptional discounts and special offers so the Travel Professor will have a special Web site just for this event.

Be sure to visit me at http://wlcn.cruising.org/TravelProf. Happy travels!

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Here are some of my thoughts on why you should choose to cruise!

Choose to cruise for ROMANCE. Secluded beaches, en suite dining on a balcony overlooking the ocean and spa services for two are just some of the romantic pursuits available.

Choose to cruise for CUISINE. Tantalize your taste buds with gourmet fare that showcases exotic ingredients, old standbys like pizza and ice cream or spa cuisine for a healthy alternative.

Depending on your mood, dine in a traditional ballroom setting, a small bistro or a casual eatery.

Choose to cruise for VARIETY. With over 150 distinctive ships, 1,800 ports-of-call and an unbelievable array of places to see and things to do, there is a perfect cruise for you. For even more choice, consider a pre- or post-land tour.

Choose to cruise for ACTIVITIES.

Fill your days with sightseeing, sports activities, cultural lectures, educational tours led by naturalists and historians or simply lounge by the pool and relax.

At night, enjoy dance extravaganzas, musical revues, gaming or a quiet evening gazing at the stars.

Choose to cruise for SIMPLICITY. Don’t come back from your vacation needing a vacation.

Planning a cruise is simple; your CLIA-affiliated travel agency can handle all of the details.

Once you’re on board, nearly all expenses are pre-paid … talk about hassle-free.

Choose to cruise for NEW HORIZONS. Fall asleep in one destination and awake to a new horizon … and you only have to pack and unpack once!

Choose to cruise for FAMILY. Families love cruising. Children’s programs, kid-friendly menus and tours of the ship will keep your children happy, while affording you some time alone.

Choose to cruise for PAMPERING. Regardless of your budget, all cruise lines pamper their guests with first-class service around the clock.

Choose to cruise for SATISFACTION. It’s a fact that cruises have a higher percentage of satisfied customers than any other vacation experience.

Choose to cruise for YOU. You can have the vacation of a lifetime, see the world, completely unwind, take a walk on the wild side, dance the night away, feast on fabulous cuisine, learn something new, make friends, bond with your family, steal quiet moments with your spouse.

Whatever your heart desires, is yours, when you choose to cruise.

Still have questions on why you should choose to cruise then contact your travel agent or thetravelprofessor@gmail.com. Don’t forget to check out the specials cruise offers at http://wlcn.cruising.org/TravelProf.

Be kind to your travel agent and get out of town!