6 Reasons Why You Should Book A Cruise This October #ChooseCruise Plus $25 Gift Card Giveaway

Have you ever dreamed of going on a cruise?  I am a cruise lover! My family has taken about a dozen or so throughout the years and they always provide a million beautiful memories. Last month, I took 40 women on board Carnival Cruise for a little getaway and, once again, the sea did not disappoint. There are so many reasons why you should book a cruise. But don’t just take my word for it.

This October,  be sure to follow the cruise industry online to find out about amazing destinations and experiences cruising has to offer. 

Did you know you could dive with Jacques Cousteau’s grandson? There are so many hidden gems you can discover on a cruise vacation! If you are looking for reasons why you should book a cruise – we have you covered! 

Should You Book A Cruise?

October is a great time to book a cruise for a holiday getaway or a 2019 vacation adventure.  Throughout October, the cruise industry will share a variety of favorite destinations and tips for travelers all around the world. I had to take part in it all! Like I’ve said, I consider myself a cruiser and with good reason. It’s one of the easiest ways to travel. When I go away, that’s the number one thing I look for – simplicity! 

6 Reasons Why You Should Book A Cruise

Leave the planning up to the experts: I love to jump on board while wearing my santo wrap and without a care in the world. Every morning, I grab my itinerary and float around the boat as my schedule sees fit. If I make it to Bingo, then I make it to Bingo. If I want to squeeze in a spa appointment before dinner, I call down and make one. Life on the water is simple and fabulous. There’s no racing around a city trying to hit some crazy deadline. It’s just fun in the sun and I love every second of it.

Ample time off the boat: Day excursions once you port can really add to your cruising experience! I love to explore using the suggested excursion list that the cruise provides. Again, the boat tells me where to be, when to be there, and then they take care of the rest. All I need to worry about is my SPF and my camera. THANK YOU!

There’s always a dance party: While I was on the Carnival Cruise with my girlfriends, we danced every single night! So many nightclubs to choose from. And if one started to slow down, we just walked until we found another one that worked! It was amazing and offered up a ton of laughs.

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Once in a lifetime experiences: I am from NYC. Do you think I would be able to kiss a stingray and have it swim up my back if I jumped in the East River? I don’t think so! Taking a cruise offers experiences like THIS! These cannot be beat. I always look for something extraordinary to do when I go away. What’s going to be the annual “WOW” that I will remember for the rest of my life? There are so many to choose from while cruising! 

Plenty of time to shop: Land and sea – you aren’t always stuck on a boat. I know that’s a big misconception. But while you cruise, you will have plenty of time to walk around and shop, eat, sightsee, and more. Your vacation is completely customizable. Don’t feel like getting off the boat? Then don’t! Live your best life, girl! Noone can tell you how to cruise. 

Bonding moments with people you love: I typically vacation with my family, but like I said, this last time I went away with friends on Carnival Cruise. We had a blast. There are quiet times. There are huge dance parties. There are scrumptious meals. There are views like these! It all is included – and more.

Want To Learn More?

Be sure to follow the cruise industry using the hashtag #ChooseCruise to learn more about why to choose and book a cruise vacation. If you are looking for more reasons to book a cruise – you will find then on that hashtag. For sure! All month long!! 

 There are so many hidden gems you can discover on a cruise vacation.  Be sure to follow the cruise industry here:

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Comments

  1. Shelly Peterson wrote:

    i have never beeen on a cruise. But I would love to.

    Posted 10.3.18
  2. Annette wrote:

    I’ve never been no a cruise, but I love the idea of multiple food choices for meals.

    Posted 10.3.18
  3. Audrey Stewart wrote:

    I would never let that stingray on my back. Did we not learn anything from Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter? I wouldn’t even get in that water.

    Posted 10.3.18
  4. Christie L wrote:

    I love being able to see new places that I have never been to before

    Posted 10.3.18
  5. Elena wrote:

    I love that I don’t have to worry about finding a place to eat, there are unlimited food options on a cruise ship

    Posted 10.3.18
  6. carol clark wrote:

    the adventure the life of how it is somewhere that isnt home i mean the culture the animals

    Posted 10.3.18
  7. Angelica Dimeo wrote:

    I have never been on a cruise.

    Posted 10.3.18
  8. monique s wrote:

    I love the food and the entertainment

    Posted 10.3.18
  9. Cathy French wrote:

    I took a 4 hour night cruise once when I lived in Florida but have never taken a real cruise.

    Posted 10.3.18
  10. Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    I love being out on the deck with the breeze and enjoying time away from land and electronics with my husband and kids.

    Posted 10.3.18
  11. Calvin wrote:

    All the nice food, all inclusive any time buffets

    Posted 10.3.18
  12. Natalie wrote:

    I love that there are so many activities to do on a cruise for all ages!

    Posted 10.3.18
  13. Mary W wrote:

    I do not know much about cruising so I need to try one to find out why cruising is so great.

    Posted 10.3.18
  14. Susan P. wrote:

    I’ve only been on a day cruise over to Freeport, Bahamas and half the boat was seasick!

    Posted 10.3.18
  15. I absolutely loved all the raffles on our cruise thru the carribean! I also loved the rope walk on the top of the ship

    Posted 10.3.18
  16. shelly peterson wrote:

    The great food on a cruise ship sounds good to me.

    Posted 10.4.18
  17. Tracie Cooper wrote:

    I have never been on a cruise but I am pretty eating will be one of my favorite activities!

    Posted 10.4.18
  18. Cathy French wrote:

    I think my favorite thing would be the fine foods they serve

    Posted 10.4.18
  19. newjenks1 wrote:

    I would love just to relax and enjoy meeting all kinds of people.

    Posted 10.4.18
  20. Elena wrote:

    I love the shows on a cruise

    Posted 10.4.18
  21. Clem wrote:

    I have not tried cruising yet, but I imagine it would be nice to be in the relaxing atmosphere and fresh air.

    Posted 10.4.18
  22. Ive never been on a cruise!

    Posted 10.4.18
  23. Tracie Cooper wrote:

    I love to explore new places on the day excursions.

    Posted 10.5.18
  24. shelly peterson wrote:

    The great entertainment sounds wonderful.

    Posted 10.5.18
  25. Stephanie wrote:

    This sounds awesome!

    Posted 10.5.18
  26. Angie Erickson wrote:

    I have never been on a big cruise line, I would love to go someday!

    Posted 10.5.18
  27. Mary W wrote:

    I am not a cruiser so I don’t know what I am missing.

    Posted 10.5.18
  28. Natalie wrote:

    I love the awesome buffets!

    Posted 10.5.18
  29. Tabathia B wrote:

    I have never been on a cruise but am looking forward to the entertainment and food

    Posted 10.5.18
  30. shelly peterson wrote:

    The traveling place to place sounds fun.

    Posted 10.6.18
  31. Elena wrote:

    I like the variety of food and entertainment

    Posted 10.6.18
  32. Tracie Cooper wrote:

    I love meeting people from all over the world!

    Posted 10.6.18
  33. Kim Henrichs wrote:

    I love being on the water and seeing NO land!

    Posted 10.6.18
  34. Mary W wrote:

    I would love spending time with my friends on a cruise and being together.

    Posted 10.6.18
  35. Anita Jude wrote:

    Love the food and entertainment sounds wonderful and just being on the water would be awesome

    Posted 10.6.18
  36. Melissa Storms wrote:

    I have not been on a cruise yet. We are thinking about it for next year though.

    Posted 10.6.18
  37. shelly peterson wrote:

    I have never been but I would love at being out at sea.

    Posted 10.7.18
  38. Sandy Klocinski wrote:

    It’s a one price, all-meals-included vacation option. While you will usually have to factor in airfares to get you to wherever it is your cruise starts, once you are on board there’s pretty much nothing more to pay by way of meals, drinks and entertainment (alcohol excluded in some cases).

    Posted 10.7.18
  39. Mary W wrote:

    Your photos make cruising look like it could be fun with friends

    Posted 10.7.18
  40. Elena wrote:

    I like that I don’t have to worry about parking, driving etc.

    Posted 10.7.18
  41. rita leonard wrote:

    I love that you can drink an eat and just walk to your cabin

    Posted 10.7.18
  42. Tracie Cooper wrote:

    I am sure my hubby and I would love the shows on the boat!

    Posted 10.7.18
  43. Lauren Becker wrote:

    I’ve never been on one, but I like that there are so many types and the different activities on board.

    Posted 10.8.18
  44. Laurie Nykaza wrote:

    I have never been on a cruise before.

    Posted 10.8.18
  45. shelly peterson wrote:

    I have not been one yet but I would love the buffets.

    Posted 10.8.18
  46. Lisa wrote:

    I’ve never been but it looks really fun. Tropical cruises seem really nice.

    Posted 10.8.18
  47. Tracie Cooper wrote:

    I love the peacefulness of being at sea!

    Posted 10.8.18
  48. Cathy French wrote:

    I would love the view while cruising.

    Posted 10.8.18
  49. Darlene Carbajal wrote:

    I have never been on a cruise, but I heard it’s so fun and relaxing.

    Posted 10.8.18
  50. Roberta Thompson wrote:

    I’ve done dinner cruises but I think being on a boat with more than 100 people on it would stress me out.

    Posted 10.8.18
  51. julie Redden wrote:

    I love everything about cruising!! But I think I love the most that I don’t have to think about anything, the boat just takes me where I’m supposed to go and I can just sit back and enjoy the ship!

    Posted 10.8.18
  52. Nancy P wrote:

    All-inclusive AND they don’t lose your luggage!

    Posted 10.8.18
  53. Mary W wrote:

    I like the idea of spending time with people you love and sharing quality time together.

    Posted 10.8.18
  54. Donna L wrote:

    I like that everything is inclusive.

    Posted 10.8.18
  55. Tammy Iler wrote:

    I’ve never been on a cruise before but would love to

    Posted 10.8.18
  56. shelly peterson wrote:

    Everything you need is right there.

    Posted 10.9.18
  57. Natalie wrote:

    I love that they have exercise classes and a gym on cruises!

    Posted 10.9.18
  58. Jennifer R wrote:

    I have never been on a cruise but I think I would enjoy the entertainment at night.

    Posted 10.9.18
  59. Mary W wrote:

    I like seeing new places from a different vantage point.

    Posted 10.9.18
  60. shelly peterson wrote:

    I have never been but it looks like a lot of fun.

    Posted 10.10.18
  61. Mary W wrote:

    The once in a lifetime experiences

    Posted 10.10.18
  62. sharon shafran wrote:

    love getting away and sailing the open waters so relaxing

    Posted 10.10.18
  63. Marilyn Nawara wrote:

    Great food and so many things to do — very relaxing.

    Posted 10.10.18
  64. Tabathia B wrote:

    The different types of food

    Posted 10.10.18
  65. shelly peterson wrote:

    I would love all the great views.

    Posted 10.11.18
  66. Rebecca W wrote:

    I would love to go on a cruise with my husband for our 20th anniversary in 2 years. Hopefully we’ll be able to make it happen!

    Posted 10.11.18
  67. Mary W wrote:

    I like bonding with people I love

    Posted 10.11.18
  68. MaryAnn wrote:

    I have never been on a cruise before.

    Posted 10.11.18
  69. julie Redden wrote:

    I love that there are so many things you can do and also do nothing if you desire!

    Posted 10.12.18
  70. Tracie Cooper wrote:

    I really love all the new places you can visit via cruising!

    Posted 10.12.18
  71. Marilyn Nawara wrote:

    It’s fun, relaxing an the food is excellent.

    Posted 10.12.18
  72. shelly peterson wrote:

    I would love it for all the great fun and entertainment.

    Posted 10.12.18
  73. Sara Floyd wrote:

    Its the best way to travel! So many fun things on the boat, and the boat moves you to different fun places everyday!

    Posted 10.12.18
  74. Mary W wrote:

    Discovering hidden gems while on vacation

    Posted 10.12.18
  75. Dana Rodriguez wrote:

    Never been on one but looks like fun!

    Posted 10.12.18
  76. Audrey Stewart wrote:

    I love cruising because I enjoy being on the water, but I really love the food.

    Posted 10.12.18
  77. Rajee Pandi wrote:

    I am waiting for my dreams come true to go to cruise with my soulmate

    Posted 10.12.18
  78. Stephanie Shipley wrote:

    I haven’t been on a cruise yet, but I really hope to some day! They look like a lot of fun!

    Posted 10.12.18
  79. Sarah L wrote:

    I loved all the food and entertainment and the great ports we visited.
    Thanks for the contest.

    Posted 10.13.18
  80. shelly peterson wrote:

    I would love being out at sea.

    Posted 10.13.18
  81. Marilyn Nawara wrote:

    Lots of fun, good entertainment and excellent food.

    Posted 10.13.18
  82. Tracie Cooper wrote:

    I love all the yummy food and that you can still workout if you want to.

    Posted 10.13.18
  83. Mary W wrote:

    Escaping the daily grind and getting away from it all.

    Posted 10.13.18
  84. Teresa wrote:

    Ive never been on a cruise would be a dream

    Posted 10.13.18
  85. Cathy French wrote:

    I love the food and entertainment on cruises

    Posted 10.13.18
  86. AEKZ2 wrote:

    I’ve only been on 1 cruise, and I loved the food and visiting new places.

    Posted 10.13.18
  87. Jessica W. wrote:

    I love how you have everything you need to have fun in one place. Plus a beautiful view and a couple neat excursions.

    Posted 10.13.18
  88. Jillian Too wrote:

    I love being on the water.

    Posted 10.13.18
  89. I love the aspect of being so close to the water while on a cruise.

    Posted 10.13.18
  90. jill broder wrote:

    Wow! I could use a vacy now!

    Posted 10.13.18
  91. Nancy Bowers wrote:

    I have never been on a cruise so I couldn’t say what I love about it.

    Posted 10.13.18
  92. Rajee Pandi wrote:

    Love the sea view and food

    Posted 10.13.18
  93. Angelica Dimeo wrote:

    I have never been on a cruise

    Posted 10.13.18
  94. Rebecca W wrote:

    I would love the alone time with my husband and being on the water. It sounds so relaxing!

    Posted 10.13.18
  95. Tina wrote:

    I have never been cruising but I love the idea of seeing different places everyday and trying all the different food.

    Posted 10.13.18
  96. Leah Shumack wrote:

    I love being able to travel and have a great time doing it!

    Posted 10.13.18
  97. Tabathia B wrote:

    I love the food and activities

    Posted 10.13.18
  98. Lindsay A. wrote:

    I actually have never been on a cruise, but would love to someday!

    Posted 10.13.18
  99. Laurie Nykaza wrote:

    Love to try it sounds like fun

    Posted 10.13.18

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