People often ask me “should I take a cruise vacation or should I go on an all-inclusive holiday” The truth is, that is not an easy question to answer in a few words, but I will go over some of the crucial differences between a cruise holiday and an all-inclusive vacation. Hopefully this will allow you to make your own, well-informed vacation decision.
Ready? Then let’s start. First the Pro, in favor of a cruise vacation.
The 1st point in support of a cruise vacation is going to be the food. Unlike most all-inclusive holidays, your cruise includes a sit down dining room dinner every night of your voyage. The cuisine is 5 star and very elegant. Have as many portions of the 4 course meal as you choose to.
The second point in favor would be the entertainment. The nightly shows and on board entertainment far exceeds anything you would find in an all- inclusive. High quality dancers and singers entertain you every night on board the ship.
The 3rd supporting point is going to be the ship itself. These luxurious liners are just as glorious as any hotel you would find on land.
The 4th point in support of a cruise vacation will be the service. Everyone from the cruise director all the way down to your cabin steward is first and foremost concerned about your comfort and enjoyment of the cruise.
And conversely, for balance, I will present just a few of the benefits of an all-inclusive holiday.
The 1st point in favour of the all-inclusive will be the price. For one relatively small price, your all-inclusive really does include everything from the hotel room to the flight and all the food and drink.
The second point against in favor of the all-inclusive holiday is the crowd. I would not say that cruise ships are crowded, because they are certainly not. However, during certain times of day people do tend to congregate all in the same area. When that happens, you may want to be somewhere else..
The 3rd point is that you stay in the same place for the duration of your vacation. Compared to a cruise ship which docks at a different destination almost every day. This one will be determined by your preference, if you prefer to see a different exotic island almost every day of your trip then the cruise will be for you, otherwise, the all-inclusive will allow you more time to explore the destination that you are already enjoying.