We’re going to be really honest here. Cruises aren’t our thing. In our experience, the problem with cruises has been terrible food, too many people causing claustrophobia, rigid dining options, and a host of hidden costs. However, our friend and superstar blogger Johnny Jet may have us reconsidering.
Johnny recently returned from a 7-day journey on the Danube with Scenic Cruises. His review gives us reason to believe that things have changed in the cruise industry and it might be time to give cruising another try!
Here are our top five reasons to take a cruise with Scenic Cruises.
1. We can ride in a spaceship!
Okay, so we’re not blasting off into space, but Scenic has the largest ships on the market, which is why they refer to them as ‘space-ships’. However, they hold a maximum capacity of 171 passengers instead of the more than 200 on smaller ships, so there’s less worry that the ship is going to feel like an amusement park on water.
2. We don’t have to worry about going over-budget.
No one wants to get on a trip and incur a whole bunch of unexpected costs. With Scenic Cruises, no such worry — excursions are included. This is one of the most important parts of a cruise because it allows you to get off the ship, onto land, do something active, and hopefully have a great adventure in a place you’ve never been.
3. We can sunbathe in the nude.
Kidding! Sort of… With the majority of the cabins on Scenic’s boats (88 percent) having private balconies, you don’t have to worry about claustrophobia on-board. Plus, they’re 24 percent larger than on other cruise ships, so when you need a break from the rest of the passengers and want some quiet time to yourself, you’ve got it.
4. We don’t have to give up our social media addiction.
5. We can drink to our liver’s content.
And we just have to throw in one more bonus:
We can mingle with Aussies!
Because the company is Australian-based, many of the passengers are Australian. We’ve never met an Aussie who wasn’t a blast to hang out with!
Attention Bloggers: If you want a chance to win a river cruise with Scenic Cruises, head to JohnnyJet.com for details on how you too can enter the contest! Deadline is October 30, 2013.