Why Cruises Are Your Best Vacation Value

Cruises can make for an astonishingly affordable vacation, especially when you consider the nonstop food and entertainment included in the price. You’ll want to plan on paying additional for tips and taxes and costs of any shore excursions you take, and of course the liquor is on you (a cruise ship will typically have 20 or more lounges and bars to tempt you). The restaurants, though, and the all-you-can-eat buffets — even room service — usually don’t cost you a penny extra!

More Reasons to Cruise

Entertainment often includes wave pools and water slides, rock-climbing walls, mini-golf, maybe even a basketball court. “Camps” and “clubs” keep the kids and teenagers happy with others of their kind, while you can kick back in a grown-ups-only hot tub or spa.

Oh, and the beaches, sun, palm trees and sights. Imagine the exhilaration of moving through the Gulf of Mexico on a huge ship on your way to a world-class beach, while eating your way through a seafood buffet and listening to renowned entertainers.

Destinations to Make Dreams Come True

Especially if you’re heading to the Caribbean or the Bahamas, you may want to choose Galveston, Texas, as the best location to start your cruise from. The major cruise lines dock here, including Carnival, Disney and Royal Caribbean. It’s easy to arrange transportation from houston airport to galveston cruise terminals 1 and 2.

Cruises usually last for four to eight nights, The quicker tours of the Western Caribbean may stop only in Cozumel, for example, while if you have a few extra days to vacation, you can also hit the Costa Maya and Roatan Island in Honduras. Or go a bit further, to the Grand Caymans and Jamaica. In the Bahamas, you can visit Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

Montego Bay, Belize, Half Moon Cay — why do these places sound so alluring? Could it be that blue waters and white sands are calling your name?