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Slideshow: 12 Reasons Cruises Are the Best Choice for Spring Break Vacation

If you’re debating what to do for spring break vacation, look no further
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Affordability

Affordability

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With so many cruise lines out there, you can find a trip that fits any budget, making a spring break cruise one of the most affordable options for a vacation. If you plan to go with a large group, you can usually get a better deal, too. Since cruises are all-inclusive, they’re the best way to see the world, have fun, and stretch your dollar.

 

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All-Inclusive Packages

 All-Inclusive Packages

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minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">With the exception of specialty dining options and spa treatments, cruises are wonderful because they’re all-inclusive. The dining, nightly entertainment, and all-day activities on the ship are included in the cost of your trip. Depending on what your ship offers, you can enjoy waking up with a morning yoga class, then spend time rock climbing and surfing (yes, some ships have a surf simulator). Once you’ve worked up an appetite, hit the dining deck for the third time before noon — you deserve it.

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All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

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minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">The best part of any cruise is eating. With food included in your stay, you can sit by the buffet all day long, eating whatever you’d like and however much of it you want.

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Disconnection

Disconnection

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minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">Whether you’re taking a spring break trip with family or friends, a cruise is a great way to disconnect from the world. No emails, no phone calls, no contact. If you absolutely must reach someone before arriving at port, you can purchase a Wi-Fi plan on the ship — but be forewarned: it will be pricey. 

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Drink Packages

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minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">Considering many spring break travelers are in college, the break usually means a week of drinking and partying. That said, cruises offer drink packages for unlimited amounts of alcoholic beverages while on board. The prices may sound high at first, but when you consider how much each drink costs on a cruise ship, it’s usually worth it. Even better is the fact that you can drink as much as you want without having to worry about transportation or getting lost, but please don’t fall over the side — "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:
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Entertainment

Entertainment

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minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">While on a cruise you don’t have to worry about where to find the best entertainment every night or how you’re going to get there. Ships these days have top-notch evening performances of well-known plays and musicals. For instance, Royal Caribbean has had “Mamma Mia” and “Chicago” on previous voyages, and Norwegian has offered “Rock of Ages” and “Legally Blonde.”

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Excursions

Excursions

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minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">Excursions are a great way to see new places and explore each port destination. When you travel on a cruise you can buy pre-planned excursions for each stop on your trip and not have to worry about doing any planning yourself. Although, if you don’t mind doing a little bit of pre-planning before your trip, you can usually find cheaper deals. Still, you’re paying for the convenience of plans being organized for you, and that is a wonderful option.

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Friendly Community

Friendly Community

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minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">Everyone on the cruise is looking to have the same relaxing and fun experience. Cruises have a way of bringing out the best in people and showing their friendliest sides. From the safety drill on the first day to your last buffet breakfast, you can easily turn to your left or right and strike up a conversation with the person next to you. You may even make a new friend or two. 

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Opportunity to Try New Food

Opportunity to Try New Food

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minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">At dinner, you can have as much or as little from the menu as desired, so feel free to take a risk. The first time I tried escargots was on a cruise, and I ended up ordering another plate of them that I refused to share. So try that duck you’ve always been nervous to order out and not like; or simply treat yourself to the lobster if you’re feeling fancy.

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Service

Service

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minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">The service on cruises, depending on the ship, is usually quite impressive. The ship staff is q

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Transportation

Transportation

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minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">Whenever you plan a vacation, it seems that headaches start to creep in around the time you start hunting for flight deals and car rentals. The ease of a spring break vacation cruise is that you can bypass the tedious task of planning. You wake up and are docked at a port, and if you’ve chosen to do an excursion through the cruise line, you won’t have to worry about on-land transportation either.

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Warmth

Warmth

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minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">Cruises during spring break provide a much-needed escape from the cold. By the time March rolls around, you’ll probably be in desperate need of a pool and some sunshine. A cruise is the perfect way to enjoy both. Work on your tan by the pool on the ship’s top deck, and check out the beaches at each port.

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