You’ve probably been dreaming of a relaxing vacation and trying to decide where to go to get the most out of your time. There are endless travel options and destinations so it can be difficult to decide just what is best for your 2021 vacation. Here are six reasons you should consider taking a cruise this year.

1. Options are Endless

No matter what part of the world you want to see, there is an option for you. If you’ve never seen the Caribbean and want to spend lots of fun in the sun, take a Bahamas cruise. If you want to learn about the Mediterranean, Alaska, Asia, Europe, Hawaii or even Canada and New England, you can do it with a cruise. You can also choose from a variety of sizes of ships. Perhaps you feel more comfortable on a large ship that has endless entertainment and activity options. Or maybe you want a more intimate setting with fewer guests and a more romantic feel. No matter what you’re looking for there is most likely a cruise that fits your desires.

2. Great for Families

Cruises are a great option for families because they offer such a wide range of services and entertainment options. Most ships have activities geared toward specific age groups of children so all of your children can get the most from their vacation. Your little ones can enjoy age-appropriate play areas while your teen relaxes in their own area meeting new friends. At the same time, you can enjoy some adult activities and get some alone time with your spouse. This type of vacation is also great for extended families that want to make some lifelong memories. Grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins can all come together on one ship and get lots of great bonding time while also having the space to enjoy individual family time if they desire.

3. See Multiple Destinations

Spending time in a floating hotel allows you to see multiple destinations all in one trip. You’ll be able to explore different ports in a certain part of the world without having to invest in multiple plan tickets or additional travel expenses. It also takes the stress out of travel because in between ports your family will have fun on the ship instead of being bored waiting for flights from one destination to the next. As another bonus, you only need to unpack your bags once!

4. More Bang for Your Buck

Your ship fare includes almost every expense you’d normally have to pay for separately. You’ll get a room, meals and tons of entertainment to keep you busy all for one inclusive price. This makes vacation budgeting a breeze and reduces unexpected costs. You won’t have to keep denying your kids fun activities and excursions simply because they cost extra when there are so many things to do on the ship. You don’t want to spend a vacation bickering with your spouse and children about every expense that wasn’t part of the plan, and on a cruise, you won’t have to.

5. Planning is Simple

A cruise vacation is a breeze to plan. A variety of packages are available to suit your needs. You’ll choose your destination, ship and what type of cabin you prefer and you’re all set. Talk to a travel agent to make it even simpler. They can find your flights and arrange transportation to and from your departure port so you won’t have to worry about a thing.

6. Make Lots of New Friends

Being together on a boat in the middle of an ocean makes it easy to bond with other passengers and start lifelong friendships. You’ll see many of the same people at dinner and during activities to make connections. Kids will love meeting other children their own age and you can even plan off-ship excursions with your new friends once you arrive in a port.

You won’t regret making your epic 2021 vacation a cruise. These are just a few of the reasons that you and your family will remember it as your favorite trip ever.