Cruising tends to evoke images of sandy Caribbean beaches, catamarans, and ziplining through a lush rainforest. For many who haven’t cruised before, a Caribbean or Bahamas cruise may seem like the pinnacle of cruise vacations. For those who’ve cruised enough, we know there are plenty of other cruising destinations, from as close as the Mexican Riviera and northeast Canada to as far away as the Greek Isles or the South Pacific. However, many cruisers may not even consider a cruise away from the standard Caribbean or Bahamas – simply because they are happy with a cruise in the sun. For many, a cruise outside of sand and sun is daunting, outside of one’s cruise comfort zone. They shouldn’t be. Cruising outside of your comfort zone may be the best thing you could ever do for your next cruise vacation.
You’ll Grow As A Traveler
Let’s be honest, as excited as you may be to travel somewhere new, there’s a little part of you that is nervous about the unknown. New places are weird for human beings and that’s alright. But let me tell you, the more new places you go, the more new places will seem familiar. Booking that exotic or foreign cruise may be the best decision you’ll ever make for your travel state of mind. Actually traveling somewhere new or far away will help build your travel personality, build up your sense of adventure, allow you to experience new places, cultures, and languages. All this exposure to new things will build you up as a person and as a traveler. For me, I’ll forever be changed for the better by my decision to cruise from Istanbul with Viking Cruises. Which cruise will change you?
You’ll See New Places
Sure, it’s great to go back to places you love! Who doesn’t love going back to their favorite beach or staying at their favorite pre cruise hotel? But, as much as we may love those places, they won’t do anything significant for our sense of adventure. Routine can be devastating and we can quickly lose excitement or interest in something if we do it too often. So, by picking a cruise out of our comfort zone, we allow ourselves to go venture to new places, to explore new cities, to find a new favorite beach, fortress, or park. I love choosing a cruise based on how many places I haven’t seen. Because, honestly, who wants to keep seeing the same things over and over again? What’s cooler – seeing the same beach for the tenth time or seeing amazing ruins for the first time? I know which one I’d pick.
You’ll Experience New Things
Going along with seeing new places, cruising out of your comfort zone will allow you to experience new t