Cruise control is one of the best things about living in South Florida. No, I’m not talking about cars. I’m talking about the fact that I live near two of the best cruise ports in the United States—Port Everglades and PortMiami. You can experience everything from a three-day cruise to the Bahamas to a month-long world cruise. The ships are literally right outside your front door.
I recently returned from a five-day cruise to the Bahamas with Celebrity Cruises. The ship, Infinity, was a modern masterpiece. The staff was top rated in service and attention to detail. The food and drinks were fabulous. I think I put on five pounds in five days!
Cruising is a great way to get as little or as much vacation as you want. If you want to stay aboard the ship when it docks, that is no problem. If you decide to be more adventurous and Jet Ski or zip line, no problem. If you just want to be lazy and hang out in a cabana on the beach, no problem. You can do as little or as much as you choose. You can go full speed ahead or mellow out. It is up to you.
I also love cruising because you don’t lose any vacation time in the air. When I lived in California and used to visit my parents in South Florida, I would lose two days of vacation time to air travel. That was no fun. Now, my family and I can head off at a moment’s notice without that stress.
Cruising is so relaxing too—just being out on the ocean. For me, that is something special. Those of you who regularly read my blog know the ocean is near and dear to my heart.
So, the next time a three-day weekend rolls around, ask your boss for an extra day off and book a three-day cruise. You’ll return rested and relaxed, ready to jump into work with a newfound productive and positive attitude. Your boss will be happy you took that extra day.
Until next time.