If you are considering a cruise this summer and haven't been on one in a while, you may be surprised at all the options available to you. It used to be that cruise ships only offered pre-set seating, few kid activities, and limited cuisine options. However, cruise lines are moving more towards a "freestyle" concept, giving you more options and flexibility.
Freestyle cruises offer several different restaurants to choose from, with no pre-set seating time. You either make a reservation or opt for one of the open sitting restaurants available on board. There is also a 24-hour buffet available. The restaurants are designed to offer specialty cuisine as well as food for every taste. There are even health conscious choices available. In many of the restaurants, the menus change daily, giving you lots of variety.
If you are traveling with kids, you can opt for family friendly fare. If you'd rather have a quiet evening with just the two of you, many cruise lines now offer sitting services and special activities for kids, including fun for the teen set. Once the kids are settled into their activities, you can take advantage of a full-service salon and spa, casinos, sports bars, and live music and dancing.
The main idea behind freestyle cruising is to give you as many options and to make your cruise as enjoyable as possible. There are a variety of cruise lines offering freestyle cruising. Be sure to get as much information as possible before booking your cruise and compare cruise lines to see which is best for you and your family.
At Bridgeway Apartments in Lafayette, Louisiana, we love providing you with useful tips. We hope you keep these tips in mind when you’re planning your next cruise.