Three Reasons to Celebrate Your Birthday on a Cruise

The older we get, the less we seem to celebrate our birthdays. Lively birthday parties with plenty of jelly and ice cream is the norm for little kids, but as we get older, the most exciting birthday celebration we can usually look forward to is a big family meal or a night down the pub with friends. This year, instead of celebrating half-heartedly, why not book a cruise for you or your partner’s birthday? If the idea of lounging by the pool whilst a waiter places a tropical cocktail in your hand isn’t enough persuasion to get you booking right now, here are three reasons to celebrate your birthday on a cruise:

Why You Should Celebrate Your Birthday on a Cruise: Expect a free celebratory cake on your birthday!
Expect a free celebratory cake on your birthday!

Why You Should Celebrate Your Birthday on a Cruise

You’ll get onboard freebies

Most cruise liners will give you at least a little something extra if it’s your birthday whilst you’re onboard. This isn’t true for every single cruise line out there, but past guests have confirmed that they’ve received free birthday cakes at dinner when sailing with Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean. Even if you’re not treated to a birthday dessert, you’ll find that most cruise lines will decorate your cabin with banners and balloons if you let them know you’re celebrating during the booking process. MSC even gave away a free seven-night Caribbean cruise for everyone who celebrated onboard between selected dates in 2010!

Why You Should Celebrate Your Birthday on a Cruise: Relax on Pacific Dawn
Relax – you don’t have to do anything on your big day. Image via Flickr, Roderick Eime / CC 2.0

Everything is done for you

There’s no bigger treat than not having to do anything on your birthday and with a cruise, this is certainly true. When you celebrate your birthday on a cruise, you can forget about doing your ordinary day-to-day chores – not just for the actual day of your birthday but for the whole week! There are chefs to cook for you, waiters to bring you drinks, performers to entertain you and housekeeping staff to keep your cabin clean. All you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your special day!

Why You Should Celebrate Your Birthday on a Cruise: Imagine celebrating your birthday on this tropical beach
Imagine celebrating your birthday on this tropical beach

You get to celebrate somewhere fun

Whether you prefer the golden sandy beaches of the Caribbean, the snowy coastline of Alaska or the adrenaline-pumping activities of New Zealand, whenever you celebrate your birthday on a cruise, you know you’re going to be doing it somewhere fun and exciting. Your birthday is the perfect excuse to splash out on a fancy excursion you’d never normally pay for, an exotic cocktail you’d never usually order or a top end restaurant you’d never typically go to, so treat yourself – you deserve it!

About Nicola Quinn

Website: http://www.happyhealthymotivated.com

Nicola is a travel and food writer living in the Canary Islands who loves exploring far-off places, pushing herself to the limit and trying local eats wherever she goes.

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