How to Improve Your Life: Take a Cruise Holiday

With the month of January well underway, now is a good time to review your New Year’s resolutions. Whether you’re fully on track to achieve all of them, have let some of them slip to the side or have forgotten all about them completely, it’s never too late to learn how to improve your life and become a better person.

How to Improve Your Life: Take a Cruise Holiday

How to Improve Your Life: Disney Cruise Line docked in the Bahamas
Disney Dream docked in the Bahamas, image via Flickr Christian Lambert CC 2.0

Instead of putting in hours of sweat at the gym, depriving yourself of the delicious foods you love or dragging yourself to lengthy night school classes in order to broaden your horizons, have you ever considered improving your life by doing something you already love?

Life on cruise holidays is so far from the lives we live at home that it allows us to embrace new things we never would have thought we’d enjoy on land. If you like the idea of becoming a better person by doing something as fun as cruising, read on to find out just how easy it is to do.

How to Improve Your Life: Family enjoying onboard entertainment
Enjoy family entertainment together, image via Flickr Michael Bentley CC 2.0

Spending quality time together

Just like our hectic lives make it difficult to find time to exercise, our-jam packed schedules also make it really hard to spend quality time together. Whether you’re a couple looking to reconnect with each other or a family who wants to capture the magic of the present, cruising is a great way to forget about the hustle and bustle of life back home and simply enjoy each other’s company.

There are loads of ways couples and families can grow closer together onboard – work together as a team in group workshops, sign up for shore excursions and discover new things together or just take it easy and relax on board by simply enjoying each other’s company and being together.

How to Improve Your Life: Meet new people at a group yoga class
Meet new people at a group yoga class, image via Flickr The Cosmopolitan CC 2.0

How to improve your life: Meet new people

As an adult, meeting new people is one of the toughest things to do. Unlike children who can make friends in the playground, most adults have very limited places they can meet other like-minded individuals and usually end up being friends with people from work or the pub. When you’re on a cruise, you’ll be surrounded by other people who like the same things you do – travelling and cruising.

If you spend some time at the fitness centre onboard, you’ll find other people who enjoy exercising; if you spend time following the cooking classes onboard, you’ll meet other people who enjoy being in the kitchen. There are plenty of ways to meet people who like the same things as you when you’re cruising – all you need to do is get out there and start chatting.

How to Improve your life: Try new things

One of the best things about travelling is that it gives you the option to break away from your comfort zone and try new things. When you’re visiting a new destination and are surrounded by new people who don’t know you, you’ll be overcome by a sense of freedom and will probably be up for trying some things that you never would have dreamed of doing at home – whether it’s karaoke, kayaking or knitting.

About Nicola Quinn


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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