New Year resolutions are things which can really divide people. It’s something you hear about every December, in the week between Christmas and January 1st, and into the first couple of weeks of January itself. I think we’ve probably all made a resolution at least once before in our lives, but I think I’m yet to meet anyone who’s stuck with something for a year.
We want to know what your resolutions are, if you’ve started thinking of them by now. But before that we’ve picked out some of the resolutions that seem to be the most popular, and how they can relate to luxury cruises.
#1 Read more
The rise of the Kindle (other e-readers are available) has seen a lot of people begin to achieve this, whether they planned it or not, and I can’t think of anywhere better in the world to enjoy a good book than when you’re lying on a sun lounger sailing around the world.
A great book offers you an escape from your normal life, and that’s exactly what a luxury cruise can do too – so combine them both and you’ve the ideal atmosphere to be absorbed, to throw yourself into a fantasy realm.
#2 Live a healthier life
Personally I’m used to promising myself and others that this is something I would achieve, and then by the end of January I’m back into my normal routine. Whether it’s eating healthier or getting more exercise, a lot of us always think this is something important.
Generally though, the best way to feel healthier is with a trip to a spa, and this is where luxury cruise ships excel themselves. You will find yourself catered for by master beauticians and therapists who can administer a wealth of treatments ranging from simple massages to ancient Chinese treatments. Or just hit the gym, whatever you prefer.
#3 Document life more and improve photography skills
Without generalising, most people I know love to document memories and the widespread popularity of the smartphone is certainly aiding this cause. Taking photos and filming life events has almost become a required skill.
If you need practice, I’m sure the destinations on offer with our range of luxury cruises can help. A lot of what makes for good photography is the subject: the inspiration. That’s what we can provide in excess.
#4 See more of the world
I won’t touch on this one much, because really it’s self-explanatory. Most people out there want to get out and explore, seeing new places and understanding cultures differing to their own. And what better way to tour the world than as part of a luxury cruise?
I could go on about the great options available, whether it’s a voyage from the UK, a round-the-world sailing or a specialist expedition cruise designed to showcase parts of the world lesser-touched by man. But I think you get the idea.
#5 Begin a new hobby
Whether we’re looking for something to fill the time or we want to better ourselves in some way, a new hobby can be something exciting to start as a new year begins.
On a cruise ship there are plenty of options to get you started. Cruising itself could even be your hobby – although if you want something a bit simpler then you could try art or culinary classes on-board, or learn to play bridge.
So that’s how luxury cruises can make you live up to New Year resolutions. But what resolutions do you have?