Getting There: Your Guide to Planning Your Ideal Vacation

Millions of vacation days don't get used by employees in desperate need of a little time off. Maybe part of the reason why is because people find planning a holiday almost as stressful as working! But planning your ideal vacation can be an exciting adventure in itself. 

A good vacation is worth its weight in gold for the memories and the much-needed relaxation. So don't let your dream trip pass you by. Whether you're imagining relaxing on a beach, traveling during shoulder season, or embarking on some adult-only travel, you can create your ideal holiday by following the tips below.

Dream Cruise Destination Exploration

The first step on your vacation planning journey is deciding where you want to go. This is entirely up to you. You might want to take a vacation during shoulder season or are determined to only go where the sun shines such as warm water cruising like Mexico or Hawaii with our small ships. 

Take a moment to think about what kind of experiences you want to have. Are you looking for relaxation and tranquility, adventure and exploration, or a mix of both?

Consider the activities you enjoy - whether it's snorkeling, shopping, hiking, or trying local cuisines. Your dream destination should align with your interests and desires.

Getting Great Small Ship Pricing

Contrary to what you might think, planning a dream vacation doesn't have to drain your bank account. It's all about setting a budget that works for you. Start by figuring out how much you can comfortably spend on your trip. 

Consider all the expenses, including flights, accommodations, meals, activities, transportation, and and seasonal timing to enjoy the destination. Also, think about travel insurance to cover any accidents.

Choosing Your Season

Selecting the right travel dates can significantly impact your vacation experience. Think about the best time to visit your chosen destination. You can also utilize our seasonal charts for each location. 

Crowd levels also play a role in determining your travel dates. Some destinations might be less crowded during certain months, but with small ship adventures we avoid the crowds through any season.

Booking Flights and Accommodations

Now that you've chosen your dream destination, it's time to turn your travel dreams into reality by booking flights and finding a comfortable place to stay. Start by searching for flights that match your budget and schedule. 

Use convenient travel websites or user-friendly apps to compare prices and options from different airlines. This stops you from making any vacation mistakes, like missing out on deals. Look out for special discounts that might be available during your chosen travel dates.

Why a Cruise Is an Ideal Adventure

When you're vacation planning, you might not have considered that a cruise could be a great choice. You can enjoy family cruises or unique small cruise ships. Taking your holiday on the water is a wonderful vacation idea for many reasons. 

Easy Planning

When you choose a cruise, most of the planning is done for you. Book your trip, and the cruise line will take care of travel, accommodation, and meals. You don't have to worry about figuring out where to stay or what to eat each day.

Lots of Destinations, Less Packing

On a cruise, you can visit multiple places without needing to pack and unpack each time you move. Your "hotel" (the cruise ship) travels with you, so you get to explore remote locations while enjoying daily activities such as kayaking and bushwhacking right off the ship. 

Socializing and Exploring

Cruises provide opportunities to meet new people and make friends easily. You can join group activities, socialize at bars or lounges, or simply relax on deck and enjoy the view.

Beautiful Scenery

Whether it's the open sea, stunning rivers, or picturesque islands, a cruise offers breathtaking views and sunsets you won't forget. You're sure to make memories that last a lifetime.


Cruises cater to families with kids age 8 and up with plenty of activites for them to enjoy from shore walks and exploring to kayaking and bushwhacking. A great choice for family vacations. 

Enjoy Your Small Ship Cruise Adventure

Planning your ideal vacation is an exciting journey that can lead to wonderful memories and unforgettable experiences. By following these simple steps, you can create a well-thought-out itinerary, make smart choices like getting travel insurance, and embark on an adventure of a lifetime. 

So pack your bags, set off on your journey, and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime. Ready to talk vacations? Contact UnCruise Adventures right here.