5 Reasons to take a River Cruise with Scenic Cruise
Recently, I’ve been undergoing a very “I NEED TO GET OUT OF HERE” mind space.
I write about travel, and get to see many places pretty often — far away places some of my friends haven’t even heard of. And yet I’ve seen very little of Europe. And then I read Johnny Jet’s blog post about his own recent scenic cruise in Europe and I realized THIS IS WHAT I WANT. So much that I’m entering his contest to win one of my own — because, well, obviously. Here’s why:
1. The all-inclusive element. Johnny refers to this in his post, and it is like manna to my poor yet (hungry and thirsty) ears. Johnny’s cruise was with Scenic Cruises — where all meals and drinks were included. I’d love to experience this. Last year I went on a a Norwegian Epic cruise and our drinks super added up. As in, by the end of the week, we’d spend around $200 on alcohol – before any excursions or restaurant up-charges. Knowing our bills would be done when we got there would be pretty darn nice!
2. All excursions are included as well, which blows my mind.
3. Johnny mentioned in his post about there being free wi-fi aboard the ship. Let me tell you a story: Once upon a time, I went on a press trip where we were allowed to take a guest. It was a 7 day cruise. We were given 300 minutes of internet to share for the duration of the cruise, after that, it was crazy expensive. My friend used her wifi to find out the calorie count of her cheese plate while I was desperately attempting to upload images and do my job. We ran out of wi-fi and spent a few hundred on that by the week’s end just to get work done. Oh, and we came back not friends. FREE UNLIMITED WIFI WOULD HAVE SAVED OUR FRIENDSHIP. And my money. Currently more important to me.
4. Free pressings every day?! SO I DON’T HAVE TO USE MY FLAT IRON AS AN IRON TO NOT SHOW UP AT DINNER LOOKING LIKE I’VE BEEN IN A DITCH? (Seriously: I used my flat iron to double as an iron. I made a video, check it out.)
5. EUROPE. Really. I’ve had the year from hell — both health-wise and in personal relationships and everything that has domino effected since. It’s taught me though that if there’s something you want to do — like see a lot of Europe on a scenic cruise — you should do it while you can, because tomorrow, who knows? Also, well, it looks fun! (And uh, there’s a south of France cruise?! Really?!)
(So, Johnny, if you are reading? Count this as my entry! I promise to send you tons of fun photos if you pick me!)