Traveling Ted is a blog that takes readers along on my adventures hiking, canoeing, skiing, and international backpacking. Many blogs focus on one aspect of backpacking, but I tackle both the outdoor adventure side and international exploration as well.

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All inclusive cruises

With your busy life, hectic job and bustling family life, a vacation is the only time you get to put your feet up, let go of your daily cares and just relax. But sometimes even the vacation itself can be stressful: you’re worrying about taking a wallet everywhere so you can pay for food and drink or for activities but you can just drift away as can all your worries on all inclusive cruises.


These holidays let you travel all across the world: you might find the best cruise for you island hopping through Caribbean islands, or sailing from beach to beach across the Mediterranean or if you prefer culture, a river cruise through beautiful European cities. When you’re choosing a cruise, the whole world really is your oyster!

No handbag, no wallet

With an all inclusive vacation, you can really leave your troubles behind. You can walk around hands free: no bag to carry, no wallet to worry about. You can leave all your stuff by the pool and go for a refreshing swim without constantly looking over your shoulder to check no one’s disturbed your belongings — because you don’t need to carry any cash! Problem solved!



Enjoying the pool on an all-inclusive

Eat and drink whenever you like

In most families, there’s always one person who’s always peckish, or one of the kids nagging for an ice cream or an orange juice. It’s troublesome to always be putting your hand in your pocket for the various hungry or thirsty family members who’ve disturbed your holiday novel to ask for something but there is no need to ask as they can help themselves and you don’t pay a thing.

Save money

With a big hungry family, sometimes it can feel like all you do on a holiday is pay for food or drinks. If that sounds familiar, the ability for everyone to eat and drink as much as they like without having to worry about whether there is enough money for the whole holiday is an ideal solution, especially if you have teenagers with endless appetites.


These are often incorporated into the price of your cruise, solving another problem of the kids complaining about being bored.  Check with your cruise line for confirmation of what all inclusive actually includes, it can often apply to shore excursions and on-board entertainment as well, which is excellent.

An all inclusive holiday feels like you really are getting away from it all. How can you not when you’re at sea, letting all your cares and worries just float away?

Images by Michael R Perry, used under Creative Commons license.