7 Reasons Cruises Don’t Suck (Especially When They Ship from the West Coast)

Forget the cruise vacation cliché: You know, retirees looking for an endless buffet between tourist spots. Today’s cruise goers dine on celeb-chef-made meals (and learn to cook them), acquire new skills and take day trips to pristine locales. All without having to pack and unpack between destinations. Here are seven simple reasons why you need ship out–and West Coast-originating cruises we love.

No Stressing Over Itineraries

Sure, planning a trip is fun, but if you’re pressed for time–or have no idea how long it takes from point A to point B–leaving the details to someone else is more fun. Because nobody want to risk having bad intel foul up their hard-earned vaca time.

Repeat After Us: “The Wi-Fi Was Really Spotty”

Sure, most trips have Internet connectivity, but no one will be able to prove you wrong when you come back without checking work email if you just mumble something about “spotty Internet,” “solar flare disruption” and “darned ocean storms.” So think of taking a cruise as an optional digital detox.

Mama Gets Her Child-Free Mai Tai

With activities tailored to please everyone from rambunctious elementary school-aged children to sullen teens, cruises give the little ones their own special areas where they can make new friends. And you can have frozen cocktails by the pool.

Mama Gets Her Child-Free Mai Tai

With activities tailored to please everyone from rambunctious elementary school-aged children to sullen teens, cruises give the little ones their own special areas where they can make new friends. And you can have frozen cocktails by the pool.

Mama Gets Her Child-Free Mai Tai

With activities tailored to please everyone from rambunctious elementary school-aged children to sullen teens, cruises give the little ones their own special areas where they can make new friends. And you can have frozen cocktails by the pool.

Mama Gets Her Child-Free Mai Tai

With activities tailored to please everyone from rambunctious elementary school-aged children to sullen teens, cruises give the little ones their own special areas where they can make new friends. And you can have frozen cocktails by the pool.