Travel Beaverton & Beyond: 7 Days on a Boat! What Am I Going to Do?

20+ cruises later, my husband can’t wait to go on another ‘floating resort’.24 Travel

For many, the perfect vacation includes the nonstop fun and sun of a tropical resort-style cruise to the Caribbean where you can sample a variety of island cultures and cuisines while working on a terrific sun tan. Plus, many cruise lines create special themes on board the ship, with entertainment ranging from jazz festivals and classical music concerts to golf clinics and murder mysteries at sea!

Cruise ships are floating resorts with all the choices of a fine resort. You can lie back in a lounge chair, breath in the sea air, soak up the sun, read a good book, or watch the ever changing seascape.

Cruises have come a long way in relaxing their dress codes. Although it is no longer required to be dressier during formal dinner nights, you can still dress up however you feel or perhaps a more ‘resort casual’ look will make you more comfortable. It’s totally up to you. Men should still wear long pants and the no shorts, t-shirts, flip flops rule still applies.

What can you do in port? So much you’ll have a hard time choosing! You can explore on your own or take a guided tour, known as excursions. Search ancient ruins or hunt for shopping bargains. Ride a raft over river rapids or ride a horse across miles of hills and beaches. Climb a water fall or pyramid. Follow the footsteps of history or the wake of a waterskiing boat. If there’s still time, play golf or tennis. Learn how to windsurf. Sun and swim at some of the world’s best beaches. Catch a record marlin. Sail, snorkel or scuba dive. Take a cable car to the top of a mountain. Explore dark catacombs.

More and more cruise vacations are booked by families with teens and younger children. Most cruise lines provide plenty of supervised activities for kids, especially during school holidays. Teenagers enjoy their own time together, including special teen activities that encourage your teen to interact with other teens. If your children enjoy swimming, sports, games, movies and the adventure of new places, they’ll love a family cruise. You’ll find that children adapt to shipboard life with ease, and you won’t have to wonder what they’re up to every minute. The trained youth counselors will help keep them safe, busy and entertained.

In short, cruising is the perfect way to sample a number of new destinations and try all the things you’ve ever dreamed of doing, while never having to pack and unpack!

Without a doubt, there’s no better vacation value. Interested? Give us a call.

Keeping it LOCAL! Sun Connections Travel & Cruises, LLC, located on the corner of 2nd & Lombard in Beaverton, has become the ‘go to’ travel agency for all occasions. Ask about our Travel Layaway plans.

For more information or to book your next trip, contact Joyce at 503-655-4850 or