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Why You Need a Cruise!

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All right. Perhaps your don't NEED a cruise, but I can think of a few great reasons why I believe you'd benefit from one--and sooner rather than later.

For starters, you can't find a better vacation value. Trust me here. We've priced out dozens of vacation options, from bus tours to all-inclusive resorts, and there is no better value, dollar for dollar, than a cruise. Where else can you get wonderful meals, onboard entertanment, live music, pools and hot tubs--and an ever-changing view that includes interesting foreign ports?? There simply isn't a better value!

Next, consider the fun of spending time with loved ones. With the cruise line (and your cruise agent) doing all the planning, your biggest decision is which entree to choose for dinner. Relax on deck with your favorite people. Dine with the kids. Dance with your honey. Enjoy the view. Breathe the air. Go ziplining with your brother or shopping with your aunt. Hit the beach. Go to the spa for a pedicure with grandma.

There is a cruise for everyone. If you win the MegaBall Lottery tonight, we've got you covered! Take everyone you know and cruise Seabourn or Crystal in sumptuous suites with butlers. Realistically, ship out on Carnival or NCL for rock-bottom fares, or catch an off-season bargain on Royal Caribbean, Princess, Celebrity or Holland America. Prices plummet in the fall, so plan your getaway for off-season. Sail then and you can afford the balcony you want. Or compromise on your cabin if you want to save even more. Go ahead, book an inside cabin. You won't spend that much time in it anyway.

When it comes down to it, take that vacation. Life is short and few people ever faced the end of their lives saying "Wow. Wish I'd skipped vacation and worked a few more days." Make some memories now that you can treasure for your whole life.

Do yourself a favor and book your cruise with a genuine cruise agent. You can book directly with a cruise line or you can use your local travel agent. You can even take a chance and book with one of those online sites, but for the best advice--and the very best price, book with a real cruise specialist. If you don't have one, try mine. Pat Crane's 7 Seas Cruises. Write him at cruise7seas@msn.com or call toll-free at 1-866-424-1090. He will take exceptional care of you! That's a promise.

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