Deserve A Cruise. Why?
times are tough, a well-deserved vacation is
therapeutic, doctor says Dr. David Hubschmitt, a New
Jersey-based psychologist specializing in depression,
agrees that vacationing during stressful times can be a
good remedy. “A well-timed vacation may offer
significant benefits for mental health. The relaxation
provides a much-needed change of gears in a time-starved
society, and may be an ideal time to reconnect with
loved ones traveling with you. For those traveling
alone, vacations may lead to a higher level of self
A well-chosen vacation, according
to experts, offers significant benefits and
- Relaxation,shifting gears and
change of scenery are good for one’s health –
physical, mental and spiritual
- There is no better time or
setting for reconnecting with family and friends and
- A vacation is an opportunity
to discover or rediscover oneself
- There’s no better time to
recharge and re-energize and to look forward with
confidence and enthusiasm
What makes a cruise the perfect
vacation therapy? There’s the ease of planning and the
convenience of having a “home away from home” for the
length of the trip, plus all-inclusive pricing that
delivers excellent value. The diversity of cruise
experiences means that there is a vacation for every
taste, interest and budget. With more than 30 domestic
ports of embarkation, millions of Americans are within
driving distance of a cruise. And CLIA member lines are
doing everything they can to create irresistible
incentives. So take a cruise; it’s good for you!
That is the key message of the
summer-long “You Deserve a Cruise” promotion just
announced by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
and its member lines.
Families, singles, seniors,
first-time cruisers, honeymooners and groups of all
descriptions will discover the important therapeutic
benefits of vacationing as they take advantage of
unprecedented cruise values, the latest savings and
special cruise incentives.
Many cruise lines and thousands of
CLIA-member travel agents are participating to tell
consumers across the country that it is okay to travel –
that the travel industry is vital to the economy, and
they deserve to put daily worries on hold and take a
In fact, research, surveys of
consumer attitudes and trends, and health professionals
increasingly point to the beneficial effects of
vacationing. Combined, these realities provide good
cause to encourage consumers to take the break they
Now more than ever, a vacation is
what people really need – a break from everyday stresses
to get in touch with themselves, their families and
what’s important, to reflect on the next steps which
could be life-changing, and to renew physically and
We are living in challenging
times; we deserve the opportunity to reward ourselves
while at the same time making a small contribution to
the country’s well-being as well.
And, with the incredible,
never-seen-before, and likely never to be seen again,
values offered by CLIA member lines today, what better
time could there be to get some ‘cruise therapy?
L. Dale, President & CEO
Cruise Lines International Association
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