Stick to what you know ?

I have just come back form a lovely little break child free with my husband and our best friends.We went to a place called Los Boliches on the Costa del sol mainland Spain. I haven’t stayed in this resort before and having been a travel agent for 27 years I normally choose where we go. We was going to stay at our favourite place Lanzarote but unfortunately my families apartment was already occupied so we let the men choose and they decided on this area as they had been in a previous year.It was fantastic not far from the airport which we travelled by train as it went straight into the village and a 2 minute walk to the hotel. The resort was lovely touristy on the front, then you could go back a couple of streets and it was really quite traditional.We walked a fair bit and ate at some lovely places.

While some of us spend our holidays exploring new surroundings, others prefer to stick with what they know, secure in the knowledge there will be no nasty surprises – and a good time is guaranteed. A american couple have have just completed their 200th Carnival cruise in just 15 years. That’s a total of 878 days at sea, and more than 13 sailings each year, on average, with the same company. Talk about brand loyalty. And remarkably, more than 100 of those cruises have taken place on the same ship: the 2,056-passenger Carnival Sensation, and for 90 per cent of those sailings they reserve the same cabin.Carnival have recognised the couple’s landmark sailing with a ceremony at Port Canaveral cruise terminal, while they were treated with a variety of VIP perks on their latest trip. The couple are not stopping there either they already have 30 more voyages booked.

It’s not the chance to explore the world that motivates them. The company’s ships based at Port Canaveral generally call at the same ports in the Caribbean and The Bahamas, sometimes they barely leave the ship. It’s the staff members and on-board entertainment that keeps them coming. Why don’t they just live on the ship ?
Many people choose to live on board a cruise ship permanently.I have read that Princess Cruises have more than 100 passengers living on their ships.
I can certainly see the attraction. You have the crew looking after you, and with each cruise another set of potential friends comes on board. It’s also a very cost-effective way to live as all your food, heating, and so on, is included in the price. Plus you get to travel.

What are you thoughts do you like to try different places and ships ?
Have you got a bucket list of places ?
Would you prefer to stick to what you know ?