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Sarah on Oct 19, 2016

Work hard, cruise hard: Australians are getting on board with this mantra.

Work hard, play hard is a mantra embraced by many Aussies, who are generally willing to put in the hard yards but also love to kick back and enjoy themselves when they have the chance. If you are working full time, you'll want most of your holidays to be simple to book, relaxing and just generally stress free from start to finish - you'll need it after that nine to five grind!

It's no secret we love cruises - but we do genuinely believe that a cruise offers the perfect getaway for full time workers. There are myriad reasons for this, and right at the top of the list is the lack of stress that comes naturally with a cruise - particularly a convenient cruise from Australia! Here are a few more enticements for hard workers.


1. It's all taken care of
The best and most relaxing part of a cruise holiday for those who need to escape a demanding job is that there is no work to do whatsoever. Cooking, washing up, cleaning and even making the bed is all done for you. Even towels and toiletries are replaced like magic!

When you have limited time off from a full time job, every moment of relaxation counts, so a cruise where you can just sleep, eat and enjoy yourself without a thought to chores of any description is the perfect solution to the holiday dilemma.


2. Let your hair down with no worries
When you're getting away from a stressful full time job, you want to be able to let loose a little. Naturally a cruise ship offers plenty of venues to make this possible, and enjoying an evening out couldn't be easier when there is no need for taxis or sober drivers, transport, or a long trek back to bed at the end of the night.

Ships mid-sized or larger will have a great selection of bars to frequent, meaning passengers can choose the vibe that suits them - or go for a bit of everything, classy cocktail bar to laidback pub! It's easy to meet up with friends and family when everyone's literally in the same boat, and then to go back to your cabin just a short walk away and crash when the fun comes to an end.


3. Active adventures or lazy days
The choice is yours! There are many options to stay active and entertained on a cruise ship, from quizzes to sports tournaments to pools and waterparks to shows in the evening and much more - especially on the biggest vessels. On the flipside, there are myriad ways that passengers can do little more than nothing, which is a valid and frankly enviable holiday option.

Moving from a lounger on a private balcony to one beside the pool or a quiet spot by the window in a bar could be the extent of your activity should you so choose. Each ship is different, but they all provide ample places to sit (or lie) and do nothing but chill. Add a cocktail and a good book, and that full time job will seem a million miles away.

Cocktail on a cruise

4. Booking is a breeze for busy bees
Many holidays require a multitude of different bookings to juggle: flights, accommodation, activities, transport and more. Providing you don't have to fly to get there, a cruise is just one booking that covers it all. What's more, Cruise Sale Finder's friendly consultants manage it all to make it even simpler - so you can focus on unwinding from a long day at the office. And if a flight is required? Don't worry, because...


5. Long haul flights need not apply
With the range of cruises from Australia, you are likely to find one departing within driving distance - or at least a short domestic flight! This means you can minimise the time between workplace and stepping onboard to sail away into the stress-free sunset.

There are plenty of cruise offers from Sydney, from Brisbane, from Melbourne, from Fremantle and even from Cairns. Find one close to you, and sail away to an exotic locale without a boring and uncomfortable long-haul flight.

Hard work deserves a relaxing holiday, and we really think that a cruise is the perfect way to get it. Here at Cruise Sale Finder you can find the ideal escape - search through P&O cruise deals, Princess cruise deals, Carnival cruise deals and a whole heap more cheap cruises to track down something affordable which will take you away from the stressors of real life.

I have enjoyed visiting as much of the world as possible over the years. Europe and the Mediterranean are personal favourites, but there is so much to see very close to our little Australasian corner of the globe- one of my top travel experiences was snorkeling with tropical fish and turtles in New Caledonia! Cruising is a fantastic way to see it all, and we hope to make booking a cruise easier for both first-timers and old salts. From ship tips to destination news and views, we will keep you up-to-date. Happy cruising!

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