#8: Endless restaurant choices
You mean, I can just pop over to Chick-fil-a for breakfast, stop by Olive Garden for lunch, and grab dinner at The Cheesecake Factory? Okay, maybe that’s ridiculously unhealthy, but getting to choose where to eat a meal based on what you want to eat rather than what restaurants are within walking distance of the cruise terminal is such a nice change. When we really wanted to eat at a certain restaurant, it meant waiting for home port and sacrificing all other activities during those few precious hours on land. Hence, we only took an Uber to Olive Garden once.
I don’t know what it is with port cities and certain restaurants, but if you are a huge fan of Hooters and Bubba Gump’s, you’re all set. It seems these two are always available, even in Mexican and Caribbean ports. Oh, and don’t forget Hard Rock Café – almost every single non-American port has one. In the end, we often took to these restaurants just for the safety of knowing what was on the menu wouldn’t give us food poisoning.