Taking a luxury cruise in my mid-30s was something I would have scoffed at pre-pandemic. Yet I instantly felt my travel anxiety ease with the invitation to sail with the VIP MSC Yacht Club on a journey that started in Miami and went through the Caribbean.
I’m an over-seasoned traveler, but after three years anchored in the UK, the thought of leaving the security of my village and being close to strangers felt crippling. The experience blew my presumptions of what a cruise is completely out of the water with exquisite customer service, fine dining, and a packed (and safe) itinerary. MSC’s luxury ship showed me that cruising can be the epitome of a relaxing, stress-free vacation. So much so that I am now, at 36, 100 percent converted.