As much as we all love living in the most beautiful country in the world, sometimes winter in Canada sometimes seems to last an eternity.

Parts of British Columbia have had record-setting snowfalls, leading to accidents, school closures, and endless headaches for homeowners across the country.

Even the balmy west coast has seen weeks of snow and ice this year, leaving many Canadians ready for a warm vacation.

While we patiently await the return of Summer, here are 5 great reasons to go on a cruise this year:

A cruise offers great value as an all-in-one vacation.

Cruises are often one of the most underrated ways to travel on a modest budget. Although there are certainly ways to spend your money while on a cruise, many cruise lines offer packages including food and accommodation for less than $100 per night! This kind of value is hard to beat, with an assortment of menu options and entertainment included!

Cruise ships offer something for the whole family

Cruise lines offer entertainment for everyone. Pack up the whole family: grandparents, kids, aunts and uncles, and your husband or wife, and let the cruise line do all of the planning for you! There’s plenty of fun to be had for the whole family, whether you’re into waterslides, dancing, or just relaxing by the pool.

Easy to plan

Discover new hues. #CruiseNorwegian 📷: Social Ambassador @diana_shx

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Forget the hassle of rushing through airports, losing luggage, getting off at the wrong stop for the train. Enjoy life without the stress. Going on a cruise ensures your vacation will go smoothly. Your food, drinks, entertainment and accommodation are all provided to you in one tidy package!

Cruises are romantic

There’s nothing that says “I love you” like a luxurious, all-expenses-paid tour on the high seas. With a variety of exquisite dining options, couples’ spa packages, and evening entertainment, a cruise is a great way to celebrate the person that matters most to you.

Cruises have all the luxuries of home, without all the stress!

That one time when Carnival Vista sailed into New York #LikeABoss …. #hellovista #Cruisingafterdark

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Cruise ships can be your home away from home, complete with Wi-Fi, cell service, and television. If you require special medical attention, the ship will have its own doctor, ensuring that you’re taken care of while at sea. There’s movie theatres, live performances, gyms, and laundry facilities. You might decide just to live on a cruise ship forever!

PRIZE

Enter to win a cruise for two valued up to $3000 and spend 3 – 5 nights having the time of your life courtesy of VictoriaHomes.com and Seabrook Developments.

CONTEST

To enter to win, be the most influential contest participant on the VictoriaHomes.com contest board.

You can increase your odds of winning by sharing and liking Victoriahomes.com posts. The system tracks the participation, so get out there and do you best!

Sign up by March 10th, 2017 for a chance to win. No purchase necessary. Contest open only to residents of Canada (excluding Quebec). 

The contest is being run under VictoriaHomes.com.

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