Going On Vacation Is the Ultimate New Year’s Resolution For Latinas This Year – Here’s Some Inspiration  

Planning a Vacation Is a New Year's Resolution Every Latina Needs to Do This Year – Here's Some Inspiration  

As the New Year unfurls its possibilities, it’s time for a revolutionary resolution — a commitment to rest. Within the Latino community, rest often takes a backseat amidst the pursuit of success and the perseverance to achieve. However, it’s crucial to recognize that rest is not a luxury but an essential catalyst for productivity, creativity, and holistic well-being. 

The Norwegian Cruise Line Viva maiden voyage that BELatina embarked upon during the radiant summer of 2023 exemplifies this narrative. This journey across Europe allowed us to explore breathtaking landscapes and cultures. It also allowed us to reclaim the balance between relentless dedication and the restful respite we all deserve — especially Latinas. 

As a first-generation Latina, like many of you who read BELatina, traversing through Europe might seem like a distant dream. Yet, we can’t forget that the Latino community holds immense potential, boasting substantial purchasing power and contributing significantly to the cultural mosaic of the United States. This voyage stands as a beacon, dispelling the myth that such experiences are unattainable. 

The misconception surrounding our worth persists, but it’s time to shatter these outdated stereotypes. Despite our commendable work ethic and relentless pursuit of success, many of us are entrenched in a cycle of overwork, inadvertently denying ourselves the rest necessary for peak performance and overall wellness. 

The Best New Year’s Resolution Is For Latinas to Rest

This is where the NCL Viva ship comes in— an oasis of rejuvenation, self-discovery, and familial bonding. This isn’t just a vacation; it’s a transformative journey, an opportunity to recalibrate amidst the ebb and flow of life’s demands. 

The European odyssey unfolded with picturesque stops in Tuscany, Ibiza, Cannes, and Lisbon. In Lucca, amidst verdant vineyards, we indulged in an exquisite wine-tasting escapade at Fattoria Il Poggio —a surreal experience under the Tuscan sun that epitomized pure bliss.  

Fattoria il Poggio is an Agriturismo in Montecarlo in the province of Lucca. While we were in this piece of heaven on earth, we learned that the farm has been managed by the Rossi family since 1963. The farm also produces wine and extra virgin olive oil. Inside the farm, a restaurant opens for lunch and dinner where you can enjoy their wine and our oil – all local. It was a dream to sip their wine under the Tuscan sun. 

Planning a Vacation Is a New Year's Resolution Every Latina Needs to Do This Year – Here's Some Inspiration  
BELatina at Fattoria il Poggio

However, it wasn’t just the destinations that defined this odyssey – it was the luxurious NCL ship that served as our conduit for these extraordinary experiences.  

We were greeted with a beautiful room with a balcony, making watching the sunset or sunrise so convenient. Brimming with an array of amenities — from adrenaline-pumping water slides to a thrilling race car track, a glamorous casino, divine dining options, impeccable accommodations, attentive guest services, and a serene spa sanctuary — the NCL ship offered unparalleled indulgence at sea. 

Balcony view from the NCL Viva ship

The NCL Viva cruise embodies diversity, inclusivity, and a commitment to providing a voyage that transcends cultural boundaries. It beckons as an invitation to embrace relaxation, exploration, and the sheer joy of discovery. They are truly dedicated to delivering an excellent cruising experience. 

NCL Viva ship

So, this New Year let’s redefine resolutions and recognize the importance of rest within the Latino community. Rest isn’t merely about leisure; it’s the cornerstone of productivity, creativity, and overall well-being. In a culture that extols hard work, the need for rest often gets sidelined, leading to burnout, diminished mental health, and decreased productivity. 

After all, vacationing is a necessity for our physical, mental, and emotional health. It’s the catalyst that rejuvenates our spirits, sharpens our focus, and fuels our creativity. Through experiences like the NCL Viva cruise, we reframe our approach, acknowledging that rest is as crucial as hard work, enabling us to give back to our communities and pursue our aspirations with renewed vigor. 

Race track on the NCL Viva ship

You can enjoy a similar experience by embarking on the NCL Viva ship in Puerto Rico. You’ll be able to enjoy the delicious sights the Caribbean offers.  

Norwegian Cruise Line invites us to embark on a journey that transcends boundaries, celebrates diversity, and above all, honors the restorative power of exploration and self-discovery. After all, rest is the cornerstone of a fulfilling life. 

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