So, before we even get start, let’s get one thing out of the way. Taking a cruise can be an incredibly fun way to take a vacation. You’re literally staying aboard a floating city that has been specifically designed to keep you fully entertained as you move from port to port… What’s not the love about that?
Well, as it turns out, there are a few things. Even though we definitely love cruising, there are some definite drawbacks that make cruise ships not as good as you might think they are. What are these drawbacks precisely? Why might you wish to reconsider taking a cruise for your next vacation? Here are our 14 reasons. Let’s see if you agree with any of them…
1. Motion Sickness
Though not as pronounced as it would be on a small boat, those who are susceptible to motion sickness will encounter bouts of seasickness aboard a cruise ship.
2. Cruise Ship Accidents
It doesn’t happen often, but when it does it can be catastrophic. Just take a look at what happened to the Costa Condordia.
3. Break Downs
Likewise, sometimes cruise ships can just simply break down… Obviously this can be a real problem when you’re out in the middle of the ocean.
4. Cruise Sickness
One drawback to being on a floating, enclosed city with thousands of strangers is that sickness can (and sometimes does) spread like wildfire.