Cruise ships are a whole heck of a lot of fun! Yet, there are some who remain skeptical about hopping on board and seeing why everyone else enjoys them so much. A big reason for this has to do with the number of myths that surround cruising vacations.
Now, we think that absolutely everyone should see what it’s like to board a cruise ship and travel the seas. For this reason, we thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the biggest myths surrounding cruise ships… And debunk them!
So, if you’re a person that thinks that cruise ships are all chintzy amusement parts. If you’re a person that thinks that cruise ships are germ-infested sickness factories… If you’re just a person that doesn’t think that cruising will be right for you, then read on! We’ll show you why you shouldn’t believe in the myths.
1. Sickness Abounds
Yes, sometimes widespread illness can take place on a cruise ship. No, this isn’t even remotely common.
2. Cabin Fever Is Real
Some believe that they’ll feel trapped while on a cruise ship. You won’t. Cruise ships are enormous, with plenty of places to see.
3. Cruising Is For Lazy People
You can have a lazy vacation aboard a cruise ship, if you want. But why would you given the number of exciting amenities that many modern cruise ships offer.
4. I’ll Get Seasick
In rough seas and storms, the boat will rock and you could get seasick. The vast majority of the time, though, you won’t even realize you’re on a boat.
5. Cruising Is Expensive
Like any other kind of vacation, cruising is only as expensive as you choose to make it. Book smart, and you’ll find it’s no more or less expensive than any other kind of vacation.
6. There’s No Glamour
Some people believe that all cruise ships are just floating amusement parks. Some of them certainly are, but there are lines that specialize in offering the classic luxurious experience.
7. I’m Going to Hate the Other Passengers
In a crowd of strangers, there are going to be some bad apples. But, you’d be surprised by the number of people who meet new friends while they’re out cruising.
8. No Time to Relax
With the push of the crowd, you might think that there’s no opportunity to truly relax on a cruise ship… That just means you haven’t seen the spas that these cruise ships offer.
9. The Food Is No Good
If you stick to the buffet, you might get sick of the offerings… But, most cruise ships offer some truly stunning dining options!
10. I Can’t Go Any Place Cool
You’d be surprised by the number of amazing itineraries that cruise ships offer these days. Have you ever wanted to see Antarctica? Well, you can!
11. Cruises Take Too Long
Some people mistakenly believe that a cruise has to last for well over a week. In fact, there are a number of short (and awesome) cruises that you can take in five days or less.
12. The Pool Will Be Crowded
Sure, during peak times, there will be a lot of people at the pool. But, most larger ships have multiple pools, meaning there’s always space to spread out.
13. There’s No Ship That’s Right for Me
There are hundreds of ships, each offering wildly different experiences than the others. Simply do some research, and you’ll find one that has everything you could ever want.
14. Cruise Ships Deals Don’t Exist
It can be tough to find a deal, that’s for sure. However, if you book during the spring and fall when cruise ships reposition, you can actually find some really good deals.
15. Cruising Isn’t Safe
The Costa Concordia accident turned a lot of people off to cruising. It’s important to remember that something like that is an incredibly rare occurrence, much less rare in fact than airplane accidents.