|Swimming with Stingrays on a |
Caribbean Cruise was amazing,
and something unplanned!
Cost-to-country benefit - What I mean by this is that cruising is very cost-effective (lodging, food and transportation included) for anyone wanting to visit multiple locations on one vacation. I personally also enjoy spending the days on land at a new location (often a full 8-10 hours), while we travel between ports at night. Seems like a good use of time!
Endless Entertainment - Comedy shows, audience participation games, dancing, singing, movies under the stars, golf, karaoke, and the list goes on.
|Glassblowing demo on a cruise.|
Family Friendly - Cruising has something for people of all ages (and separate areas/pools for adult-only quiet time). Children's camps, pools, waterslides, and entertainment designed especially for kids helps keep everyone happy!
On the flip side of the coin, what about the most common concern people have, sea-sickness? If you've never been on a cruiseship before, imagine a floating city. Complete with shopping, multiple pools, outdoor space and typically 12-15 floors tall. Unless you're in really rough waters, it's hard to even notice you're moving a lot of the time. For concerned first-timers, maybe try a prescription scopolamine patches behind your ear, just to be safe. Honestly though, you're more likely to get sick from drinking too many daiquiris by the pool or not using enough sunscreen than from motion issues.
|Cruise ships are so large today, motion sickness shouldn't be a major concern!|