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Travel: Misconceptions About Cruise Ships you have Heard

By Charles Hopkins Published 07/7/2007 |

For many people, a cruise is the best type of travel anyone can take. On the other hand, there are still people who think that to go on a cruise would be no fun at all and a terrible waste of their travel funds. What are some of the reasons people give for not wanting to go on a cruise?

One of the most common reasons people give for not wanting to go on a cruise is they believe it would be boring. In reality, a cruise ship offers tons of activities that appeal to all kind of people: dancing, eating, live entertainment, sun bathing, gambling, swimming, parties and socializing, sports, movies, and did I mention eating?

There is the mistaken belief that people who go on a cruise become seasick. That may have been true 30 years ago but not now. The new cruise ships spend a lot of money on equipment and technology to stabilize the ship. Also, almost all of the cruises do not go into deep ocean water where the surf is the roughest. Most of the cruises, hug the coastline where the sea is fairly calm. Ask someone who has been on a cruise in the past three years and I doubt you will find anyone who has gotten seasick.

Once you realize that there is no way you could get bored and almost zero chance of getting seasick, the thought of taking a cruise make them think that the only kind of people who take cruises are old. Again, this is just not accurate. Today's younger people have the spending money and like all the activities that cruise ships offer. The younger folks realize that the type of people who go on cruises are fun loving and good to be around. There is an excellent chance that you will meet many wonderful, like minded people on a cruise ship.

The last reason people offer for not taking a cruise is they would feel cramped being on a small ship and sleeping in a small cabin. The people who mention this objection have not been on a cruise ship. First of all, the cruise ships today are huge with many levels and lots of elbow room. Second, while the cabin is not a presidential suite at a four star hotel, it is not closet-sized either. Considering the fact that the only time you spend in your state room is to sleep and to change clothes for you next fun activity, the size of the room is not an issue.

Instead of looking for excuses to avoid going on a cruise, spend some time looking for a good deal on a cruise ship going to a place you would like to visit.