I’ve talked a lot about the benefits of a cruise vacation, but as with other modes of travel, there are drawbacks to cruising.
What do I not like about it?
First, you don’t stay in one place too long. In fact, only a few hours. Those few hours, though are enough for me to decide whether I want to go back to that city. And the ship acts as my mode of transportation, quite a comfy and entertaining one might I add, to the next destination. You wake up in a different city the next day. Really, you’re getting a taste, a sample of what an area of the world is like. So, although the limited time and not being able to stay overnight is a con, it’s also a pro because what if you HATE the place you decide to visit for a few days and you paid for a few days’ stay, then well, you’re SOOL.
Second, the threat of sea sickness. Until my last cruise in November, which was my fourth cruise total, I never had a bout of sea sickness. Unfortunately, my friend Shannon did not feel well off and on when we were onboard. Poor girl. Some people are just more prone to the motion of the ocean. Fortunately, only a small percentage of the population are susceptible to this. And if you fear you’ll experience symptons, then you can take preventative measures and there are remedies, natural and over-the-counter meds. I took Gravol the second last day, took a nap and I was quite fine the rest of the time.
Oh, I also don’t like that the cruise ends so quickly. But that’s what happens when you’re having fun. Time just flies by!
Like with other types of travel, it’s what you get out of it that makes it great and if you go into it knowing what to expect, then there won’t be disappointments. Aside from the two mentioned above, there’s nothing else I don’t like about cruising. I think it’s one of the best ways to see the world; it obviously is not the only way. I love to travel by car, by train, by bicycle, by plane! Take me somewhere new and I’m a happy gal.
Now your turn, if you haven’t travelled by cruise ship, what is it that you think you won’t like? If you have cruised, what are some things you don’t like about it?