Cheryl and I went on our first cruise recently. It was the Giving Rocket cruise with my good friend Casey Graham. We went because we love Casey, we needed a break and we always wanted to try a cruise. It was a Royal Caribbean cruise and sailed to the Bahamas and a private island.
I’ve heard people say they could never try a cruise. Some of the same people say they would never try a bed & breakfast. (I wrote about why you should HERE.)
After my first cruise, here are things I liked and things I didn’t…
Things I like:
Eating – I got 2 entrees every night…just because I could.
Forced downtime – I’m almost never still. It’s not in my nature to truly relax. (I do take a Sabbath, but my idea of “resting” is to do something I want to do…such as something productive. )
Price – You can get a nice vacation for a reasonable amount of money. There are great deals on a cruise. (This is in spite one of my things I didn’t like.)
Things I don’t:
Limited access to Internet – Can we not speed up satellite connections?
Motion sickness – I understand that our first night was unusually rough at sea. Our ship had to alter it’s schedule to accommodate the weather. I was sick. After the first night, however, I was fine.
The “extras” – I’d rather a cruise simply tell you how much the price is, include everything in it, and know on the front end what the total cost is going to be. I’m sure there are cruises that do that, which are obviously more expensive, but I’d like to try one.
Overall, it’s a great experience and we will take another cruise.
Have you been on a cruise? Where’d you go? What cruise line?