1st cruise concerns vs. now

What did you worry about on your first cruise that seems silly now? 


My friends reminded me recently about my first cruise.  I was ridiculously worried that somehow I'd miss the ship departure from Astoria even though we had nine hours there!  I insisted on staying on.  They had to drag me off and even then I refused to venture too far away. 


Since then I've gone on organized shore excursions as well as going ashore on my own and wandering around. 

16 Answers

I have been successful at entering vacation mode immediately upon leaving work the last day prior to the cruise. The only time I had any worries was catching a flight after debarking and I couldn't find my luggage. It all worked out in the end though.

No real worries for my first cruise..... just tons of excitement until the day of the cruise. My parents had been cruising for about 25 years by the time I took my first cruise so all questions I had they answered.

Our biggest concern, was that our paperwork from the travel agent wouldn't get to us in time. This was of course before the Internet. You didn't just, print out your boarding passes and other papers.

We didn't have our passports at the time. I panicked about two weeks out. My DD had to call Carnival with me and get them to assure me we would be fine.

Like panicking at that point was gonna do any good Surprised

I worried about getting seasick ... it had been many years since I had cruised ... Haven't had any issues with seasickness 12 cruises later!

I had no worries, aside from coming from Canada and the potential of not arriving in time. We always come the day before and stay and sail. Tons of excitement the first time around and it still does not go away.

Since I won the first cruise my DH was waiting for the "hook" and a "time share" talk. he was convinced that there had to be a catch. So I was worried he would be angry the whole time. Obviously, it turned out that there was no catch and we had a wonderful adventure.

My one and only seasickness episode was my 2nd cruise, on the Amsterdam which I do hope to sail on again someday. My fifth cruise got as choppy as that one but I didn't get seasick. So hopefully no more seasickness issues on future cruises.

On the first cruise I was concerned I would not like it... Wrong.... Now --no worries.

First cruise was the first time DH and I had been away from the boys for more than 2 days. My dad was watching them. I called 3 times before the ship lifted anchor, and 2 calls each at the first 2 ports. When I called at the 3rd port stop, Daddy politely reminded me that he had raised me, he know how to take care of the kids, and I'd better not call him again until we were leaving the airport heading to pick them up! LOL


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