Cruise Deprivation and What to Do About It

We’re all reduced to arm chair travelers these days.

I don’t know about you, but I took comfort from the Sky Princess blazing “We will be back” in lights across the ship.

But in the meanwhile, how can we satisfy our insatiable appetite for cruising?

Well, here are a few suggestions:

Book it. Not the trip, your photos. Do something awfully old-fashioned—create a photo album. Yeah, having them on your cell phone is great. But seeing them in print, laid out in a slick coffee table book is even better. It’s cheap to put together and it will keep your mind off the vacation you didn’t have.

Stack the deck. Put your favorite photos onto a deck of cards, a mouse pad or luggage tag. Do what you never had time for. We had Shutterstock make up luggage tags with our faces on them. It would be hard for someone to take the wrong suitcase now.

See a disaster. Watch “Titanic” or “Poseidon Adventure.” Not something you’d want to do while you’re cruising. But now, while we’re all in dry dock, why not? Heck, you might even check out the YouTube videos on the sinking of the Concordia.

Root for Royal. And Carnival. They’ve been heroes, letting us off the hook while facing large losses.

Plan your next one. You know there will be a next one. Maybe not tomorrow or the next day, but at some point, your ship will sail again. And you want to make sure you’re on it. - Musing About Cruising

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14 Answers

Watch videos of cruises on youtube

Yes, we've spent enough time fixing the cruise accounts. On to more pleasant things. Got a bunch to plan. Those resumption dates? might be wishful thinking. We had the first one out on NCL, and cancelled it. Guess we're just "chicken littles" eh? oh well, I think we're in good company.

All the things mentioned sound great. Our PVP from Carnival has asked all his clients to send a picture of something that indicates their love of cruising....I have been enjoying them even if I don't know any of the people in them. My husband sent our boarding photo from our first cruise. Wink I hang out a lot on Shipmate and Cruiseline hoping for more discussions and talking with my virtual friends. Still planning our October 2020, January 2021 & February/March 2022 cruises. Plus we have an American Riverboat cruise scheduled for April 2021.

Thanks for starting this thread. I was wondering the same thing as I fell asleep last night!Big Smile

Dream and make plans and then change plans because something upset the apple cart. Keep thinking of cruise and talking about them. Never let go of thew dream of getting back on that ship

YouTube has a lot of Rick Steves video's. I watch on the smart TV so it is a larger picture then on my Chromebook. I also watch Web cams from Venice Italy (one of my favorite places).

I have a large digital picture frame and have it showing rotating photos from cruises while I work from home. The blue, blue waters, the brilliant-colored flowers, the stunning sunsets, the white wine on the balcony...

I need one!!!!!!!!Big Smile

I love watching DCL horn battles on youtube and hearing our favorite sounds. Also looking through cruise photos and playing on the Shipmate app helps ease the pain 😟

I do too .. it is called the screen saver on my laptop with extra monitor ... have been using it like that for years .. keeps me sane in the office and at home when working

I have ALL the cruise pictures from 2009 to 2019 on a special hard drive. We put it on the big screen TV with a slide show.... and playing tropical music..... It's not a cruise, but while it is snowing outside, it certainly helps the mood.

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