Misconceptions About Cruise Ships

I believe one of the most misunderstood concepts about cruise ships is the vastness and size of the vessels.  People who haven't cruised before have difficulty imagining thousands of people on board one ship and tend to think you are all packed together like sardines.  They don't understand that it is like it's own floating mini city with restaurants, shops, theaters, etc.   What other misconceptions do people have about cruising?

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Taking a cruise is being able to relax or go 24-7 for the duration of the cruise. Island hope, Island explore, or relax on the ship. Dine, tan,or be entertained. There are so many options on each cruise tailored to the individual cruiser. You can always finds things for yourself and maybe a dozen others. Read the cruise advisor web sites. Enjoy!


Even the ships considered small have plenty of room.  I was in line to get onto the Inspiration and there was a family with a severely disabled woman going on board.  No way you could not recognize her.  Never saw them again the whole four days.  A couple I talked to in line I only saw twice during the four days.  Definitely not a sardine can.  


That cruising is only for the rich and famous.  Ha - so NOT true!

I have seen posts from new passengers believing they need 24/7 access to call home and see if Fluffy the cat or their great aunt, twice removed is OK.  If there truly is an emergency at home, The Captain is NOT going to turn the ship around and take you back to your home port.  You might as well relax and find out when you return home.  There is nothing that you will be able to do about any situation you have no control over.   

This case was with my grandmother when we decided to cruise. As her age was 68yrs old when we told her about cruising she had misconceptions about cruising. Like there would be lots of people on one ship, the facility would not be up to mark and what else. After showing her reviews about the people and the photos of the cruise and what all would be present on a cruise she finally agreed to come with us. We had booked through one online cruise booking site.     

How did your grandmother enjoy the cruise?

People are afraid to cross the ocean in a ship but it is safer on a ship than in a car just driving a few miles from home. 


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