OPINION: 7 Things That Give Cruising a Bad Name But Aren’t True

Cruise Fever shares: 7 Things That Give Cruising a Bad Name But Aren’t True

"4. Seasickness – While some passengers who are extremely sensitive to motion sickness may feel queasy, the overwhelming majority of passengers will hardly notice that the ship is even moving. All modern cruise ships have stabilizers on the sides of the ship under the water line that keep the ship from rocking back and forth. There is a huge difference between going out on a 30 foot fishing boat compared to a 100,000+ gross ton cruise ship."

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I agree Simon. And one other thing I have always personally believed is the reason behind why the ships serve food immediately upon boarding and offer it 24 hours a day. Many passengers (especially new cruisers) tend to head right to the bar when they board and celebrate by envibing in the drink of the day or other adult beverages. This is where many make a mistake. By doing this, when sail-away comes around, their bellies are filled with fluid that swish around when the ship begins it's journey. My feeling is that all this fluid swishing around is what can cause them to get sick and believe they have sea sickness which mentally can ruin the rest of their cruise. I have mentioned this to many friends that were sailing for the first time and advised them to take advantage of the food offered at the buffet when they board and then to have a drink or two and they thanked me when they returned stating it seemed to work. But ALWAYS keep something solid in your stomach. The food is free...take advantage of it........

Interesting list. Agree that these are more exceptions than rules.

Thanks for the link. It was interesting reading.

If allowed to pick an 8th, I would nominate poorly researched and written articles concerning cruising that are then circulated and published by major news outlets. An example occurred last April, in this case, CNN. Just about every single one of the reasons for avoiding the recommended eight cruise lines in this piece are replete with error, extremely argumentative and very subjective.


ABSOLUTELY Kennicott!!!! The same happened with the reports of the break down of the Triumph. The media blasted the ship, the line and used all kinds of names to describe how it was on the ship during that time (even though none of the reporters were actually onboard at the time). Then, to read reports from actual passengers on the ship applauding the crew for doing all they could in the situation with many saying it wasn't really all that bad. My point is the media and their "molehill to mountain" reporting that brings mis-nomers to the public and the sheeple that take those reports for actual FACT!!! Good reply Kennicott (think I just found a new friend :) )

Thanks for the link- interesting read.


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