Sorry, but I have a small rant.

Why do some people think they need to bash a cruiseline/ship that didn't meet their expectations, when if they had done a little research before hand, they would have discovered that particular cruiseline/ship wasn't what they were wanting in the first place and would have saved themselves a lot of frustrations? I see so many people that get frustrated that there's nothing to do on a smaller ship compared to the larger ship they went on before. HELLO!!!! Of course there won't be...It's a smaller ship! Save yourself a lot of disappointment and do some research to find out which cruiseline/ship is right for you and what you are looking for (and save us the headache of having to read through your negative comments that aren't really justified because you didn't plan right).

Rant over.

29 Answers

1 more complaint that I have been noticing is that people are complaining about the crowds during Spring Break. What did they think it was going to be like? You couldn't PAY ME enough to go to any beach during Spring Break!

We had a lot more kids on our cruise in March due to spring break - no complaint from us since we knew it would be busier, but it was the first time we noticed so many extra kids, and we always cruise in March. I wondered why they didn’t seem to be involved in the kid clubs on the ship, but were with parents/caregivers instead. Of course it’s great to see families having fun together, but I really thought the kids would rather be with others their own age.

Everyone seemed to be having a great time, and that’s what was most important.

We found the best cruise was the week after all the Spring breaks.... the airport TSA, ships crew and fellow passengers seemed so relaxed. Wink

My son had spring break last week. When I took him to the airport on Saturday back to his father, there were tons of families at the airport for Spring Break. To the point where security was not having people take their shoes off or take their laptops out of their bags and we went through the regular old metal detectors. I was shocked.

I've always said that; people need to know who they are first, then find the cruise line that best caters to them and their wants from a cruise vacation. Unfortunately, many people base it all on price. The cheapest price wins without regard to anything else, and they end up miserable in their inside cabin having to pay for every drink of alcohol or soda they want throughout the cruise. Then they look at people with priority boarding and butler service crazy. I hold my head up high as I'm escorted to the front of the line for priority boarding on the tender for transport back to the ship. That's not being a snob, that's just enjoying the benefits that I've paid for.

A little more money may have gotten them a veranda and drinks included for the entire voyage, but they didn't want to pay the extra $$$. One of my co-workers went on a Carnival cruise last summer and complained that he got nickled and dimed to death. He commented that he paid more for alcohol than he had paid for his share of the cruise fare. Just do some research man, or find a TA.

Some airports will do that and others get even more picky, backing up the lines . That is until people start missing flights. Then I don't know what happens as we haven't been there.... We notice the TSA problem if we go to a Renaissance Festival during Spring Break. We have vowed not to cruise during that time if avoidable (one never knows what opportunity might present itself). More cruisers, more families, more cruise lines, more ships all might equal more problems, but that's a risk I'm willing to take.Wink You'll be cruising in a little over a month, have fun!Big Smile

I feel that some people just like to complain and even if 99% of a cruise or anything else they were doing went perfect they would focus on the 1% of it that did not. I heard some people complaining in the restaurant because it was an hour wait for a table in the MDR at 6:00 at night when they did not have a reservation.

Too true spider ... oh too true. As the man says .... Don't worry ... Be happy

I always research everything prior to a cruise- the ship, activities, etc. Google and Youtube provide a lot of information as well as sites like this.

* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.