Whilst cruises have become a more popular form of travel in the last decade there are still many people who won’t take a cruise because of the many myths that surround this type of vacation, myths which we will debunk today. I first took a cruise in 2006 after being invited by my friend and cruise captain Alexis Fecteau, I must be honest, I too had bought into some of the myths which exist and I really didn’t know what expect from the cruise, despite what Alexis had told me. As it turned out, I absolutely loved the experience and have been on 3 more since then, with another coming up in 2020. Here are the myths that many believe, and why you should ignore them and join the cruise revolution!
A common myth which far too many people buy into is that a cruise holiday is going to be a ship full of pensioners, a bizarre myth which simply isn’t true. I think much of this comes from the 80s when cruises became popular amongst the elder generation, who had cash to spend and wanted an easy and relaxing vacation. The truth is however that the people you find on a cruise ship are from every age group and situation, you’ll find couples, families and even solo travelers of all ages on such a vacation.
No Time At Destination
Most cruise vacations include visits to multiple destinations and it is true that you have some limitations on how long you will have at each destination. With this being said it is important to remember that the whole idea of going on this type of vacation is that you squeeze in a number of different destinations, and to do that there must be limitations. The idea that you don’t get enough time at these destinations however is false and whilst I have been to some places where I would’ve liked to stay a little longer, I have never felt rushed away from a place because the ship needs to sail. You know what you are getting on these types of vacations, which is why the limitations shouldn’t surprise you.
Another myth which I believes goes back to the early days of cruise vacations is that this is a holiday type which is very expensive. In the older days this was something which would really cost a lot but the growing demand and the increase in the types of curses on offer, combined with more companies offering a vacation like this have seriously brought the costs down. Of course you can still find expensive cruise vacations if you wish, which will include all of the luxury that you may be looking for, but a cruise doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg and there are in fact a great number of worldwide cruises which you can even enjoy on a budget.
Why not take a look at doing your first cruise in 2020!