I couldn't resist...
Like I said, we only did one. We couldnt believe how many people were there for the food angle as in "you can eat all day, blablabla".
We like our food, but that whole angle was a bit weird.
People who normally subsist on 500 calories a day in their homelands, emerging from the bowels of the ship to serve fat Americans 10,000 calories a day whilst working 20 hour shifts.
Makes sense to me.
Couple that with no working terlets....
Never been on a cruise, not looking good for going on one now
My sister was on a cruise that lost power for 2 days (fortunately, no fire). They were able to fix it and get back to port. She never went on one again, though.
Then, there's always this . . . probably not a good idea to share a cruise cabin with an ex-spouse
Man accused of killing ex-wife aboard Italian cruise ship
A California man has been arrested in southwest Florida on an outstanding murder warrant in the death of his ex-wife, who went overboard from an Italian cruise ship seven years ago.
Kocontes' ex-wife, Micki Kanesaki, plunged into the Mediterranean on May 26, 2006, off the Island Escape, which was sailing between Sicily and Naples, according to the FBI. Her body washed ashore the next day in Calabria in southwest Italy.
Kanesaki, 52, was sharing a cabin with Kocontes, her ex-husband. They divorced in 2002 after six years of marriage but lived together in their Mission Viejo, Calif., home until 2005, court records showed.
Kanesaki left the cabin around 1 a.m. to get a cup of tea, Andy Furlong, a spokesman for ship owner Island Cruises, said at the time. Kocontes, a lawyer, reported her missing after he woke up and couldn't find her after a search, Furlong said.
Prosecutors said Saturday that Kocontes strangled Kaneski to death on board the ship and then threw her overboard.
There actually are some places that are better seen from the deck of a ship. Alaska is one such place. In the Caribbean, if you can handle the expense, sailing on a smaller luxury ship like any from the Raddison line will blow you away with their small ports of call, 5 star service and cuisine, and luxury stateroom. It's like staying in a waterfront suite in a nice hotel that happens to have an ever-changing view. All without crap-tastic buffets, all-you-can-heat pizza and ice cream, and sugary syrup based cocktails. Sure you'll miss out on limbo and belly-flop contests, but you'll be able to have a small private tour of Inca or Aztec ruins, jet ski from the stern of the ship, skin dive in pristine reefs, and get served chilled champagne while knee deep in pristine Caribbean waters on a private island. Or try a river cruise in Europe on a ship with only 200 couples and see a bit of the country side you would never see on a land based vacation. I've done one in France and also one to Budapest which started in Amsterdam. And on all those cruises, no one ever once had to crap in a bag.
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