MYTHS ABOUT CRUISES
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Myth #l: I'll get seasick!
You might...but you don't have to. There are many products on the market that will keep you from becoming seasick. Dramamine, seasick wrist bands, patches to be worn behind the ears and other items are easily obtained from drug stores, etc.. Consult your physician if you are truly concerned and he will advise you how to alleviate the problem.
The best way to avoid seasickness is to choose a cruise itinerary that will take you to your destination over calm waters. The caribbean cruises are usually very calm. The modern ships have stabilizers and even in bad weather and heavy seas, they are very stable. Most of the time, you are not even aware that you are on a ship but feel the same as you would in a luxury hotel located on land somewhere.
Myth #2: Cruises are too expensive...they are for the rich people!
That is definitely not true! In the early days that might have been true but today cruises can be one of the most affordable ways to travel. Remember...the cruise includes your cabin, all the quality food you can eat, entertainment, and you do not tip for every tiny service rendered. Although you leave tips for the staff in your cabin at the end of the cruise, it is still less costly than tipping as you go...unless you are a true miser, of course.
If you were to travel by another method, you would soon see that comparing apples with oranges regarding transportation, hotel rooms, food, entertainment, etc. would probably run you more money.
Myth #3: Cruises are too "formal" and are better suited for "stuffy" personalities!
While some people appear to be formal and stuffy...it is just their way and there are cruises which fit their personalities. These people enjoy relaxed and intellectually stimulating cruises. But...there is a cruise for everyone! The Carnival Lines have been very successful in promoting that they have "fun" ships. They live up to their reputation by providing a cheerful, entertaining, and casual atmosphere. If you are a party animal or consider yourself "young at heart" the Carnival Lines would be a good choice. Otherwise, there are other lines which fall somewhere in-between "stuffy" and "party time" to satisfy a variety of tastes.
Myth #4: I will have to follow a timetable of events! I won't be able to do as I please!
Of course, they do have a schedule of events such as when to eat in the dining room, entertainment being provided, etc. but you do not have to strictly adhere to anything that they have scheduled. They serve meals all over the ship and you can eat anywhere you please even though you might be scheduled to eat in the main dining room. Everyone does this and it is expected! You can pick and choose what you want to do. If you desire, you can simply relax in a deck chair up on the Lido deck.
Myth #5: I will be bored! There won't be enough to do on a cruise!
Most of the ships schedule around-the-clock activities and there will be more activities scheduled than you will have energy to attend. They try to provide something for everyone of all age groups. Most ships offer ping pong, swimming, shuffleboard, disco dancing, line dancing, game shows, casino gambling, and much more!
At the ports of call, there is snorkeling, scuba diving, golf, sailing, hiking, shopping, and much more!
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