My wife absolutely won't take a cruise vacation, although I have been intrigued with them. The people who are hooked won't take any other kind of vacation.No. Even before this mess, still no. Mrs. Deere suffers from claustrophobia and motion sickness. I simply don't like people very much.
And them dang boats are just floating incubators.
How many times have we heard of Norovirus on a cruise ship where a large percentage of the passengers are running from both ends? I find the sheer size of those ships amazing however, but also remember that they can sink to the bottom regardless.Nope. Mrs. TNC and I both agreed, long ago, that we never want to get on a cruise ship, and that was well before the current Petri dish crisis. She even said that if she were to win a cruise on Wheel of Fortune (she loves that game, and she's pretty good at it, too) she'd ask for a cash buyback instead of getting on the boat.
I'm 6'7" @ 300. We last flew from ATL to Vegas, five hours crammed in that tin can. I couldn't stand up straight for two days. Mrs Deere wants to go to Ireland. Told her if they'd let me stretch out in the cargo hold I might consider.My wife absolutely won't take a cruise vacation, although I have been intrigued with them. The people who are hooked won't take any other kind of vacation.
How many times have we heard of Norovirus on a cruise ship where a large percentage of the passengers are running from both ends? I find the sheer size of those ships amazing however, but also remember that they can sink to the bottom regardless.
Air travel is running some great sales now however. If someone wanted to take a vacation, this is the time to book.
Went on a cruise last year with the wife, it was a fun time but it was a real party ship, I'd have been more comfortable with a bunch of reloaders or gun enthusiasts I'd go again but not right now. Those are good prices though.My father and I did a cruise to Alaska about 10 years ago. One of the best trips I've ever had and we reminisce about it fairly often. It was the Norwegian line on the Pearl. Great ship. I think it had 11 different restaurants on it, and with our week long trip we never did hit all of them. Had a great room with a balcony high up. Had what seemed like our own staff, because every time we turned around they were there asking what they could do for us. Saw some great sights, incredible glaciers. Did a few excursions like fishing for King Salmon and Halibut, a beer tour, a ride on the Yukon Express up into Canada. Some really fun shows on the ship as well, bowling alley, cigar bars, movie theater. Great night life too with a number of clubs if you're into that kind of thing. We were pretty tuckered out by the end of a long day though, and mostly avoided that kind of thing in lieu of a show or having some night caps and cigars on our balcony after dinner. All in all, I can't recommend the experience enough. However, that is provided you can be promised a good one, which you can't. Illnesses on what is in essence a floating petri dish, mechanical failures, rogue waves, rough seas, collisions, fires, have all ruined the experience for many looking for a good time and spending some hard earned dollars.
My ex wife was a cruise fanatic. We did all the islands and numerous parts of Mexico over the course of a few years. I still tell everyone the best jerk chicken (or chicken at all for that matter) was when I told my cab driver when we made port in Jamaica to take me to where I could get the best jerk chicken on the island. He did, way off the beaten path to the point I thought we were being setup. One giant roadside diner/chicken coop on the side of a road you couldn't find if your life depended on it. My mouth waters just thinking about it.