@kansas_nurse: we are doing an all inclusive resort.
Resort (all inclusive) Pros:
More food options. You can also leave the resort to get food.
More selection of activities (depending on where you go)
No time schedule, do what you want, when you want. If you dont want to go see XYZ today, you can do it tomorrow.
poor weather, not many activties to do on site (again depends on where you go)
can face a push to “upgrade” ammenities (again depending on where you go)
You get to go to more places and may have a better selection of sites to see
Scheduled activities- if you dont like scheduling things yourself, then this is definitely a pro
Mingling with other cruise members is easier
you may not need to book a flight, depending where you live
smaller rooms, difficult to shower… shower water questionable
ocean smells (huge factor for me(
poor weather could make it hard to enjoy
being on a strict time schedule during activities
risk of something happening to the boat
very close to other cruise goers
activities on board can be very cheesey
I have never been on a cruise, I have heard nothing but great things from people who have gone on them. For me, they seem too scheduled. I like to do things at my own pace. I also like open areas, from what I have heard even “large” cruise rooms, can feel cramped.