(Closed) Afraid of cruise?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I think you really have nothing to be afraid of, but if it’s a big issue maybe go on a road trip instead?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We are cruising to Italy for our honeymoon and though we’ve traveled (and cruised) before that cruiseliner accident shook me up.  It’s not totally irrational but once you put it in perspective, cruising is safer than driving.  I say just book it. 

Another option would be a nice road trip somewhere like Savannah, GA which I hear is beautiful.   Miss Labrador (from the blog) got married there and it just looked so romantic.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Unfortunately you hear of plane crashes too oftern and we all still fly. I think it’s just a shock because you don’t usually hear of cruises having problems. I wouldn’t not book a cruise because of what just happened, that is like never driving again because you heard of someone being injured or dying in a car accident.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Same thing with plane crashes. If a plane were to crash today I would be afraid to fly for a while. BUT statistically we all have a greater chance of dying from a car crash, and I can’t stop driving because I see a car crash on the side of the road every day. Life in itself is dangerous!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

You could wait a couple of months and go to Savannah if that’s what you really want to do.  We delayed our honeymoon a month because we wanted the weather to be better.  Either way, you’ll be fine.  Book it.  Laughing

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

@morkiemama: It is hot down here in the summer but being on the water in Savannah/ Tybee Island will make it cooler. Also, look at Hilton Head or you can go to Virginia Beach since its closer to Jersey.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

Think of it this way: after that accident the cruise lines are going to be SUPER safe, Carnival/costa and all of the other lines are probably really scared about all of the bad publicity that this crash caused and they are going to AMP up safety precautions big time as a result. Seriously. All the suits and people not booking due to that crash- trust me, they will do everything in their power to make sure that such accidents become as rare as humanly possible. (and, btw, these accidents were few and far between to begin with.) So, if anything your cruise just went from being very safe to even safer (very, very, very safe).

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

You’ll be fine!! We went on a cruise for our honeymoon and had a blast! We plan on doing one every other year. Really, it was awesome not having to pack and unpack but still being in a new place each day. And, we took naps every afternoon between our excursions and dinner– honeymoon heaven!

I know the recent events are scary, but cruises are super safe. Pay attention to all of the safety stuff they do at the beginning so you are confident in what to do IF something happens… which is totally unlikely.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it’s not entirely unfounded to be concerned about safety, but I’m WAY more afraid of car crashes than a cruise ship. It never even crossed my mind that they could tip over until recently 😛 And I’ve been on 3, in hurricanes no less, with no problems. I think you should go for it; however, we ARE big travelers and are very comfortable in the water (in case anything was to happen) so that’s a change in perspective that might affect my opinion 🙂

The road trip ideas have also been great, but if you’re from NJ, you’ll think it’s muggy down here in August. I have several coworkers from the NE and they all complain from May-October about the air down here :P.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

omgosh, someone with the same fear as me!

I never want to go on a cruise…I know the boats are big, but I just don’t want to be on a boat in the ocean!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I think you should book it. I would never book a Carnival Cruise (Costa – the ship that crashed in Italy – is part of Carnival) as its a partying cruiseline and we like a quieter more romantic atmosphere. But we love Norwegian Cruise Line (and highly recommend especially if you don’t want to party all day with college students and also if you want to be able to choose your own dinner times and sit by yourselves as opposed to at a large table). Cruises are amazing because everything you need is right on the boat!! You can get off at ports if you want but its not even necessary. Plus, if you can’t fly, its a perfect way to see other parts of the world that youd otherwise not get to see. I definitely think you should book it! We’re thinking of doing a world cruise for our honeymoon if we have time.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I understand your concern but I wouldnt worry about the cruise. That was a rare occasion due to a horrible captain. Cruises are generally pretty safe and they give you a pretty good bang for your buck.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You can always wait for your honeymoon! Don’t forget that, especially if you really want to do something else. My sister waited about 6 months for hers, as she wanted to go snowboarding in Alaska.

We took a beach trip after our wedding, mostly because we wanted to go to the beach but couldn’t afford the summer months. We booked a cruise in April for our honeymoon though, and are still looking forward to it. I’m more afraid of the airplane than I am of the cruise ship. I’m really looking forward to our cruise though, and while seeing this makes me nervous, I really hope it opens the window to new safety measures. We are going on the Allure of the Seas with Royal Caribbean. I’ve sailed Carnival before but wasn’t that impressed with them.

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