(Closed) Cruises – Looking for reviews

posted 8 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Cruising in the caribbean means you’re absolutely certain to get sun burned, every cruise I’ve been on has been incredibly choppy (though everyone says they never are, I don’t quite believe anyone about that since 100% of my cruises have been), the rooms are tiny (especially the bathrooms), and cruise ships are crowded, especially around the food areas. 

 

Knowing that, I’m thinking a cruise might not be for you. I will say, cruises are a great way to explore new places with minimal unpacking/packing/logistics, you can relax as much as you want, there’s great food, you meet amazing people from around the world, and you’ll never be bored on your trip. 

 

I’d recommend looking into an all inclusive resort IN Jamaica (though that won’t help the sunburning problem) if you’re looking for the same type of trip without the boat. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ive done 2 cruises, and am cruising for my honeymoon.  All the cruises Ive been on have been smooth.  My first one was sandwiched in between two hurricanes and even it wasnt that bad. There is a little swaying, but nothing major.  Sunburns happen. I too burn VERY easily, but I still feel the cruise is worth it.

Tips for if you decide to cruise:  The lower the deck and more center to the ship, the less motion you feel.  So if you stay and and centered (inside cabins are better than balconies for motion purposes) you shouldnt feel too much.  There wont be a huge difference between inside cabin and oceanview/balcony in terms of motion so long as you are in the middle of the ship (not at the front or rear). In terms of confined spaces, inside cabins wouldnt be good for you. They are SMALL. Ive been inside on both of the cruises Ive been on, and they are tiny, so claustophobic people should avoid those.  The rest of the ship is very large, and you probably wont feel trapped or confined. They really are floating cities, so you shouldnt have an issue there. I think the only time places are “crowded” is during meal times in the main dining rooms (assuming they do fixed meals, not freestyle). There are always people around, but I wouldnt say things get crowded.  Are you going to be alone in a large space? Probably not, but you wont be stepping over people either.

In my opinion, cruises are the best way to vacation. You can travel to multiple places and have the same “hotel” room the entire time. You cant do that with any other type of travel. You always meet interesting people and make new friends. You dont get bored like most would think. There are soooooo many things to do, its impossible to get bored.

If you are really worried that you will go nuts on a cruise, see if you can work a quick 2/3 day cruise before the actual honeymoon. They are fairly cheap and easy to do if you are near a port. Think of it as a trial run. 

Good luck!!! 🙂

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