I don’t know how many times we’ve been asked what it’s like going on a cruise. It seems that there are a lot of people out there who are pretty curious about it, but need a little bit of a push before they’ll commit to loading up on a giant boat and heading out onto the open sea.
We also keep getting asked whether or not we got sea sick, which seems to be a major concern. I’ve never really had a problem with motion sickness, except for that one time when I was sitting in a kiddie pool watching Addie go up and down a slide. For some reason all the sloshing in that kiddie pool got to me. Outside of that, I’ve never had a problem. Casey, on the other hand, gets sick if she looks out the passenger side window or if she watches a homemade video. She used a few Dramamine here and there, but she didn’t have any problems with motion sickness while we were on the boat.
The ship is just so big that there isn’t a lot of movement. We did notice some vibrating and some rocking back and forth, but by the third or fourth day it was pretty much unnoticeable.
Some of the other questions we’ve got are about the availability of drinks, the number of people on the ship, whether there was enough time at port, and whether we’d go on a cruise again.
There are drinks that are free; lemonade, orange juice, coffee, hot chocolate, and water, but the rest of the drinks cost money. We only ordered a few drinks here and there and probably spent under $25 on drinks. There were lots of people on the ship. In fact, after our first few hours on the ship, I was wondering if we had made a mistake by going on a cruise. By the end of the cruise we had figured out how to adjust our schedule so we didn’t run into all that many people. We would have liked more time at each port, but it takes time to travel to each port and there’s not a lot that can be done about that.
Finally, we would absolutely go on another cruise. And here are some of the reasons:
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