I have  had about week now to consider the pros and cons of cruising.

The pros are obvious –  wonderful warm weather, tons of good food,  dozens of friendly passengers to mingle with.

There are also some cons —

the huge boat (4000)  lends of confusion and complexity –

too hard to find your way around the ship — far far too much walking – not a single newspaper on the whole trip –  outrageous charges for the internet – can believe 75 cents a minute

Have you been on a cruise?

Did you enjoy it?

Is therey anyone who has never taken a cruise.

Would you go on another cruise?

Let us  know.


  1. 1

    I find the ferry trips between Vancouver and the Island to be more than enough water, thanks. No, I don’t get seasick. I just don’t like that much water.

    But…seventy-five cents a minute for the Internet? Lawyers don’t charge that much!

    Enjoy the rest of your vacation, Neil.

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    Gunnar Says:

    I have experienced wonderful cruises but on ships with 100-150 passengers. I intend to go on more cruises but only on small vessels. No mega ships for me.

  3. 3

    Never been on a cruise but I have taken ferries。But unlike Janus,I like them。Took every ferrie possible in the Maritimes:Portland to Nova Scotia;NB to PEI。
    Sydney to Nfld. Port aux Basques back to Sydney。St。John across the Bay of Fundy to Digby, N.S.

    I have seen the movie “Cruising” starring Al Pacino, directed by William Friedkin.

  4. 4

    I’ve considered a cruise to visit various Carribean Islands, and at my age I like the idea of having the same room & bed for several nights, but still visiting various places daily. The idea of lugging luggage is beyond me now.
    I do have certain concerns…like the crowds (hoards) of people everywhere, and the copious amounts of food (all tastes the same).
    My husband is not at all keen on the idea, and we’ve been wondering lately with the ship wreck and so many viruses.
    (I look at pictures of the on board pools) EGADS! Would I want to get into water with that many people and “who knows what”?
    Fussy, fussy, fussy!

  5. 5

    We went to Alaska last summer,via a flight to Seattle. Yes,the food is great,and you do meet up with some great folks. and yes,the lack of directions can lead to going in circles too often. I went on more than one grand tour of the dining hall,just to find my seat.

    If you want to avoid getting disoriented, Neil tell your booking agent to help you out-maybe a well placed room can be the answer. Also,you don`t spend too much time in that room- I passed quite a few hours in he library,reading and playing chess.

    Comparing travels by ferry to a ship of sea. Seriously,people…

  6. 6

    “Comparing travels by ferry to a ship of sea. Seriously,people…”

    They both happen on water, Phil. I’m QUITE serious.

    I like train travel.

  7. 7

    Yes,Lady J,. As W.C. Fields said, ` Fish (bad word ) on it .

  8. 8

    …and “in” it too.

  9. 9

    L`il Patti

    It`s On it.. fish today have no shame.

    I can`t even type out a simple line. geez

  10. 10

    Ha ha

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    jim Says:

    If one believes that a cheap-o cruise on a ferry boat is akin to a cruise on a liner on the high seas, does it mean that if one chooses to travel by train that they are on the rails?
    Yes, the war department and I were of a cruise ship from Vancouver to Alaska/Yukon return, via the inside passage. I thought it was great to be on the “Radiance of the Seas”. This very large ship allows one to roam the vessel finding new areas to discover almost every day. One rather odd discovery was the kids’ playroom on the 13th deck, (On some ships this is known as the poop deck), anyhow, entrance to the playroom was thru the cocktail bar. Watching their children, thru the glass divider, bouncing up and down on the trampoline together with a few kick-a-poo drinks together with the roll of the ship was great for a very woozy and cheap drinking session.
    On this trip, as I was “walking the mile” one early am – I felt a rumble followed by no sound or “feel” from the ship’s main engines. The ship hove to. Having been in the marine business most of my life, I felt sure we had run over a reef or shoal. We weighed anchor a short time later. I took it to mean that the crew had sounded the deep tanks and found no damage. BTW – This trip allowed me to wear my 50 year old tux and my sweetie wore her gay twenties best. Later, on speaking with the Captain, he told me that the Canadian Coast Guard had reported to him that a submarine earthquake had taken place.
    BTW – A ship can carry a boat, but a boat can’t carry a ship

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    Jim, will you please payt attention? It’s not how much the trip costs. It’s how much goddam WATER there is around it!

  13. 13
    jim Says:

    Lady Janus – It seems you’ve got water on the…….

    Waterloo, she lives up the river.
    Waterloo, she makes my heart quiver,
    A pearl diver’s daughter,
    And she’s nuts about the water,
    Waterloo, drip,drip,drip

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