Sshhh! Don’t tell anyone but there are a lot of stories “floating” around
about cruising. Many people are going to believe these stories until
they take their first cruise. When these tall tales are put to the test,
a lot of misconceptions will fall like a line of dominoes, one by one.
Tall tale #1 – Only senior citizens vacation on a cruise ship. This
is so not true! Ok, perhaps years ago, but cruising has been gaining
a following for years with the new yuppie generation as well as the
seniors, those people ages 55 and up. Because people are living longer
and longer, age 55 is not longer perceived as old. Rather, people in
their early 50’s through early 60’s are now the new “middle” agers.
Tall tale #2 – I’ll spend all my time in the bathroom due to seasickness.
Being green around the gills is cause for concern and it does occasionally
happen. However, cruise ships these days are modern technological marvels.
Stabilizing technology helps prevent the side to side and up and down
motions also known as rolling and pitching.
The best offense is often the best defense. By being prepared for the
possibility of seasickness, you can fend it off with a few easy and
cheap solutions. Dramamine is probably the most widely known seasickness
treatment. It is a nonprescription medication that should be taken a
few hours before your cruise. However, some people seek alternatives
because there are side effects such as tiredness, cotton mouth, and
being wired to the point of not sleeping.
Other seasickness remedies are those Sea-bands. These are bracelets
you wear on your wrist and it uses an acupressure technique. There is
a little button on the inside of the bracelet that pushes against certain
pressure points in your wrist. This is another nonprescription option.
Your doctor can also prescribe a patch you wear behind your ear that
will send out a timed-release of medications to help with your symptoms.
Tall tale #3 – The only activities are shuffleboard and bingo aboard
a cruise ship. Well, those activities are available, but there is so
much more. Exercise classes, dancing, lounge acts, skeet shooting, and
wine classes are just a few of numerous things you can find on board
the ship. How about a crafting or art class? Perhaps a trip to the spa
for a comforting massage and facial is more your speed. Maybe you want
to relax around the pool with a good book or participate in a card tournament.
Of course, you also have the shore excursions to look forward to when
the ship goes to port.
Tall tale #4 – Everyone just eats and eats and eats. With all the activities
on the cruise ship, who has time to eat? Of course, the food is plentiful
but so are the menus. You can choose to dine on lighter fare and keep
an eye on your calorie intake. Or you can order up a pizza with the
After just one cruise, those tall tales will just dissipate and be replaced
with wonderful memories. So go spread it around that cruising is the
perfect vacation and start planning that next cruise!
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