Stories about cruises have been in the news a lot lately, and there are a lot of myths about them. A lot of misconceptions are normally created or thought up by people who have never been on a cruise ship themselves. Many experienced travelers will tell you that most of these myths simply arenâ€™t true. Here are some of the most popular myths about cruising.
One of the most popular myths is that you will get sea sickness. If you donâ€™t normally suffer from motion sickness, chances are you wonâ€™t get sea sick. Also, with the technology that is used to steer and stabilize the ship, sea sickness isnâ€™t very common. However, you are normally prone to getting car sick or sick on an air plane then you will want to take the proper precautions before leaving on your voyage. Talk to your doctor if you normally have issues and they should be able to prescribe you something that should help. There is also a medical staff on board if you find you are having problems after you have boarded.
A lot of people think that there is a set itinerary and that you have to follow a set schedule while onboard. Cruising can be as structured or unstructured as you want it to be. Of course every ship has a set itinerary that states when they will be in port and at sea, but any activities that you plan are up to you. The ship will have different activities that are set up for each day and if you want to participate you can. They even have programs like â€œMy Time Diningâ€ on Royal Caribbean that allows you to eat dinner between certain times during the night if you feel like it. They also have set dining times if you want to have more structure. You can eat in the main dining room if you want, or you can go to a different restaurant, bistro, or even order in your room. In every port there are different excursions you can do, or if you want to just relax, shop, or even hang out on the ship, that is always an option.
Cruises are too expensive. This depends on what type of cruise you choose and what company you decide to go with. Really it is only as expensive as you make it. You have so many different options such as ports that it leaves out of so you can find cheap flights or one close enough that you can drive there, different room options, and different cruise dates. All of these factors can decide how expensive your trip will be. However, one thing to remember is that not everything is all inclusive while on board. Some of the nicer restaurants on board may cost per person, a few of the activities on board may cost a little extra if you participate and then depending on what excursions you choose to do in port you may have to pay for those as well. For many people one cost they donâ€™t mind paying is for travelers insurance. This option may be available through the cruise line or travel agent you book through. Of course you can compare travelerâ€™s insurance quotes on your own so you can find the best deal.