The only way to describe the cruise ship would be to compare it to a floating town, an analogy that many people come up with, but it describes the atmosphere of a cruise perfectly. On many holidays you are left regretting something that your forgot or wishing you had stayed in a busier part of town. This does not happen on a cruise. The boat has everything that you could ever need.
Many people believe that cruises are for people over the age of 60, but I happen to disagree. Cruises are for people who like their comforts and want to see as much as they can on a holiday. There is a lot to be said about the ease of cruises. The words used to describe cruises tell you all you need to know, luxurious, calm and smooth.
I obviously had preconceived ideas of cruises, most of which I took from watching Titanic more times that I care to admit. The film informed many of my ideas about cruises and I have to admit that I was not let down by my high expectations. The rooms were well proportioned and the décor of the boat was well planned to maximise the space.
There were so many restaurants and bars on the boat. There were also so many planned activities and things to do. During the cruise I was kept entertained and dull moments were few and far between.
The other people and the staff were incredibly nice. The staff, especially, could not do enough for me; they were in a different league to hotel staff. The best part was that they all spoke English, which was refreshing. In fact that was a highlight of the cruise, there was no language barrier and communication and the organisation of trips was executed with the tenacity of a military operation.
The trips themselves were well planned and lasted for just the right amount of time. Many of the previous planned trips I have been on, whilst on holiday, lasted too long and the guides waffled on. On the cruise the tours lasted just the right amount of time and the guides were amazing.
I will definitely go on another cruise, they are relaxing and unlike other holidays you don’t end up going home more stressed than when you left. Titanic may have informed my idea of a cruise but I now have a more realistic take on the cruise world, it’s just as good as the film though. It’s a shame that Leonardo Di Caprio isn’t there, but I think I can live without him. For more reviews and ideas for future crises visit CruiseLineFans.