Top Cruise Myths: Debunked

If you are new to cruise you have probably heard a variety of myths about going on a cruise. We’re here to dispel those myths and put your mind at ease about choosing a cruise as your next holiday.

Are myths about cruising preventing you from setting sail and seeing new places around the world? Unfortunately, we find this is fairly common, but it is only because you have not had the pleasure of experiencing a cruise with Cruise118.com.

The cruise industry is built on foundations of tradition and a heritage that is rich and vast, which means there are years of stories and myths that have cultivated over time. However, this is not necessarily how cruises should still be perceived.

Don’t let old as time myths about cruising stop you from enjoying a once in a lifetime holiday at sea! Here we are going to debunk some of the most common myths about cruising so you can be sure that a cruise is the best choice for your next trip.

Myth 1: Cruises are just for old people

Unfortunately, this is something we hear all the time, and we’re pretty sure it is something you have heard too. One of the most common myths about cruising is that it is just for older people.

But that is not the case. There are a variety of different cruise lines and types available that cater to a diverse range of people – old and young. We’re now finding that cruise lines are incorporating more amenities and facilities on-board to cater for a variety of age groups. So, whether you’re young or young at heart, cruising at any age is still very much an exciting, enjoyable and unforgettable experience.  

You can choose the perfect cruise for you based on your lifestyle. We have a range of family cruises – with itineraries crafted to entice the entire family, from 6-month-olds to 60-year-olds and beyond. We also boast a wide range of cruises perfect for newlyweds, couples and friendship groups of all ages! You can even take a solo cruise, as a way to see parts of the world you never even dreamed of. And if solo cruising isn’t your thing, why not try multi-generational cruising? It’s becoming increasingly popular, as now more than ever, families are cruising with parents and grandparents for the ultimate family getaway.

2 parents and 2 children walking on a beach in the sunset

Myth 2: Cruises are expensive

On the surface, cruises might seem like an expensive option when you compare them to other means of travel and land holidays. However, as soon as you break it down the value of a cruise is clear.

When you book a cruise, everything from flights, transfers, accommodation, full-board dining, on-board activities and entertainment, and the chance to see multiple destinations in one trip is included from the get-go – leaving you to just optional extras such as upgraded drinks packages or excursions.

So, if you were to book a land-based holiday across the multiple destinations of a cruise you would soon find yourself adding up the costs of multiple flights, hotels, dining arrangements as well as spending your time researching excursions. With a cruise we do all of this for you!

We have a variety of cruises that suit a number of lifestyles – so you can browse our range of affordable cruises and not have to worry about sacrificing an unforgettable experience. Plus. there are plenty of ways to bag a bargain when you come to find your next voyage. Off-season cruises to the Caribbean, Mediterranean and North America will often have greatly reduced fares, offering the chance to see the world for less.

Myth 3: Cruises spend too much time at sea

If you have never experienced a cruise first-hand you may be concerned that you’re going to end up spending all of your time out at sea, not seeing any land. However, that is simply not the case.

On longer duration cruises, such as those to the Caribbean may involve some days at sea – after all, you do need to get to your destinations. However, some shorter duration trips that visit multiple ports actually have no full days at sea at all. With these trips you’ll most likely find that you spend more time off the ship exploring cities and towns.

Of course, you don’t have to get off the ship if you don’t want to. If you have visited one of the ports before, you can simply stay on board and get some prime sunbathing time in! Even if you do spend some time on-board, there’s plenty to do to keep you occupied so you definitely won’t be bored staring at your cabin walls.

Myth 4: Cruises have limited food choices

If you are thinking that cruise food simply consists of packed buffets, or fine dining only – you are very much mistaken!

In fact, many people have favourite cruise lines purely because of the incredible food on board. Cruises actually offer a variety of food staples from poolside pizzas and ice cream to Michelin-standard menus that offer sushi, teppanyaki and other culinary experiences.

You will even find some of your land-based favourites on board Royal Caribbean ships, as well as P&O cruises hosting celebrity favourites.

Myth 5: I’ll get seasick

This is a very common misconception among people who haven’t taken a cruise before. Especially if you know you do experience seasickness.

However, you will be pleased to know that on-board the larger cruise ships you are very unlikely to even feel the waves. This is because the ships are fitted with a stabiliser that is designed for a smooth ride and the sheer size of the vessel means you will soon forget you are even at sea.

If you are still concerned about being seasick, we suggest choosing a middle cabin as this is where you will experience the least movement.

Myth 6: I can’t maintain a healthy lifestyle on a cruise

With any holiday we know there is a fear your healthy lifestyle will go completely out of the window – however you do not need to worry on a cruise. There is plenty of fresh, healthy and delicious food on board and ample opportunities to keep fit!

Depending on your cruise line of choice you will find a variety of fitness classes, including yoga and a gym to use as you please.

Myth 7: Cruises are boring

Now, this really is a myth – there is never a dull day on-board a cruise ship!

Go kart tracks, surf simulators, sky- diving, laser tag, ice skating, and waterparks do not look out of place on some of the more popular family cruise lines – meaning you have plenty of adrenaline-pumping activities to choose from during your stay. 

As for somewhere to relax, most cruise ships offer first-class spa facilities and fitness centres for you to work out or kick back for the ultimate you-time. 

That’s without mentioning the West End-style entertainment, casinos, cookery courses and classes, libraries, live music, bubbling hot tubs, and plenty places to eat and drink.

There’s no chance that you’ll get bored whilst at sea when you cruise aboard some of the world’s most innovative, exciting and feature-packed cruise ships. You’re only concern will be fitting everything into your limited time on-board.

Boring isn’t in a cruisers dictionary!

girl snorkelling with fish

Cruise ships are incredibly innovative, modern and safe. Making them the perfect option for a holiday for people and families of all ages. Cruise liners have to be as diverse as the people who travel on board so you will find there is plenty to do and see – to keep everyone happy.

There are so many cruise lines to choose from, and our expert concierge are on hand to help find the perfect one for you!

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