Cruise Ships : Worth trying? Posted on February 11, 2023 by Anonymous anyone travelled on cruise ships? how are they these days ? >>boat tech can anyone give a qrd
They're all inclusive resorts on the sea. The larger modern ships have an insane amount in them. They're comparable to Holiday camps like Butlins but I think those are UK only things so that may not be especially helpful.
Cruises in general skew older but Disney Cruises (and cheap line) trend towards families, Cunard trend to have the oldest people (and are more formal), Virgin are aimed at young couples (and being "not like other cruises"). Sex cruises will be full of old swingers or be gay focused. Lots of people go on cruises to make friends so if you're sociable and are able to strike up conversations you can end up finding a couple/group/family to enjoy it with. Some cruise lines offer Solo cruise matching facilities where you share a cabin with someone they think you'll get on with (not a hook up).
Day trips only show you a very limited amount of a location so try to avoid big city wide tours (you'll whizz through everything) and aim for more focused ones that are on one particular activity/location. Glacier focused cruises are very popular because of how suited they are to this (NCL is the company for those).
Most popular types:
>Caribbean beach cruises
Repositioning cruises are the ones to go for if you're looking for a cheap holiday that's focused on being on the boat. There are also cruises to nowhere that often happen when a new ship launches. Tend to be cheaper for solo cruises too.
Transatlantic boats are very different from coastal boats as they're designed for the rougher seas. Be very careful of getting a Europe to America cruise on a boat that isn't meant for transatlantic trips.
based analysis , what are your favorite cruise routes?
Never heard of anyone who didn't like a glacier and northern lights cruise (although obviously you have to actually be keen in seeing those things).
For European Cruises, see if you can see the excursions in advance. Again it depends on your tastes but going to a small picturesque town or a vinyard can be much more comfy and beautiful than going a vague "Rome tour"
>They're all inclusive resorts on the sea.
If by all inclusive you mean paying for the a drinks package, paying for tips, paying service charge just because you are in a cabin, paying for specialty dining, then yes it is all inclusive. Most lines will squeeze every last dollar they can out of you so for most cruises one Has to go into the experience knowing they'll have to pay extra in order to achieve that hassle-free mindset. Or cruise on a proper all inclusive (regent, seabourn, Silversea)
>Glacier focused cruises are very popular
100% for this, it's one of the few times where it is advantageous to travel via cruise.
>NCL is the company for those
I'm curious what your logic is for this, again the smaller ships (sub 1000 guests) are better because they can get up close and nooks and crannies that even the smallest norwegian ship (2,300) could achieve.
>Transatlantic boats are very different from coastal boats as they're designed for the rougher seas.
As far as I'm aware the only company running ocean liners is cundard. Also I'd like to add that westbound transitioning cruises are vastly superior to eastbound because you are going forward a few hours instead of back. Unlike flights it's done in one hour increments.
French Polynesian cruises are real nice, sometimes you can get them coming from hawaii or Australia/New Zealand. East Coast of South America is good too, start in Buenos Aires and end up in rio. Alaska is comfy especially if you like himinf, but I'd recommend either a 10 day cruise or 2 consecutive 7 days. It doesn't matter if you repeat stops cuz there's always new routes.
I work onboard and ill starting up again in march and ending in October, it'll be the first baltic contract after years of trying to land one.
based any stories?
how about those aussie routes, could you get from there all the way to the states?
Typically companies will split Australia to NA repositioning into 2 or 3 with stopovers in French Polynesia and Hawaii. This particular example (celebrity eclipse) ends in Canada because the jones act won’t allow them to cruise in exclusively American ports, although they could easily end in Seattle just as much as Vancouver.
Also note travelling east you’ll cross the international dateline so you will repeat the same day twice
u got any stories m8
I thought those were a myth, they actually exist?
consider there are multiple cruise routes and ship size and targeted audiences
without specifying it would be assumed it is a typical multi caribbean /gulf of mexico port stop
but there are american west coast up to alaska, or norwegian fjords, mediterranean, river cruises - like in france, or the daube, or vietnam or the nile...mississippi?
I see absolutely no appeal to cruises. Can't explore, stuck on an overcrowded hotel lobby basically, shit food, shit companies with shitty business practices, laws don't apply so have fun getting robbed and they absolutely destroy the environment. Please commute to work by plane for a year, it's less polluting than a cruise.
You don't go outside so a cruise is the least of your worries
there's already a thread about cruise ships
This thread again
Cruising is kind of lame if you’re not old or otherwise mobility impaired. There are exceptions. Difficult to access landscapes you can just float up to are the main ones (Norway’s fjords etc).
Ultimately it’s a floating three star resort full of normie boomers who think they’re on a fancy vacay. Most people on 4 chan would hate a cruise. But maybe it’s your thing if you post on sighsee about rust.
an experiences with girls being whores? i'm considering going solo and getting a suite. i've already accepted that i'll be surrounded by couples and boomers, but was wondering how the scene is for drunk single chicks? i don't even care if they're hot or not.
Try a singles cruise
why would any attractive woman ever want to go on a singles cruise
cruises attract the most stereotypical "wine aunt" types. Semi-alcoholic white collar professional women in their 30's-40's looking to cut loose away from the judgmental eyes of their friends and coworkers. If that's what you're looking for, you'll definitely find it on a cruise.
>looking to cut loose away from the judgmental eyes of their friends and coworkers.
Nowadays 30s 40s brods from corp dont care about this, like there is anyone that judges coowerkers past 2020 in this kind of env. People that have this kind of lifestyle do it with their coworkers and tinderdates, others wageslaves are family people, have thier own partner or are not intrested in sex at all. You are delusional.
Cruises are something else, i recommend doing it just one to get the feeling. Its really like 3-4star hotel on boat, resort hotel with activities and shit, nothing interesing really, in most cases it feels like retirement house with forced cultural programme. Having said that if your not a sailor/dont have a lot of dosh, its best way to see all those small islands in caribbean sea. I cant imagine being stuck on a cruise boat without the option of belay on daily basis. Euro, transatlantic and all pther long-at-the-sea cruise lines are a meme and everyone with brain is feed up with being on one after 1 day. The same stuff with bouting up the nile, it worked because you could get out each day and see different stuff.
What's the best cruise to go cougar hunting, I assume something in Florida?
Went on a carnival cruise and it was great. Basically it’s all you can eat food 24/7 and a really cheap and fun way to see new places. The cruise was a lot of families, retirees, and yes sloots but they usually come with their friends. Also being in the middle of the ocean in great weather is an awesome experience.10/10 would recommend.
Any experiences with 70000 Tons of Metal? It seems like a good time on paper and I'd have a really good opportunity to catch it next year.
Holy shit I didn't know this existed. Worst part is I live in Florida and have been on the ship they just hosted the event on. Thank you for putting this on my radar anon, will do this next year if it happens.