Cruises worth it?

So I've been offered to go on a cruise...but I'm not looking forward to it. Its going to Alaska, a cold place with snow. I like to relax on the beach. It looks super crowded too.

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  1. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    I think they're for old people. Carnival cruises look kinda cool.

  2. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Then don't go

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      But I've never been on one. Maybe I'm wrong

  3. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    When you're drunk the crowds aren't really an issue. Every hesitation I had before my first cruise was dispelled once I was a few drinks deep. I've been on 6 cruises since. Granted, they weren't in colder climates like Alaska, but which version of yourself on your death bed do you want to be: the one who didn't go on a cruise? Or the the version who did?

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not old about to die though. Plus I don't drink

  4. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    That photo ought to tell you everything you need to know about cruises. Frick that. Go on an expedition instead.

  5. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    > landwhales fricking everywhere
    why

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hate to break it to you but most young hardbodies don't have the money to go on cruises.

      I'm not old about to die though. Plus I don't drink

      Literally don't go; you're clearly anti-fun and would not only be bored but simultaneously make others miserable. We're barely standing you in your own thread. How is a cruise ship of people going to manage?

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      cuz fit, thin attractive girls dont waste their time doing cruises
      they're living at ski resorts, spending the winter shredding pow and the summer fricking Chad by the lake during 5 day long hikes

  6. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cruises are great for getting drunk and visiting locations you never normally would have. Don't expect much culturally but it's a fun time if you just embrace it as a floating hotel with various day trips. For what it's worth unless you already actually plan on going there for a week long holiday then it's a pretty good way of visiting Alaska.

    Get a drinks package and bring seasickness tablets.

  7. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    is this really what cruises look like, or is this just a cherry picked photo? if people actually pack themselves that tightly thats disgusting

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thats what I'm wondering. I like to swim and its crazy to think I'd have to share the pool with that many peeps

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thats what I'm wondering. I like to swim and its crazy to think I'd have to share the pool with that many peeps

      >clearly a photo of some kind of special event (evident from uniformed crew in pool)
      >thinking that's the default experience
      But yeah, cruise ships are crowded and you cannot expect to have the pool for yourself.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes. The pools are tiny and are guaranteed to be packed during sea days. Deck chairs are packed edge to edge. Annoying kids will be running around and splashing in the pool. Depending on the cruise line, there will be an adult pool area which is typically more relaxing but can still get crowded

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      If there is some kind of event going on (like the pictured volleyball) then there will be people watching and an MC and a bunch of stuff going on.

      Generally speaking a ship will have 4+ pools. On an alaska cruise people won't be as into swimming and there will probably be at least 2 pools completely empty at all times.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        Will the pools be cold?

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        Are they heated

  8. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you can just ride along then go. Like just drink yourself to be relaxed and you'll be able to frick some gilfs, just enjoy life.

  9. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    for the price you really cant beat cruises especially if you get your ticket early and book in an of season. the big issue most people actually have and b***h about with cruising is tipping all your waiters and room attendants. but honestly cruises are very enjoyable, even the cheap ass ones like carnival. everything is included but alcohol.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      >the big issue most people actually have and b***h about with cruising is tipping all your waiters and room attendants
      Depends on the cruise line, last time I cruised (a decade ago) all the tips were included in the price. You can tip more if you like, but we didn't.

  10. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    >ive been offered to go on a cruise
    I mean, if its free then frick it just go. If you have to pay for it though, just save your money and go abroad. Better off on a cheap trip to Mexico than a cruise because cruises are dogshit. The food's decent at least, but the booze is low tier garbage, the entertainment shows are mostly crap, can have some fun in casino though and if they've got clubs then its a good place to pick up a prostitute but I'd rather just go to cancun or florida for that (especially since the women will be hotter and younger).

    The only real "benefit" of a cruise is that everything is included (potentially including alcohol if you pay extra), but an all inclusive beach resort is still just a far better option in every single metric. All in all, if its out of your pocket then just go to a beach instead.
    >it looks super crowded too
    The cruises will 100% be crowded as hell, you can't do a thing to avoid this.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      >t. has never been on a cruise

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        Went on a Royal Caribbean cruise leaving San Juan and hitting the caribbean. Unlike you, I don't find watching boomer entertainment like "Do you know your wife's responses to these questions?" and "OH COOL A BEATLES COVER BAND IS PLAYING TONIGHT" to be fun. The stops are also garbage. Oh look we arrived at 9am, time to rush downstairs, get on a taxi to head downtown or to an attraction or two or three and then race back to the ship at 4-5pm, isn't this so awesome unlike real travel where you can actually enjoy a destination!? It was actually kind of disappointing too since I really liked Aruba and would have liked to spend an extra day but of course, cruisecucked and can't even if you want to. I walked away from that cruise experience thinking nothing but "I would have enjoyed myself a ton more if I had just flown to fricking Aruba for a week instead of having a shitty 7-8 hour sampler."

        Its ultimately extremely obvious, if you had a "cruise" to Rome the rushed experience wouldn't even compare to an actual 4 days in Rome and anyone telling you of their 8 hours in Rome would be succinctly told they didn't see the city at all and missed out on practically everything it's got to offer. Cruisecucks however, somehow pretend this is a good thing rather than the lowest form of travel possible. Burgers get shit on with their european itineraries because they flood it with a billion stops in just 1 week, seeing nothing but checking boxes off a list. Cruises are burger tier eurotrips but even worse since burgers at least allocate a full day or more to a stop and you can change plans if you want to. The only benefit of a cruise is "all inclusive hotel on the water", but it just pales in comparison to an all inclusive hotel practically anywhere else in the world where you actually have the freedom to choose to do what you want. Cruisecels are the ULTIMATE travel cucks that can't afford a real vacation abroad.

        • 10 months ago
          Anonymous

          You're just a bore with a narcissistic personality disorder

          • 10 months ago
            Anonymous

            >if you think culture, exploration, higher quality food, higher quality booze and higher quality people trumps being surrounded by moronic boomers, families and carnivalnigs in a cultureless mediocre shithole hotel on a boat then you're boring
            Youre so fricking moronic that being as dumb as you are should be illegal.

            • 10 months ago
              Anonymous

              Not him, but you shouldn't reply to an insult with a post 10 times longer, makes you look unhinged

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ew

  11. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Alaska is ruggedly beautiful and a cruise lets you see it in a way you will never, ever, get to otherwise

    go along, eat the slop, drink the beer, look at the bears and maybe frick a granny

  12. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Did the alaska/inside passage cruise years ago, they typically only cruise in the summer, and it was hot 99% of the time.

    It's pretty damn worthwhile experiencing once, just gotta set your expectations first
    The good:
    - Spend a few days in vancouver and explore a bit. (I found it interesting at least)
    - Spend up on shore excursions, that's where the actual fun is. Anything that's listed as 'not mobility scooter friendly' and requires a level of fitness is a good start.
    - It's a scenic tour. take time to enjoy at the scenery.
    - keep an eye on the daily activities, do as much as you can.
    - if you're a little outgoing, do the group dinner table thing. met some pretty chill people that way
    - The stage shows in the evenings are actually pretty good and give you something to do after dinner.

    The bad:
    - Rule #1 expect an upsell on EVERYTHING. photos, premium drinks, that onboard activity you thought about checking out, all a marketing ploy in some way. practice politely saying 'no thanks' and walking away.
    - Forget about going to the spa. my partner an I got a couples massage and before we had the chance to put our robes on, we got the hard-sell about skin products. it was like walking into a used car lot with $50 bills spilling out of your pockets. Apparently this is a standard thing now.
    - Although the food is pretty good, aim to eat healthy every now and then.
    - Except for Anchorage and Vancouver, the towns basically have the same shops in them, same trinkets, same fudge. Typically not a huge amount to explore most of the time (Juneau was pretty cool i guess).

    Overall, would I do it again? probably not. But I'm really glad i went the first time

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      >the first upside of the cruise is literally not being in the cruise and having free time in Canada that cruises do not actually afford its guests
      lmfao
      >stage shows are good
      But a $5 classical concert in a church in Prague blows it the frick out of the water
      >you can dine with strangers and meet people
      Or, you can just do the same thing anywhere in the world by simply talking to people. Literally, every single bar on earth.
      >you've got daily activities
      and by traveling you've got a daily itinerary full of shit to do
      >you've got scenic tour on rushed excursions
      And by traveling you can have a scenic tour that isn't rushed at all, letting you spend as much as you want without issues caused by being late back to the cruise.

      All the "benefits" aren't really benefits, it's universal and comparable to flying literally anywhere for vacation.
      >everything besides the band and magician show will be upsold
      >the spa is a scam
      >the stops are fricking boring too with almost nothing to explore and see
      So its trash and you're better off flying to vancouver, then to Anchorage and renting a car or just straight up going to whatever company runs the scenic tours offered to the cruises.

      I will never understand cruisecels and their defense of the literal worst form of travel (except for obscure shit like cargo shipping boat hoppers). Once was enough for a lifetime, and frankly a complete waste of money in hindsight knowing what I know now. If its out of pocket, just go where you want and enjoy rather than signing up for the trashiest and most boomer moron extravaganza there is.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        >words
        you the OP?

  13. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    how much is a cruise per night?

    my friends keep shilling these 2000 dollar cruises for two weeks. like Black person what. what the frick could they possibly offer at that price. I could literally do anything the frick I wanted every day almost anywhere in the world for that price.

  14. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    If it's free, your choice.

    If not, generally my answer is no. I was on an Alaskan cruise around this time last summer. and while I was glad to have gone to Alaska in general I wish I had gone on my own terms. If you aren't a boomer attending boomer things or a kid attending the kid things, all you can really do is just eat and drink (mostly the latter)

    Cruise tourists and the tours they offer are also pretty weird. When I went to Alaska, I learned that most of the shops that were at the tourist destinations were also owned by the cruise companies. Everything was extremely expensive, from the wifi to the drinks. I met a few interesting people but generally it's just large families and old couples that you'll meet.

    My advice is to do daily activities and attend anything off-shore that's an excursion that would require walking and whatnot.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cruiselines are operating more and more on the principal of getting people in the door, then squeezing every last penny they can out of people, and I think it's going to bite them in the ass eventually.

      They offer cheap (sometimes free) cabins but then charge for better meals, drink packages, spa services, gratuities, excursions, etc.

      People that used to buy drinks in ports because they were cheaper will now buy a drink package and drink only on the boat. The cruise ships own all of the shops at the port so they're keeping locals from getting money there as well.

      They also have people standing around trying to sell you on shit right when you enter the boat.

      I've had a great time on a few cruises but I've seen the industry get worse and worse over the years. You can still have a good time, just need to know what you're getting yourself into and not fall for all the BS. If you hate crowds you are SOL though.

  15. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    travelling in one of those seems to be extremely soulless.

  16. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Alaska coast is cool, cloudy and foggy, but does not see much snow due to warm ocean currents. It has kickass glaciers, waterfalls, and fjords.

  17. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    with boomers yes.

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