I have a friend who just escaped a severe Minnesota winter for a Caribbean cruise. She and her husband love taking cruises. I’ve thought about them, and am all ready to call the travel agent, when the thought of a cruise ship gives me pause. Those things are HUGE. Floating cities with thousands of people. Big dining rooms. Crowded pool decks. Wow…. And they call that a vacation?
Not for an introvert. I’d have to shell out for a room with a big private balcony and have all my meals delivered by room service. Not all ships are that big, of course. But if I ever want to get to Hawaii and see the volcanoes, that’s how I would do it. I’m not a fan of modern airplanes, those flying sardine cans packed full of people, and airports with all of their security. Flying just isn’t fun like it used to be. So if there is an ocean between me and my destination, I would have to take a ship.
Let me get some feedback from all of you who have taken a cruise.
Can we write An Introvert’s Guide to Cruise Ships?
Can we do it and have fun, staying energized?
What size of a ship were you on and how long were you at sea?
What is it like in the dining rooms, eating with strangers?
Hit the comments below, and let us benefit from your experience.
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Chris also contributes to the new food blog Three’s Cooking, learning to cook from the heart, for the soul.