|Today's ships are beautiful, comfortable, and safe.|
Q: I’m not a “water” person, so why would I want to sail to different islands?
|Mountains and a glacial lake where we kayaked on |
an excursion from our Alaska cruise
Q: Isn’t a cruise expensive?
|Explore the Colosseum and wonders of ancient Rome.|
|Try rock wall climbing, miniature golf, ping|
pong, golf, and many other activities on
the ship. Trivia and music are popular
Q: Will I get bored, especially when the ship is at sea?A: A cruise ship is a massive floating resort with a wide range of places to explore and activities to participate in on board. You can decide last-minute to attend a nature talk or take salsa lessons. Play cards, jog on the promenade deck, work-out in the gym, get a massage, or just relax at indoor solariums. Quiet time in your cabin or on your balcony is a welcome option, too.
Q: Isn't a cruise all about the food?
A: It’s really about choices. You can eat whatever and whenever you like. Cruise lines cater to guests who require special diets, so just ask for what you need, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the options available. Quality of the food has also improved considerably, with many ships offering flexible dining times and specialty restaurants in addition to standard dining. You decide whether to spruce up the wardrobe for a four-course dinner or find a quick buffet and dine in your sports clothes, Either way, enjoy the fact that someone else is cooking and cleaning up.
|The food is delicious and well-presented.|
Although a ship is a confined space where it’s easy for a virus to spread, most cruise lines take extra precautions to eliminate germs in public places. Hand sanitizer is available in dining venues as are constant reminders about cleanliness and washing your hands.
|Relax by the pool, even if you don't put a toe in the water.|
Someships show movies by the pool at night.
Photos by Larry and Beverly Burmeier