Cruises: great way to relax or stressful endeavor? | The Tylt
Cruises: great way to relax or stressful endeavor?
Maybe the better way to phrase the questions is “How are cruises not relaxing?” You’re sailing the open seas, away from the hustle and bustle of land life, with an entire crew at your disposal. It’s duty free 24 hours a day, seven days a week (or, you know, however long you’re on the cruise for).
Cruises also offer a variety of things to do. Pools? They got 'em. Jacuzzis? They got 'em. Zip lining and live music and endless buffets? Check, check, check, baby. Why would you ever choose any other type of vacation?
There’s a seedy underbelly to the cruise world, one that makes it sound more like a scurvy-ridden pirate cell than a floating party boat. For one thing, you find yourself trapped with no real means of escape, meaning that, should there be some sort of viral outbreak on the ship, you’re pretty screwed until you get to land. Say goodbye to all those shrimp cocktails you just housed.
For another thing, this aforementioned entrapment means you’re stuck with a bunch of annoying people for an extended amount of time. Think of it as being on an airplane filled with obnoxious families, only expanded into an overpriced, tacky vessel that takes a lot longer to get from point A to point B. Still sound fun? Didn’t think so.