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Cruises - would you ever go on another cruise?

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nanna8 Sun 24-Jan-21 11:30:59

I’d love to, I quite like cruising but I am too scared after the Diamond Princess business and all those poor people stuck on board for weeks.
It is nice to relax for a week or three and not have to worry about carting luggage around when you are cruising.

BlueSky Sun 24-Jan-21 11:36:16

I don’t like the idea of cruises as I don’t like socialising, but I was going to give it a try then this happened!

silverlining48 Sun 24-Jan-21 11:38:02

I wouldn’t, nice though it is. Cruising has always been risky with norovirus breakouts but covid is a different matter, so no, not for a longtime.

Grannybags Sun 24-Jan-21 11:44:09

We were booked on a world cruise Nov 20/March 21. Booked it in March 2019 and of all the things I thought would happen to make us cancel a pandemic wasn't one of them!

My husband won't fly so if we want to see the world we have to cruise. I can't see us going anywhere for the next few years though.

ninathenana Sun 24-Jan-21 11:49:04

Yes, would love too but not for a long time yet

timetogo2016 Sun 24-Jan-21 11:52:21

Never,i would feel hemmed in and wouldn`t want to see the same old faces constantly.

Auntieflo Sun 24-Jan-21 11:57:25

I like the thought of the Hurtigruten cruises, but doubt we will do another any time soon.

nanna8 Sun 24-Jan-21 12:00:24


Never,i would feel hemmed in and wouldn`t want to see the same old faces constantly.

Some of the ships are so big you don’t see the same people twice though. You can opt not to go with the same people for evening meals.

BigBertha1 Sun 24-Jan-21 12:00:43

I dont think we will. We have only been on one anyway and found it not too our taste- it was very expensive. As it is I dont think I would be happy for a very long time to go where there are lots of people in a confined space including airports.

Kate1949 Sun 24-Jan-21 12:03:29

I would hate it. Those ships are so big. We have watched them coming in to Venice a few times and hundreds of people pouring off. Not for me. I do enjoy watching Jane McDonald's cruise programmes though. I'll stay as an armchair cruiser!

NotSpaghetti Sun 24-Jan-21 12:05:01

I have cruised just once on the most magnificent ship but it's not for me.

I felt I couldn't get to know the places we visited. Not my idea of a holiday.
I like to find out how a place ticks.

henetha Sun 24-Jan-21 12:11:22

I never have but always wanted to. I'm not so sure now though. Possibly too social for me anyway, and there's covid!

Alishka Sun 24-Jan-21 12:20:01

One of my clients and her sister in law used to. Too many tales of food poisoning ripping through the ship.
And now, with Covid?
PS "cruising" used to be synonymous with men in cars slowly driving through the Red Light District looking for a 'working' girls. grin

BlueBelle Sun 24-Jan-21 12:25:17

I ve never liked the thought of cruises the ‘being captive’ feeling and having to mix with people who love dressing up and wearing posh clothes just isn’t me (nothing wrong if that’s your thing ) but since seeing those poor souls having to quarantine on those cruise ships at the start of last years lock down it would have sent me loco and has put me off any thoughts of ever trying it
It’s a real marmite thing those that love it and those that couldn’t bear it
A lot of people wouldn’t like my dream holiday which would involve camping of some kind

Blondiescot Sun 24-Jan-21 12:37:36

I'm with BlueBelle - never been on one, no desire to ever go on one! The idea of being cooped up on a boat (however luxurious it may be) with all those other people is my idea of hell.

Redhead56 Sun 24-Jan-21 12:48:47

We where at the rugby club we go to for dinner then a match. Everyone was discussing what trips and cruises they had booked. A person opposite me asked where my last cruise was I replied that I had never been on one and don’t wish too either.
The other diners at the table seemed really surprised. If I went on a cruise I would feel trapped. I would eat too much drink too much and be very bored.

Blossoming Sun 24-Jan-21 13:02:24

Have been on a couple of Scandinavia/Baltic cruises on small ships. We enjoyed them both but have never fancied those massive ‘floating hotel’ type ships. I love being at sea and watching the waves and the wildlife. The social side of it doesn’t interest me.

SuzannahM Sun 24-Jan-21 13:36:45

We have considered a river cruise occasionally but never interested enough to book one. Have never been interested in the big cruise liners. We much prefer to be able to just do our own thing when and where we please. We usually book self catering cottages, I don't care about a bit of washing up and cooking on holiday and it means we can eat what we want when we want and come and go at will.

BBbevan Sun 24-Jan-21 13:54:23

We loved cruising and never ever felt ‘captive’. There were lots of things to do on ‘sea’ days.
But we are not very keen to go for a while yet. Perhaps 2022 or 3.

Annie26 Sun 24-Jan-21 14:08:03

Have only ever been on one and that was to the Norwegian Fjords. I really wasn’t sure if we would like it but were pleasantly surprised. We went on a very large ship it never felt crowded and we rarely saw the same people twice. Were hoping to go on another one this year but don’t feel confident enough to book one up at the moment.

cornishpatsy Sun 24-Jan-21 14:08:35

To me cruises are like a massive holiday camp, not my thing but each to their own.

NotSpaghetti Sun 24-Jan-21 14:09:19

Yes, I agree with BBbevan - I certainly was never bored,

Regarding eating what you fancy, the cruise I went on had food available on request so if you wanted porridge or a sandwich or a croissants or whatever it could be supplied.
You didn't have to eat lobster or whatever else was on the menu. In fact someone I travelled with had ham salad every day it seemed to me!

My (one and only) cruise was one where you dressed for dinner but you didn't have to if you wanted easy informal meals on deck or were happy to dine in the bistro on board.

I just felt that I wanted to know more about the places we visited so just a day or two at any one place didn't work for me.

grannyrebel7 Sun 24-Jan-21 14:13:20

Exactly cornishpasty Butlin's on the sea! Went on one once and it was ok, but don't really fancy it again.

Kim19 Sun 24-Jan-21 14:18:41

Yes. Can't wait. Plan to book up whenever it's manageable, legal and the price is right.

mistymitts Sun 24-Jan-21 14:21:51

Apart from it being extremely bad from an environmental point of view, emissions are huge, I would not be able to resist all the food and would end up overweight and miserable!