What I wish I knew before going on my cruise. What I wish I knew before going on my cruise. I work in a high-pressure environment and after 2 years without taking a break, I realized that I was about to reach a breaking point. I, therefore, decided to go on a cruise, something I had always wanted to do. Although, to be quite honest Titanic was on my mind even as I did the bookings, but hey, you only live once right?
So there I was, full of excitement about the trip and could not wait to leave. I had this clear vision of drinking all day and sleeping all night, and if I was not sleeping I would probably be dancing the night away in the cruise ship disco, which, according to the booking company was something to experience. So, did the cruise meet my expectations? One thing about taking a cruise is that you will have a lot of time on your hands.
For the first two days, it felt good to laze around and do nothing much, but slowly and surely the boredom set in.
There’s only so much eating, drinking and sleeping you can do before it hits you that there is really not much of an alternative in terms of activities. If you are at home, you can go for a picnic in the park, go to a variety of restaurant, and go hiking with your friends among other activities. On a cruise, you’re pretty much stuck to one location and you will actually miss seeing greenery. However, there were many activities and most of the time I didn’t even realize time passing.
The one thing I did miss was having a couple of friends along because I had decided to do this as a solo trip, so I could relax completely So much for the drinking all day part, drinks on the cruise ship were expensive. Had someone told me this before, I would have surely tried to sneak in a bottle of alcohol on the cruise or two of my favorite drink. So, would I do it again? Absolutely yes, but, I will bring two things along the next time around, a couple of good friends, and most definitely booze.