Pros and Cons of Cruises


There are many pros and cons to weigh when deciding whether to book a  cruise. Although cruises seem appealing, many people do not realize that there are also reasons to think carefully about when booking such a vacation. 

One reason that cruises may be considered flawed are due to the many disasters that have occurred throughout the years. Since 2005, there have been 448 major accidents recorded; including, health issues, people falling overboard, other fatalities, and more. Another reason why it may not be the best way to travel is because you do not get to explore locations deeply since you are usually dock at very populated areas. In addition, other cruise ships will be docking at the same ports. The time period that a ship is docked is usually limited in order to stay on a specific timeline; this time is usually around 7-9 hours depending on the location and the time of docking. Because of the extensive numbers of people at these locations at one time, there are many tourist traps that do not allow for a full experience of the location and can also cause tragedies such as stealing or even kidnapping. 

Even though there are some bad aspects to cruises, there are still many great things that cruises bring to the table. Cruises can be a great way to relax; you do not need to book so many different things and take into account different costs since a cruise ship has so many all-inclusives. The food on the ship is amazing and chefs offer a plethora of options. Furthermore, the all-you-can-eat buffet is open all day. When not eating, there are  many activities on cruises that are for all age groups that enable many new friendships to form. Another advantage of cruises is that you get to see so many different places in a short amount of time to experience a new feel for different cultures and geography. 

Cruises can be very enjoyable; however, they may not provide the best way to explore the world for everyone. Careful identification of what you want from a travel experience is essential.