Cruise Myths Debunked: Discover The Truth About Cruising

Cruising is an incredible way to explore the world, and its popularity among UK travellers is soaring.

However, several cruising misconceptions might be putting you off from considering one for your next holiday. To shed light on the reality of cruising, we asked Jane, a Not Just Travel team member who had just returned from her first cruise, how she found it.

So, if you've been tempted by a cruise lately, read on to discover the 6 common cruise myths that Jane debunked on her first-ever cruise adventure:


Myth 1: Cruises are crowded

"I thought I would be squeezing through corridors and waiting in long queues. But I was amazed at how big, bright, and airy the ship was!"

Contrary to popular belief, modern cruise ships have spacious layouts and various onboard activities to ensure passengers can find their own peaceful spots. Whether lounging by the pool or enjoying a quiet meal, there's ample space for relaxation. Additionally, off-peak cruise seasons offer even more tranquillity, making it easier to avoid large crowds.


Myth 2: I can't afford a cruise

"Unlike a hotel, it's not just the accommodation you pay for. Food and drinks were included with my 'full-board' and drinks package on my cruise. Plus, all the onboard entertainment was free, and access to facilities like swimming pools and a gym. Not to mention the travel to multiple locations!"

While luxury cruises can be pricey, the UK market offers a range of affordable options to suit different budgets. From short weekend getaways to longer voyages, you can find cruise packages that include meals, entertainment, and accommodations. Cruising can be an affordable holiday option with careful planning and special promotions. And that's where Not Just Travel cruise experts like us come in!


Myth 3: Cruising is for seniors

"I went with my husband, and there was such a range of ages and backgrounds, so it didn't feel like an old person's holiday at all!"

While retirees may enjoy cruising, the industry caters to a diverse audience with family-friendly activities, adventure excursions, and entertainment for all ages. From toddlers to young adults, there's something for everyone on board, ensuring a memorable experience for families.


Myth 4: Cruising is boring

"If anything, there's too much to do! The ship we sailed on was like a floating resort with endless things to try and experience. But sometimes it's just nice just doing nothing next to the pool on the top deck."

Far from monotonous, cruises offer many activities, including Broadway-style shows, casinos, water parks, fitness centres, and spa facilities. There are enriching activities like cooking classes, wine tastings, and educational lectures, ensuring your days at sea are exciting and fulfilling.


Myth 5: I'll get seasick

"There was only one day where the sea got choppy. I was told by a friend to eat lots of raw ginger when this happened, and it worked a treat."

Modern cruise ships are equipped with stabilisers to minimise motion, and various medications and remedies are available to alleviate seasickness. Opt for itineraries with calmer waters or larger ships known for stability for added comfort during your voyage.


Myth 6: I won't have enough time in port

"I found the visits to the ports to give plenty of time. It's like a day trip anywhere. Planning is key if you want to see and do a lot. Or you can simply relax and go with the flow."

While cruise itineraries include a set amount of time in each port, you can choose excursions that cater to your interests and make the most of your time ashore. Some cruises even offer overnight stays in select ports, allowing for more exploration of local culture and attractions.

Thank you to Jane for sharing her cruise with us! It sounded great.

Cruising truly offers an incredible way to explore the world. With the proper planning, you can enjoy a cruise that suits your budget, interests, and preferences, creating unforgettable moments and cherished memories.


Our cruise planning service is free, so why not get in touch today and let us help you plan a cruise trip of a lifetime?

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