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Old 04-16-2014, 06:06 PM   #1
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Co workers just off RC none will cruise again

Some coworkers of mine just got off a Royal Caribbean Cruise each of them said they would never cruise again each of them say there is nothing really to do on the ship... Very boring and food not that great....
Is cruising that type of vacay that u like it or hate it??

1st cruise in 10 days???
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:16 PM   #2
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What works for one person won't necessarily work for the next person. Same with vacations. I have cruised a lot, and the people I meet who don't care for cruising generally fit into two groups. One, they were looking for a more all-inclusive vacation vibe. Two, the did not do their due diligence before selecting their cruise, and selected the wrong product for themselves.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:30 PM   #3
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I didn't care for the food, but being bored would be hard. Did they get off the ship in port? I enjoyed our shore excursions the most and visiting other places seems like the most compelling reason to cruise to me.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:36 PM   #4
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I didn't care for the food, but being bored would be hard. Did they get off the ship in port? I enjoyed our shore excursions the most and visiting other places seems like the most compelling reason to cruise to me.
This! My DH's favorite part about cruising is getting to visit different places on the same vacation without driving/flying.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:42 PM   #5
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Personally, I don't cruise for the food, but some do. I live in a big city with many nice restaurants and famous chefs, my family are foodies, so while the variety on the ship was nice and the food was more than edible, it wasn't the main draw. On the other hand, we met people who said they'd never go out and order a steak and loved that they offered them on the menu.

I once cruised on one of the smaller ships, it rained on the first two sea days, so that really made the pools unappealing. It was one of the smaller ships and didn't have as many activities, but we found things to do. I can see that if you don't like lectures, dance classes, pub trivia, drinking, gambling, bingo, billiards, sitting by the pool or reading, you might run out of activities on the smaller ships.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:47 PM   #6
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Some people are just not happy out of their comfort zones. I have had people tell me they didn't like Disney World!! WHAT!!! ???How is that possible???? But really if you are not used to travel, or the only thing you have ever done is the same beach every year for 20 years, Its hard to know what there is to do. Go with an open mind, and enjoy!!! We went on our first cruise 4 years ago and are ready for our 3rd!! We only get 1 vacation a year( sometimes I can convince DH on 2) We tries to do too much on our 1st cruise and the kids were worn out. We get better at relaxing with every cruise!!!!!
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:51 PM   #7
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Most of the people I know wouldn't set foot on a ship. They don't consider cruising "real" traveling.
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:02 PM   #8
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Some people are just not happy out of their comfort zones. I have had people tell me they didn't like Disney World!! WHAT!!! ???How is that possible???? But really if you are not used to travel, or the only thing you have ever done is the same beach every year for 20 years, Its hard to know what there is to do. Go with an open mind, and enjoy!!! We went on our first cruise 4 years ago and are ready for our 3rd!! We only get 1 vacation a year( sometimes I can convince DH on 2) We tries to do too much on our 1st cruise and the kids were worn out. We get better at relaxing with every cruise!!!!!
Other than MK, I wasn't a huge fan of Disney World, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE Disneyland!

As per the OP, cruising may not fit all. And cruises on certain lines may be fun for some and not for others. You need to find the cruise that fits what you want out of it.

FWIW, I was never bored on my Disney Cruise. There was more to do then I had time to do!
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:03 PM   #9
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I wonder what ship they were on. Royal Caribbean's ships vary greatly within the fleet. Their oldest ships have been sailing since the early 90s, but they're newest ships offer a variety of different entertainment options. I've never sailed on the Oasis or Allure (two largest ships in the world), but I can't imagine ever being bored on either.

I've been on 15 cruises on 5 different cruise lines (Royal Caribbean, Princess, Norwegian, Carnival, and Disney), so it's safe to say I enjoy it. I wouldn't say it's for everyone, though. I know several people who I'm pretty sure wouldn't enjoy it at all and would prefer a much more adventurous vacation like hiking the Appalachian trail or something extreme like that.
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:09 PM   #10
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Most of the people I know wouldn't set foot on a ship. They don't consider cruising "real" traveling.
I get that one too. Including from a former co-worker whose DH won a cruise. They went, and she still insisted she hadn't ever been a cruise. All righty, then! We all have our own version of reality.
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:23 PM   #11
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OP, where did your co-workers cruise? Since it's spring I'm assuming the Caribbean? Some of the ports are better than others, and RCL doesn't go to Disney's Castaway Cay.

FWIW, RCL and DCL's food is about the same quality. Some people get their expectations so high that most cruise food just won't measure up.

Let us know how YOUR cruise goes.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:04 PM   #12
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I have heard many people who say "never again" after a trip to Walt Disney World. For others that is their happy place. Definitely a combination of people not doing any research (instead arriving a the parks at 11 am in high season and being angry about long lines) to choosing the wrong vacation. I know a lot of people who don't like the idea of being confined in a small cabin on a ship. There are people who need a lot of physical activities at all times who do jot want to just relax. I have a friend like that who will not go back to Hawaii because it was too "boring". It has nothing to do with whether you will like it. Hope you have a great cruise.
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Old 04-17-2014, 03:00 AM   #13
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each of them say there is nothing really to do on the ship
Did they not read their Compass every day? Nice long list of all the things going on all morning, afternoon, and evening long....
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Old 04-17-2014, 03:09 AM   #14
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I truly thought I would hate being on a cruise but it was by far the best vacation I have ever had. I loved it being stress free, no driving and no standing in lines and no budgeting because most everything was paid for. I was so relaxed just kicking back on my verandha. It is definitely a personal choice.
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:07 AM   #15
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I can't imagine going on any vacation, that I planned, and not have a great time. I find it sad that someone says a vacation is boring.

With that being said we haven't been on a cruise, but can't wait. We booked the 12 night Northern European for next July, and can't wait! I have been finding out everything I can about it, and can't wait.
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