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Avoided taking a trip on a ship because you’re afraid that you might get seasick? Or maybe you think you might not enjoy what goes on during a cruise? All the myths and misconceptions about cruising are listed here to let you know that you are totally wrong.
You’re afraid you’ll get seasick: Yes, you might. And this is the most valid concern of them all. Many people worry about suffering from motion sickness. However, today’s generation of modern cruise liners are all stabilised to reduce rolling, the motion that causes this sickness. There are things you can do to minimise the chances of any discomfort. Be sure to have medicine and herbal remedies in your luggage. Also, wear a sea band – a little wrist band that features a bump that is positioned on a pressure point on the underside of your wrist. You can usually find this in any pharmacy or in the gift shop onboard, and it’s usually inexpensive.
You worry you’ll get bored: Now, this is a complete myth. Every cruise ship publishes a daily newspaper and an activity schedule to keep everyone busy and entertained. Party animal? Then you may want to go to the on-deck club to meet new people, watch a bit of theatre, enjoy the whirlpool, and a lot more besides.
Maybe you’re concerned that all there is to do is eat? Yes, it used to be that a cruise revolved around eating. You’ll get a full breakfast in the dining room, buffet lunch, hamburgers, midnight snack… name it and you’ll have it. For people who worry about these eating habits, the cruise lines have adapted to suit. They now offer fitness centres, healthier foods, lighter meals, and a spa cuisine.
Cruising is fun. Don’t be put off by these myths. If you haven’t tried this amazing experience, you better go to the nearest booking agent now.