Post by Vicky
I don't think I'd like a cruise like the ones we've been watching on a
large ship with many decks and free alcohol. B can't drink and I
hardly do and I'd come back 2 stones heavier, but maybe a cruise on a
smaller ship with lectures or art classes or something might be nice.
I did sail for 4 years with Capt Ex and do love being at sea, away
from land, for days on end. But am used to having the run of the whole
ship, including bridge and engine room.
We haven't been on one of the really huge ships but we've always found
it possible to escape from the hordes quite easily: there are little
pockets of comfortable spots to sit and be quiet. On the first cruise we
went on, to Alaska, about 20 years ago, the library was splendid, with
big comfy chairs with headphones for playing music. These days they are
tiny spaces although usually a very good selection of new books.
I've found that the food mostly looks wonderful but tastes disappointing
and I like marching round the deck first thing in the morning so that
burns off a few calories.
When I was working I found the sea days were great for relaxing
completely but more recently I've found them boring. This summer we're
going on our first river cruise, from Basel to Amsterdam. It costs much
more than a sea cruise but there won't be any empty days.
Laura (emulate St George for email)