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Does Sex Have Anything To Do With the Reason You Cruise?

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You’re reading a blog on a site devoted to the topic of cruising, so I’m assuming you have at least a tertiary interest in cruising. There are cruise ships sailing year round in various locales throughout the world, and we all have our own favourite times of year, and places, we like to cruise.

I’ll personally cruise anywhere in the world, at just about any time, at the drop of a hint of availability. But my favourite time of year to cruise is when it’s winter here at home. With home being Western Canada, “winter here” leaves me with an almost 6 month window of ideal cruise timing.

December ‘08 was a particular punishing year for winter weather, so my eagerness to get the heck out of here, to someplace warm, is at a fevered pitch.

But there’s more to it than simply wanting to get to a warm and sunny destination. It admittedly also has to do with my sex life.

It’s only December, and I’m already totally tired of seeing Mrs. Kuki in flannel pyjamas that run from her ankles to her earlobes. They’re an ugly green color, and with her curly hair sticking out the top, it makes me feel like I’m sleeping with a stalk of celery; or a stalker if she’s wearing all those skin conditioning make-ups.

You’d think the cold of winter would improve a couple’s sex life, if for no other reason than to share body heat. But who the heck wants to get naked when it’s cold out. Even men’s flannel underwear is made with “the flap” in the back (for necessary body functions regardless of weather) rather than in the front, which might at least make winter sex tolerable. So, even the manufacturers of these garments know that no one wants to have sex in the winter.

And even if the mood to disrobe and get intimate does strike you, by the time you get through removing all the layers on the way to nakedness, that mood is gone, and the most important thing becomes putting your clothes back on so you‘ll be warm.

There’s few who will disagree about the romantic scene set on the deck of a cruise ship, with a spectacular sunset filling the horizon, and a subtle Caribbean breeze, lightly lifting you’re lover’s hair (very romantic, unless of course, it’s a toupee). Standing on a balcony, sharing this type of scene can easily set the mood for a bit of intimacy, and it’s even more likely if it’s your own balcony, rather than that of the cabin of a neighbour or friend’s you’ve mistaken stumbled in to.

I’d wager there’s not many among us, both male and female, who haven’t fondly recalled these type of intimate moments on a cruise, and had those memories drive us to call a Travel Agent to get booked, in hopes of a bit of De Ja Vu.

Though it does help if you and the subject of your “amore” are still together, as opposed to having divorced, and remembering that aside from your love they also took half your net worth with them.

To those who do get caught up in these moments, don’t forget that in today’s world of additional security, there are many more video cameras covering outdoor areas.

Then again, for others none of that will matter because there’s many of us who just cruise for the food.

– A View From the Kuki Side of Cruising –

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Comment from Dave the Wave
Time January 14, 2009 at 8:11 am

I cruise for the sex not the food.

Comment from Kuki
Time January 14, 2009 at 8:33 am

Dave…. Just wait until you try it on a ship with someone, you’re really going to love it. 🙂

Comment from Mike M
Time January 14, 2009 at 9:59 am


As I’ve always said: “People spend more time in the cabin then they think.”

Cruising is romantic and just getting my wife out of the cold is enough to “reward” me for plucking her away from our icy confines.

It isn’t all about the food.

Take care,

Comment from Namvet4
Time January 14, 2009 at 10:36 am

An enjoyable account of a dreamed for interlude in the midst of the cold harsh reality of winter. At my advanced age, dreaming about amour en mer is a real achievement, right up there with getting an uninterrupted nights sleep. Thanks for the point of view! 🙂

Comment from cutiecat
Time January 14, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Not married, sex is NOT an option for me (my personal choice and I stick by it) on a cruise. I go to get away, have a blast, and not care about anything at home.

Kuki, if Mrs. Kuki is still talking to you after that you’ll be lucky to have sex on your next cruise!!! hahaha

Comment from Tim Butler
Time January 14, 2009 at 9:56 pm

And all those Cutiecats age are going,,,Ewww-Yukk.

Agree wholeheartedly! Something about a romantic cruise that gets the old timbers a firing!

Comment from Mermaid
Time January 15, 2009 at 5:21 am

Kuki, As usual, highly entertaining writing! Walking up the gangway to your exotic home away from home is always a sensual moment, no matter what the temperature!

Comment from beentravelin
Time January 15, 2009 at 8:58 am

What the…..? Kuki will talk about anything! If I dared to mention my sex life on a blog, I would probably never get it again.

Comment from cutiecat
Time January 15, 2009 at 10:23 am

too bad for them! 😉

Comment from airforce95
Time January 17, 2009 at 9:25 pm

Kuki I have to agree with you. Breakfast on the balcony with the Mrs. Yeah its nice to know that the sun is not the only thing rising.

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