Dirtly Little Secrets
In reading Kuki's latest blog, I began to wonder what cruising's "dirty little secrets" are. What are those things that would really shock a first time cruiser and even surprise a more experienced cruiser? Please no flames!
My first nomination might be: The published itinerary might not be followed.
There are many reasons that might be the case; weather, problems with the vessel, civil unrest in port, and deviations to evacuate an ill passenger or crew member seem to be the most common of this not too common event. However the fact that the cruise might deviate from the published itinerary is left to the fine print. I just went through the process of booking a cruise on Carnival's website (up to entering my personal information) and have seen no caveat that I might not actually go to Cozumel.
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Alaska 2014 - haven't picked a cruise yet
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, Caribbean 2013