How have you, as a cruiser, changed since you booked your first cruise?
For those of us who first booked a cruise manys ago, the differences are vast, to be sure.....who could know that when I first sailed in 1990, on the Celebration, that ships could get any bigger? When the Dream comes out, it could probably put the Mardi Gras, in it's belly
Some lines have bowling alleys, rock climbing walls, flow riders, ice skating rinks and central parks....none of us could ever imagine, what was to come..."maybe" there was a miniature golf course, on some ships. back in the day
Pictures were probably under $10.00, there were no specialty restaurants, coffee bars and the like......we cruised for the ship, the feeling of being at sea, which somehow seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle of big, bigger, and biggest.
I love to cruise, and given the right set of circumstances, will cruise the biggins
Looking back at my photos of the olden days, there does seem to an innocence to the ships, that is no longer...
So, does all the "new" on the ships now appeal to your sense of aventure while cruising, or do you dislike all the "extra" charges..??Simple or newfangled, does this influence your ship choice?...do you feel like you are paying for something you many not even use in your cruise?
Your first cruise, and your last..which was better, and why?