I am so embarrassed about this article I found on a New Zealand website I am posting this on both websites!!!!!!!!
Young and thinking of Cruising? Think again! by Native1
Young and recently married, my husband and I thought we were jetting off on the best holiday of our lives! Not only were we going to Hawaii, we were going on an 11 day cruise around the Hawaiian Islands. The Love Boat (all sing along!) is what we were thinking - glamorous rooms, pools and food was exactly what we thought we were going to be in for.
Sadly, we could not have been more wrong! The disappointment began as soon as we exited the airport. It was impossible to walk outside, even near our hotel, as we could not get away from all the street hoodrats and prostitutes! Alas, we thought - but we're going on our cruise tomorrow, so we will still have a good holiday.
We were up bright and early the next day as we couldn't wait to get on the ship, but after waiting in lines that nearly stretched back to New Zealand, it didn't seem so exciting! The trip was dull too – there was not much to do, it hard to find somewhere to eat and there were soooo many old people.
We will never be so thankful in our entire lives as we were to feel solid land beneath our feet after a few days at sea! Here we were, the gullible two young kiwis, thinking that we wouldn't feel the slightest motion. Boy, were we wrong! We were so sick we spent at least three days in bed rocking to the sweet (rough) waves. But hey, we were on honeymoon so even if we didn’t love every minute of it, we were trying to tell ourselves we were! Never in our entire lives had we been so grateful to get back on the plane to New Zealand! We really appreciate our country so much more after that little trip.
So our advice to all you younger people thinking of going on a cruise is to do your research first! Find out if there are ships that the more youthful generation tends to book on. Please reconsider your decision to cruise if you even get slight motion sickness. It will not be for you! Lastly, if you're thinking of going to Hawaii and have an idyllic picture in your mind, this is quite possibly a mistake. Perhaps you could instead go to Lahaina in Maui, which is quite possibly one of the cutest places on this earth!
Good luck and happy honeymoon!
This article is so one sided and written by what I consider to be a Naive person rather than a native???
Qoute "The trip was dull too – there was not much to do, it hard to find somewhere to eat and there were soooo many old people." Unquote
Usually there are multiple restaurants on board (at least 5 to 10 dinning options during the day and night).
If they could not find something to do on either sea or port days this writer is a very dull person and did not even try the slightest to enjoy this trip.
There are casino's, disco's, live show's, movies etc. available on all cruise ship's throughout the world.
That also does not even include the view you get on a cruise let alone visiting a new port/destination almost every day??
What's this about so many "OLD PEOPLE"? I can't believe this person was so age-est!!!! "Come on", old people are for the most part "Wiser" than you.
Cruise web sites have been around for years that this person could have researched through???
e.g. ????????????? or www.cruisemates.com
I think the writer of this article has no idea of what cruising is about and you should not have published them?