I’m a “one night cruise” kind of girl…

At the ripe old age of 41, I finally went in my first cruise. It was a 1 night cruise from Vancouver to Seattle. then you take the Amtrack train back home. I’ve never been all that keen on cruising to be honest. I’m a little claustrophobic, and the thought of being trapped on a big boat with a bunch of people line dancing and singing karaoke just didn’t ring my bell. That’s why the ONE NIGHT cruise was the perfect introduction.

I also like being the one DRIVING the boat, so not having control of the getting on, getting off and how much time I can spend when I get there kind of bugs me.

This is the room I was sharing with my 2 sisters. Somehow I wound up with the sofa bed. Comfort level: 3/10.

The bathroom was kind of nice though…


BIG movie screen by the pool.

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So, would I go on another cruise? Sure, if the price was right! I live in Vancouver so it makes sense to go on an Alaskan Cruise one day, but I’l probably continue traveling on my own schedule for as long as I possibly can.

How do you feel about cruising? Is it something you would do???


8 Responses to I’m a “one night cruise” kind of girl…

  1. Phyllis July 14, 2013 at 5:36 am #

    Oh my darling daughter, I love your typo – I LOVE to curse – you have known that since you were a little girl – and I also love to cruise just because I can unpack my bag, put on my suit and go sit by the pool and someone comes by with a tray of drinkies and says – mojito???? And also, I don’t have to look for a hotel. But I only want to cruise in very interesting places and not all the time. I think you’ll get there.
    xo Mama

    • Andrea July 15, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

      Where’s the typo? I can’t find it? I know cruising can be pretty cool, and I totally agree if it’s an interesting destination it would be pretty awesome. It’s just BEING TRAPPED that I don’t like…. Too many people! I’ll try she smaller ones first perhaps… Galapagos looks good!

    • Andrea July 18, 2013 at 7:46 am #

      Ha ha! I fixed the blasted typo, but it WAS funny! I think I prefer cursing to cursing to be honest!

  2. Arnette RTW July 14, 2013 at 6:51 am #

    Super cruise hater here. I don’t even like harbour cruises. The idea of not being able to get off when I need to freaks me out. I think I’d be down to check out Alaska…maybe. But I’d have to be with an awesome posse before that ever happened.

    • Andrea July 15, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

      Yeah, I’m sure Alaska will be my first longer cruise… it looks interesting and seems easier than flying LOL!

  3. Megan July 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    I’m not a huge fan of cruises but I haven’t been on them. I prefer the freedom of making my own schedule and spending more time in each place. There are some exceptions, I would take a “cruise” to Antarctica or along the Amazon but they would be smaller boats and once in a lifetime experiences.

    • Andrea July 15, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

      I agree Megan! I like to make my own timeline, not be on someone else’s. And yes, both of the destinations you describe would suit me JUST fine!

  4. Phyllis July 16, 2013 at 2:30 am #

    Read the second last line of your post – therein is the typo. I totally understand everyones’ reticence about cruising but like anything – it is what you make it. As I grow older, I like my creature comforts sometimes, particularly when I am in places that would be difficult to access in a conventional way. I realize that it is superficial but at my age it is better than not seeing it at all. The Chilean Patagonia, Puerto Montt, the Panama Canal – all places I probably would not have gone at this point unless I had a lovely cruise ship to return to. So we make our compromises based on our needs. I was young once and had some adventures. I treasure them but I do enjoy what I am doing now too.

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