I never thought I’d ever go on a cruise. Ever. The idea of being stuck onto a boat for days at a time with animal-towel-making classes for entertainment, felt stifling. But more importantly, I felt that instead of a cruise to the Bahamas where one day is spent on the island, why not just go to the Bahamas on a quick flight and spend the otherwise-boat-hours at the actual location taking in the local culture, vibe, foodings, and let it seep into you more deeply?
Enter, kid. And the fact that despite previous vows to never let said kids stop us from traveling, we have not stepped foot on foreign soil in three years. Our friends and family members who have been on cruises suggested we look at it differently: It’s not about the destination, its about the journey. The downtime, the experience of being on the boat. Considering this, combined with no car seat unbuckling and rebuckling, nap schedules, and eating conundrums, all while checking out, albeit briefly, a new foreign destination– suddenly a cruise didn’t seem like the worst idea.
So we’re going. And I’m skeptical but excited.
Ever been on a cruise? Yay? Nay? Any advice, recommendations? What sort of activities did y’all do? Any advice on cruising with kids? Did your toddler go on the kids-camps they have? Did you like the nannies? How safe did you feel with your personal belongings? How tight was the room? Any sea-sickness fighting ideas? What did you do on your day excursion to the Bahamas or island of destination? Any advice or input of any sort much appreciated!