03 March 2017
- Last edited 03 March 2017
I always said I'd never be old enough to go on a cruise...filled me with dread.
Over the years we've been married (38) we've done quite a bit of travelling but pretty well all 1st World with a max flying time of around 12 hours (any longer would drive me mad). My better half had the misforutune to develop a serious incurable illness 6 months into our marriage but we've tried not to let it stop us travelling wherever takes our fancy...she's walking wounded but we have to make concessions to it.
We've been to the US half a dozen times (for up to 5 weeks at a time). Caribbean, all over Europe...I like being an independant traveller...book flights, hire car and go. Had a share in a villa (with brother-in-law) in Marbella but sold my share after 10 years...too obligating.
Coming up to my wife's 60th a few years back she wanted to try a cruise. It was her 60th so I gave in and we set off from Southampton Docks on a P&O liner to do the Western Med. To cut a long story short...she had a great time and TBH I enjoyed it too. So now we cruise amongst other holidays...It's perfect for my wife...no long treks to find and eaterie each night...no searching for a suitable hotel around 5 o'clock in the afternoon after a long drive, plus it's a very sociable activity. We made great friends on our first cruise and we still see them several times a year...love them.
Off with them again in 2 weeks for a 14 day cruise. Cruising is whatever YOU make it...you can do as little or as much as you like. The age profile gets lower every year as people find the convenience of ticking-off places you should have visited (but never got round to it) is now affordable for nearly everyone.
A Few Myths About Cruises