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I’ve never loved the idea of a cruise for all the reasons you mention. I wonder if the company values matter. For instance, Viking River Cruises in Europe appear to be smaller in scale and the excursions look interesting! Thanks for this info. If we ever decide to go on one I’ll know how to focus my research!
There are tours suited to the solo/female/older travellers these days that are small, tailored and specific. The idea of 'holidaying' with 3000 others would be my worst nightmare. I think you were brave to do it either now or in the past.
Very informative, Janice! I think the number of people had a LOT to do with the way you felt. There is a big difference between 900 and 3,000! Makes you feel like one of a herd. Although my mother, at 89, went with family to Alaska on Princess line and they had a fabulous time. Mama said the staff called her, "my lady" and she loved the attention. But that was 12 years ago. There are no doubt a LOT of variables. Thanks for the report!
What a shame this experience was disappointing! I’ve never done a cruise, for many of the issues you’ve illustrated. I definitely want to see Alaska though!
Great information. I’m going on my first cruise next May for my sons senior trip. I’m hoping it’s stress free.
So interesting. I thought cruises were losing their appeal, but it sounds like a still popular choice. What you described would never be my cup of tea. Thanks for reporting.