Cruise Con­trol

Look (UK) - - BEAUTY -

I’ll ad­mit, I’ve never wanted to go on a cruise. All the same peo­ple every day? All that sun-lounger hog­ging and set times for ac­tiv­i­ties? Urgh. So you can imag­ine that I was more than du­bi­ous about ac­cept­ing an in­vite on­board the 3,934-strong Car­ni­val Vista cruise liner sailing from Mi­ami. But I was hap­pily sur­prised to bust some com­mon cruise mythsé

Myth: You’ll get sea­sick Fact: You can feel the boat mov­ing, but it’s not that bad. We had good weather for our trip but on windy nights, you could feel it more.

Myth: it’s junk food only Fact: There’s a danger­ous (and de­li­cious) 24hr pizza place, and burg­ers too. But there’s also a luxe salad bar and you can seek out health­ier op­tions in the main can­teen. Don’t miss Jiji Asian fu­sion restau­rant, which has a £12pp pn sur­charge.

Myth: it’s su­per-spenny Fact: Sev­eral restau­rant op­tions plus buf­fet din­ing are in­cluded in the price. The allinclu­sive drinks pack­age (inc 15 al­co­holic drinks per 24 hours) costs from just £40 a day.

Myth: it’s for an older crowd Fact: Our cruise did have a lot of the older crowd, but there were loads of young­sters too and we liked the fact that ev­ery­one came to the night­club for a ‘line dance’ (you ac­tu­ally dance in for­ma­tion) at the end of the night.

Myth: they make You do ac­tiv­i­ties Fact: Sun­bathe, peo­ple watch and have a mas­sage or go spin­ning, try a cool dance class, or learn a new skill. You can do as much (and there’s loads) or as lit­tle as you want re­ally.

Make a splash in one of the four on-board pools

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.