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