If you read this post or follow me on Instagram, you know that last week I was on a cruise in the Caribbean with Princess Cruises. I had never been on a cruise before, so it was definitely an experience!
My two biggest concerns about going on a cruise were the boat in general and the amount of people/germs. Well I can safely say that the cruise ship itself does not freak me out anymore. The ship was huge, but honestly most of the time it felt like I was just in a hotel. We did get into a bit of a storm and it was a little rocky for a little while, but not to the point that it freaked me out. And I didn’t get motion sick at all, so now I have two full bottles of Dramamine.
I had the opportunity to go out on the bridge (where the Captain and crew actually steer the ship). I asked a lot of questions about the boat, how it stays afloat, how it doesn’t fall over, etc. Their confidence and answers assured me that there was never anything to worry about on a cruise ship. Even though there’s only about a third or less of the boat actually in the water, all of the heavy stuff (engines, etc.) is in the bottom. And these ships are not going to take you into weather that they know wouldn’t be good.
So I can officially say that I’m not afraid of going on giant ships in the middle of the ocean anymore. Ok maybe just the tame Caribbean Sea where I know there’s an island not too far away. I’m not so sure about sailing across the Atlantic Titanic-style yet, but my mind has been opened to large boats being a part of my travel conversation.
I’ll be posting more about Grand Cayman and my cave experience soon!
This post was done in partnership with Princes Cruises. All opinions are my own. For any of you wanting more info on cruising read here!