To cruise or not to cruise? That is the question.

By Marina Aagaard, MFT

“In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the USA (1858-1919)

Cruise ship at a distance ibiza 2

Too big for the ‘real’ port? Big at a distance. Massive up close. What is going on out there?

Reading the newpaper. Reading – as always – the travel section, Explorer; all of the travel section including all the ads. Just for the fun of it, as it is certainly not holiday time yet.

Then suddenly something catches my eye: A cruise offer. An absolute bargain? There must be some sort of catch? I read the ad again. And then once more. No catch?

I have never been on a cruise and have never looked a second time at cruise ads thinking:

1. Cruises are extremely expensive. 2. Cruises are for seniors only (in my country people with time and money to spare). 3. Cruises are unhealthy; eating all day long and lazing your days away in deck chairs.

However, the cruise company in this ad promises a one week cruise in the Mediterranean at less than a third of the normal price (including flight, cruise, all meals, wine and water).

To cruise or not to cruise? A cruiseal question …

Considering the pros and cons for the briefest of moments.

Con: My worries about cruises.

Pro: Travel plan: Nice, Genova, Rome, Palermo, Tunis and Ibiza.

Well, I am giving this a shot. I need to see, what cruises are actually like.
What can I lose (except for my savings and fitness)?

Are you coming along?

Reckless? Yes, considering it is still a time of crisis. However, I think, that this is would you should do (although the sound of the first sentence may sound a bit ominous, one ought to treasure one’s days of life on this earth even more):

Live every day as if it was the last; do something you really want to do every day, do things that makes you smile, be with family and friends, explore, live life now. 

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