12 Cruise Misconceptions That Seriously Need to End
A recent Mediterranean sailing with Royal Caribbean turned everything I thought about cruising on its head. Here’s what we’re still getting wrong about vacationing on the high seas.
Cruise myth: There are no surprises
Courtesy Tripp Reynolds
Yes, there’s a set cruise schedule printed and delivered to your room the previous night and scrolling on screens throughout the ship, but we were pleasantly surprised over and over by delightful touches of spontaneity: a piano man performing randomly in elevators, a floating bar on “Main Street” that rises and falls, rounding the corner to find piano stairs (like the ones in the movie Big), nightly flash sales set up like street-side vendors, and impromptu zumba parties. The ship felt alive, and so did we, along with it. Ready to book a sailing? Here’s exactly what you should pack for a cruise.