Peter Lauria on the crossroads at which the cruise industry currently finds itself:

Ask anyone who hasn’t been on a cruise before to explain their hesitation and the responses are as predictable as they are universal. The structure and scheduling seem oppressive. The port visits seem too short. The only people who go on cruises are retirees, which is followed naturally by the rhetorical question, “Why would I want to be stuck on a boat for a week with a bunch of senior citizens?” The Wi-Fi at sea is terrible, making Instagramming photos and watching Netflix impossible. The risk of getting sick or stranded at sea is too great. There are sharks in the water! And you have to pay for alcohol!

Much peril. 

I’ve never been on one of these massive cruise ships. And I find it hard to imagine ever being on one. It’s just not something I understand at all.

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    I lived on cruise ships (Carnival) for nearly 5 years (1999-2004) as a crew member. I should write more about it before...
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    It’s not just for retirees, it’s a vacation for people who simply will not fly.
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