Okay, this isn’t an Amish topic, but I’m curious about cruises. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the Italian cruise capsizing over the weekend. I have never, ever taken a cruise before and I really don’t have a huge desire and pictures of listing Costa Concordia don’t help. The closest I came to taking a cruise was a choppy ride in the North Atlantic on a ferry between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland years ago, which I am not quite sure qualifies as a cruise. There was a snack bar on board and a small gift shop. I’m not denigrating people who take cruises (that’s why I am posting this to sort of find out what the appeal is, maybe you can persuade me:), the idea – at least on paper – of being stuck at sea with 3000 other people just doesn’t strike me as very appealing. When I go on vacation I sort of like to get away from the crowds and it seems like a cruise would be the opposite of that. And I already eat way too much anyway (one of the hazards of my job), so isn’t a cruise ship really like one giant floating buffet? (and if you read this blog often you know how I feel about those). So, have you been on a cruise before? If so, where did you go? Did you like the experience? Would you go again?
What about themed cruises? I read an article the other day that says Kate Gosselin is going to be hosting a cruise for her fans this summer. Would you go on a cruise for that reason? Apparently fans are snapping the tickets up.