It’s a little hard to complain about a luxury cruise when the service is incredible, the food and weather amazing and the fellow travelers are interesting and engaging. However, I don’t think it’s for me. I had read about a woman travelling on such a boat instead of spending her final years in an assisted living facility and thought that was just a legend but I actually met someone who was living on this boat! It is something I will keep in mind.
Perhaps the fact that I was traveling alone made my experience a bit different; however, I think it was that I felt myself melting into too much leisure. I no longer cared if I went to the gym daily, didn’t care that I was eating 3 full meals each day and definitely didn’t balk at drinking wine with lunch or really any other time.
I’m not judging anyone who loves this life including those who enjoy dressing up in formal wear, but it’s not for me. I prefer a bit of a struggle getting from here to there; I like planning my day and I relish unforeseen adventures that test my energy.
I’m sure I will take another cruise someday, especially if it’s the only way to get me to a destination in the most efficient and cost effective way. Meanwhile, I think I will push my limits. My next trip will take me to Malawi…a landlocked country!