All Aboard the U.S.S. Las Vegas!
January 1, 2012 11:17 PM Subscribe
I’m going to be going on a cruise next year with my parents (at their request and expense). Not to sound like a little brat, but I’m a bit nervous that I’m going to be trapped on the U.S.S. Las Vegas when that is NOT my scene. Help?
posted by DisreputableDog to Travel & Transportation (45 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I’ve looked at the ship we’re going to be taking and, while we’ll be actually on the thing, it seems like the only things to do are to drink drink drink, get a massage, go the casino on board, karaoke, “sports activities”, go to the night club, go the video arcade, go shopping, or do yoga/pilates. Most of which, even if I am interested (massage and yoga only, pretty much), seems to cost a fair bit of money to take part in.
In fact, it seems like this whole excursion is someone painting a big fat red target on my wallet.
The only other few things I can see myself doing are using the library, visiting the art gallery, using the fitness center, and lounging around in a bikini (probably while reading).
However, my parents have asked me and my brother to “get out of the room and take advantage of the ship”, which I’ve no doubt includes not reading for 6 to 8 hours straight…
Side notes: I’m 23. Not young enough to hang in the number of youth or teen lounges they have scattered about, but not old enough to feel included in….shall we just sum it up with “BINGO” (which is also actually on the ship)? I love chatting with all sorts of people (except for children – reeeally not a fan), but it’s very likely going to be a bunch of very old people, families with little tykes, and spring break party kids.
(And before you call me a non-social sourpuss and that I need to broaden my horizons, do understand that I have a healthy social life without doing about 95% of the money-spending things in that list with my friends. I’m just not comfortable playing sports, singing karaoke, or going to night clubs. I’ve attempted 1 and 3, haven’t enjoyed it at all, and don’t plan to try my hand at 2. I’d sooner skydive, which is one of my greatest fears. Heh.)
By the way, I'm doing this as a "last family vacay" thing for my parents. It'll mean a lot to them and they'd like to know/see me having fun. And I really DO want to have fun, but again, not my scene.
I know I'll have fun on the excursions, in any case but yeah.....*sigh*
So, yeah, a little advice would be appreciated. Have you gone on a cruise when you are not a "cruiser" and how did you survive?
Can I still have fun when I'm not going to spend money, or am I screwed?