Stupidest article ever

The headline grabbed me.  It read: “Ten Reasons You Should Never, Ever Take a Cruise.”

Here’s a link to the article:


The Drakette and I like cruising very much.  I thought, What reasons could there possibly be for not taking a cruise?  So here are their reasons, with my comments:

  1. Dangerous fellow passengers.  Yeah?  And how is that different from anyplace else on the face of the planet?
  2. Unhealthy eating and drinking.  Damn right there’s unhealthy eating and drinking!  In fact, we COUNT on it!!!
  3. Food poisoning and norovirus.  Same as any restaurant anywhere in the world.  Next?
  4. Mechanical difficulties and their consequences.  Yes, I read about this ONE TIME where passengers were stranded on a cruise ship with no power.  ONE TIME.
  5. Unqualified doctors.  As long as they can treat sea-sickness…
  6. Too much fun in the sun.  Wear sun screen.
  7. Cruises rock – and roll.  If you think you might be susceptible to motion sickness, get the Transdermal Scopalamine patch from your doctor ahead of time.  I did.  Worked like a charm.
  8. Your bed might “bug” you.  Same for any hotel in the world.
  9. Mold and/or Mildew.  Take your allergy medicine.
  10. Mental health challenges.  Are you kidding me?

Cruises make for great vacations!  And they’re as close as New Orleans!  The only caveat I would put forth is, don;t go during hurricane season.