Now…you don’t even have to look at me to know I am a cruise-a-holic. But if you’re wondering if you are…here are my super 7 signs that you’re addicted to cruising!
1. What did she say?
From time to time in the days after your cruise you may notice yourself using cruise-talk throughout the day. But I’m not talking about starboard etc! I’m talking about when you walk into the kitchen and ask ‘Where’s the buffet’ or when you walk down your road and remark ‘What’s our cabin number again?’.
If you have never been on a cruise…you may not expect to ever speak to the people you meet on your cruise again. However…that is not always the case! In fact my Nan actually saw her cruise friends again…in her town! Many years ago now my Nan went on a cruise and met a lovely couple. They sat together every night for their meals, went out to the ports together and even had a cabin party together! Well…turns out that when arriving home both couples realised they actually lived in the same town…THE SAME TOWN! If that’s not spooky…what is? I am happy to say there are and will always be BFF’s!
Now…everyone that has been on a cruise will know of PCD a.k.a post-cruise depression. We all experience it…and well…who can blame you? I mean…after spending a week drinking cocktails, seeing fabulous shows, visiting amazing places…you are bound to get PCD afterwards! But there is a cure…just book another cruise!
4. No cute-cat wallpapers for me!
If you’re a serious cruise fan…it goes without saying your phone wallpaper must be a cruise ship or a picture of you on one of your many cruises. If not…CHANGE IT NOW!!!
5. Your personal cruise museum
Over the years you are bound to collect many things on your cruises such as models of the ship, souvenirs and memorabilia of course. So…it is only natural to have a whole room in your house dedicated to your own personal cruise museum. So…your personal challenge….how much of the room can you fill? And if you haven’t got enough to fill the whole room…then go on another cruise!
6. Let me just check the cruise calendar!
After your first cruise I can assure you, you will be immediately hooked. So much…you book one every year! But as the years go on…one cruise is just not enough. So you might find yourself booking 2…3…4…5…6…or even 12! It’s in fashion to do one every month now! In fact you’re away so much when your friends and family invite you to functions you have to check a separate cruise calendar!
7. Did you say cruise?
After a while you will be used to talking about cruises so much…that actually every single conversation you have no matter what the topic…will end up cruise related! After all…it’s another world! If you have been a regular reader of my blog, or are a new reader; I would really appreciate your help! This year is the annual cruise awards, giving you the opportunity to have your say on your favourite cruise lines and facilities. I would really appreciate it if you could nominate me for the cruise blogger award, as it would mean so much to me to receive this. I love sharing my advice with you, so if you have a few minutes spare, please vote for me. Simply fill in the “Best Cruise Blogger Award” with “Lewis Nunn-Travel Like A Teen”. Here is the link.