Of course, it is usually and I would say 90% one "Great time" but there are
also downsides to it as well, especially as so many "Senior Citizens" enjoy
these cruises and therefore, naturally, things may happen.
My bro, Norman, regularly went at least two cruises a year with the best of
Cruise Lines all over the world for over fourteen years and a few times during
that period he and his wife, Dorothy, together with numerous other passengers
had the misfortune to become ill when either a virus swept the cruise line or also
individually with one or the other coming down with something that either
didn't agree with them or on one occasion, food poisoning.
One time it was so serious that they wanted to put my sister in law in
hospital at their next port of call which was Turkey, as they are not entirely
equiped to take care of life threatening situations.
My daughter's, father in law, suffered interenal bleeding while on a cruise to
Hawaii and as it became an emergency of life/death, they had a helicopter
fly out to deliver blood until they arrived in Hawaii, where he was transported
to a hospital there. After a slow recovery he and his wife then had to fly themselves
back to the States.
Not to be a "Polly Anna" but these are just cases that I personally know of, it isn't
always a "Bed of Roses!" However, I believe most have a wonderful time on the
whole; anyhow, it certainly didn't put my bro and his wife off of them!!