Secrets That the Cruise Lines Won’t Tell You

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Going on a cruise is luxurious and relaxing, but there are probably things going on that you don’t know about. Here are some secrets the cruise lines will never share with their passengers.
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Balconies Cost

If you want to book a cabin with a balcony, you’ll likely pay up to 25 percent more.
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People Get Drunk

The bars are open and the booze flows so you can expect to be around drunk people on your cruise.
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Low Paychecks

The people who work on cruise ships don’t make very much, considered how much they do. Some foreign workers make less than $1000 per month.
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You Could Miss the Boat

Your cruise ship won’t wait for you. They leave precisely at embarkation time. Experts says to arrive the day before your ship leaves, just in case.
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People Do Fall Overboard

It might sound impossible, but people do go overboard on cruise ships. Usually alcohol is involved.
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Stinky Bathrooms

Due to small spaces and lack of ventilation, most cruise ship bathrooms smell pretty bad.
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Crowded Pools

The pools on cruise ships are packed with people – you probably have no hope of getting a chair.
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Crime is Possible

Though it isn’t terribly common, theft, rape, murder and assault have all been reported on cruise ships.
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Jails and Morgues

Cruise ships all have jail cells for anyone who commits a crime. They also have morgues because people do die on cruise ships.
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Epidemics Happen

Close quarters make the spread of illnesses possible on cruise ships.
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