I have a question tonight I want to ask those of you with a lot of experience vacationing aboard cruise ships. I know nothing about cruises and I'm in a bit of a quandry so I need some input. First, though, the pattern giveaway! The winner is . . . Brenda! Brenda said, "Please enter me in your drawing. Looks like a great scrap pattern." Brenda, please email me your address and I'll get it mailed out to you.
Now the cruise thing. Here's the scenario: Hubby and I have an opportunity to cruise to Alaska--a 7 day cruise. Hubby is wheelchair bound. He has circulation problems that mean he's probably not going to be able to hang around on deck for very long without getting cold, unless it's particularly warm out and I'm not sure about Alaska and being out on the ocean, even in the summer. When he's in large rooms filled with a lot of noise--voices, clatter, etc.--his ears hurt. We don't really gamble much or drink much. Given all of these things, my assumption is that we'll be spending more time in our cabin than the typical cruise passengers. I thought that would work out fine and we'd have a wonderful vacation anyway if we could get a room with a balcony or some type of view, but the closest we can get is an obscured ocean view (actually a very nice view of a lifeboat). The idea of spending a lot of time for a week in a little room with not much to look at sounds kind of depressing, and as Hubby said tonight, the days when we'd be content playing strip backgammon for hours are long since past.
So maybe the problem is that I just don't know what there is for us to do on a cruise and I'm expecting the worst. Or maybe my concerns are valid and we should make some other vacation plans. What has your experience been? Please feel free to email me rather than leave a comment if you'd prefer. I appreciate your input--I know that putting my question out to all of you is certain to give me the feedback I need to make a decision. Thanks!