I’ve been a travel agent for over 10 years, and I have to say that 2017 is a very different than years past.
Many new and exciting ships are on the way, but most of them will be carrying thousands of passengers each, which makes the cruise experience less traditional than “back in MY day!”
Back in my day, the cruise experience seemed to be more elegant. Fewer kids running wild, better service, better food and fewer people.
Today you have people getting up at 4:30 a.m. to reserve prime deck chairs, you have kids running wild while parents are nowhere to be found, and it’s more difficult to get a table for two.
While my wife and I will cruise in 2017, we will be more selective on which ships we travel on, but there are days I long for the good old days.