If you haven't planned a trip yet for your summer, you have plenty of options to consider.   Planes, Trains, and Automobiles can get you to where you want to be.  But have you ever considered cruising?  I know there are many people who haven't and I'm guessing it's because you've got some myths in your head.  I'd like to take a few minutes to dispel some of them and give you my impressions of cruising:

Safety:  I have never felt afraid of sinking or capsizing.  The ships are like huge resort hotels with advanced technology and sophisticated navigation systems.  The cruise lines do not want to put guests in any danger, they want everyone to have an excellent experience, so they will reroute if weather or conditions make that necessary.

Room to move:  Most cabins are smaller than the type of American hotel room you're probably used to, but they're designed efficiently giving you room to store your stuff and go about your everyday business.  If your budget has you in a small windowless room, you can use it mainly for the bed and bathroom and then spend the rest of your time enjoying all of the views and fresh air available around the ship.

Personal space: Cruise ships can feel crowded by the pool and at the buffet if you go at prime times.  But there are plenty of alcoves and lounges for reading, napping, or other times when you just want to be alone (or just with your sweetie.)

I'll try to debunk some more myths in tomorrow's post.  Have a great day!