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Episode 2856th December 2022 • The Traveling Introvert • The Career Introvert
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Hello and welcome to the travelling introvert. I'm going to

do a travel episode. It's been a while, there's some less travelling going on,

but I want to talk about cruise ships. I have being on one, I'm contemplating

going on another and I have many people asking me and I see a lot of videos

also going on about well, the extroverted people will want to do all the

partying and the introverted people, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah

and generally not covering the information that you want about cruises. What I

will say is that most cruise lines do what is called sort of traditional

dining, where you are sat at the same table every night with random humans.


If that is not something that you are into for various

reasons. I recommend NCL because you can eat at any time and anywhere and or

virgin except for the Korean barbecue place because you can go and eat when you

want. Where you want and you are not forced to sit and socialise with complete

strangers who you may or may not like for the duration of your cruise. One

thing I will say about cruise ships is there a lot of hidden nooks and crannies

where you can just sit and read a book and no one will bother you or just watch

the water go by.



People may games rooms are extremely popular, definitely

made friends in the games rooms. If you are a solo cruiser, there is a lot of

cruise ships that do solo supplement. There are quite a few that now aren't and

are definitely creating environments that are really good for solo.



I've got solo surfers in my mind and I know that's not the

right word for solo travellers. And one thing that would be great if you just

want to get away and have some peace and quiet, there's definitely the spa

option within a lot of the cruise ships so you can get a day pass and you just

go and you go from hot tub to sauna to steam room to just lounging around and

that's a great recharge thing to do. And there's generally no children allowed

in those areas as well. If you are into trying different types of cocktails,

that is one huge plus point for maybe all inclusive places, but also on cruise

ships because you've already possibly bought a beverage package. You can go and

try things that you wouldn't normally try or you're not sure about or any of

the above and you can go and sit and have a cocktail or a beverage or try

something in any way that you want or take it back to your room and enjoy the

water.



I highly recommend getting a balcony just because when you

want to recharge, you get to go and you still get to enjoy being outside

without necessarily being outside with a bunch of people. Having said that,

most cruise ships are large enough that there are little nooks and crannies

where you can sit and watch the water and not interact with other humans if you

don't need to. But you also have the option of interacting with humans in a way

that you have control over, which is incredibly nice. But being able to try all

sorts of food, being able to drink all sorts of drinks and there's games,

there's arcades, there's all sorts of things to do when you want to recharge

and be by yourself and there's lots of things to do with other humans. It's

kind of like a staycation, but a floating staycation.



I've probably talked about staycations before, where you

would go and stay at a hotel, maybe in the town that you live in or maybe the

next town over if you want to get some work done or you just want to recharge

or you just want to treat yourself. And so this is a different version of that

that just happens to be floating and maybe you get to travel to a couple of

different islands while you are at it, even if you are travelling with another

human being or with a group of people. The great thing is that as long as you

have your own room, you all can do things together and then you can separate

and come back and do things in your room or somewhere else and then agree at a

time to meet, to then have dinner or lunch or games or whatever it might be. It

is great for groups of friends as well. I am definitely looking forward to I

think I'm probably going to book another one and to see how that goes.



A lot of cruise ships have a big central area that tends to

be very, very noisy. However, the Virgin Cruises, apart from being out, only

have lots of different smaller areas within one big area, how they've described

it as a yachtlike experience, but on a cruise ship. So I'm curious how that

works out. That's just a little bit of random information about cruising if you

are an introvert and or a solo travelling. So thank you for listening.



This is Janice@thecareerintrovert.com, helping you build your

brand and get hired and recharge. Have a great rest of your week.



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Hello and welcome to the travelling introvert. I'm going to do a travel episode. It's been a while, there's some less travelling going on, but I want to talk about cruise ships. I have being on one, I'm contemplating going on another and I have many people asking me and I see a lot of videos also going on about well, the extroverted people will want to do all the partying and the introverted people, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah and generally not covering the information that you want about cruises. What I will say is that most cruise lines do what is called sort of traditional dining, where you are sat at the same table every night with random humans.

If that is not something that you are into for various reasons. I recommend NCL because you can eat at any time and anywhere and or virgin except for the Korean barbecue place because you can go and eat when you want. Where you want and you are not forced to sit and socialise with complete strangers who you may or may not like for the duration of your cruise. One thing I will say about cruise ships is there a lot of hidden nooks and crannies where you can just sit and read a book and no one will bother you or just watch the water go by.

People may games rooms are extremely popular, definitely made friends in the games rooms. If you are a solo cruiser, there is a lot of cruise ships that do solo supplement. There are quite a few that now aren't and are definitely creating environments that are really good for solo.

I've got solo surfers in my mind and I know that's not the right word for solo travellers. And one thing that would be great if you just want to get away and have some peace and quiet, there's definitely the spa option within a lot of the cruise ships so you can get a day pass and you just go and you go from hot tub to sauna to steam room to just lounging around and that's a great recharge thing to do. And there's generally no children allowed in those areas as well. If you are into trying different types of cocktails, that is one huge plus point for maybe all inclusive places, but also on cruise ships because you've already possibly bought a beverage package. You can go and try things that you wouldn't normally try or you're not sure about or any of the above and you can go and sit and have a cocktail or a beverage or try something in any way that you want or take it back to your room and enjoy the water.

I highly recommend getting a balcony just because when you want to recharge, you get to go and you still get to enjoy being outside without necessarily being outside with a bunch of people. Having said that, most cruise ships are large enough that there are little nooks and crannies where you can sit and watch the water and not interact with other humans if you don't need to. But you also have the option of interacting with humans in a way that you have control over, which is incredibly nice. But being able to try all sorts of food, being able to drink all sorts of drinks and there's games, there's arcades, there's all sorts of things to do when you want to recharge and be by yourself and there's lots of things to do with other humans. It's kind of like a staycation, but a floating staycation.

I've probably talked about staycations before, where you would go and stay at a hotel, maybe in the town that you live in or maybe the next town over if you want to get some work done or you just want to recharge or you just want to treat yourself. And so this is a different version of that that just happens to be floating and maybe you get to travel to a couple of different islands while you are at it, even if you are travelling with another human being or with a group of people. The great thing is that as long as you have your own room, you all can do things together and then you can separate and come back and do things in your room or somewhere else and then agree at a time to meet, to then have dinner or lunch or games or whatever it might be. It is great for groups of friends as well. I am definitely looking forward to I think I'm probably going to book another one and to see how that goes.

A lot of cruise ships have a big central area that tends to be very, very noisy. However, the Virgin Cruises, apart from being out, only have lots of different smaller areas within one big area, how they've described it as a yachtlike experience, but on a cruise ship. So I'm curious how that works out. That's just a little bit of random information about cruising if you are an introvert and or a solo travelling. So thank you for listening.

This is Janice@thecareerintrovert.com, helping you build your brand and get hired and recharge. Have a great rest of your week.

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