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7 Top Reasons to Never Go on a Cruise

Your ship could capsize, your captain could abandon ship—but wait, there are even more good reasons to never go to sea.

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You Might Be in for a Boatload of Ripoff

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Don’t get too mesmerized by cruise lines’ extensive lists of all the things you get with your admission price. One of the most important things—drinks—are not free, and 75 percent of Cruise Critic readers think they’re too expensive. (New York City residents, though, might think these prices are a steal.) If you want to try the nicer restaurants on board, treat yourself to the spa, or just have a soda, there’s always an extra charge. There are no consumer protection laws at sea, and cruise companies make the most of it with things like bogus auctions featuring fake bidders and worthless art.

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