There are different types of salt-water cruises. Some cruises are only for a day. Short day cruises are usually for sightseeing tourist or for vacationers wanting to experience deep-sea fishing.
Most people who are thinking of going on a cruise seem to be thinking of a cruise to the Bahama’s or some other place in the Caribbean. Some place that seems distant and exotic. A change from the day-to-day business at home.
A week-long vacation cruise is not something everyone can afford or even something many people would want to do twice. After looking on YouTube at several of the documentaries and reviews of ocean going cruises. I found many of the large cruise ships were loud, and guest rooms appear small.
The small rooms are most likely helpful to ensure plenty of guests, plus to have enough room for the various stores, and entertainment areas of the ships. If you like loud and are comfortable in crowds then a cruise on one of these large ships may be something for you to consider.
However if you are uncomfortable in large crowds and don’t really like the extra shopping you can to aboard these ships you do have another option. A possible alternative is a day cruise, on a smaller vessel.
The day cruise that I refer to was when I lived in the New England area. We left very early in the morning, we were on the boat by four am. It was very foggy, and there were lots of fog horns blowing to warn other boats and ships where they were.
The day cruise we went on lasted all day we did not come back until after dark, I’m not positive on the time as this has been a good number of years back. This was a fishing cruise. Marketed to locals and tourists that frequented that area.
On deck there was a bench built onto the wall of the cabin area. This was a good place to sit while waiting on fish to bite.
We went about fifty or so miles out to sea. We could not see land at all. The sky and sea seemed to blend in as the fog lifted.
The cabin area had a sitting area and a small bathroom. Above the cabin was a small room where the Captain of the boat steered.
The fish caught we did take home.