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Co-worker; Wife wants to cruise husband does not


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I don't think there's a lot you can do other than continue to talk about it, show him beautiful photos, let him know that he needs to try it at least once, etc. I was in the same position a few years about before our first cruise -- except that I was the one who didn't want anything to do with it! We had friends who had been trying to get us to go for years, amd I was stoutly resisting. My hubby finally talked me into it for our 25th wedding anniversary, and since he really wanted to go, I gave in.

 

6 cruises later and dying for another one, I guess you can see how I felt about cruising!

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Everyone has different tastes, some people like to cruise others do not. I am sure you have listened to someone relating their vacation experience and thinking that you are glad they had a good time, but that type of vacation was not for you.

 

Continue to share with him and also make sure you show as much interest in his leasure time activities. I think that the last thing that I would want was to talk him into going on a cruise and have them hate it.

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I have a co-worker who even though I talk to him about cruising he has no interest but I found out his wife wants to try it. What should I do to get him to cruise?

 

Nothing. There is nothing worse than talking someone into cruising just be you like to do it. What if they hate it? There goes your working relationship. Realize that cruising is not for everyone and let it go at that. Maybe his wife can talk him into it, but it isn't your job.

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I have a co-worker who even though I talk to him about cruising he has no interest but I found out his wife wants to try it. What should I do to get him to cruise?

 

My wife got experienced some sea sickness on our first cruise to Alaska and vowed to never cruise again. I, on the other hand, loved the experience and became addicted. What I did to get my wife on a second cruise was to book a cruise to Bermuda that spends 3 days at one port of call. That way it minimizes her time on the ship to 3 days and gives her a land based vacation as the same time.

 

It did take some pleading fro the kids for her to go along though!

 

Maybe if you can get this guy on one cruise like this, he will become addicted.

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I have a co-worker who even though I talk to him about cruising he has no interest but I found out his wife wants to try it. What should I do to get him to cruise?

 

 

Just tell him you're taking his wife on a cruise, and he can come with, or not. :D

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I have a co-worker who even though I talk to him about cruising he has no interest but I found out his wife wants to try it. What should I do to get him to cruise?

 

I'm with you I wish all my friends and family enjoyed cruising as much as I do, but they don't and it's a lot of work trying to get them on board:)

 

But I am going with the girls on a 2 nighter from NY maybe I can get them hooked I do realize a weekend cruise can't compare to a full length cruise but it's a start:)

 

I posted this on another thread about getting my Husband to love cruising it didn't work out the way I hoped:

 

My husband did not want to cruise I had to beg him to come with my son and I on the Gem I even got his best friend with his family to come with us I got them an inside cabin. I booked the best suite I could at the time an A3 CV booked good excursions, bought him some Tommy Bahama outfits, and I had my fingers crossed for good weather,trying everything to get him hooked.

 

Well after all that he no likey!!!

 

He hated the outfits complained and would not wear them, That was ok it's freestyle I told him wear the same old khakis youre free to whatever!

 

Now the ship was a rockin I mean it was crazy I could not believe it even I felt a little sick but of course I said he was crazy! The casino was my Ace in the hole he likes to play so in the rough seas I thought this would take his mind of the rocking and no window to see the storm. Well on the gem they have stools at the poker machines he was like falling off!!!

 

Then my son got sick really sick 103 fever you name it. My husband was looking for flights to fly him home from the Bahamas. And my face blew up from a root canel two days before the cruise oh I was in pain but I wasn't going to tell him that I kept saying it looks worse then it feels :eek:

 

I could go on and on like a ranting bad review BUT the cruise was great for my son and I even though he got sick he still had a great time and so did I. My husband on the other hand said he can see why we like it but it was not for him, But he did love the Court Yard and thought the service was great.

 

So my son and I cruise without him and we do vacations with my husband that he likes on land:) And we go out with him on our boat just in the bay of course:)

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My wife got experienced some sea sickness on our first cruise to Alaska and vowed to never cruise again. I, on the other hand, loved the experience and became addicted. What I did to get my wife on a second cruise was to book a cruise to Bermuda that spends 3 days at one port of call. That way it minimizes her time on the ship to 3 days and gives her a land based vacation as the same time.

 

It did take some pleading fro the kids for her to go along though!

 

Maybe if you can get this guy on one cruise like this, he will become addicted.

 

Make sure your wife takes Bonine starting the night before you cruise. The trip in the Atlantic to Bermuda can be rough but at the same time can also be very smooth. Take no chances.

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Or have him try one of those 2-day cruises to nowhere. One of those weekenders I've read about. Never tried one, but that might be OK.

 

--Michael

 

I tried two 2 nighters and hated both of them. Way too crowded and you can't even enjoy it. If it were my first I would NEVER go on another cruise.

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I have a co-worker who even though I talk to him about cruising he has no interest but I found out his wife wants to try it. What should I do to get him to cruise?

 

Ha, ha, ha...finally something I know about! Tell your co-worker that at some point his wife WILL go without him...does he want to be there or not?...

 

coka

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I tried two 2 nighters and hated both of them. Way too crowded and you can't even enjoy it. If it were my first I would NEVER go on another cruise.

 

i completely agree, although I tend to like the two-days as well - they are just, well....different.. I have an aunt and uncle who refuse to cruise, even if we pay (and we offer all the time - they can't afford most vacations). They have never cruised before, they just have preconceptions of what it's like. We have considered taking them on a two-day to 'break them in", but i think it would completely turn them off to cruising. It's just not the same as a longer cruise, more like mayhem - all drinking, gambling, pushing and rushing.

 

BTW, hubby was turned off to cruising several years ago, preferring land-based vacations. He was afraid to be out-of-touch too long and the stuffiness of earlier cruises also got to him. Since trying NCL, he is back to loving them!

 

Robin

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