Oasis of the Seas
So you can be close to 6,295 other people who who don't know and find you don't want to know or be around all but a few.
Can you imagine the crowds when you get off at any stop? (td)
I have only taken one cruise and it was on a smaller ship that only had 500 guests and found that I prefer land based ( island ) vacations better.
If it wasn't for taking a cruise to St. Croix in 1987, I never would have known this wonderful place existed. Personally, I get close to having anxiety attacks when I am in Havensight when multiple ships are in, but I think it is a great opportunity for people to see parts of the world they might not otherwise.
By virtue of people who come here to stay for a week or two, do the math. How much in airfare? How much was the hotel room? How much in cab rides or taxi fares? How much spent on meals in local restaurants & hotels plus whatever shopping they do vs somebody who spent $400.00 pp who is here for 1 day, not to mention those who WALK back to the ship to get lunch.
I am no tourist annalist. But my common sense tells me that someone whom is staying in a hotel on the island versing someone sightseeing from a ship is going to spend more. So my vote goes with the statistics trade discovered.
And trade if ya ever need someone to help with any high paying investigation to discover common sense. I'm your man. LOL
I know that the cruises must be wonderful. But as for me I like to stay awhile wherever I travel. Helps me to see the full spectrum of the places visited. So when I come there it will be by plane. And at least a week or two in a local hotel with rental car eating local cuisine. So yes my money will land in island business's rather then some cruise ship's bottom line. And I will probably by a tee shirt or shot glass to remember the visit by. 😎