Cruises and Air Conditioning Woes

Let’s just start by saying, I am not a fan of cruises. I have never been a fan and after this last spring experience, I never will be. My husband just would not stop bugging me about going on a cruise, but I knew I likely got a little motion sickness and also really didn’t want to be stuck on a boat in the middle of nowhere for a week. I liked plane travel and going country exploring! For the sake of saving the marriage I finally compromised on a small island cruise in Greece. I got my sightseeing and didn’t have to be on a boat constantly and he got his cruise. Well, I figured not much could go wrong on a boat, well I was wrong. Sure enough, the second we boarded, I could feel my motion sickness kicking in. I went to the room to lie down right away and it was an inside cabin with no windows for fresh air. I was trapped with an Air Conditioned ice box and the processed air through the poor ventilations system was only making it worse! I tried fiddling with the thermostat box, but it was locked! What the heck, we are in private rooms, I couldn’t even have sat over my own room’s temperature? I called up to the front desk to turn off our air conditioning unit, but they said that wasn’t possible. I asked for an upgrade to a room with a window and that wasn’t available. I told my husband if he didn’t fix the HVAC unit right away I was camping out on the island and no more cruising for me!

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