Because it’s infected with people.

Perhaps one of the weirdest vacations I continue to take as an introvert is the week-long cruise trip.  I’ve been on about 10 of them.  Since I was a teen, my mother saw it fit to take me, my brother and the rest of the family on a getaway via an oversize, Vegas-style ship. I always enjoyed island-hoping with family and creating new memories.  As I got older, I realized that there are way too many people on cruise ships.

It’s insane.

This week, my mother, brother, niece and I will board the Norwegian Breakaway.  With a capacity of 3,963 people, I will successfully lose my shit.  Still, it’s one of the best experiences ever!  I love the quality time I get to spend with my family and I especially love visiting different islands.  It really is a great bang for your buck.

While away, my brother and I will be celebrating our birthdays.  We are 5 years a part but have birthdays that are one day after the other.  My brother is definitely more social than I am.  He enjoys going out and meeting new people.  I enjoy texting.  This year, I want to challenge myself to do something different.  I’m going to try to make a friend!  Making connections with people outside of your travel buddies is such a cool feature of experiencing the world.  I aim to leave the Norwegian Breakaway with at least one new friend.  I’ll let you know how that goes…

See you when I get back!