If you’re a first time cruiser and you’ve already booked your cruise vacation you’re probably feeling a mix of excitement and anticipation. You’ve scoured the net looking for reviews, read multiple message boards and researched every excursion. What you don’t want to do right now is expose yourself to anything that is going to add to your nervous anticipation.
Here are 7 movies to avoid before setting sail on your cruise vacation.
From qualifying for the 1936 Olympics to enlisting in the military during World War II, Louis “Louie” Zamperini was always causing and getting into trouble. What do these have to do with cruising you may be wondering? While in the military, Louie’s plane crashed into the ocean resulting in him spending 47 days adrift in a raft. This isn’t going to be you.
The Finest Hours
Set in 1952 during one of the worst storms to hit the region in years, an oil tanker off the coast of Massachusetts gets split in half. When the Coast Guard catches word of the wreck, four members take off in a small rescue lifeboat to save the stranded crew members. Nope not happening on your vacation.
The Perfect Storm
Based on a true story, on Halloween in 1991, three weather fronts collided in the North Atlantic to produce a super storm. The movie follows a spear-fishing boat that gets caught in the storm and takes viewers through a journey that will put your anxiety over the edge. Small boat…not your ship.
Life of Pi
The majority of the film follows Pi and a large Bengal tiger stuck on a small life boat together. Pi’s family sold their zoo in India and decided to move. They boarded a large freight boat with a few remaining animals and set off to Canada. Disaster struck and the boat sank, thus, leaving Pi and the tiger as the last remaining survivors. Thankfully tigers aren’t allowed on cruise vessels which eliminates half the risk right there.
What do you get when you strand a compulsive, OCD business executive on a deserted island? Cast Away. Chuck Noland’s plane crashes near an island and he continuously fails to escape, leaving him to learn to fend for himself and his new friend, Wilson, a volleyball. Cruise life boats are way more sophisticated than a stick raft.
In the Heart of the Sea
In 1820, a giant whale attacks a boat, stranding its passengers. The survivors resort to unthinkable actions in order to carry on and find land again. The story was said to inspire the famous writing of Moby Dick, not to inspire you to cancel your cruise.
One of the most famous, and most deadly shipwrecks in history, The Titanic, walks us through the days leading up to the iceberg collision that sank the vessel and the actions that occurred after. For a nice little distraction from what’s to come, it also follows the infamous love story of Jack and Rose. No matter how much of a romantic you are…just…don’t…do it!
Have any other flicks that you think should be on this list? Let me know in the comments below.