The average American family takes one “big” vacation per year. For many, this vacation is a cruise. You see the ads on TV and all over the web: the beautiful rooms, the massive decks with pools, waterslides and parties, the lavish dining areas and the amazing cruise buffets. What’s not to love? What you think a cruise is and what it ends ups being can be world’s apart in many cases. Cruises are like any other business: they promise you what you want to hear to get you onboard, and once you’re on, you’re locked in! Read on to discover some of the terrifying realities of cruising.