20th Aug 2015
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The cruise that doesn't sail
Author: SJ Fallick
The cruise that doesn't sail

Just when you thought cruising couldn’t get any more popular, a new ship has opened the market up to a whole new market.

Catering to those who don’t actually wish to spend a week or more at sea, the latest offering out of South Korea provides the cruising experience without ever actually setting sail. Perfect for anyone who is prone to sea sickness, the Sun Cruise Resort is a land-based cruise featuring everything you would expect on a typical cruise.

Positioned on a cliff with panoramic views of the Sea of Japan, the 30,000 tonne ship is 165 metres long and includes 211 rooms, six restaurants, and even has a rotating bar on the top floor. With an indoor gym and seawater outdoor pool, rooms are priced from $150 per night.

Still not sold? The resort even plays the sound of crashing waves through speakers to give you the experience of being at sea.

Check out the photos and let us know what you think of this concept? Does this defeat the purpose of the cruising experience? Or is it a good option for those who suffer from sea sickness?

You can find out more at Sun Cruise.





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    Fran
    22nd Aug 2015
    10:15am
    I have heard everything now! It would be like sitting in a luxury car, trapped in the garage!
    Just nonsense.....
    wrenjay
    22nd Aug 2015
    12:46pm
    I suffer from sea sickness so this sounds like a great idea to me
    Fran
    22nd Aug 2015
    3:16pm
    I don't know if it will help in your case, however I was always like yourself, the first cruise I took, two days were obliterated. The second cruise I took everything made by man to ward off the "sickness".
    Still love cruising, even in rough weather now I have no problems whatsoever.
    Sometimes you have to re-train your brain/inner ear I think.
    marz
    22nd Aug 2015
    4:54pm
    I also have a 'weak' stomach & would love to experience a cruise but I don't dare as sea sickness is no joke! Would appreciate advice on how to 'retrain my brain/inner ear'!!
    Fran
    23rd Aug 2015
    12:13pm
    The inner ear is somehow connected to the feeling of sea sickness etc., a lot of people obviously have no trouble whatsoever, as cruising continues to become very popular. You must remember, not all seas are rough, its like a millpond a lot of the time.
    I have no idea how my body became "adjusted" (I hope it stays that way) as I just love to cruise. If I ever crack "tatts" I would book a world cruise the next day with my favourite company and favourite ship (adults only) what a way to go!!
    I get slightly annoyed when my friends say when I ask them to try a cruise, "Oh I would not like it, or I will get sick!) We are only on this planet once!!!
    Kim
    23rd Aug 2015
    5:18pm
    To me a holiday is what you make it, I don't mind the idea and the price is reasonable. Everyone is different I guess.
    xotk1
    25th Aug 2015
    6:29am
    Well, I think this would be my kind of cruise!!


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