Cruising to North Korea

“Hey look at this cheap cruise I found! This is great, I wonder where it g…North Korea. Ahhhhh, nevermind!”

North Korea recently got their first ever cruise ship. It’s small, cramped, ugly, and has almost no entertainment whatsoever, but it is the pride of the Hermit Kingdom. The Mangyongbong — a former cargo ship-turned-cruise ship — sailed on its madien voyage recently departing from the city of Rason and sailing to the Korean mountain resort of Mount Kumgang. The cruise was only 21 hours, but you gotta start somewhere. By the way here is the picture of the ship…

Honestly, this scares me a bit. American are welcome on this cruise according to North Korean officials, but I am just scared of being trapped on a North Korean ships, with North Koreans, who hate Americans. The other thing is, why would I want to go on a North Korean cruise? What is there to see besides statues of Kim and propaganda posters promoting the impending defeat of America, and freedom itself? The cruise just sounds boring. No “never-ending” buffets, entertainment, and not every cabin has enough beds for its guests! This just sounds awful. Plus, how good do you think the safety standards are? This is North Korea, they don’t even have safety briefings on their airplanes. This just sounds like a miserable vacation, I might try to got to North Korea itself, but knowing me I would probably speak out against their propaganda and hate of America, and be imprisoned, and then I would have to write my blogs from a North Korean prison, oh wait, they don’t have electricity, so ahhhh never mind! Just stay away from this cruise line (that doesn’t seem to have a name) unless you enjoy no activities, disgusting food, and miserable ports of call packed into your North Korean vacation.

Now tell me. Would you go on this North Korean cruise? (You can answer in the comments section)


Have a great Saturday everyone!





Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.