Cruise Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old cruise quotes, cruise sayings, and cruise proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A bigger business is like a cruise ship: There are lots of amenities and you can go a lot further, but it's harder to turn quickly. Tony Hsieh
All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware. Martin Buber
The goal is not to sail the boat, but rather to help the boat sail herself. John Rousmaniere
The journey, not the arrival matters. T.S. Eliot
Any fool can carry on, but a wise man knows how to shorten sail in time. Joseph Conrad
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain
He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea. Thomas Fuller
The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Attitude is the difference between ordeal and adventure Bob Bitchin
At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much. Robin Lee Graham
For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. Robert Louis Stevenson
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. William Arthur Ward
Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit. Brooks Atkinson
The Cruise missiles do not frighten anyone. We are catching them like fish in a river. I mean here that over the past two days, we managed to shoot down 196 missiles before they hit their target. Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for. Grace Hopper
Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life. Dennis Conner
Oh, it was easy to see why people had whirlwind shipboard romances, for it was a temporary journey into fantasy, where dreams could come true if only for the duration of the cruise. Patricia Hagan
Without patience, a sailor I would never be. Lee Allred
It isn't that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better. Sir Francis Drake
Super Cruise will follow the lanes of the road, follow the speed you set, and you can be hands-off driving on an expressway. Mary Barra
There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea. Joseph Conrad
She watched the gap between ship and shore grow to a huge gulf. Perhaps this was a little like dying, the departed no longer visible to the others, yet both still existed, only in different worlds. Susan Wiggs
One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore. André Gide
Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow. Anita Desai
In life, it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with. Charles M. Schulz
To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live. Hans Christian Andersen
We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. Hilaire Belloc
The cure for anything is saltwater, sweat, tears, or the sea. Isak Dinesen
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. Jacques Cousteau
The days pass happily with me wherever my ship sails. Joshua Slocum
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. Mark Twain
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes
We travel, initially, to lose ourselves, and we travel, next to find ourselves. Pico Iyer
Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ray Bradbury
Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think. Robert Henri
We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost. Ray Bradbury
Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. Zora Neale Hurston
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Helen Keller
Once the travel bug bites there is no known antitode, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life. Michael Palin
We are tied to the ocean, and when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came. John F. Kennedy
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart. Hellen Keller
It’s out there at sea that you are really yourself. Vito Dumas
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. Jawaharial Nehru
Old and young, we are all on our last cruise. Robert Louis Stevenson
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land again after a cheerful, careless voyage. Mark Twain