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TikToker on Royal Caribbean's extravagant 9-month world cruise says he 'hates it here'

TikToker on Royal Caribbean's extravagant 9-month world cruise says he 'hates it here'

The TikToker was sponsored to go on the cruise, but has been left less than impressed by life on board

A TikToker has shared how he was left less than impressed on a world cruise.

Influencer Marc Sebastian had begged to be sent on the nine-month voyage operated by Royal Caribbean.

The cruise is the Ultimate World Cruise 'never-before-offered' by Royal Caribbean and it took off for its 274-night journey around the globe on December 10, 2023 and is set to return on September 10, 2024.

It has been drawing a lot of attention online, with people being obsessed with what is happening on board the ship.

Eventually, the TikToker's wish was granted when Atria Books offered to send him on the cruise, though for 18 nights rather than the full nine-month marathon.

But after starting his trip at the weekend, it seems that 18 nights is already proving more than enough for Marc, who has posted updates saying bluntly: "I hate it here."

He captioned a video touring his room by writing: “For 18 nights? fine. But for 9 months? No can do babe.”

In the clip, he explained that the room cost a whopping $8,500 for 18 nights on the leg covering South America and Antarctica.

Marc also noted the shower was 'super small' and 'the water only comes in three temperatures - which is freezing, scolding hot, or third-degree burns'.

But it was the alleged repeated cancellations of excursions which began to get to him, not to mention other the passengers.

Influencer Marc Sebastian was less than impressed with his experience.

One video documented a 5.30am start for an excursion to see penguins on the Falkland Islands.

He described forming alliances with other passengers to make sure they could get onto a tender to see the penguins.

For those who don't know, a tender is a small boat which passengers use to get to the dock so the main ship doesn't have to dock, like on Pirates of the Caribbean where they get into the small rowing boat to go ashore.

He said: “I need to go see the penguins. There were a bunch of schedule mishaps. Excursions got canceled. I need to see the king penguins!”

But things soon got tense as more people began turning up for the trip, with arguments apparently ensuing over who would get to board.

At one point, Marc claimed he bluntly told another passenger: "Alright we’re not going to have anyone yelling. It’s not our fault you didn’t get here early enough."

Despite the tension and the drama, an announcement soon put paid to everyone's hopes, as the weather was too rough.

The TikToker has been keeping his followers updated on his trip.

He said: "After all that, we are not even going to the Falkland Islands because it's too rough outside. I hate it here."

People took to the comments to share their thoughts on the video.

One said: "Maybe the real tender was the friends we made along the way."

A second asked why there didn't seem to be a system for deciding who could go on the trip, writing: "There's not like a ticket system? Y'know those things that you pull at like a dmv or something?"

A third was thoroughly unimpressed with the whole ordeal, replying: "Honestly with how much plans change for what you pay, I don’t ever wanna go on a cruise tbh."

While someone else commented: "This is the best anti-ad for a cruise I’ve ever seen."

Marc has also shared more positive experiences of the cruise on his TikTok.

UNILAD has reached out to Royal Caribbean for comment.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok / marcsebastianf / Royal Caribbean

Topics: Royal Caribbean, TikTok, World News