The hot tub – reality
We’ve already established that privacy is the most important thing if you want to enjoy the cruise ship facilities, and that’s the one thing they usually can’t provide. The only way you’d have privacy in a cruise ship hot tub is if you have one in your room. Otherwise, much like the pool area, you can expect the hot tub to be crowded at all times.
It won’t be crowded by young people most of the time, as you might have hoped, but the early birds who get there first, which are usually elderly people. You won’t even have enough room to stretch your legs in the hot tub, and you could only dream about having it all to yourself and taking the perfect picture.