Post # 1
We’re taking a cruise from NY to Bahamas. Has anyone done this cruise? I havent cruised since I was a kid and my FH has never. Leaving on Nov. 10th 😀
Anyone have tips for cruising or suggestions for the bahamas?!
Post # 3
@jordanmarie: I hope you are on a NEW big ship, room at mid-ship, on a mid-level provider or better. I’ve done Celebrity, Princess and NCL. I need to try RC. I think my next cruise will be with the geezers on Viking for our honeymoon. We’ll see!
Hope you have great weather and smooth seas. 🙂 Have fun!
ETA: I see you are in Boston. Did you think about cruising out of there? We’ve been thinking about it but haven’t done it yet.
Post # 4
Yeah, I’ve cruised from Boston to Bermuda. But because we are cruising in Novemeber the closest port was NY.
We are on the brandnew ship they released this spring. And I made sure I was mid everything lol . I’m all about the geezer ships or any ship that appeals to an older crowd. I mean on your honeymoon you dont want to be surrounded by a bunch of kids! We were looking at Celebrity but, went with NCL. Nex time, I want to try Celebrity or Princess.
Post # 5
@jordanmarie: I haven’t done that cruise – but I am cruising for my honeymoon. We are booked on celebrity. I went on them once before, they aren’t terribly old. But maybe it depends on the intienary and time.
Post # 6
We just came back from our cruise to Bahamas and Turks and Caicos. We went on Carnival and ahd a GREAT time! There is so much to do all the time! We went to Atlantis when we were at nassau. We enjoyed the waterpark. We went to Carnivals own island which was my favorite. The sand was gorgeous and so was the water. I must warn you the sun is STRONG. if you usually wear 15 I suggest you wear 30. Hope you have a wonderful honeymoon!
Post # 7
Every mainstream Cruise Line (vs Luxury) focuses on a particular demographic…
The main players are:
Disney… who’s prime demographic is Kids… Families are their main business. There are also some young adults 20 to 30 who also like this line for its playfulness.
Carnival goes after the young set as well… College thru to 40 something. But their largest crowd is in their 20s for sure.
Norwegian caters mostly to Families, and those under 50 years old.
Royal Caribbean also is aimed at this group.
Celebrity & Princess are a step up from these two… and their preferred audience is 40 to 70 (with a few Cruisers either side… particularly Honeymooners looking for more amentities, and Few to NO Kids around etc)
Of the mainstream lines HAL = Holland America attacts the oldest demographic… those in the 50 to 80 range.
November is the tail end of Hurricane Season… hopefully you’ll have calm seas (this has been a very quiet year for Atlantic Hurricanes)
Hope this helps,
PS… For everything crusing check out Cruise Critic.com which is the sister website to TripAdvisor. CC is chocked full of great info… including Tips for First Timers. As well as info on particular Ports of Calls, Itineraries, Cruise Lines, Ships… even right down to specific cabins. You can also connect online with others on your particular ship & cruise (the Roll Call Boards) and by making an online connection you can get invited to a Sailaway or Cocktail Party while aboard. Lots of fun.