(Closed) For those who* have been on a cruise

posted 7 years ago in Travel
  • poll: I got my cruise on and ....
    Yay, I loved it : (31 votes)
    61 %
    Bleh, I hated it : (3 votes)
    6 %
    Meh, it was so so : (11 votes)
    22 %
    I like nachos : (6 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I LOVED mine!  I can’t wait to go again!  We went on Carnival out of Baltimore.  The food was great, the entertainment was great, service was great.  The only thing I wasn’t thrilled with were the pools.  They were really small and the water was COLD!

    Post # 4
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    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I hated it – BUT, I was with my mom to celebrate her b’day – and everyone else was all coupled up (and much older than me).  (It was a cruise from British Columbia to Alaska.)

    I think it would be fun to do a cruise with a BIG group of people, however.

    I realized that I didn’t like pulling into ports, all the activities set up for you… I much prefer wandering a town and getting to know the locals vs. a port that’s geared to cruise passengers…. if that makes any sense.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I just got back from my first cruise a few weeks ago. I had a really great time. Not the best thing I’ve ever done, but I would go on another one I think.

    Why did you hate it???

    Post # 6
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    4887 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    So not fair.  I would’ve voted for Nachos.

    Post # 8
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    3374 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I LOVED my cruises! I’ve been on a ton and they’re super relaxing and all inclusive. We always plan family vacations on them because you can be around extended family and still escape when you’ve had too much.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I went on one almost a year ago (honeymoon) & it was amazing. Except the ship rocked so hard I walked around like I was drunk (& I didn’t drink anything except tea/juice). I never got sea-sick, but it was so hard for me to walk sometimes I just laid in bed.

    Otherwise I loved it, the food was really good for the most part. We also had a balcany so we could go outside & look at the sea/sunset. There was an amazing sauna room & heated pool & it was just so relaxing. There were great shows & our waiter was awesome.

    We didn’t do any of the planned activities on shore (because we didn’t have the $$ for them or we would’ve loved to do some of the stuff)… so we just did our own thing. It was fun & worth it :). The only thing I didn’t like was all the rocking on the ship the day leaving port & the day coming back.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    there were things that i loved and things that i was not a fan of at all; i don’t think hubby and i would go again alone, but i think it would be super fun to go with a big group of friends or family. mostly what i didn’t like was the other people cruising, lol–people on excursions who’d be really rude to the tour guides or having to make small talk. but if i were with a big group, i don’t think i’d notice it as much. also, it’d be good to have other people around so hubs and i wouldn’t feel we needed to do stuff together. like, him going to the casino is super boring to me, and he’d rather take a nap than lie out by the pool like i wanted, so it’d be fun to have friends around to do that with. there were these 2 couples we kept seeing together that always seemed to be having so much fun, it made us wish we’d gone with friends too. we could still have romantic time together, but then balance it with some group fun

    Post # 11
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Darling Husband and I both LOVE cruises (which is why we chose to take one to Alaska on our honeymoon).

    What cruiseline did you sail?  And did you eat in the dining room?  That’s where the awesome food is.  And you don’t HAVE to do the planned excursions on shore – they are just an option.  Sometimes we do them, sometimes we don’t.

    Post # 12
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    990 posts
    Busy bee

    I LOVE going on a cruise, I have been twice and LOVE it.

    Post # 13
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    858 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I enjoyed the stops, but I didn’t really enjoy the cruise. I’m not good in large crowds: I get “people-claustrophobic”. So basically, not being able to get away from everyone put a damper on the whole experience for me.

    Ours was Carnival, and maybe it was people gettting too rowdy (my husband and I act like old farts even though I’m only 22…) but I think I’d like to try Princess or Norwegian.

    Post # 14
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    3587 posts
    Sugar bee

    I LOVE cruises! In general I’m a cheap person, so this gives me the best bang for my buck.LOL.

    I’ve only gotten seasick once, on the cruise where a stop was in PR and the captain was ROLLING to get there on time since it was our 1st stop and the waves were rocking and I had to lay in bed I was nauseated! (I had the exact same feeling in my 1st trimester,FUN.LOL)

    I loved the ships and the ppl on it. Most ppl are so excited to be on vacation, they are SO much more friendly than ppl are in everyday life. Vacation does that I think.LOL I could go on a cruise twice a year if I could afford it. I am already looking at Disney cruises to take my baby on.LOL

    I have also only been on Carnival. I don’t want to switch unless it’s to Disney because I get a Ppast Guest discount.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I absolutely loved my cruise. I was 17 and went with about 40 other friends/classmates for our senior trip with only 3 chaperones! It was a blast. Darling Husband and I plan to go on a cruise for our next bigger vacation this year. I think a crusie can be a lot of fun. Its not the nicest place youll ever stay but to me the food was decent, the ship was a lot of fun and the ports/excursions were awesome. We didnt like an all inclusive because it felt like summer camp and was way too relaxing. We think a cruise will be a good merger between relaxation and getting out and doing things.

    Post # 16
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I love cruising and nachos!!!! I like that I can get a glimpse of a place, to see if its worth going  back to for a long period of time

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