(Closed) Western Mediterranean Cruise or Norway Cruise for Anniversary??

posted 5 years ago in Travel
  • poll: Which Cruise?
    Norway Cruise : (3 votes)
    27 %
    Western Mediterranean Cruise : (8 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I see where deciding is tough… I know I’d certainly LOVE to do them both too.

    If I had to choose tho just based on the Itinerary… I’d pick the Mediterranean one because I hear that the English Channel and North Sea can be rough… (very rough at times)… and as I am a “smooth sailing” kind of cruiser that would be a very important consideration for me.

    The Mediterranean Cruise goes out of Barcelona, which I hear is nice… and so you get to avoid the English Channel on that one.

    Great ports of call… we are looking at a similar Itinerary for our 2014 Cruise as well.

    Hope this helps,

    PS… Which cruise line ?

     

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    TO @bride5512:  sounds nice.  Royal Caribbean has a good reputation… we cruise on their sister line… Celebrity.

    If you haven’t already, be sure and check out Cruise Critic and the Board for Royal Caribbean, you can chat there with other cruisers (ask them what they’d choose for example)… also it is a good place to find out about upcoming deals etc.  As well as a fabulous spot to learn about the various Intineraries, Ships and even Cabins

    I won’t book my own cruises without checking in on CC… have been able to hear about some great deals… as well as book some INCREDIBLE Cabins (not all cabins are created equally for the same money !!)

    http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=83

    Hope this helps,

     

    Post # 6
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’d do Norway.  DH and I really want to do a Scandinavian cruise!

     

    Plus, with the Western Mediterranean cruise, I’d want way more than a partial day port-of-call to experience those cities.  You really can’t fully enjoy them in half a day, IMO.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    TO @Mrs.KMM: I agree on the overnight (2 Day Stay) comment…

    So you’ll be happy to know that Celebrity (and I think Royal Caribbean as well) is doing some cruises now that does overnights in some Ports of Call in Europe.

    Worth a look if you are a cruiser.

    Hope this helps,

    Mr TTR and I haven’t got months for Europe once we retire… but we do have a nice block of time… (about 6 weeks) so we are thinking that we’ll spend some of it on a cruise, visiting places like the Greek Islands & Turkey, that we wouldn’t otherwise see on a road-trip.  The road-trip / train portion we can concentrate on the UK and some of the more popular destinations like The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Northern Italy.

    Doing the cruise therefore on the Med, will give us the best of both worlds.

     

    Post # 8
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I have been on that Western Med. cruise 2 times before and loved it each time! Also, since the weather will be cooler you will really get to enjoy Spain / Italy. I thought Norway was too cold even during June / July, so not sure if it would be warm enough for my taste in May.

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