(Closed) Would you go on a cruise?

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

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@IzzyBear:  I’m kinda interested in a morbid sort of way..

Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@LadyBlackheart:  i might go with royal caribbean. we went with Carnival BEFORE all the madness started (in 2011) and it was terrible. they totally screwed us over on our destinations, on-shore excursions, there was nothing to do on the boat AND food and drink were wayyy overpriced.

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@LadyBlackheart: 

 

I love, love, LOVE cruises. They are a beautiful experience.

I will be going on my third cruise in November of this year. It will be my honeymoon, and I absolutely can’t wait.

It is my most enjoyed form of travel. I always rent balcony rooms for the 24/7 view of the beautiful ocean and land in the distance. You also get all-you-can-eat, formal nights where you dress in your best, theatrical performances, night clubs, gambling, spas, etc.  

I would never take a Carnival and probably not a Royal Caribbean cruise either simply because they cater to the partying type of consumer.

I go on Celebrity and Princess cruises because they appeal to the quiet, privacy-oriented type of cruiser, like my husband and I.

Every cruise line has a different target consumer.

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I love cruises. I think I’ve been on about 15 or so. I’ve never been on Carnival, mainly for the reason PP mentioned of them being a “party” ship and that’s not my scene, but I do frequently cruise Royal Caribbean. The current issues wouldn’t turn me off of cruising any more than any other issue a cruise ship has had in the past.

Post # 36
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@orchidaloha:  yeah I wondered if anyone would think that it’s “wrong” for me to post pictures but I’m pretty sure no one got hurt so I think we’re in the clear. I have them on my camera at home so I’ll post them tonight if you’re still interested.

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
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@Bunny_the_Bride:  Good to know. Thanks for this. We ourselves don’t want to go on a cruise because we saw them as hokey and kind of cheezy. But especially with what has happened recently.

But we have been talking about doing one maybe in Europe at some point. 1) To say we’ve done it and 2) It might be a luxurious way to see parts of Europe. Now that I know different lines cater to different personalities, this is great to know.

Post # 38
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m going on Carnival next week, and I am super excited.  I’ve been on Carnival several times, as well as going on Celebrity, and I’ve always loved it.  I will cruise any time, without hesitation.

Planes crash, I still fly.  Cars crash, I still drive.  Why stop cruising over a couple incidents? 

Post # 39
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I loathe cruises.  LOATHE.  I don’t know if they changed this policy, but it used to be that they’d register in other countries so they wouldn’t have to abide by environmental regulations, and they wouldn’t treat their sewage.  In places like Alaska, you’d have more sewage pollution coming from the people on the cruises than you’d have from the people who lived locally.  It had serious environmental implications for much of the wildlife.  I also love boats, and feel like these humongo floating city cruises totally defeat the purpose of that.  The only time I’d ever go on one would be if it was a really out there destination like Antarctica.  

Post # 40
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

nope but i never wanted to.  I swam year round for 20years and can swim miles… but i freak out if i can’t see the land.  Plus a girl, Amy Bradly,  that lived near us was kidnapped off a ship and they think she’s in a ring of white slavery.  She was on the cruise with her family.  Once you get into international waters, like traveling over seas, you’re at the mercy of whatever jurisdiction decides to take over whatever crime you’re a victim of. 

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have cruised with Carnival in the past and loved it. My Fiance and I are going to take a Royal Carribean cruise for our honeymoon. We are not worried. Something bad can happen anywhere.

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Please don’t take offense, but I’m really sick of people bashing on cruising just because of the recent events. There are car accidents all the time and people still drive. There are plane crashes  and people still fly. Cruising is no different. (sorry, not directed at you, just general irritation)

I just got back from a cruise last week. And it was awesome! It’s a great way to see a couple islands and relax. Sure, you don’t get a lot of time at every place, but I think 8 hours is perfect. Its long enough to do a little shopping and hang out on the beach.

The ships try very hard to keep you entertained. I’ve only sailed with Carnival, but their crew was amazing every time. Our room steward and waiter knew our names by the end of the first night. They always have fun things to do on the ships too.

The important thing to remember is, it is what you make it. Are there lines? Does it get crowded? Yes, you’re on a ship with 4,000 people. But if you are laid back then it won’t bother you. You’ll learn certain places to go that aren’t as crowded.

I would recommend taking a cruise. I think it’s a cheap way to have a fun, care-free vacation.

Post # 43
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@peachacid: LOL!! I agree with you and those pictures!!! NEVER EVER!!!!!

Post # 44
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@Coral99:  

I think a lot of people have this perception of cruises. Some of the theatre performances can be a little cheesey, like Broadway imitations, but that is the only hokey thing I can think of about cruises.

There are cruise lines that appeal to the budget-minded consumer (Carnival) all the way to the high-end consumer. Here is a sophisticated cruise line that goes to Europe:

http://www.seabourn.com/find-luxury-cruise-vacation/FindCruises.action?destCode=EN&displayMode=advertising

 

Post # 45
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@Bunny_the_Bride:  Those are insanely nice!!!! Thank you!

Post # 46
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@LadyBlackheart:  Literally if SO had the week off I would book a cruise this very second. 

I’ve been on over a dozen and nothing has ever happened. There are, what?, 12 cruiselines sailing? They each have 3-10 ships sailing EVERY DAY. And how many ships have had issues? 

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