(Closed) Would you go on a cruise?

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 62
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@bmo88:  Jealous of your South Caribbean cruise! We wanted to do the Southern Islands but HAD to leave on the 25th and our options were limited. Next time though. Next time. 😀

 

Countdown for us, 87 days! Oh how I hear the chocolate melting cake calling my name!

Post # 63
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I love cruising and I’m in the process of planning another crusie but I wont go on Carnival – not because of the issues that keep happening to their ships but because of how they run their business.  

If you want to go on one, now’s the time! 

Post # 64
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would never do a cruise, and this was before the stranded incident.

 

It’s just not my style of travel and I do not like being around so many people.  There’s no nature either – it’s just manmade everything that you’re surrounded by.

Post # 65
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yep!  DH and I have been on many and always enjoy them.  We’ve been looking into a longer European cruise for next summer with some friends.  My parents go on at least one cruise a year.  And they plan to continue doing so.

There are always risks in life and, IMO, the risks with cruising are pretty minimal.  You can’t let a couple of incidents make you afraid to live your life.

Post # 66
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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@MexiPino:  Oh – there are WAY more than 12 cruise lines because you have all the smaller, more luxery cruise lines in addition to all the big name ships.

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@sienna76:  There is definitely nature if you want there to be.  It all depends on where you crusie.  DH and I cruised Alaska for our honeymoon and it was BEAUTIFUL!  There are also cruises through the fjords of Norway and such.  You just have to choose appropriately if nature is what you want.

Post # 67
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

We honeymooned on Carnival Fantasy… LAST WEEK. So yes, we would go on a cruise! haha. It was fun, and we really enjoyed it. 

Post # 68
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@Mrs.KMM:  I’d do an Alaskan glacier day cruise or maybe the poor man’s cruise from Bellingham to Ketchikan where you can sleep on the deck in your tent.  But that’s about it!

I’d do a small 50 foot boat cruise in some tropical islands though.  Where you can jump off the deck and swim.

It’s just the gobs of people that would dampen my vacation experience.  There are idiots in any crowd.  So increase the crowd size and you increase the number of idiots.

Post # 69
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We just booked an 8 night/9 day cruise to the Eastern Caribbean (Kings Wharf, Bermuda; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Labadee, Haiti) with Royal Caribbean for our honeymoon next year! We have never been on a crusie before and aren’t sure what to expect, but we’re really looking forward to it! I haven’t stopped flying due to every plane crash I read about on the news, so recent events haven’t affected our decision whatsoever. Have a wonderful time on your vacations, ladies! :o)

 

Post # 70
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I wouldn’t turn down a cruise, but it’s not my ideal vacation, either.  Has nothing to do with recent events, it’s just not really my style of travel.  Too many people and too much structure.

Post # 71
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I used to be kind of on board (heh, no pun intended) with the idea of a cruise, but then I learned that alcohol isn’t included. We like to drink, and we really like to drink while on vacation, so if I’m going to do some sore of all-inclusive vacation I’ll just go to a resort.

But my preferred way to vacation is to fly someplace with a warm beach, rent a great house. With a group of friends, and spend a week drinking mimosas, grilling stuff, and laying on the beac.

Post # 72
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yep!! We just got back from a 5 day to the Bahamas. We were both 1st time cruisers, and we are BEYOND ready to go again!

Post # 73
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

We went on a Carnival Cruise to Alaska in 2005; it was an amazing way to see many cities in an otherwise inaccessible state. I may also take my mom on a cruise in summer 2015 for her 60th birthday. She’s always wanted to travel Europe and I think it would be a great way for her see lots of places and only have to unpack once. Personally, DH and I don’t prefer cruises, but I think they can be a great way to travel depending on the traveler. As with certain companies, it’s hard to say. All travel involves risk.

Post # 74
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

If someone else were paying I wouldn’t turn it down

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