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Getting ready to leave on a cruise vacation to celebrate a big anniversary!!

In my planning and talking with other people I know about cruise vacations I find I get so many opinions of why they do love or really dislike cruises!  We have had good luck with ours and are looking forward to this one!!

Would love to hear some of your likes and dislikes of them!!

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Hi Newgate -

 

Where are you going on your cruise?  I love cruising - used to be in the travel industry in my past life and specialized in crusises.  I think it is one of the best ways to travel.  Depends on the line your choose to go with as far as if you will enjoy the experience.  Just like cars, there are many different levels of cruise lines - someone that loves a BMW might not be as happy in a Ford Fiesta and vice/versa.  

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Since I retired, I now do the 10+ days type cruises.   In 2 weeks will be going on a 15 day cruise - Panama Canal.  Plus a few islands along the way & back.

 

I take 2 cruises a year.  My all time favorite cruise line is Norweigen.  The service is superior.

 

On my bucket list: 

When I hit the lottery, I am going on the QE2 round the world cruise which focuses heavily on Asia.

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@Mz iMac wrote:

Since I retired, I now do the 10+ days type cruises.   In 2 weeks will be going on a 15 day cruise - Panama Canal.  Plus a few islands along the way & back.

 

I take 2 cruises a year.  My all time favorite cruise line is Norweigen.  The service is superior.

 

On my bucket list: 

When I hit the lottery, I am going on the QE2 round the world cruise which focuses heavily on Asia.


So glad you like NCL the best. We are taking them to Alaska next summer. I have also been on Disney (wonderful if you have little ones...maybe not so great with out), Carnival and Princess This will be our second time to Alaska, the first time we went Princess and loved it.

I think 10 days is ideal. The 7 days are fine but I think you could really relax on 10.

I did a 4 night Carribean...too short!

Any one done any river cruises?

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One thing I loved on Princess..it was our first cruise and our travel agent recommended just asking for a balcony room but instead of picking a specific one just reserve the "class' and be open to upgrade. Since it was just the two of us we said sure.

We were upgraded to a suite...jacuzzi tub, free laundry service, appetizers in our room. This was our very first cruise and were we ever spoiled!

What I don't like is how early you have to vacate your cabin in the morning...On the upgrade we went to a special room to wait and had a breakfast buffet.

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My sister and I have been on several cruises together.  On the last one on the Golden Princess to Alaska, we both got sick and didn't eat for two days.  The crew was very very unhelpful and unaccommodating.  The food was not good.  I'll never take a Princess cruise again.

 

We also have done the Caribbean and I wouldn't care if we never saw it again.  It was in February and it was HOT and HUMID.  The first thing I did when we got outside in Philadelphia was drink in the cool, sweet Philly air. I'm a mountain person, not a tropics and sea person.

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@Mgraw Fan wrote:

Hi Newgate -

 

Where are you going on your cruise?  I love cruising - used to be in the travel industry in my past life and specialized in crusises.  I think it is one of the best ways to travel.  Depends on the line your choose to go with as far as if you will enjoy the experience.  Just like cars, there are many different levels of cruise lines - someone that loves a BMW might not be as happy in a Ford Fiesta and vice/versa.  


Hi Mgraw Fan:  Thank you for asking!  We are going Venice to Barcelona on Holland America..which we have used before and been happy with them!  It is a 12 day cruise!!

 

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@wonderfulworld wrote:

@Mz iMac wrote:

Since I retired, I now do the 10+ days type cruises.   In 2 weeks will be going on a 15 day cruise - Panama Canal.  Plus a few islands along the way & back.

 

I take 2 cruises a year.  My all time favorite cruise line is Norweigen.  The service is superior.

 

On my bucket list: 

When I hit the lottery, I am going on the QE2 round the world cruise which focuses heavily on Asia.


So glad you like NCL the best. We are taking them to Alaska next summer. I have also been on Disney (wonderful if you have little ones...maybe not so great with out), Carnival and Princess This will be our second time to Alaska, the first time we went Princess and loved it.

I think 10 days is ideal. The 7 days are fine but I think you could really relax on 10.

I did a 4 night Carribean...too short!

Any one done any river cruises?


No..but we have thought about it and may just do it one day!!

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The river cruises look so relaxing, I would love to go on one of those

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We took a river cruise last year on the Danube from Vienna to Munich. The sights and landscape are beautiful. The ship was great. So different than the big cruise ships. Loved slowly sailing down the river with beautiful scenery almost right next to you.