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Would you go on a cruise

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02-14-2013, 10:54 PM
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I'd want to ride on the Titanic II, especially if everyone on board had to dress and act like they were from Edwardian time.

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Only way I would drink alcohol on cruise would be if it were all-inclusive

Remember how expensive alcohol was on vacation

Geez

Who do I look like, Warren Buffet? Anyway, for travel nerds like me, there are some pretty big cruise ships which travel across the Atlantic. This is the Allure of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world. (Royal Caribbean)







Would ride.

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Some people complain about bigger boats because the service stinks. I disagree, the service isn't as good, but there are many more things to do and there's much more grandness with such size.

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Only way I would drink alcohol on cruise would be if it were all-inclusive

Remember how expensive alcohol was on vacation

Geez

Who do I look like, Warren Buffet? Anyway, for travel nerds like me, there are some pretty big cruise ships which travel across the Atlantic. This is the Allure of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world. (Royal Caribbean)

Would ride.
Yes I've been on about 15 cruises in my life and have loved every single one of them. There is always something to do. Went on Allure of the Seas a couple years ago and it was amazing!

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No, I'm about 45 years too young for a cruise.
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I wouldn't go on a Carnival Cruise or a cruise owned by Carnival. That limits it quite a bit, but there are still a few options.
I work in the maritime industry, have dealings with Carnival, and came here to say this. Avoid anything owned by Carnival (Carnival, Costa, and so on) like it's the plague. They are BAD NEWS.

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02-15-2013, 07:58 AM
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I went on Costa and it wasn't that bad

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I would, I have friends that have been going twice a year for about 10 years now and they love it and have never had an issue.

The one I want though is from Argentina to Antarctica.

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Need to go on a Caribbean cruise one of these days

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You are -25 years old?

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Wouldn't ever go on a cruise.

I would much rather see a place and interact with it rather than float by on an obese playground.

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I wouldn't do a cruise on one of the big cruise ships unless I had enough money to get a decent cabin (spacious room with a balcony). I'd never go for one of the tiny interior cabins where you don't even have so much as a porthole and air can't circulate. I understand that on a trip like that, ideally your cabin is a place to sleep, shower, and screw, but even so, I wouldn't want the bare minimum.

I've done a cruise on a much smaller boat, tho. In 2007 I did a cruise of the Croatian coast (Split to Dubrovnik and back) on a boat that held 30 people. It was a blast, and by the end of the week I had 29 new friends.

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Wouldn't ever go on a cruise.

I would much rather see a place and interact with it rather than float by on an obese playground.
They let you disembark.

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They let you disembark.
Yeah, but it's still not the same.

Just not my way of traveling. But if it's your thing, then all power to you.

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Yes, I would go, just not on Carnival.

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I don't see them as being that different than resorts in what are basically tourist towns with very little to do outside of drinking at the resort or where people are largely unwilling to go outside the resort, i.e. the majority of vacations people take to sun destinations. In fact, I think you spend most days on outings to different islands and most of the travel is done at night.

I'm going to NY for spring break, so clearly that isn't my kind of vacation but I can't say I'd never go on one and I certainly don't look down on them as floating by in an obese playground.

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As long as kids and seniors are minimal.
Agreed. I doubt that's ever the case though.

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Going on my first cruise in April, on one of the Celebrity boats. Not my ideal vacation, but not complaining on the other hand. Also get to spend a few days in Miami out of it, so that alone will make it worth it for me.


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I've done a cruise on a much smaller boat, tho. In 2007 I did a cruise of the Croatian coast (Split to Dubrovnik and back) on a boat that held 30 people. It was a blast, and by the end of the week I had 29 new friends.
How did you arrange this? If you don't mind me asking...

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How did you arrange this? If you don't mind me asking...
It was operated by UK company called Busabout - they do hop-on/hop-off tours of continental Europe, and also offer cruises of Croatia, Greece, and a few other places.

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I did a croatian cruise from Hvar to dubrovnik. I was called the ferry. Lol


But fer real it was pretty awesome.

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It was operated by UK company called Busabout - they do hop-on/hop-off tours of continental Europe, and also offer cruises of Croatia, Greece, and a few other places.
Awesome... thanks. Some great looking trips on that site.

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i took a carnival cruise to Alaska and it was awesome. No problems at all.

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I'd want to take one to Antarctica. I'm not that interested in tropical places.

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River boat cruise in Europe where I could see land pretty much the entire time. Outside of that, absolutely not.

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Not Carnivale. I've gone with them once and they treat their crew terribly.

I've been on Celebrity and it was much better.

That being said both dump their sewage in the ocean, are super inefficient ways to travel in terms of emissions, and the one's that go about American regions are filled with enormous southern American's which doesn't suit me.

If you leave from Rome/Barca/etc you will meet many Europeans/Canadians/Oceanians who are much friendlier and easier to deal with.

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