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Would you go on a cruise

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02-15-2013, 11:01 AM
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i took a carnival cruise to Alaska and it was awesome. No problems at all.
If I ever do a cruise, this is where I would want to go. Do you mind telling me a little bit about your experience and where you went?

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02-15-2013, 11:38 AM
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If someone else paid for it, sure. Don't see it as the type of thing I'd be interested in dropping money on, though.

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They look boring to me, wouldn't go on one even before all these malfunctions.

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Lot of time spent on a boat does not seem like my kind of vacation.

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If I ever do a cruise, this is where I would want to go. Do you mind telling me a little bit about your experience and where you went?
If you are looking for a party cruise with a younger crowd this isnt for you.

We left from Vancouver on the Carnival Spirit cruised the inside passage to Ketchikan, Sitka, Juneau, Skagway, then ended in Seward. We bussed to Anchorage and stayed for a few days before catching a flight home.

The beauty of the scenery is unforgettable. We had a balcony which was nice to sit out on. On the ship there was casinos, 12 bars, plenty of food.

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you couldn't pay me to go on a cruise. so many more places i'd rather go than on a cruise. cruises are for boomers.

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02-15-2013, 02:27 PM
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I was on the Triumph's maiden voyage. My opinion hasn't changed, I'd still do it.

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02-15-2013, 02:31 PM
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How many cruises where nothing went wrong have been in the news

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02-15-2013, 03:10 PM
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I would love to go on a cruise.

I worked on Cruise ships for 8 years and had a blast...always wished I could be a passenger.

A Mediterranean cruise would be my first choice.

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02-15-2013, 03:30 PM
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No way. I have a crazy fear of the middle of the ocean as it is. Being on a boat in the middle of the ocean just wouldn't work out for me.

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I've been on several, and I'm going on another one next year.

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Probably not. Doesn't appeal to me. At all.

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I'd like to go on a cruise at least once in my life. Sure, there are shortcomings, but there are with any type of vacation. Think of all of the hassles that a typical vacation has: arranging and booking all of your travel plans, getting from one airport/depot/station to the other, renting cars, changing hotels every few nights, finding food and services, figuring out how to get around and so on. That's a lot of hassle for something that's supposed to be relaxing. I think that that's why cruises are popular -- they take care of most things so that you can just relax. Also, your traveling (a good portion of your vacation time) isn't spent stuck in a seat (like in a plane, train, bus or car). You may be "trapped on a boat," but there's lots to do, unlike being trapped in a plane, train, bus or car.

It's probably not a better kind of vacation, just a different kind. It's probably nice at least as a break from typical vacations. I'd like to go on one just for the experience.

My friend (guy, mid-30s) has been on a few Disney cruises and loved them. This is a guy who typically likes to complain about things, too. Apparently, everything is top-notch, especially the service and entertainment (live Disney-themed shows and such). You rarely hear of anything bad with or happening to Disney cruises. Those leery about the horror stories with Carnival and the like might consider Disney, instead.

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It's funny how little goes wrong in an industry until one or two high-profile incidents and the news suddenly takes it upon itself to "sound the alarm." We've been relatively free of major plane crashes or malfunctions (other than the Lokomotiv crash, which barely registered with the news over here), but as soon as we have the next to hit close to home, the news will surely rush in to make it seem like the 3 or 4 major incidents in the last decade are some epidemic and question whether flying is really as safe as we think and how the entire airline industry conducts business. News will be news.

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If you are looking for a party cruise with a younger crowd this isnt for you.

We left from Vancouver on the Carnival Spirit cruised the inside passage to Ketchikan, Sitka, Juneau, Skagway, then ended in Seward. We bussed to Anchorage and stayed for a few days before catching a flight home.

The beauty of the scenery is unforgettable
. We had a balcony which was nice to sit out on. On the ship there was casinos, 12 bars, plenty of food.
To me, this is much more important than being on a party cruise. I've done the partying thing and now I'm much more interested in seeing natural beauty. How much was it and how long did you go for?

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Some cruise failed and had to be hauled back to shore in Alabama.

Been on two cruises in the past, the last one I was on was from the same company that was responsible for the Costa Concordia :|

Would go on a cruise again despite recent cruise nightmare stories. I mean, there's a casino on board. And food. Come on.
there's pretty much anything you could want on a cruise ship.

Been on 4, would go at the first opportunity. some of the best times I've ever had we're on the ship or hangin out with strangers on the various islands.

I mean it's like... gorgeous women bring you endless margaritas on the beach and everyone gets **** faced, and then everyone gets on jet skis, before going back to the boat to have endless lobster and steak dinner, followed by more booze in the casino/club/poolside bar

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The chances of a malfunction are slim.

I've been on many cruises before and I enjoyed Carnival the best. Hell, I even went on the Carnival Triumph (the ship in the news) in 2002 to Halifax and it was great. I always have a good time and they're very convenient. I love how I can go on vacation by driving an hour to get on a giant ship to take me somewhere. I love not having to deal with flying.

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Yes. I love cruises. If you just stay on the boat and don't do excursions at ports, you are doing it wrong.

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It's funny how little goes wrong in an industry until one or two high-profile incidents and the news suddenly takes it upon itself to "sound the alarm." We've been relatively free of major plane crashes or malfunctions (other than the Lokomotiv crash, which barely registered with the news over here), but as soon as we have the next to hit close to home, the news will surely rush in to make it seem like the 3 or 4 major incidents in the last decade are some epidemic and question whether flying is really as safe as we think and how the entire airline industry conducts business. News will be news.
You could say the same about the oil and gas industry.

The problem is people have to understand the background or the "processes" if you will.

The biggest issue with the cruise industry is the complete lack of oversight.

Oil and Gas and the airline industry are heavily monitored.


Many things happen within the cruise industry that you will never hear about because there is next to no oversight.

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Yes. I love cruises. If you just stay on the boat and don't do excursions at ports, you are doing it wrong.
I see you are from NC

Ever go out of the port in Charlotte, SC?

Favorite one to leave from

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I see you are from NC

Ever go out of the port in Charlotte, SC?

Favorite one to leave from
I have not. Been on an Alaskan cruise (with a little BC)-out of Seattle, Hawaiian cruise-out of Honolulu?, Mediterranean cruise-out of Barcelona, Maine/Canada cruise-out of Boston, Baltic/Scandinavian-out of Copenhagen, and Disney 4-day to somewhere cruise-wherever it leaves from. Out of all of those, Alaska absolutely killed it. By far the best land trips and great glacier sights. Trying to convince my family to go back.

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You've never gone to the bahamas?

Should go to Nassau. Senor Frogs is a great bar.

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You've never gone to the bahamas?

Should go to Nassau. Senor Frogs is a great bar.
Yeah I've been there. Didn't go to senor frogs though. Was like 8 at the time.

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Go back.

Now.

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Certainly possible but not with my family. Let's just say they weren't fans.

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