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TigerPox
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re: What are the positives of going on a Cruise?


I still feel like I have to be back at a certain time and don't feel it's relaxing because of the schedule. Some people enjoy cruises and some don't. I didn't hate it, just would rather pursue other options if I had the choice.





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Catman88
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2004
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re: What are the positives of going on a Cruise?


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stuck on the ship


Why is this thought of as such a bad thing. I would much rather be stuck on a large ship than a ship of 36 people. There is nothing to do on the smaller ship.

On the large ship I can catch a movie on some go ice skating. On some hope on a water coaster go rock climbing. Go surfing. Take my kid on a Carousel, go ziplining. Sit in an irish pub and watch a football game. Hell on my last cruise they played the SECCG on a 30 foot screen for us to watch. Watch Blue Man Group or see a cirque du soleil show. If I want to just relax and have people wait on me the small boats are more appealing. But being 'stuck' on a large ship is far more appealing to me.






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ReauxlTide222
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St. Petersburg
Member since Nov 2010
9528 posts

re: What are the positives of going on a Cruise?


How old are you people? Finished the first page and didn't see sex mentioned.

Getting drunk as hell with shite to do everywhere
Don't have to worry about driving
Spend a fun time with friends
Oh yeah, a shite ton of sex with random girls who can't wait to sex you back.






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tgrbaitn08
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: What are the positives of going on a Cruise?


so they spent more to ride on the plane then they did for the actual vacation

sounds like a smart group of people.

FTR: if someone has $40k to drop on a private cruise with just 8-10 of my best friends, then more than likely that person owns his own jet and doent have to charter one






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TigerPox
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Member since Oct 2010
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re: What are the positives of going on a Cruise?


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I don't mind having an itinerary...as long as I'm the one getting to make it. I like a mix of planned activities but also free time to explore the area and get a chance to experience the food, culture, etc of a place.
It doesn't help I have a complex about making decisions (I always feel like I made the wrong one when I am given options) maybe that's my hang up.






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Catman88
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2004
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re: What are the positives of going on a Cruise?


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I just don't like being herded around when you get to a destination or having to be places at a certain time


You have to be back at the ship before it leaves of course but being herded around is a choice. You dont have to go on a cruise excursion you can go freely on your own too.






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trillhog
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re: What are the positives of going on a Cruise?


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so they spent more to ride on the plane then they did for the actual vacation


2 of them are on the list of the richest people in the world, i'll leave it at that, and probably paid for it with couch cushion change.



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lsunurse
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Scottsdale, AZ
Member since Dec 2005
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re: What are the positives of going on a Cruise?


I know what you mean. I hate having to be the one to pick. What if others hate my choice? Then I feel responsible.


I guess I should have clarified that I like to give my input, but am very open to other suggestions and willing to compromise to make everyone content.






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TigerPox
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Member since Oct 2010
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re: What are the positives of going on a Cruise?


It just feels like a floating hotel that I'm hanging out on and pouring money into. Yeah, I'm on the water and the ocean is beautiful but part of me feel like I'm in this really big hotel with a lot of things to do but I can never leave the hotel until stopped at a destination.





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Cuz413
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South Prairieville
Member since Nov 2007
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Wife and I went on a 7 day Southern Caribbean cruise through Royal Caribbean several years ago.

Flew out to Puerto Rico Sunday morning. Sailed out Sunday night.

Monday morning we were in St. Thomas where, for our excursion, we snorkeled and power rafted to St. John to a secluded beach. Maybe 20 of us as a group.

Tuesday we were at St. Maarten for a day at the beach. We were next to Orient beach (nude beach) so there was some nice scenery and some things that cannot be unseen.

Wednesday we were in Antigua for kayaking and snorkeling

Thursday we were in St. Lucia for hiking in the rain forest/ bus tour.

Friday was Barbados. Beach day. Should've went on the cave tour.

Saturday- Day at sea

Sunday flew back

Didn't spend much time in the cabin except to sleep, get dressed, and other activities.

Was the best vacation I've ever been on. Exciting and relaxing from start to finish.






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lsunurse
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re: What are the positives of going on a Cruise?


Sitting on an empty deck at night just looking up at the stars is pretty amazing though. One of my favorite things about a cruise.





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Catman88
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2004
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Here is what I dont like about cruises:

Every damn port is the same at the port.. Diamonds International, Del Sol. ETC. All the same crap.

All the shops even on different lines sell the same crap. I bought my wife some diamond earings on one cruise with one line and bought her the matching necklace on a different line a year later. No variety.

I dont like getting off the ship. Thats when it feels like they are herding you off.

Sometimes you get really annoying people for your dining group if you go in a small group and it feels awkward to have to request a new assignment. I prefer just to get a table for my wife and I. (of course sometimes you make good friends with tablemates as well though)

Cruise Excursions make you feel like you need to take them because of the guarantee that the ship wont leave without you and are far more expensive and crowded than if you put together your own excursion.

The pushing of daily drink specials and picture taking. My wife loves the pictures I hate it.

Small bathrooms. The cabins I am fine with.. Its the cramped bathrooms that I dont care for.

Kids playing in hot tubs

Some nightly shows are just too cheesy and not entertaining.




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Salmon
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On the trails
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re: What are the positives of going on a Cruise?


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Sometimes you get really annoying people for your dining group if you go in a small group and it feels awkward to have to request a new assignment.


explain






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Y.A. Tittle
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Member since Sep 2003
48984 posts

re: What are the positives of going on a Cruise?


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Here is what I dont like about cruises:

Every damn port is the same at the port.. Diamonds International, Del Sol. ETC. All the same crap.

All the shops even on different lines sell the same crap. I bought my wife some diamond earings on one cruise with one line and bought her the matching necklace on a different line a year later. No variety.

I dont like getting off the ship. Thats when it feels like they are herding you off.

Sometimes you get really annoying people for your dining group if you go in a small group and it feels awkward to have to request a new assignment. I prefer just to get a table for my wife and I. (of course sometimes you make good friends with tablemates as well though)

Cruise Excursions make you feel like you need to take them because of the guarantee that the ship wont leave without you and are far more expensive and crowded than if you put together your own excursion.

The pushing of daily drink specials and picture taking. My wife loves the pictures I hate it.

Small bathrooms. The cabins I am fine with.. Its the cramped bathrooms that I dont care for.

Kids playing in hot tubs

Some nightly shows are just too cheesy and not entertaining.



You've pretty much confirmed every reason why I've never been on a cruise, and likely never will.






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Greengirl
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Member since Dec 2011
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re: What are the positives of going on a Cruise?


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not sure what is next b/c they already did panama canal down west side of SA


I hope to go through the Panama Canal someday but not until after I go to Australia.




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VABuckeye
Ohio State Fan
Oak Hill, VA
Member since Dec 2007
10421 posts

re: What are the positives of going on a Cruise?


I don't like the herding either.

What I do like is that if you don't like a port you are only there for a day. It's a great way to look at future destinations where you might want to spend a vacation while eliminating those you don't like.

We don't really do cruise ship excursions. I'd rather rent a jeep or a driver and explore on my own. We used to cruise a lot when the kids were younger but now we go to islands for the most part.






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Catman88
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Member since Dec 2004
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Last cruise I went on just wife and I we were seated at a 6 top. First night you have to show up at your assigned table for dinner (if you want to eat in the dining room that is) Well we were seated with a nice couple.. But we knew we already requested a table for 2 with the Maitre d'. So did the other couple. So it was mostly chit chat that night. Next night we got our own table but the table next to us had the most annoying couple that was just overly braggy and obnoxious. It was a couple from Dallas. They would talk down about other people nightly and just say shite that just wasnt appropriate. We felt bad for some of the other couples at their table but they were so loud that it spilled over to our table.





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TigerPox
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Member since Oct 2010
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re: What are the positives of going on a Cruise?


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Sitting on an empty deck at night just looking up at the stars is pretty amazing though. One of my favorite things about a cruise.
I can definitely agree with this.






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Catman88
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2004
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re: What are the positives of going on a Cruise?


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What I do like is that if you don't like a port you are only there for a day. It's a great way to look at future destinations where you might want to spend a vacation while eliminating those you don't like.



This is how I discovered Roatan.. On that trip I was most looking forward to Belize. But Roatan just blew everything else away for us and we went back. I learned that in no way would I ever care to fly to mexico for any trip as well.






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trillhog
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re: What are the positives of going on a Cruise?


i get sick deep sea fishing, so i know i wouldn't make it on a cruise regardless of the situation.





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