Contributor Level: Third Mate

2. What was the most important reason you decided to try out cruising?

2. What was the most important reason you decided to try out cruising?


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Contributor Level: Third Mate

I had never seen much of the Caribbean, and cruising seemed the most economical way to see many ports in a short period of time. 

While I'm not huge on really delving into local cultures the way some people do, if a place seemed friendly and laid back, with a wide variety of offerings, I'd make a mental note and return again. I've visited St. Martin 8 times, Puerto Rico 4 times.  Bahamas too many times to mention.  If I take a cruise that has Bahamas as a destination, most times I don't even bother getting off the ship.  

I'm not a huge shopping fan - duty free or otherwise, so that was not a huge factor for me.  Keep an open mind.  Places I didn't think I'd like, I ended up loving.  Places tha I had high expectations ended up not meeting them.

To sum it up; Cruising gives me what I believe is the biggest bang for my vacation buck. It's like a sampler.

Contributor Level: Captain

Hmmmm.......this question looks very similar to someone who was doing a research project on Carnivals Funville Forums

Contributor Level: Admiral

With two kids back in the 80s it was an inexpensive way to travel.  The kids back then sailed free.  On MSC they still sail free.  I also like being on the water. I enjoy having meals and entertainment in one [place.I am still cruising today. 

Contributor Level: Captain

1. Value - we could not find a better value for our vacation dollar.

2. Convenience - where else can you travel to multiple locations without having to unpack and repack and unpack and repack, etc, etc, etc.



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