I am getting to the point where I do not really care where the ship goes anymore. I just want to be on the ship, I look at the ports as secondary interests anymore? Just curious if anyone else feels the same way.
We are starting to. We have seen Hawaii, Panama, Bermuda and the eastern Caribbean and the trip up the west coast from Panama to Vancouver and onto Alaska.
We love sea days and that is what we target going forward.
I still enjoy some port days, but I like the sea days enough to want to do another transatlantic where you get about 8 sea days on the 14 night cruise.
For me the local quickie cruise is L.A. to Baja and back with a stops on Catalina Island and Ensanada Mexico. I have done this trip so often that sometimes I stay on ship on port days.
I can remember about 30 years ago, the TA called my parents because he had a cancellation and a last minute cabin opened up at a great price. My parents were retired, then. Mom was relaying the information to dad, What day it leaves, when it gets home, where it leaves from and returns, what ship it was..... then the price. Dad said, "sure, book it" after it was booked mom asked the TA one last question "by the way, where are we going?" They were happy to just be on a ship and the ports of call were not important to them (this was when they were still healthy and active).
Kinda. I pretty much just want to be on a cruise.
No, for me at this point, the itinerary is most important to me. But as I am visiting more and more ports it is getting harder to find itineraries that will be new for me. On the bigger new ships, itineraries are less important since the ship becomes the destination.
Often times the ship is our destination. Especially if it has a great thalassotherapy spa.