Finding what's good about cruising

Hi I have some questions here...
I hope you can answer

1. What cruise or cruises have you taken?
2. What was the most important reason you decided to try out cruising?
3. What were the other motives you had for cruising?
4. Were you reluctant in any way about taking a cruise? What caused this reluctance? Did the actual cruise change your mind?
5. Now that you've tried out cruising, what's the best thing about it?
6. Do you plan to take another cruise? If yes, what kind of cruise will it be? (Destination, Cruise line, number of days)

8 Answers

Great idea.

1. 3 cruises so far. 1st one to Hawaii, 2nd through the Panama Canal, and a short one to Bermuda.

2. I was convinced by my wife that it would be fun... she was right.

3. The motive was and will always be to get away to see places we always wanted to see, and to get some quality time together.

4. I was reluctant before the first cruise.... now I'm hooked.The long sea days DID change my mind.

5. The best thing is the people we meet, the places we see, the lack of cell phone coverage. The value for our dollar versus land vacations.

6. We have a few options. Panama again, Hawaii again. Bermuda again. Alaska this summer... maybe, depending on work schedule.

1.  23 to date.  Done lots of Mexico since I live in L.A., CA and have the port 45 min drive away,  Alaska, Caribbean Islands, Greek Islands, Transatlantic Rome to florida and transatlantic from San Juan Puerto Rico to South Hampton England.

 

2. My parents were addicted to cruising.  They started on their 24th anniversary on the Pacific Princess (The Love Boat in the 1970's) Dad had to convince mom to try it for him,  just the 3 night to start.  Dad loved being on a ship since he was on a destroyer for WWII.  After that mom did not care where she went as long is it was on a ship.  When I was settled in at my profession and had vacation time with no idea what to do with it mom suggested take a cruise.   That started the addiction for me.

 

3. No other motives.  Back in those days there were not cell phones and ships did not get TV,  so it was a total escape.

 

4. My only reluctance is I hate swimming.

 

5. The best thing about cruising is all of it.  Being waited on,  having maid service,  meals prepared,  laundry done,  meeting new people,  making new friends, learning new things, seeing new places not having to carry luggage to each city you see and only having to unpack once.  I tell friends it is like staying in a 5 star resort and every day you get to wake up and explore a different city.

 

6.  I am looking at a 120 day round the world cruise on Cunard,  only problem is finding a friend to go with me.  Most likely I will go to Alaska with family this summer on Celebrity and take a couple of the Baja Cruises on Carnival (since they run in and out of L.A.)  I'm also looking into Panama Canal on Celebrity and thinking it is time to try a European River Cruise.

 

 

1. 47 cruises, Hawaii, Europe, Alaska, Caribbean etc 

2. We were told to give it a try and went with friends.

3. Nice way to see several ports and decide what was worth a land vacation. That turned iinto a major love of cruising.

4. Was never reluctant.

5. The places you see, the people you meet. Both fellow passengers and crew.

6. Going on a South America cruise in 4 days 30 days, the a seven day alaska in May.

Best about Cruising is the places you see and the people you meet

1. Caribbean, Alaska and Panama Canal.

2. I watched Love Boat and dreamed about cruising. When I got the opportunity to take a cruise with one of my friends, I jumped on it. After that, I was hooked.

3. Motive? I love cruising!

4. No reluctance at all.

5. The cruise experience - traveling to different places, meeting people, having everything you need on the ship. It's the perfect vacation!

6. 15 day Hawaii in November.

50 Cruises total... What first hooked us on to cruisng was price.  We had two kids, who back in the 80s could fly/cruise for $99 each.  It was a no brainer!  We all loved cruising!  Since then we have gone on all the major cruise lines.  We also love river cruises. 

Besides price, the best thing about cruising is unpacking once.  I love that dining and entertainment is right there - no trying to find a taxi to get us to a restaurant or to entertainment. 

No, no, no I Iove sea days.  They give me a chance to recharge, rejuvenate and go through my photos.  I love relaxing on the ship.  If there were no sea days, I wouldn't take the cruise. 

We are always planing our nest cruise.  Now that we have been everywhere we want to go, it is more difficult to choose a next cruise.  But, we found one -  just outside a bit our zone of comfort.  But we booked.  We are keeping our fingers crossed....Happy

Just wondering how many cruise forums you clogged up with your survey.  Two that I know of.

1. What cruise or cruises have you taken?

Look at my profile for the details. 20 cruises and 145 cruising nights.

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

Convenience. The first cruise we took was leaving from close to where we lived. We could take a taxi to the gangway.

3. What were the other motives you had for cruising?

Value.

4. Were you reluctant in any way about taking a cruise? What caused this reluctance? Did the actual cruise change your mind?

Not reluctant at all. 

5. Now that you've tried out cruising, what's the best thing about it?

Convenience and value plus expanding horizon of cruises in general.

6. Do you plan to take another cruise? If yes, what kind of cruise will it be? (Destination, Cruise line, number of days)

We have 11 cruises booked through early 2017.  That would be a yes.

Just a note - I think it is a good idea to post your questions one.  Otherwise it does clog up different forums and is harder to keep track of the responses. Personally, I like reading other people's responses but not having to hunt down those answers in more than one location.
 

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