glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Have You Ever Cruised Just To Experience The Ship Itself?

Like most of us, the itinerary is one of the most important factor in choosing a cruise.  Did you ever go on a cruise where the ship itself was most important?  Which ship & why?  I took cruises twice for this reason.  The first was on the Oasis; the second was on the Allure.  Both times I wanted to be on the largest cruise ships in the world. They did not disappoint me.  I enjoyed all the choices and their sheer size did not bother me.  I had visited every port previously on both ships.  I do have another future cruise booked where the type of boat it is was the main reason for the booking.  In this case, I really have little interest in the ports at this time. I know that once I explore the possibilities I'll change my mind.  Gloria

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Johngold
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Contributor Level: Captain

My wife an I have spoken about  cruising on one of the MEGA ships for a short cruise just to see the Behemoth in action. But for us to do that would require us to fly to FLA or New York and the airfare for us is usually about 2 to 3 time the cruise fare. So we have to think about it. Itinerary versus ship?---Hmmmmm.. tough choice......

GTVCRUISER
Contributor Level: Captain

I cruised on the Voyager of the Seas and the Mariner of the Seas they were big enough for me

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

It doesn't just have to be a big ship that you might want to experience.  It might just be a new ship that you wanted to cruise.  We were interested in taking a cruise on the new Royal Princess.  We just happened to be invited to a ship tour and lunch by a cruise organization that we joined around the time that we were considering a cruise.  We drove all the way to Ft Lauderdale about a 21/2 hour drive to participate.  We would do it again for another new ship whether is is big or small.  I just love seeing new ships whether I get to cruise on them or not.  It is wonderful that there are all different sized ships - enough for everyone's comfort.  Thanks for participating.

WeCruiseToo
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

We’ve gone on a few cruises just for the value.  They weren’t chosen for the ship OR the itinerary – they were just too good a deal to pass up!

I guess we factor in all those things: itinerary, ship and value (and also sailing date – darn work gets in the way!).  There are several cruise lines we’re looking forward to experiencing when the right deal comes along.  There are a few longer itineraries we’re excited about once we can spare the time.

We really are addicted.  We want to sail aboard every ship and we want to experience every itinerary.  So many cruises, so little time!

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Yes, often we find a sailing too good to pass up.  Living in FL gets we lots of last minute offers that we take advantage of when we can.  I, too, want to sail on every ship but obviously that won't happen but I keep trying.  I have only repeated on ship so far bec. It was a great deal.  Gloria

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