DVCruise
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How Far & How Long are you willing to Travel to get to a Port?

The amount of time and money required to catch certain ships (Australia, Europe, etc.) is a deterrent to me for booking a cruise ... but I'd really like to see Australia ...How far will you go ....

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AuntPinkie
Contributor Level: Captain

So far only to San Juan.... but who knows what the future will be.

askeegan
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Well I travel from Saint John New Brunswick Canada to a cruise port, so it really doesn't make a difference to me.  :)

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

I have taken a land tour of Australia and travel by air to get there.  It was a long tedious travel.  Since then I have gone by cruise ship twice more one time leaving from Seattle & the other time from Ft Lauderdale.  I have flown to Hawaii to catch a cruise of the islands.  It depends on how badly you wanjt to get to a destination. 

ctav
Contributor Level: Captain

I have drove a car from south west Ohio to Miami once and in October it'll be to Fort Lauderdale, but, that's about my limit. American Airlines has taught me to never fly unless I have the time.

JCOAKML
Contributor Level: Captain

Just started cruising, only USA Paciific Coastal right now.  But am open to east coast US or Canada.  Also Europe and South America interest me but no further.  I don't see myself ever going all the way to Australia for a cruise and I have no interest in Asia.

ItaVero
Contributor Level: Captain

I live close to Princess, Holland America and Norwegian hubs - but still find myself having to fly long distances to catch dream cruises (French Polynesia, Valparaiso, Hong Kong). I can handle a few hours in coach - but that's about it, and am obliged to spend (plenty) more to upgrade just so there is a chance of my being mobile on the other end. Theoretically? My ideal cruise would be one I could take public transportation to the embarkation point, stay in a budget inside cabin, and spend ALL the money saved on excursions. The reality? Paying through the nose until the gore spouts out of my nostrils. Alas.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I have cruised out or Rome Italy a few times. I do not min'd the cost because I just add a week or two in Europe before the cruise. I have also had a cruise end in London, we did a couple weeks in London after the cruise before flying home.

 

If I refused to fly for a cruise I would be stuck with Los Angeles and San Diego as local ports and you can only see Mexico so often. I don't mind the flying, it gets me out to see the world. Eating French pastry in France,  fresh pasta in Italy, Tapas in Spain and beer in Greece all worth the trip !

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

I have driven from South Texas to Port Canaveral several times, and am used to long distance driving.

I have also flown to Korea a couple of times as well as Germany, so I would have no problem flying anywhere (or driving in CONUS, Alaska or Canada) for a cruise. The only problem would be the additional costs associated with it.

adrienne77
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Last year my mother, my brother, his wife, child and myself went on Alaska cruies. We live in Oklahoma so we had to fly into the Seattle.  I don't mind flying. Just gets into cost. I could drive to New Orleans which is 600 miles, or drive to Florida which would probably take a whole day.  

This was my brother's first cruise he loved it But he said only wanted to drive to port even if it took a day to there. He hates flying. 

We have the Caribbean so he could island hop for years not see it all. 

For me it deeps on money, vacation time, and how bad I want to go. 

I just learned that you can take a cruies out of San Francisco to Hawaii but it be as much as the Alaska cruise.  

I which is double of Caribbean. I could take 2 Caribbean for price of Hawii or Alaska cruies. 

Bottom line for me is how bad do I want to go on it. As long as I can save up money for it.

coasterking
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Flying from Galveston to Seattle for Alaskan cruise...rest of time driving 36 miles to Galveston to hop on one of the 3 Carnival ships there

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