Is the ship your destination or hotel?

With the advent of the new super ships, they have become destinations unto themselves - floating resorts. Do you sail for the ship, destinations, and/or both?

22 Answers

We sail for the ship. destinations aren't that important to us, not much left in the western hemisphere, and flying has become a real pain. We remember when it was part of the fun of the trip..but b4 they throw dirt on us, we'll be doing it for the destinations again. theres a few places faaaar away we'd like to see. having said that, if the ship is "poor", (define that any way you like), then it detracts so much from the trip its hard to enjoy the destinations. to us, getting there is most of the fun.

I sail for the trip. The ship is a nice to have but not a necessity. The itinerary is a big thing but just being on a cruise is the main point for me.

Both. We enjoy our time on and off the ship.

This sums up my thoughts better than I can!

I do both, I love being on a ship but I prefer being on a ship rather then a floating amusement park. I have cruised on some of the Mega ships. I disliked the Carnival Vista (Floating amusement park) but I liked the Celebrity Equinox. So for me it is not the size of the ship it is the style of ship. If it is more old time cruising I'm in, if it's a floating amusement park crowded and full of kids I'll pass.

Sometimes I take a cruise for the ports and other times just to have time on a ship. I guess that is why I liked the transatlantic cruises so much. One week of ports and one week at sea. I love my sea days.

I totally agree.

We cruise because we live in N WI and don't mind getting a week or so away from below 0 temps in Feb. so we won't tire of the Caribbean any time soon.

Northern Wisconsin? isn't that part of Canada? the true North? heheheh

The ship is the destination for us mostly......BUT if we get on the same ship 3 or 4 times(Carnival Freedom on a 14 day Journey cruise, our last time on it)the ship becomes boring and we switch to destination mindset. We have been to cozumel and progresso 14 times, so we enjoy the ship. Next ship for us is Vista and it will be our destination as we never been on this one

Pretty much, but they have warmer weather. Last year Anchorage AK had a warmer winter than we did. They don't call it the Frozen Tundra for nothing. Happy

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