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I am looking for ideas for a cruise in 2020 - preferably Princess or from Galveston, but not discounting others. I won't be able to book until May of next year, but just shopping for options.

Anybody want to make suggestions - hopefully for a 2020 reunion cruise?

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What's your price range and the age demographic of you and your fellow cruisers you'll be booking with?  Do you have any particular ports you want to visit?

Any ports of call in particular?

Just putting feelers out for anyone to join me on a cruise -- we can call it the Pinkie Cruise II.

To answer your question, though, I would really love a Galveston cruise that didn't go to the Western Caribbean.

Age demographic depends on the day - sometimes 27, other times 97. Splitting the difference would be in the ballpark. Looking more for a cruise for the cruises sake if Caribbean or coastal, but a European or Asian (or Australian) cruise would be good too. Somewhere over 7 days minimum.

 

And cheapBig Smile

I understand why you chose Galveston, but that is a frustrating port for those of us who need to fly. Transportation to Galveston from Houston is expensive.  Doesn't mean we wouldn't consider it but it would be down on our preferred choices.  I'll look to see what "floats my boat" and send some possible choices.  Actually, we were looking at February 2020 out of Fort Lauderdale on the Carnival Magic 8 days, that included Aruba and Curacao with some other friends.

Galveston is a good port as long as it is not in the winter (fog) and you really want to go to the Western Caribbean (and Cozumel) on a 7-day or less.

I am definitely not averse to any other ports - Fla east cost would also be good for me as I have family in the area (saves on hotel ).

Also not averse to any other port, as long as a ship sails out of it!!

I think, though, my wife may have a problem with Carnival. In her words, "I am never going back on that line".

It's a shame, though, because Magic is a great ship.

That does look like a fine itinerary too.

We are looking at cruises that sail to Aruba and Curacao because the friends that wish to go are looking for "new" ports.  It is hard to find the less frequent stops that are only 6-8 day cruises.  This is why we are sailing on the Glory this February on a 12 day that stop at some of the Southern islands.   Please keep us posted on your choices.  Sorry your wife has soured on Carnival, sometimes it is good and other times not so much.  Maybe we can find an itinerary that will compensate for her aversion.Wink

Based on your age demographic, have you considered Royal Caribbean or Norwegian?

It is hard to choose a type of cruise for someone else.  I would have to know what type of vacation that you were looking to experience & where you have already visited.  If leaving from /Galveston is important to you, look through the ships that depart from there & make your choice.  

I may be game to go on Pinky Cruise II.   I'd vote for the ABC,   I have hit most of the others islands already.  Not sure how I like Princess,  I have not been on it in over 20 years but will be on it in 2 weeks.   I'd be game for any line other than NCL.  

 

How long do you want the cruise to be ?   What kind of budget ?    There are Transatlantic cruises starting and ending on Florida (good priced since repositioning) and Panama Canal cruises with one end in Florida and other in California.  

 

Would we all be up to trying MSC line  if just a 7 night island cruise ?

The ABC islands would be ideal.   We have not been to Bonaire, but we really like Curacao and Aruba.  The other friends that were discussing a cruise at this time just requested "not the same old islands as always", hence the Aruba & Curacao choices.  Even if I can't go, you can use the name!Wink

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