DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

Planning a Cruise versus Planning a Land Vacation - Which is easier?

Give me a cruise over land any day of the week ... I am exhausted from planning the land portion following my upcoming cruise ... I feel like I've driven 5000 miles just in the planning.  I am cruising down the coast, connecting with my son in LA and then on to Ensenada.  When we return to LA, we fly to Portland Maine for a 9 day New England Fall Color extravaganza and then home to Las Vegas.  Between booking fights, the rental car, 8 different motels, sights to see, etc., I am reminded why I love to just pick a cruise, go wherever it's going, and maybe pick an excursion or four.

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ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Must be nice to have the time to do all that.  Have fun Happy

DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

Thanks - retirement is grand ...makes all those long work hours in the past worthwhile!

ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Happy

I'm so jealous...hope when I enter retirement I'm able to vacation like you.  I better get that "retirement kitty" going.Happy  I agree, planning for a cruise much easier than planning for a land vacation.

akaGrandmaJo
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

That's what I love about cruising--once you get on that ship, there is always food and entertainment close at hand and a nice clean bed to sleep in at night.  A little planning and you're set for the week.

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

On Land Vacations and staycations. Golf is the priority.

Cruise Vacations Sea days are the priority.

meghad23
Contributor Level: Captain

I can't wait to be a retired person just cruising my heart out

 

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

For me planning the trip is 1/2 the fun,   Looking up where to go and what to see.  I can spend a couple weeks to plan out a good one month trip of mix land and cruise in Europe.  

 

Retirement is fantastic.    It is the part of life when you get to go and do fun things and still have time to relax.  I was lucky and went semi-retired before I hit 40.   Working my butt off and all my planning in my 20's and 30's paid off big time.  

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

 

I want to be like you when I grow up. Big Smile

 

OldGreyWolf
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

It is one of the things I love about cruising. I book the cruise and an excursion or two and that is all she wrote. Once on board the ship I do not have to worry about driving or getting somewhere. I just relax. 

My wife does all the planning for the lad vacations and there is a lot of planning that goes into some of those and then I am responsible for the getting from point a to b and there is always something time wise to consider. 

For these reasons alone a cruise is much more relaxing in my opinion. Not to mention that a day or 3 at sea is beyond anything to be experienced on land.

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