What is on your bucket list of cruises ?

This topic has been done before,  but it is fun and we have some new kids on the block.

 

 

For my bucket list.....

1.  The Unofficial West Coast Cruiseline Cruise..... less then 2 weeks out

2.  European River Cruise

3. Panama Canal Cruise

4. A 90 to 120 day World Cruise

5, A cruise on the QM2,  the last Ocean Liner

5. Back to the Greek Islands

6. More cruises in the MED and Europe.

18 Answers

Mediteranean

Transpacific

Panama Canal

Transatlantic

Alaska

Trans-Atlantic (April 2019)

Mediterranean

Baltic

Panama Canal

Hawaii

Trans-Pacific

Asia

My mother/father in law, now long passed, took two cruises around the world, on FREIGHTERS.  the first was a modern container ship, the second a scow that looked like something out of an old Bogey movie.  When they boarded in Brooklyn, visitors were allowed on..both times..met some of the most incredible people ever...course, they don't have the amenities or ambiance of cruise ships, but it clearly didn't matter to anybody...you gotta make your own fun, talk, read...whatever...whats EVEN MORE amazing, is that quite often, they have no idea where theyre going, or the time of arrival of a dozen or more ports....we met both ships when they docked, waay back in the day, and even had dinner onboard with them and some of their friends, from all around the world...they couldn't wait to do the next one....sadly, because these ships do not carry a doctor, there is an age restriction...when they passed it, they were "forced" to cruise....

 

I miss them, and don't think I could do what they did, but mentally, its on my list...

1. Greek Islands

2. Norwegian Fjords

3. Alaska

Scandinavia/ Baltic

Greek Isles

Australia

Europe

Alaska

 

To follow my daughter wherever she cruises...

 

 

A river cruise on the Danube and a concert by Andre Rieu

 

In no particular order:

Cruises already booked... Ruby Princess, Carnival Glory, & Carnival Glory Journeys cruise

The Columbia Riverboat cruise

The Mississippi Riverboat cruise

European Riverboat cruises

Bermuda

Any cruise that keeps me sailing until I can't do it anymore

Mediterranean, Hawaii, Baltic, Scandinavia, Greece, ... so many destinations .. so many cruises .. so little time

Hawaii, Norwegian Fjiords, Antarctic.

I would like to try one of those river cruises in Europe. Trouble is I don't feel like flying all the way over and back just for a short duration cruise. We did some China back in 1993 but we have really wanted to get back and see more. As years go by though my wife can't get around as much as before and it appears the itineraries we like in China involve great amounts of walking, which more than likely leaves China again out for us. 

 

We were on part of a world cruise in January and Feb which gave me an opportunity to evaluate these more thoroughly since I began to focus on the merits and dismerits of booking the entire package if we had chosen to do so. We have never booked an entire "world cruise". My advice to those just beginning cruising careers, if they can make it work, take a world cruise as soon as you can, that way most ports on the itinerary will involve first visits making the voyage that much more enjoyable. I did note on that voyage over 80% of the guests were taking the entire 111 day world voyage and out of those there were a lot who love to do this time and time again regardless of the number of visits they may have had at the same ports. In our case we find very few ports we haven't been to before at least once on these world itineraries. We even met couples that have been on more than five and often they were friends with others that had been on the same voyages. Camaraderie was a big inducement factor. Obviously, cruising is not the same for all, there are many types and variations. However, we see now the world cruise probably isn't for us. We do love sea days and you do get a lot of those on world cruises, which is a plus for us.

 

Too, it does seem to me that the industry is rather coy in describing "world cruises" or "world voyages" as these are somewhat misnomers. The one we were just involved in was indeed a cruise that went all the way around the globe, beginning and ending in Florida. However, to call this a "world cruise" is rather disingenuous. 20 of the 47 ports are all in the Mediterranean, there is no Africa, no South America, no---Indonesia, Asia, Malaysia, Baltic, British Isles, Holy Land, Antarctica or Arctic or much more, most all of it is confined to traditional tourist haunts within the Northern Hemisphere, with the exception of a jaunt down the Pacific to Australia and then back north.

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