glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

What is the Best Cruise Length For You?

WE usually take 7-night cruises but lately our cruises are running 14-nights or more.  I really begin to relax on the longer cruises.  What is the best length for you?

Tags: cruise length

19 Answers

Kennicott
Contributor Level: Captain

30 days. It takes me two weeks to begin feeling at home in our cabin. One weekers just don't cut it, might as well not unpack. Five weeks is just right. Plus, all that expensive and tiresome air travel around the globe just for a quickie? Not for me.     

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

We like 3 week cruises if we can.

The only 7 day we took was to Bermuda, but the holiday was actually longer.

Looking forward to our next long one, with plenty of sea days.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I like 14 night or longer if it is a vacation, I have done a couple of those where I add a few weeks land with them so it is a 4 to 5 week trip. It is not worth going to Europe for just a week or two. No better place to relax then on a ship for a transatlantic sailing.

 

On a 7 night cruise you just start relaxing and it is over. The 3 and 4 night cruises I consider a quick get away, same as if I'd drive down to San Diego or up to Santa Barbra for a few days.

 

I am looking at some cruises for next year that would be 30 to 120 night trips if I can find friends to go with me.

WeCruiseToo
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

It’s difficult for us to be away from work for more than a week, but we’ll stretch it to 10 or 12 days to include flights plus pre and post stays for those trips like Europe or Alaska.  Fortunately we get enough vacation time that we can do a few week-long trips each year and we’re definitely looking forward to a time when we’ll be able to take longer cruises!

GTVCRUISER
Contributor Level: Captain

10 days for me

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Thanks for answering.  I agree with all of you. Good to know that almost everyone is taking longer length cruises.  Big Smile

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Seven days doesn't seem long enough. You just get used to the ship and it's time to get off. We usually do ten days, but we'll be doing fifteen in November.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

I may be considering a much longer cruise for next January but have not made up my mind yet. 

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

The longest I have been on is 30 days. Seemed like I blinked and it was time to get off. 

WeCruiseToo
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Well, we've now booked our longest cruise yet!  A 15 day river cruise Amsterdam to Budapest this summer aboard Avalon Impression!  With flights it’ll be 16 or 17 days.  I can’t believe we were both able to get so much time off work in one stretch!  Of course, we’ll probably never be caught up on work again afterwards…
Oh well.  We always say, we work so we can travel!

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