What keeps you from cruising twice a year?

I speak to my mom in Connecticut quiet often.. If I don't I get in trouble... I told her I'd love to cruise twice a year and she says that I most definitely should.. I said but I like to visit you as well with my leave time.  That is one reason I cruise once a year.  I could squeeze in two but then I'd be out of leave.  I do keep 240 hours on the books that roll over year to year but that is my backup... Don't like too touch it.  It's not the money.  It's just the time.....  Whats your lame excuses?   Lol.   I want two trips a year.

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I don't have one.  We generally do cruise twice a year.  For us the hold-up for more than that is the air fare.

I'm behind schedule already ... only done 3 cruises so far but not counting the two I haven't scheduled for December ...

Puff Toddy - take your mother on a cruise with you and have the best of all worlds!!! 

Money.

 

Time. I could do two a year. Wife has medical issues and time issues. I would love to do two cruises a year, but she will not let me go by myself.Sad

You will always remember the cruises and vacations you did take, not the extra time off you 'banked" for a rainy day. We take four vacations a year minimum and use every single hour of time off---two cruises is about right--and then two other vacations, and then holidays to visit family (which DO NOT COUNT) as vacation ever. Ever. I go visit on Christmas and Thanksgiving and then not use up any actual vacation time. 

Last year I did three cruises, so far this year I've done four and I'm hoping for a fifth.  Next year I already have one booked and hope to do a total of 4 total.  I love being single with a good job.  I do wish I had a Russian or Eastern European gal to go with me.  The limiting factor is money as I'm trying to save up at a faster rate so I can retire at 62 with no problem. 

We used to take one every 9 months or so, so some years we took two.  Now, we take one per year, due to money, and or lack of diversity when you use the same port all the time.   Sometimes, we will do an impromptu cruise to Canada if the price is right. Just to get away.

A lack of money.

With retirement coming up, I'm not sure a) how much a month I will be paid; and b) when I will start being paid. Therrefore, I need to have a pretty hefty savings to continue paying my bills.

(On the bright side, if my figuring is accurate, I will be getting paid more in retirement than I am now!Happy)

You'll also have more time to do the things you want, including more cruises.Big Smile

It is definitely the airfare and the exchange rate...Being from Canada and our dollar sucks compared to the USD

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