TERRI1962
Contributor Level: Captain

Why sail on the same ship twice ????

Hello everyone it's been awhile since I have read and posted CruiseLine.com  hope all are good. My question is after the first sail on any cruise ship, do you still have the same excitement booking and boarding the second time. I know a cruise is a cruise but.  ??? 

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DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

I've sailed on the same ships several times and I like the familiarity of it all.  I get excited planning, and yes, I still get excited boarding.  To me, the cruise ships are all so similar that even when you switch ships, it's pretty much the same layout.

I even like repeating destinations and seem to see or do something new each time.

TERRI1962
Contributor Level: Captain

Thank you Debbievi interesting answer , Mentally not sure if I can agree totally , for me it takes away the search to explore the ship in many ways , I guess I have to shake the been there done that attitude . 

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

I wouldn't know -- I have not yet been on the same ship twice. Ports, maybe, but not ships.

Interesting thread! Thank you for posting it!

 

We have not yet had the opportunity to repeat a ship, but have been on the same Fantasy class ships (Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria,,, oh wait, Imagination, Fantasy and Sensation) and I hate to admit it, but I do not remember from one time to the next where things are. We have been on one a year so far, going on two this year (Vista and Triumph), but they will have different layouts each. I guess the fun for me is getting away from work (two 32 inch monitors and a 28 incher), makes for an awesome adventure to me, I hope the excitement does not go away.

DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

As far as exploring the ship, I still discover new spots and interesting places on the same ship each time.  

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

I prefer not to sail on the same ship but, of course, I have.  I have sailed on HAL's ms. Amsterdam twice and am booked again in 2018.  I like the thrill of exploring a new ship.  However, I also feel comfortable being familiar with a ship.  So, it can go both ways.  If I am sailing the same ship, then it is important to be to be going on a different itinerary.  This was true for my second trip on the ms. Amsterdam, and will be true for my third cruise on her.  My next cruise will be on her sister ship, HALs ms. Rotterdam.  Although not as exciting as a completely new ship, she will have a different decor.  Every cruise is exciting for me. 

 

In fact, I think that my first cruise was a bit intimidating. We were a young family at the time.   I didn't know if I would get seasick,  fit in, have the right clothes, find my way around the ship, not be embarrassed by my kid's behavior, get the food that the kids liked to eat, be able to relax, etc.   Everything went so smoothly. I only saw my kids at meal times.  The servers were so great with the kids.   I knew after that first cruise that I was a born cruiser. 

TERRI1962
Contributor Level: Captain

Nina , Pinta , Santa Maria ,  that's hilarious. Thumbs up on that one. 

AuntPinkie
Contributor Level: Captain

We have sailed the same ship multiple times.  When we find one we really like, we enjoy sailing with newbies and showing them the "secret" spots.  Our last cruise was on the Carnival Dream for the 3rd time and I finally found the ship's coin. So it isn't really a been there done that sort of thing.  We do usually try to do something new each cruise; like a new port, a new shore tour, a new cabin type, a new ship board activity, etc Besides each cruise Has a slight difference even if it the same ship and same itinerary.  The passenger compliment, weather, and crew seem to make each experience unique.

OldGreyWolf
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Given the opportunity I would happily sail upon the same ship a second or third time. Familiarity has its advantages.

TERRI1962
Contributor Level: Captain

Thanks for feed back , good advice ,  funny on the ship coin machine , my wife found it on the Sky I found them in the bottom of the washing machine after we returned so I see your point.  

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