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SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member18 Mar 2013 4:47 a.m. PST

Just this.

nazrat18 Mar 2013 5:49 a.m. PST

I wouldn't take one if YOU paid for it! I've never understood what the attraction could be. I took a day cruise to the Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale when I visited my brother down there and although there was a bit of amusement if you don't like gambling then there's not really a whole lot more to do with your free time, either on the ship or on the island once you get there. Plus we were five hours late getting back into port because we had to avoid a big storm. Ugh, utter exhaustion amongst a huge number of annoyed tourists and screaming kids… not my idea of fun.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian18 Mar 2013 6:31 a.m. PST

I've got friends on one cruise now, and other friends going on a German river cruise next week…

Never taken a cruise myself, though.

richarDISNEY Inactive Member18 Mar 2013 8:28 a.m. PST

I've never done it btu REALLY want to.
But only if it is a Disney cruise.

britishlinescarlet2 Inactive Member18 Mar 2013 9:18 a.m. PST

I did a cruise of the Med about 15 years ago: Southampton..Lisbon…Barcelona…Nice…Monaco…Minorca…Majorca…Gibraltar and back to Southampton.

It was quite fantastic and the food was simply amazing. I loved the fact that coming back across the Bay of Biscay it was so rough that I was literally the only person on deck; even the crew weer chucking up everywhere.

skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2013 10:32 a.m. PST

They make good targets for those Commemorative U-Boat Rally events.

Also make great Stealth Drone Carriers.

Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2013 2:52 p.m. PST

I took the little ship out of Ft Lauderdale and it is a different world than the good sized ships. I wanted to figure out how to do a med cruise when we go over to Europe this summer, but the price did not work.
I would not want one of the giant ships like the Carnival Dream. The ships I have been on have been about half that size.
I like being able to visit different place withoutpacking up and getting to the airport/car/train station, then finding the hotel etc.
At some point I may just hit a dive resort – leave my wife on the beach and go diving.
I like the fact that meals are already paid for, I don't drink alcohol so I have few expenses on board.
Last time we went it was wife and I, Son, Daughter, son in law and grandson, Brother and his family, Father in Law, Father and stepmother. We were able to get together and do some things, then go our separate ways. If we were at a hotel, we would be going nuts.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2014 7:17 a.m. PST

Jlundberg--Roatan Island (Honduras) is one of the popular stops on Western Caribbean cruises, as is Belize, Cozumel, and Grand Cayman. Eastern Caribbean cruises have the Bahamas, Grand Turk, St.Thomas/St.John (US V.I.), and Barbados.

Old Slow Trot Inactive Member02 Apr 2015 5:43 a.m. PST

I would most likely be resting aboard ship,if I did go on one.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2015 7:39 p.m. PST

I have been on a two and they do provide great food (as long as you don't catch the virus).

They do allow you to see quite a few places that you probably would never consider.

Like doing a Southern Caribbean cruise hit Grenada (was in Germany back in 1983 so miss out on that trip) plus several other islands.

I like them the wife does not.

Will plan a European River Cruise in the future since when I was in Germany all I really got to see was the Border and the many training areas.

Tyler32609 Mar 2016 6:02 p.m. PST

Been on 5 cruises . All were great. I think there is a lot to enjoy on a cruise if you plan . Food was very good and staff was great. Alaska , Eastern and Western Caribbean, Mexico and Belize.

Old Wolfman16 Mar 2016 5:43 a.m. PST

Never been on one. More than likely would stay aboard ship unless it was something of interest on shore.

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