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  #31  
Old September 23rd, 2007, 07:16 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Diana Ball
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Default Why do you cruise?

"Anka" wrote:
Thanks, Diana, for your classifications. All good reasons to opt for
cruising over land tours. I have to admit, sitting on a deck chair,
the breeze blowing through your hair, reading a good book and sipping
on a nice girlie drink beats a long bus ride any day.


So, do you cruise, Anka? Why?

Diana
  #32  
Old September 23rd, 2007, 07:18 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Nonnymus[_4_]
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It's cheaper than the nursing home. Right, Clint?

Nonny

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  #33  
Old September 23rd, 2007, 09:35 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
sheree
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i usually don't respond to him but after reading cruise travel, it being
saturday and i was starving and in one of those moods!!!....
sheree

"Sue and Kevin Mullen" wrote in message
...


Peri wrote:
JohnT wrote:
"John Sisker" wrote in message
...

Sheree,

I thought this was a ligament question to begin with, along with a
response from me that really did not warrant the sarcasm.


WTF is a ligament question?


I'm going to guess he meant "legitimate" ... ???


Typical for him.LOL

sue



  #34  
Old September 23rd, 2007, 10:41 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Jean O'Boyle
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"sheree" wrote in message
...
i usually don't respond to him but after reading cruise travel, it being
saturday and i was starving and in one of those moods!!!....
sheree

"Sue and Kevin Mullen" wrote in message
...


Peri wrote:
JohnT wrote:
"John Sisker" wrote in message
...

Sheree,

I thought this was a ligament question to begin with, along with a
response from me that really did not warrant the sarcasm.


WTF is a ligament question?

I'm going to guess he meant "legitimate" ... ???


Typical for him.LOL

sue


I have his posts blocked and see this one partially, Sheree...but now am
wondering if John is finally legitimate or has ligament problems.
Good for you...I admire your spunk! I did read your reply to which he was
referring and thought it was a reasonable question. John seems to think that
any cruise he may happen to book means he took it too!

--Jean---doesn't believe Sheree to be sarcastic...if she was, she had to
have reason! ;-)





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Old September 23rd, 2007, 10:50 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
sheree
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who me sarcastic? never!!
sheree

"Jean O'Boyle" wrote in message
. net...

"sheree" wrote in message
...
i usually don't respond to him but after reading cruise travel, it being
saturday and i was starving and in one of those moods!!!....
sheree

"Sue and Kevin Mullen" wrote in message
...


Peri wrote:
JohnT wrote:
"John Sisker" wrote in message
...

Sheree,

I thought this was a ligament question to begin with, along with a
response from me that really did not warrant the sarcasm.


WTF is a ligament question?

I'm going to guess he meant "legitimate" ... ???

Typical for him.LOL

sue


I have his posts blocked and see this one partially, Sheree...but now am
wondering if John is finally legitimate or has ligament problems.
Good for you...I admire your spunk! I did read your reply to which he was
referring and thought it was a reasonable question. John seems to think
that any cruise he may happen to book means he took it too!

--Jean---doesn't believe Sheree to be sarcastic...if she was, she had to
have reason! ;-)







  #36  
Old September 23rd, 2007, 10:54 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Becca
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Default Why do you cruise?

In the beginning, I enjoyed being at sea and I liked exploring the
ports. After 50-something cruises, I enjoy relaxing on the ship and
watching the water go by. No cooking, dish washing, telephone, door
bell, laundry or anything else to get in the way of my relaxation. No
other vacation can beat cruising, IMO.

Becca
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Old September 24th, 2007, 01:36 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Anka
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On Sep 23, 1:16?pm, "Diana Ball" wrote:
"Anka" wrote:
Thanks, Diana, for your classifications. All good reasons to opt for
cruising over land tours. I have to admit, sitting on a deck chair,
the breeze blowing through your hair, reading a good book and sipping
on a nice girlie drink beats a long bus ride any day.


So, do you cruise, Anka? Why?

Diana


Yes! I do cruise! I cruise for the same reason I fly: to get to a
destination that is (hopefully) full of history and culture and
interesting sights and friendly people. The days at sea, the onboard
entertainment, the art auctions sigh, the casinos, the dining are
all secondary.

(...although I really do enjoy a nice, big, leisurely breakfast at
sea)

~Anka ;-)

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Old September 24th, 2007, 05:46 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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Default Why do you cruise?

Ok, this time you do have a "legitimate" complaint. Please excuse my poor
spell check choice, and of course my mild dyslexia doesn't help. However,
this does not change the reason why I cruise, just the fact that I need to
re-read my posts a bit better.

John


  #40  
Old September 24th, 2007, 07:48 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
-hh
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"Diana Ball" wrote:
"Anka" wrote in message

What is your #1 reason for cruising, as opposed to land touring?


We do a lot of land travel.


Same here, although its worth saying "more land travel than cruising".

We opt to cruise for three kinds of trips: (1) coastline explorations
that would be logistically challenging to achieve by land,
e.g., Alaska;


and e.g., Galapagos.

This is the #1 reason for us as well, and it should be pointed out
that cost is not really a factor - its the "impossible becomes
possible".

(2) "big picture" trips, where taking a ship to get a taste of an
entire region is easier than covering the same territory by
land, e.g., the Med or the Baltics;


e.g., Hawaiian islands, French Polynesia, etc.

This is a consideration too, particularly in light of the alternative
of packing and moving every ~2 days. Nevertheless, it can depend on
how it is done and what the trip's purpose is: it clearly works for
the "big picture", but doesn't necessarily make the grade when the
activity of interest is more land-intensive, such as hiking, snow
skiiing, etc.


(3) vacations, i.e., trips that are just for fun and relaxation.
As for that third category--vacations--I've run the numbers
many times, and for our party of four, cruising is almost
always a far better value than any comparable land vacation.
Consequently, I'd have to say our #1 reason for choosing
cruise vs. land vacations is bang for the buck.


Generally, the comparison of costs isn't a factor at all for us at
all. I don't dispute that cruises are highly affordable, and while I
enjoy spending some time on a teak deck, I find that I also enjoy
nighttime solitude and silence (not unlike the "Rose is Rose" comics
character, Jimbo Gumbo, who enjoys gazing up at the stars when taking
out the trash at night).

Case in point: http://preview.tinyurl.com/2smpqy
(Can't ever see the stars shine like this down at sea level).


-hh

 




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