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Old February 20th, 2006, 10:47 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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Which do you prefer? I prefer days at sea, because I like just being
on the ship.

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Old February 20th, 2006, 11:07 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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"KennethGorelick" wrote in message
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Which do you prefer? I prefer days at sea, because I like just being
on the ship.

My preference too. On in-port days it seemed like there was a sense of
urgency to get ready to do something (early breakfast, queuing for tours,
etc.). We much preferred to sit on the balcony and read or just watch the
ocean.


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Old February 20th, 2006, 11:09 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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"KennethGorelick" wrote:
Which do you prefer? I prefer days at sea, because I like just being
on the ship.

It isn't either/or but rather the mix. I usually prefer a day at
sea to settle in. Then no more than three ports in a row before
having another day off. Much more than three ports in three days and
the cruise begins to take on the ambiance of a forced march...

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--PJ O'Rourke
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Old February 20th, 2006, 11:18 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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KennethGorelick wrote:
Which do you prefer? I prefer days at sea, because I like just being
on the ship.


The 10 day cruise I was just on was about half and half ... perfect ...

Since our winter vacation is mostly for my wife to recharge after the
Christmas mania ... the after Christmas returns and then inventory ...
a day at sea for the first day is exactly what the doctor ordered
(though not making a cruise a medical deduction ... like it should be
....) ... we also had 2 days at sea returning ... nice and relaxing
after hectic port days ...
I love sea days ...and just being on the ship is wonderful ... but
without ports ... there's something taken away from each of the 3
vacations on every cruise ... the planning - the taking - and the
reliving ...

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Old February 21st, 2006, 01:43 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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"KennethGorelick" wrote in message
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Which do you prefer? I prefer days at sea, because I like just being
on the ship.



Definitely prefer days at sea.


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Old February 21st, 2006, 03:34 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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We also like sea days in preference to port days,unless it is someplace
really worth while. That is why we are doing the hawaiian trip in
april so many nice days at sea coming back to california

(.a cruise lover.)

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We also like sea days in preference to port days,unless it is someplace
really worth while. That is why we are doing the hawaiian trip in
april so many nice days at sea coming back to california

(.a cruise lover.)


Have you gone to Europe on a Cruise? There are some really worthwhile ports
there...

--Tom


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Old February 21st, 2006, 04:03 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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Tom K wrote:
"Surfer E2468" wrote in message
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We also like sea days in preference to port days,unless it is someplace
really worth while. That is why we are doing the hawaiian trip in
april so many nice days at sea coming back to california

(.a cruise lover.)


Have you gone to Europe on a Cruise? There are some really worthwhile ports
there...


Excellent point. It really depends on the itinerary. There are only so
many Caribbean ports to visit. After several cruises and several repeat
visits to the popular ports, getting off the ship becomes less and less
important. The good thing about revisiting ports is that you can take a
more relaxed attitude - you don't feel the need to wake up, eat an
early breakfast, fight the crowds to the tenders, etc.

If I ever get the opportunity to cruise in Europe or Asia, obviously,
the cruise would be all about the ports. I'd be first in line to
disembark each morning, to get my fill of the sights and sounds of the
places we visit.

I would like to see what a 7 day cruise at sea, no ports, would be like
(yes, I know I can "pretend" that port days are sea days and simply not
get off the ship at all). It sounds positively dreamy to me, since I do
love my sea days. But, I wonder if i would reach my limit at some
point? Would there come the day when lounging on my chaise, early
morning until late afternoon wouldn't be cruise heaven to me?

Lee

--Tom


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Old February 21st, 2006, 04:08 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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Kurt Ullman wrote:
In article .com,
"KennethGorelick" wrote:
Which do you prefer? I prefer days at sea, because I like just being
on the ship.

It isn't either/or but rather the mix. I usually prefer a day at
sea to settle in. Then no more than three ports in a row before
having another day off. Much more than three ports in three days and
the cruise begins to take on the ambiance of a forced march...


Couldn't agree more. I'm working through that exact scenario for my
Miracle cruise in less than two weeks (!!!). We start with a sea day,
then four port days and end with a sea day. I've been on similar
cruises with sea days on each end, but either the first or last day was
a "private island" day which I kind of count more as a sea day than a
port day (that's just how my head wraps around those days). So, for
this upcoming cruise, I have two port days planned as strictly vegging
on the beach days, one as an active day with a long snorkeling tour
planned, and one as a beach/touring day. Hopefully, I won't get that
"forced march" feeling.

Lee

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"Distracting a politician from governing is like distracting a bear from eating your baby."
--PJ O'Rourke


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Old February 21st, 2006, 07:22 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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Give me days at sea on any Celebrity ship. Good company, good book a
game or two of trivia and of course a few visits to the casino are all I
want. My husband enjoys the jacuzzi and sitting poolside with
(hopefully) some good music. We often times don't get off the ship.
However if we were to visit new ports we would check them out.

~Dory~
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