View Full Version : How many cruises have you been on???

Boo's Mom
July 1st, 2004, 11:33 AM
This is Boo....Boo's Mom is my Mom.

I did this poll on the old message board..... but now I am offer a new and improved poll on the new and improved message board.

July 1st, 2004, 11:37 AM
I've been on 6 cruises and I have 4 more booked. Next Celebrity cruise is the Century in September.


July 1st, 2004, 11:41 AM
I've been on 4 cruises, all NCL (3 -S/S Norway, and 1 -Sun)

July 1st, 2004, 12:16 PM
:D 5 plus one next week but I want more lots more!!!:cool:

July 1st, 2004, 01:16 PM
I've been on 6 cruises and I have 4 more booked. Next Celebrity cruise is the Century in September.


I want your job!

July 1st, 2004, 01:58 PM
We've been on 6 cruises (all HAL). Really looking forward to experiencing Millie and the Mediterranean in 2005.

Can only scrape together enough $$$ to go every other year. We keep on buying those lottery tickets but winning $5 bucks every so often ain't even going to buy me my nightly Sambuca.

Ma Bell
July 1st, 2004, 02:02 PM
27 and three more booked.

July 1st, 2004, 02:25 PM
Ma Bell,

Don't you ever work? ;)


July 1st, 2004, 02:35 PM
I have been on three cruises(Sunbird once,Horizon once and Century once).I would like to do more cruises with Celebrity cruise line in the future.Keep hoping for a win in the lottery.CLSmith

Ma Bell
July 1st, 2004, 02:47 PM
Believe it or not I do. We started cruising in 1974. I must admit though, I'm really overdoing it this year. We just finished a big project and have some time before things get hectic on the next one so I'm taking advantage. One of the cruises is not til Sept 05.

July 1st, 2004, 02:50 PM
The main reason I am posting this is a need to know.........what the devil is a SAMBUCA?...I think I know but not sure:

http://smileys.******************/cat/26/26_21_9v.gif (http://www.******************/?partner=ZSzeb001) .........................doin' the SAMBUCA!

Oh, and we have been on 16 so far. Fourteen have been in mind only, two have been on real ships.

July 1st, 2004, 03:00 PM
Hi Ma Bell,

I am only kidding, obviously. Our son goes to ASU and is in his senior year there this year. Finally got his Arizona residency established (yeah, we save tons of money for another cruise). We will be in Tempe in September for one of the games, Oregon State I think. Catmand, I think Sambuca is a liqueur???


Ma Bell
July 1st, 2004, 03:14 PM
Very good Bill..Sambuca is a licorice flavored liquer. Two of our children graduated from ASU and two from UofA. Now we have seven grandchildren to have fun with.

July 1st, 2004, 03:27 PM
Ma Bell,

No Grandkids here yet, and hopefully not for another few years ( I know all the rest of you just love us being O.T.!!).


Druke I
July 1st, 2004, 03:33 PM
May I count one cruise on a US Navy guided missile cruiser (nuke) while a civilian?

My wife says no, I say yes - hell, it did float, and go to sea. Not luxury liner, but basic transportation (very basic).


July 1st, 2004, 04:03 PM
I have been on 8 cruises and have 3 more booked with Celebrity for this coming year.

July 1st, 2004, 05:23 PM
25 down and 2 more booked. Can't wait to try out Celebrity in September.

July 1st, 2004, 07:23 PM
This is kelmac,
Yea! I got to vote on your poll!!
Lauren and I have been on 16 cruises, with number 17 and 18 coming up! Heard you might be going on the Rhapsody??
Great ship!

Sky Sweet
July 1st, 2004, 07:59 PM
My husband and I have been on six cruises, and will be taking our 7th cruise this winter. Our 4th cruise was on the Celebrity Inifinity, 5th was on the Celebrity Millennium, 6th was on the Celebrity Century, and our 7th will be on the Celebrity Mercury. Can you guess our favorite cabin :)

Lois R
July 1st, 2004, 08:39 PM
Hi.....Cat, Sambuca...is a licorce flavored liquor... Ever heard on Annisette?..same scent....it is one liquor I don't like....give me Baileys, Frangelica, Amaretto, Grand Marnier even, but the licorice tastes too bitter for me.

Cruises...lets see.....1985, 1992, those were my first 2.
Then I didn't cruise for 11 years:eek: . In 2003 I found Celebrity!!
May 2003---Century:D
July 2003...Sovereign of the Seas:rolleyes:
Jan 2004 Century:D
March 2004 Mercury:D
UPCOMING....HORIZON will make number 7!!.....And I better get something booked for 2005! that will make number 8!!!

July 1st, 2004, 09:04 PM
I am going on my 30th cruise in Dec on the Infiniti to Hawaii. I absolutely can't wait. Thanks for the poll as I don't feel "wierd" now for taking so many cruises. I have lots of company.

July 1st, 2004, 09:13 PM
We've been on 40+ !!!

Seems like lots BUT I started cruising at Sweet 16 (back in the Good "Ole" Days :p ) and with my DH as soon as we were married ... so they just ADD UP!

Happy Sailing! OCruisers :)

July 1st, 2004, 10:12 PM
22 cruises with four more booked!

July 1st, 2004, 10:19 PM
I began cruising in 1958 when we first moved to Florida and have been cruising ever since --- about 3-4 times a year! Isn't this the best way to go???

July 1st, 2004, 10:48 PM


July 2nd, 2004, 12:47 AM
All I can say is WOW!!!to all of your cruises. I'm so envious. I like cruising but I love Aruba around Easter. Some day, when I retire, one of my cruises will include a stop in Aruba. sigh

July 2nd, 2004, 02:45 AM
15 for me, with one booked for Oct. and one open booking. I may use that for Alaska, a CC group cruise, next summer. We have averaged 3 cruises a year, for 5 years! Got addicted quickly, and just keep going! :cool: :cool: :cool:

July 2nd, 2004, 02:46 AM
We have cruised 3 times with 3 different cruise lines. We are working through them in the hope of finding a favourite one which suits us best. So far P&O which we did not like, NCL and Princess. This is our first with Celebrity.
Wish we could cruise more but job,family and the fact that we have such a long flight first means that once a year is all we can manage.

July 2nd, 2004, 07:33 AM
3 for me with one booked. NOT ENOUGH!!!!!!!! Waiting to win the lottery so I can go on several a year!!!!! LOL like THAT's going to happen!

July 2nd, 2004, 07:45 AM
We have taken 23 cruises and have 2 others booked. Our next one is NCL Dream Transatlantic in September.

Bahamas -Premier SS Atlantic 01/90 Hawaii - SS Independence 08/90
E. Caribb- Crown Princess 03/91 Alaska- Sky Princess 07/92
Alaska- HAL Rotterdam 07/96 S. Caribb- Dawn Princess 01/99
S. Caribb - Dawn Princess 02/99 Europe - Marco Polo 07/99
Mex. Riv. - Carnival Extacy / 07/99 Transatlantic- Crown Princess/ 07/00
W. Caribb- Costa Atlantica 01/01 Baltic- Norwegian Dream 08/01
Panama Canal- Sun Princess 01/02 Russia- Uniworld Litvinov 08/02
So. America-Royal Princess 01/03 W. Caribb. Carnival Spirit 03/03
Norway- Rotal Princess 07/03 Can/New Eng.- NCL Crown 10/03
S. Caribb.- Sun Princess 02/04 Transatlantic-Celebrity Galaxy 05/04
Transatlantic-NCL Dream- 09/04 S. Caribb.-Dawn Princess 02/05

July 2nd, 2004, 01:41 PM
On July 17th we board the Constellation for cruise #48!

Our 50th anniversary will be April 05 so we plan to do our 50th cruise for our 50th anniversary.

First cruise was in 1961 on a very antiquated ship with no private facilities in the cabin! We've seen a lot of changes! Love to cruise.

Dean Wendland
July 2nd, 2004, 02:25 PM
My partner and I have been on a total of 7 todate with another 3 already booked. All but the first with Celebrity!

July 2nd, 2004, 02:27 PM
I'm with Jayzee in the 23 done. I think. :confused:

I kind of lost the exact count somewhere after 20.
Those cruises over one week killed my counting sence.
Or is that Cents.... ;)

July 2nd, 2004, 02:28 PM
Been on 74 cruises; started cruising in 1974; cruises 75 and 76 on Celebrity Century in August, 2004. My husband and I are booked on RCCL my 77th cruise in February, 2005.



July 2nd, 2004, 02:58 PM
over 30, its to the point where i forget about a few and then i find a bunch of pictures and its, OH YEAH! booked on Norwegian Sun 12/04 and Sea 4/05!

July 2nd, 2004, 10:50 PM
22 cruises so I think, with so many it is hard to keep track, and heading out on what I believe to be my 23rd in about about 41 hours. Cruising is great and hoping to do 1 or 2 more this year.


July 2nd, 2004, 11:59 PM
On July 17th we board the Constellation for cruise #48!

Our 50th anniversary will be April 05 so we plan to do our 50th cruise for our 50th anniversary.

First cruise was in 1961 on a very antiquated ship with no private facilities in the cabin! We've seen a lot of changes! Love to cruise.
How exciting! Congrats, on the upcoming 50, anniversary and cruises!!!! :)

July 3rd, 2004, 12:01 AM
Been on 74 cruises; started cruising in 1974; cruises 75 and 76 on Celebrity Century in August, 2004. My husband and I are booked on RCCL my 77th cruise in February, 2005.


OMGosh!!!! WOW!!! You are addicted! :eek: :cool:

July 3rd, 2004, 06:07 PM
Hi Nita, I'm at over 30. As others have said, you do tend to lose count. Sadly to say, we stopped buying pictures. They started to all look alike, even the clothes. :D

July 3rd, 2004, 11:24 PM
Hi, we have 8 and one scheduled, I hope!!! Btom,you are so right about the clothes starting to look a like. Here is a picture of me, in my formal night outfit last cruise. Please note I have the correct footwearon, no sneakers. :p


July 3rd, 2004, 11:43 PM
wv4891, As far as I can tell, you are good to go. Yeehaw. :D Have a wonderful time. I can't beleive it's 5 months until our next cruise.

July 4th, 2004, 12:53 AM
Been on 8 so far I'd love to win the lottery and take a full world cruise.

July 4th, 2004, 02:49 PM
We have done 47 and #48 will be next week on the Constellation in Europe. I guess you could say we "love to cruise". First cruise was in 1961 on an old, very old vessel -- no private facilities in your cabin in those days -- it was "down the hall" for showers, etc. But we had a ball and that set the ball rolling. Didn't cruise again until 1979 so the 46 other cruises have been since then.

Right now we have 368 days at sea -- but who's counting!

No such thing as a bad cruise -- just some lines we wouldn't care to go on again. But we still enjoyed ourselves.

Needless to say, Celebrity is a favorite -- 14 with them.

Bon Voyage!

July 4th, 2004, 08:02 PM
Have been on 20 and have number 21 booked. Love to cruise and try to take 1-2 a year.

July 4th, 2004, 10:10 PM
Went on our first cruise over 20 yrs. ago on Home Line (defunct) to Bermuda on the edges of a hurricane and couldn't even walk on deck. People were bumping back and forth into walls! Have #2 son as a result of having to spend too much time in the room :o Fell in love with cruising despite the weather but took us 13 years before we sailed again but just returned home from #7 and booked #8 for Sept. to Bermuda! We have loved everyone and now our children are addicted :D

July 4th, 2004, 10:17 PM
Wow will some of you adopt me? :)

We started in 2000 and we've done 4. End of this year will be our 5th.

July 4th, 2004, 10:55 PM
Had never cruised before I married my 2nd (after I divorced the first of course) husband in 1989. He had been on 3 in his previous marriage and liked it and to date we have been on some 28 together in those 15 years! My first was on Costa's Daphne, which compared to my Dad's 36ft fishing boat was a monster of a ship, when by today's standards she was a pee wee of a ship at 16,000 ton and 420 passengers. Hey, I had no comparison. When I saw my first megaliner a few years after that, Regal Princess, I was in awe.

My dream came true, when in 1995 we cruise Scandanavia-Russia on the Splendor of the Seas and I saw those beautiful Onion Domes, I had only seen in pictures and we visited both places my husband and mine's ancestors came from, Finland and Sweden.

We are now planning on a 28 day back to back on the Legend of the seas thru the Panama Canal in February 2005. We have cruised from Fla. through the Canal, but it was dark when we came to the Pacific side and I have always wondered what it looked like in the daylight hours. Since the end of a cruise is so traumatic and flying is not much fun anymore, we decided why not just stay on board and come back home on the ship.

Yes we are retired. Hubby told me 5 years ago now that he was tired of working and he was 55, so I told him to go ahead and take early retirment. He has never regretted on day of it.

July 7th, 2004, 07:50 PM
I have probably been on over 50 cruises. I started sailing after I was divorced and my first cruise was in 1981 on the Oceanic. Before I was off that ship, my friend and I booked a cruise on the Doric. (Both owned by Home Lines, now defunct) I then went on the Emerald Seas. We went on the 2nd sailing of the Atlantic, another Home Lines ship, and the Emerald Seas many many times. My next trips were on Carnival. Too many to mention. I have been on NCL, RCI, Princess, Holland America but I truly love Celebrity. I have stayed in the cheapest inside cabins and in suites. Each cruise has had wonderful points and each has something that I didn't like. I go with the attitude that this cruise is going to be the best and somehow it turns out that way. My next one is not until December and that's on the Constellation. Oh, I forgot to mention, that almost 20 years ago, I remarried and my husband goes with me on most, even though cruising is not his favorite vacation. I think it is if you can't beat them, join them attitude on his part, but truly I feel he is getting to enjoy them--------especially the casinos. I think a cruise is the best value for the money, even better than the all inclusive land vacations.


July 7th, 2004, 10:22 PM
I've been on 3 cruises back in Russia. One in the Black Sea ( was 14 at that time) and two on river Volga (one of them honeymoon)

1 Celebrity Century and 1 RCI Splendour ots.

Can't wait for my next 2 ( Zuiderdam and Mercury)

Love everything in US except my only 2 weeks per year vacation time!!!

eileen & jay
July 7th, 2004, 10:52 PM
Definitely Not Enough!!!

Seriously, we have only started cruising the last few years. We would spend our vacations exploring Europe - becoming experts using the transportation systems in various countries. After taking our first Celebrity cruise, we became ADDICTED to cruising. Now I am constantly plotting our next, and the next, and the next Celebrity cruise. Can't help myself!;)

Boo's Mom
July 8th, 2004, 09:35 AM
Eileen.... It's Okay. We understand. ;)

July 9th, 2004, 05:14 PM
We've just been on our 30th. We celebrated this one by taking our grandsons, ages 19 and 16 and they had a wonderful time! It was their first. Thank God I got connecting balcony cabins instead of a family suite, because I hadn't realized how messy they really are. Yikes. I tipped the steward much more than usual out of sympathy for him ;)

July 10th, 2004, 10:32 AM

When are you going to be on the Century in Sept?

Will be on the Century on the 4th of Sept.

July 10th, 2004, 05:40 PM
First cruise in 1995 and then 2nd in 1999, and some serious cruising since!
Lots of variety too- it is the spice of life.

Oceanbreeze -October 1995-5 night W. Caribbean
Destiny -May 1999-7 night Eastern Caribbean
NCL Majesty- August 2000 -7 night Bermuda
NCL Sun-November 2001-13 night Repo Boston to MIA
Paradise-May 2002- 10 nights S Caribbean
Carnival Legend-Sept 2002-15 night Transatlantic Crossing
Royal Olympia Voyager-Feb 2003-15 night Amazon River
Rotterdam- June 2003-7 night Canada-New England
Enchantment of the Seas-Sept 1 2003-5 nights Cozumel and Belize

Costa Mediterranea- December 14 2003 Western Caribbean NEVER AGAIN!!!!
Oosterdam-March 14th 2004- 7 nights Eastern Caribbean

Westerdam Nov 12 2004- 17 nights Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale

Mercury Feb 7 2005- 11 nights Mexican Riviera

July 12th, 2004, 01:06 PM
Getting ready for number three!!!:D

July 13th, 2004, 11:03 AM
I will be on my 11th cruise Aug 13,2004 on the galaxy.

July 14th, 2004, 10:34 PM
was when I was 14 (1984) on K Lines Constellation...a greek Isle cruise. I had a blast! Looking back that ship was small and old!! Will never forget going down narrow metal stairs outside the ship to the tender, I thought I was going to pass out it was sooo high!!!

July 15th, 2004, 11:50 PM
My sister and I just finished cruise number 11 July2nd-9th on the Mercury to Alaska. We've done 2 Carnival, 2 RCL, 4 HAL, 2 Celebrity and 1 NCL. Celebrity is becoming our favorite.

July 17th, 2004, 10:34 PM
We have been on 10 and have 3 more booked, plus 1 open booking.:D

John F
July 21st, 2004, 12:03 AM
We have been on 38 cruises in 6 years. Our last cruise was an Hawaii to Vancouver on RCCL (Serenade of the Seas).
We are booked on a Carnival "Thanksgiving" cruise on the Victory for our next cruise. We are also booked on a Baltic cruise in June, 2005 on the Constellation and in Oct., 2005 we are booked on a Transatlantic cruise on Carnival's new
Liberty. That is our cruise schedule for now. We are so very lucky to travel so often!!! John & Priscilla

July 21st, 2004, 08:22 AM
I'm somewhere in the 20's. Been on everything from my first on a rust bucket Carnival over a Christmas holiday, Dolphin, Regal, Premier, RCL, etc to my now, beloved Celebrity. At this point in my life I feel no need to go to any other line, If I should, I suppose I would try Princess or Radisson, but right now I am happy just extending the X trips. I've met great people and made wonderful friends and I'm still having the time of my life! :)

July 21st, 2004, 12:31 PM
I've been on ten cruises on many different lines and have one booked on the Caribbean Princess next march. My plan is to have 25 by the time I'm 45. 38 at the moment.


July 21st, 2004, 07:36 PM
I like someone with purpose and direction in life. Hope you make it and wish I had.:D

July 25th, 2004, 09:11 AM
We are sailing on the Norwegian Spirit on 9/4/04. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions?

July 25th, 2004, 11:17 AM
So far 52 but we have 7 booked.

July 25th, 2004, 12:27 PM
We are sailing on the Norwegian Spirit on 9/4/04.
Any tips or suggestions?

ruthslaught@yahoo.com (Rruthslaught@yahoo.com)

July 25th, 2004, 01:36 PM
I'm a bit regretful to have such a big gap in my cruising history ... my family took us on three amazing cruises (including a month on HAL all over the Caribbean including the north coast of South America) when I was a kid ... last one in 1971 when I was 11 ... I didn't cruise again for THIRTY-ONE YEARS, despite doing a fair amount of traveling over those years in other ways ... can't get those years back but trying to make up for lost time now :) four cruises in the past two years and another one set for December ... TR

July 27th, 2004, 08:09 PM
Well, now TommyCruiser has raised the bar! I, too had a gap from my early teens until my late twenties, but have enjoyed them all. I'm more likely to hit 20 cruises by 45 (I'm 42 next month) and hopefully 25 by 50 y.o., but if I could just up the ante from one cruise a year to three, I'd make Tommy's goal.:)

Maybe we could start a "Help this man to the 25 cruises level" fundraiser? :D Yes?? No???
As nice as you all are, I won't hold my breath for the donations to start pouring in.;)

July 27th, 2004, 09:21 PM
I've been on 6 cruises and 5 more booked....nearly the same as TeeDee...with whom I am on the same ship in Sept....on the Century!

July 27th, 2004, 11:30 PM
I have been on 1 but I don't remember much of it, because I was only 2months old. My parents sailed the Queen of Bermuda coming back to the USA from Bermuda. That has been 40+ years ago.:eek:

July 28th, 2004, 12:31 AM
We are getting ready to take our third cruise in October on the Century. The first was the Norway in 86 and the second was the Paradise in 02. I can see we have a lot of catching up to do!

July 28th, 2004, 09:05 PM
We've been on six working on number seven in 2005.

August 17th, 2004, 04:31 PM
Not enough

August 18th, 2004, 05:52 PM
1 :(

August 18th, 2004, 11:27 PM
A dozen with 13 booked

August 19th, 2004, 03:27 AM
I've been on seven cruises with number eight coming up in December!!

August 19th, 2004, 12:48 PM
9 cruises since 2002 - one booked for 2005 -so far! :D

August 21st, 2004, 06:40 AM
We have been on 11 and 12. 13, and 14 are booked.


Spender Nui
August 21st, 2004, 09:36 PM
Been on 40. 3 more booked before February.

August 22nd, 2004, 05:18 PM
Benn on three so far, Dawn Princess twice and Navigator of the Seas. Going on MS Maasdam on 6 Feb 05 Southern caribbean and Summit 15 Jan 06 to Hawaii. May do Alsaka in 07.

August 22nd, 2004, 05:48 PM
11 for us with 12 Booked

Cruisin J's
August 24th, 2004, 02:51 AM
We have been on 15 and have 16 booked!
2 - Carnival
4 - Orient Lines
1 - Costa
1 - NCL
1 - HAL
1 - Princess
5 - RCL
and Celebrity in October :-)

Pearl Jammer
October 7th, 2004, 11:01 PM
none.....yet! :p

Deb C.
October 7th, 2004, 11:39 PM
A month from today, I will be on my 42 cruise....I think! (you tend to lose count at some point).:eek: Still get excited and still overpack!

Zenith 14 days to Western Caribbean!! Can't wait!!:cool:

If anyone out there is going out of Jax on Nov. 7-21, please join us on the ROLL CALL FORUM and sign up for the CC Party. We need a few more!!:D

October 8th, 2004, 07:18 AM
My wife and I have each been on 9 cruises, but have only taken two together. We each took 7 before we met.

In April we hit the big "one-oh". With only one booked, however, I feel like a slacker compared to many of you! :)

October 8th, 2004, 12:42 PM
Adegner...Will be shipmates. Will be sailing the Infinity to Hawaii roundtrip from San Diego on Dec. 5!

We started cruising in 1999 and did 14 cruises so far. 2 are booked (Infinity this Dec. and Voyager Nov. 2005).

In 2002, we went crazy and did 6 cruises. End of January, we did the Sovereign 3-day and drove to Miami to board the Voyager for a 7-day. Then in May, we did a 14-day transatlantic to the Mediterannean on Princess. In June, again, we did a 2-night cruise to nowhere on Carnival Triumph out of New York and in the fall we did the Horizon repositionning back-to-back (X2 7-day).

Out of 14, some were only 2-night cruise to nowhere, one was 3-day and another one 4-day but others were 14 days and one back-to-back 7 days on the Horizon repositionning. We can't settle for a 7-day cruise anymore!

How do you guys can afford deposit on so many future cruise?

We always book cheapest cabin because we want to be able to vacation a lot. With all the discounting going on, it concerns us that cruisers may forget the most important aspect of selecting a ship: personal interests and lifestyle. If your only criterion is finding the lowest price available, you can easily wind up on a ship where you have nothing in common with the other passengers, which can adversely affect your enjoyment of the cruise.

We've learned that people's opinion of a cruise is strongly affected by their age, their likes, and their expectations. Cruises provide a variety of activities to suit different tastes. For us, visiting many islands is our main goal. We are a couple (childless) in our mid 30's/early 40ís with enough vacation to be able to enjoy many cruises. We're avid boaters & love the sea. We do not smoke, we love the outdoors & are beach people. We care a lot about ship design, wrap around promenade decks, open spaces to view the sea, sunsets, moon shimmering on the waves.

October 9th, 2004, 10:00 AM
1 on Sapphire Princess to Alaska
1 booked on Mercury to the Mexican Riviera

I really need to get off the West coast cruise itineraries! :) However, I have a list of about 6 cruises that I'd like to do before we get ready to start having children in about 5 years...so we'll see how many get accomplished!

October 9th, 2004, 07:49 PM
I'm about to embark on my second cruise this weekend. My first was on the Constellation and I hoped to get another chance to get on board.

After our three day trip to Nassau, we will start getting ready for the trip of a lifetime - Around the world in 112 days on the HAL Prinsendam.

Can't wait to see the Caribbean! http://smileys.******************/cat/26/26_21_9v.gif (http://www.******************/?partner=ZSzeb001) That's me dancing for joy!


October 9th, 2004, 08:41 PM
I've never been on a cruise, I have a deathly fear of water, but no one knows this, it's a secret, don't tell anyone! Please, if this gets out, I'll be ruined!

October 10th, 2004, 05:39 PM
DH and I have been on 23 cruises, with our 24th coming up in 2 weeks on the Galaxy! Haven't gotten tired of them yet......

October 11th, 2004, 09:25 AM
I thought my 20 cruises were something to brag about , until I met a couple on a Holland America cruise that were on thier 206 cruise! And the cruise he and his wife were on was a 22 nighter! They were also staying in a suite.

October 11th, 2004, 11:18 PM
We started cruising in Jan. '02 and got hooked immediately. Just booked our 5th coming up in Feb. It's so much fun to have a cruise to look forward to. Been doing the booking dance since last Fri. :) Also hoping for a European cruise next summer.

Explorer E. Carib. 1/12/02
Explorer W. Carib 1/18/03
Summit Alaska cruise/tour 8/3/03
Adventure S. Carib. 2/8/04
Galaxy Panama Canal 2/3/05

October 12th, 2004, 12:04 PM
23 cruises, with 24 coming up 11/7, 25 on 2/3/05 and 26 4/29......Think I'm addicted??


October 12th, 2004, 12:33 PM
I'll be on board #20 on November 5...my signature breaks them all down.

My parents are nutso cruise fanatics though...they've just gotten off what I thought was their 81st cruise...but I was corrected after posting that in another thread...it was their 89th cruise!

They are racking them up too fast for me to catch up! By the time I get on board my 21st cruise, probably next October, they will have advanced to their 94th cruise. That's the ratio I'm dealing with...they go on 5 cruises for every 1 of mine.

But I'm a working stiff, while my step-father recently retired (he is 64, mom is younger than that, but I would be killed if I typed her age).

I must give them credit for starting my cruising addiction...when I was 14, they brought me on my first cruise and I've been hooked ever since. I took every available cruise they would bring me on, and once I got out of college and wasn't offered the free cruises from family anymore, I started buying my own.

Looking back to that first cruise, it's amazing how unbelievably crappy the ship and the room were...but it still hooked me!

October 12th, 2004, 09:56 PM
Number 15 is on the Mercury in March 05, with number 16 and 17 already booked for 05 and 06

October 12th, 2004, 09:58 PM
all I can say is WOW! LOL I thought the four I've been on were cool! :)

October 13th, 2004, 01:48 PM
21 - 17 with Celebrity and we have 4 more booked through 2005 with Celebrity.

Can you tell we like Celebrity.:D

SA Traveler
October 13th, 2004, 08:02 PM
Leaving on the Galaxy on 12/6. First time on Celebrity.

October 16th, 2004, 11:09 AM
You can see below...#18 coming up next week. The only difference is that I started my love affair with ocean liners almost 40 years ago. We have seen a lot of changes. I hope we will be able to add a lot more when we retire but...we won't retire for at least another 9 years...YIKES!!!


October 17th, 2004, 01:51 PM
We will be going on #20 in Feb. on the Mercury and have alredy booked 21 in Sept. 2005. We have only been cruising for 6 years.

October 19th, 2004, 11:17 AM
I can't believe I haven't jumped on this one earlier. I have been on 7 with 8th in Jan. Looking to book two more while aboard. My wife is 10 ahead of me with 17.

October 19th, 2004, 01:08 PM
Not enough.

But then, hopefully, decades from now I'll have been on 50 or 100, and will still say 'not enough'. ;)

October 20th, 2004, 11:46 AM
27 - with 28 coming up on the 11/26 Summit. Hubby is a little behind with # 16 coming up. Got him hooked on it after we got married and are averaging two a year now. Nothing else like it for a relaxing- do as much or as little as you want kind of vacation. This will be our first Celebrity cruise in a while and we are really looking forward to it.

October 27th, 2004, 02:45 PM
One cruise --- sixteen months on an aircraft carrier.

October 28th, 2004, 02:49 PM
Heading out for the 3rd cruise next month.....can't wait

October 29th, 2004, 12:54 AM
Well, lets see:

Princess: Grand, Spirit of London and Regal,
RCI: Sovereign, Splendour and Empress
Celebrity: Galaxy
Carnival: Jubilee

8 so far.

Next trip scheduled is South America on the Infinity.

October 29th, 2004, 11:26 AM
1-Ncl Southward (oops I'm dating myself)
2-Dolphin 3-4 days At least 4x
3-Carla Costa Southern Car
4-Ncl Norway
6-RCI Nordic Empress to Bermuda
8-Millenium 10 day exotic Car
10-Summit Cruisetour to Alaska
11-Century 9 day Car

October 31st, 2004, 01:35 PM
Correct Answer is - Not enough

November 2nd, 2004, 07:01 PM
Hi Captain Paul,

We have a thread for the Infinity's departure Jan 3 from Fll to Valporaiso. The link is http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=46265 If you can't get there by clicking, type the URL in. So far we have about 50 people, 45 of whom are signed up for the Celebrity Connections party. WE're also planning a sailaway party.

Please send me an e-mail to craven3 @ nospam adelphia.net, omitting the spaces and deleting the nospam word, of course.


November 5th, 2004, 04:01 PM
We are booked on cruise #18! We usually sail twice a year. This year we did the Zuiderdam in May, and the Sapphire Princess in October. Flying to New Orleans to sail on the Dream in April, 2005. Found out a few weeks ago that my job isn't secure. It may be outsourced early in 2005! Yikes! :-((( Until we find out more, and what our finances are going to be like, cannot book anymore. Boo Hoo!!!!

Cruiser Forever
November 6th, 2004, 08:24 PM
11 down and many more to come. I hope!! :D :D

Mary Cruiser
November 9th, 2004, 09:39 PM
We've been on 13 so far, 14th. booked in March.

Since this is on the Celebrity board, did anyone sail on the early Celebrity ships in '89 and early '90's? What ship and where did you go?

November 11th, 2004, 08:37 PM
over 40 with 7 booked for the next year

Working on "how often do you get off the ship to go home?"

November 11th, 2004, 09:20 PM
Arno, I really don't know how you do it! It seems so hard to catch up with everything with three cruises a year!

November 11th, 2004, 10:05 PM
Forgetfulness works wonders...

Have a deal with Joanne...

When it's my turn to cook or do house chores I pay the cruise lines to do it for me... She's making me do more of the chores each year.

November 12th, 2004, 10:48 AM
I've already answered 2 to this question...however if this thread goes anylonger it will be 3!!!

November 17th, 2004, 12:41 PM
Well as Rusty mentioned, the survival of this thread has caused me to officially amend my cruise tally:

I just got off #20, the Celebrity Summit, 2 days ago. Gorgeous ship, great line, wonderful cruise. I'll definately be visiting with Celebrity again in the future! (and if this thread is still alive, I'll re-update my total again!)

November 18th, 2004, 12:20 PM
Hubby & I just returned from our 17th cruise which was taken on the Galaxy's first cruise out of Galveston to the Panama Canal. Wish we had plans for more in the near future but we're starting a new business in Jan & it looks like 2006 will be our next chance for another cruise as we'll be pretty busy in 2005 (unless we win the lottery somewhere...hahaha, one can only dream!).


Lois R
November 26th, 2004, 10:20 AM
I voted back in the summer:eek: I have cruised again since this post was started:D

Lets see, 2 back in the early days......5 in the "Newfound World" of cruising....
going again in 2 weeks! And then in May...so my numbers are increasing:)
Yiiippeeeee:D :D

November 29th, 2004, 08:20 PM
Well, the lovely Mrs. Jones and I have been cruisin' since 1966, and do something in the neighborhood of 3 or 4 a year. (We're lucky to live in Florida, and be able to drive to the port). We figure we've been on upward of 100 cruises total. We now collect the plastic cards, (room key etc.), but that's a relatively new thing, but even so we have a stack about 4 or 5 inches high. We simply love cruisin'.

Happy sailing,

December 12th, 2004, 08:00 AM
I think the cruise coming up Feb 13th on the Zenith will be our 10th or 11th. We now try to walk around the guys taking the pictures since we no longer buy them. It got to the point where looking back at pictures makes me look so old now . Guess we will keep going as long as our health holds out. Have been to all the islands now and know our way around. We just hit the beaches now when we get into port.

December 12th, 2004, 11:17 AM
Just finished my 23rd Cruise on the Mercury Dec 6 , 2004

December 12th, 2004, 08:27 PM
We have had one cruise each on RCCL and Princess. This year we are on HAL (13 days) to go and in Feb on X.

Cruisin Rick
December 25th, 2004, 10:57 AM
5 cruises so far and the 6th coming up in March.

December 25th, 2004, 02:49 PM
44 down 2 more booked

December 27th, 2004, 02:47 PM
Doing our 50Th in March with 2 more booked for this year!

December 28th, 2004, 01:37 AM
We have done 6 seacruises, 1 river cruise(the nile) and are booked for 3 cruises :bluescruisein january, norwegian coastal voyage in octobre and the amazone in february 2006


Dave Hansen
December 31st, 2004, 01:29 AM
This is Boo....Boo's Mom is my Mom.

I did this poll on the old message board..... but now I am offer a new and improved poll on the new and improved message board. This
is an interesting poll but here is an occasion where someone brought
but up an impossible cruise. We were on the Regal Princess in Feb. 04
talking about cruises as we all do. A cruise through the canal was
brought up and I asked him what ship. His reply was the Carnival
Destiny. I asked to be sure and he said he went through the canal
on the Destiny. I wanted to be absolutely sure. At that point I could
not resist telling him WRONG ANSWER. The Destiny has a 116 foot
beam and the canal is 106 wide, it won't fit. Let us all keep enjoying
our cruises and let those who invent the experience have their fun
Dave Hansen

December 31st, 2004, 11:41 AM
We have done 6 seacruises, 1 river cruise(the nile) and are booked for 3 cruises :bluescruisein january, norwegian coastal voyage in octobre and the amazone in february 2006


How was the Nile cruise?

Our favorite saying: Een vlag op een modderschuit,

December 31st, 2004, 11:45 AM
The cruiselines determine number of cruises in different ways..

some people have been on ten four day cruises, some have done one round-the-world...
Celebrity counts a 5 day Bermuda cruise the same as a 11 day Caribbean...

We are all proud of the number of cruises we have taken but how do you compare apples and oranges fairly?

January 3rd, 2005, 01:43 AM
Two so far and another one this year

January 21st, 2005, 11:47 PM
this will be our 2nd in 11 months. both have been on Celebrity Summit. first was 4/16/04-4/26/04, second is 3/21/05-4/1/05. we were however booked and paid on RCCL in the last week of Nov 04, however we had a death in the family and were unable to travel.

Richard Stein
January 23rd, 2005, 03:53 PM
Taking 42nd on the Star Princess transalantic on May 1st and 43rd on the Horizon last cruise on October 22nd.

January 24th, 2005, 08:02 AM
I just finished number 20, and I'm scheduled to sail on number 21 in early February. That is if you don't count 1 day cruises such as Sea Escape or Discovery. If those count, I would be in the 40-50 range.


January 24th, 2005, 12:16 PM
Hi started cruising in 2001 on the Carnival Destiny and I
actualy had to be talked into going! I am booked on the Caribbean Princess for this feb 5th and that makes cruise number 7 :D We had a wonderful year last year and did 3 on Royal Caribbean and one on Carnival.going to try a different line and do Princess............................Stephanie and Dan..........from Bean Town

January 25th, 2005, 06:20 PM
8 so far since 2000. Have #9 booked for 3/06. Hoping and keeping an eye out to book 1 or before that in 2005 but the prices are to the point now it will probably be just 1.

January 26th, 2005, 12:16 PM
We have cruised all but one of the mass marketed lines including a couple that are defuct now; it's hard to pick a favorite, but I think, for us, it's between the old Commadore (yes, that's right) Caribe, NCLs Sun and Celebrity's Connie. All cruises have something to offer: just wish they would offer me a job on one of them. Only kidding of course. NMnita

January 26th, 2005, 07:33 PM
Our 50th will be in April for our 50th anniversary -- well timed! Another one planned for September. These are actual cruise numbers, not adjusted for Celebrity's new system of recognition according to numbers of day of the cruise.

We enjoy cruising very much -- so relaxing!

January 27th, 2005, 09:25 AM
12 so far with #13 in two weeks.

February 1st, 2005, 10:27 AM
A Bunch!

February 1st, 2005, 05:30 PM
This will be our 4th cruise in 2-1/2 years - the last three were on Princess, the one coming up in May on the Mercury. It took me years to get my husband to try it, and he's now totally addicted. :)

I actually took a cruise with a girlfriend in 1994 on the Majesty of the Seas - wow, what an experience for a first-timer! It was wonderful, but I've learned that I prefer Princess to RCCL, and expect Celebrity to top Princess, from all I've read on these boards. :D

Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait!

February 11th, 2005, 03:44 PM
21 cruises with cruises booked for next week next month and June.

February 13th, 2005, 11:17 PM
Two. The third is 5 weeks from today!!!

February 14th, 2005, 04:00 PM
5 so far,

#6 on the Century, April 9, 2005.

What can we say, we're hooked.

Our honeymoon was on the Monarch of the Seas, very nice. then tried NCL's Majesty to Bermuda.

This makes #3 with Celebrity.

Kind of curious about some of the other lines, but don't want to be disapointed.