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#2
Greenville, SC, USA
51,264 Posts
Joined Apr 2000
Not sure what you are looking for. We have been on 26 cruises (22 with Princess) and loved everyone. We have seen more of the world than we had ever dreamed.
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#3
105,589 Posts
Joined Jul 2001
We have been on over 110 cruises -- I stopped keeping track after we had major problem at our house a couple of years.

I could write a book about all the different experiences we have had -- both good and bad and some interesting.

Not sure what you want to know.
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Cruising is a wonderful way to enjoy retirement!
Stopped counting a few years ago -- have done over 140 cruises.
#5
Fredericksburg, va. USA
81,542 Posts
Joined May 2001
Cruising is really no different than any other vacation. Your ship is your hotel (albeit, with smaller rooms, unless you book suites!), and you go to different destinations, instead of being at 1 for an entire week.

Any "problems" you might have would be the same as at any other resort.
#6
6,362 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
Cruising _IS_ addicting!!! The more you read on CC the more you will understand the addiction. but be warned....THERE IS NO CURE!!

~Doris~Who has been an addict since her first cruise on Noah's Ark.
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#7
14,207 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
Originally posted by jhonmeldon
can anyone share cruise experience with me. what's the problem you have faced , and how was your trip.. please share with me
Did you notice the cruise reviews at the top of this page? Why not read some of them?
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#8
Florida
19,305 Posts
Joined Nov 2008
It is the best vacations we take ...
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We've been on
Carnival: 27 voyages 184 days
Celebrity: 3 voyages 24 days
Holland: 27 voyages 605 days
Norwegian: 2 voyages 16 days
Princess: 16 voyages 154 days
Royal Carib: 5 voyages 35 days
Vantage:River 2 voyages 39 days
GRAND TOTAL: 82 Cruises 1057 days

NOT YET SAILED

Rotterdam Voyage Vikings 8/17 - 38 days
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Veendam Atlantic Crossing 10/17 - 49 days
Amsterdam World Cruise 1/18 - 113 days
Rotterdam crossing. 6/18 - 32 days
Prinsendam 8/18 - 124 days
Amsterdam World Cruise 1/19 113 days
#9
Southern California
229 Posts
Joined Jun 2011
I just came back from my first cruise and absolutely loved it!! One of, if not the best, vacations I have ever had!
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#10
Philadelphia area
6,726 Posts
Joined Jun 2009
Originally posted by jhonmeldon
can anyone share cruise experience with me. what's the problem you have faced , and how was your trip.. please share with me
People share that info all the time.

I suggest you read some of the reviews that numerous participants have posted.

In addition to the info, the review, etc, many have sensational pictures of their cruise.
#11
Mesquite, Tx, USA
12,111 Posts
Joined Sep 2003
Ok, I'll bite.
Our 1st cruise was in 1987, in Sept, Hurricane season, we didnt know nuttin. 1st night out the sea was so ruff the 20,000 nautical ton bucket we were on tossed and turned like the SS Minnow. The silver slid off the table at dinner, everyone was sick. Couldnt wait to put our feet on land the next morning when we got to Nassau.

25 years later we cant wait till we put our feet back on the Deck of a cruise Ship.
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"It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end" U.K.LeGuin

First sailing, 1987, Admiral - Emerald Sea
7 Lines sailed

#12
Delaware
2,198 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
We have only been on 2 cruises, but have not really had any problems. The first cruise we went in blind (knowing nothing). We had a great time. Then I discovered CC and on the next cruise we had an even better time.

Once you pick a cruise join the roll call for that sailing. You will gain valuable information from your fellow cruisers as well as get a chance to get to know some of the fine folks that will be sailing with you.

Also check out your ports of call boards to get suggestions on excursions and what to and not to do in those town/countries.

My only suggestion is to arrive a day early if at all possible. It will really lessen the stress on you
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#13
Las Vegas
1,406 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
As you can see everyone that answered you was pro cruise, if you read the reviews don't take any of them to heart... You get reviews from people that just want to complain and you get them from people like me, I feel that cruising is the best vacation on earth!!! Every day of our lives we deal with pitfalls, so go in with a good thought and everything will be fine (don' sweat the small stuff). Enjoy your cruise and be ready to get hooked... C.G.
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#14
Milton, Georgia
1,114 Posts
Joined Jul 2008
My wife and I have been on 10 cruises and are spoiled rotten as we book the largest PH Suite. Never had any issues. We have learned not to do every excursion that is offered, we are not doing anymore Formal Nights (that is a separate suite case in itself), and the more Sea days the better. We also arrive a day ahead of the cruise to "See the Port" and enjoy the local area and have not been disappointed. Our last PH Suite was on the rear of the ship where we hosted the Cruise Critic Meet and Greet party. On your next cruise get to the Roll Call for your cruise and get involved with the folks signing up for it. We had 35 New Friends at our Meet and Greet in our suite.
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