If money/time were no object ,how often would you cruise?

Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
All times are GMT -4.
The time now is 05:09 PM.
#2
San Jose, California (via Ontario, Canada)
399 Posts
Joined Dec 2004
That's easy. World cruises, so most likely 2/3 of the year.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
HAL Volendam Alaska August 2013
HAL Westerdam B2B Christmas 2012 - Aft Suite
HAL Westerdam Christmas 2011 - Aft Suite
NCL Pearl September 2011 (Alaska) Aft Suite
NCL Dawn December 2010 The "Garden Villa"
Costa Atlantica December 2009
HAL Westerdam October 2009 B2B Aft Suite
HAL Noordam November 2008 - Aft Suite
HAL Westerdam April 2008 - Aft Suite
NCL Pearl February 2008 - The "Villa"
NCL Jewel April 2007 - Owner's Suite
HAL Oosterdam Dec 2006 - Aft Suite
HAL Westerdam Oct 2006 "Take me to your Lido" cruise 3 - Aft Suite
NCL Sun April 2006 - Owner's Suite
NCL Spirit Dec 2005 "Take me to your Lido" cruise 2 - Owner's Suite
HAL Zuiderdam July 2005 - Aft Suite
HAL Zuiderdam March 2005 - Aft Suite
HAL Zuiderdam Dec 2004 "Take me to your Lido" Inaugural cruise - Aft Suite
RCCI Mariner of the Seas July 2004 -Junior Suite
Festival M/V Bolero 1995-1997 "Miss Festival Bolero 1995"
NCL Starward
#3
Melbourne
1,592 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
Given work, study, family commitments, one month out of six, would do very nicely!!! The thought of two months at sea a year will give me daydreams all day now. Thanks Colleyberry!!!

Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
PREVIOUS CRUISES

CORAL PRINCESS 05/08
HAL AMSTERDAM 05/08
HAL OOSTERDAM 05/08
HAL RYNDAM 11/08
HAL OOSTERDAM 11/09
RCI BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS 01/10
SEABOURN PRIDE 11/12
AZAMARA QUEST 11/13
HAL MAASDAM 05/15
#4
Midwest
1,756 Posts
Joined May 2005
Assuming the money and time were just for the cruise and not the rest of my life expenses, probably 3-4 months a year. I'd pay off the cruiseline to let me bring my cats
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Next up...



Followed by:
X Equinox January 2018- Caribbean Birthday
Norwegian Escape February 2018- Haven Redux
Pullmantur Horizon March 2018- Canary Islands
X Reflection November 2018- 10 days of Thanksgiving on the High Seas
Crystal Serenity December 2019- Taking my mom to the Lesser Antilles
#7
105,992 Posts
Joined Jul 2001
Until health problems began a few years ago -- especially with DH -- we used to take at least 6 back-to-back cruises a year -- and not all on HAL at that time.

Having no family -- no worries at home.

Now health issues have slowed us down and we can't even consider those 66 day cruises.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Cruising is a wonderful way to enjoy retirement!
Stopped counting a few years ago -- have done over 140 cruises.
#8
Brooklyn, NY
2,458 Posts
Joined Apr 2008
At least one cruise per month!
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature


HAL OOsterdam 9/16/16 12 night Eastern Med
HAL Koningsdam 8/14/16, 14 night Northern Isles
HAL Oosterdam 2/19/2016 10 day Southern Caribbean
RCCL Freedom of the Seas 5/24/2015 7 night Western Caribbean
HAL Noordam 10/8/14, 11 night Mediterranean
Carnival Splendor 4/18/14, 8 night Caribbean
HAL Nieuw Amsterdam 2/24/13, 14 day Caribbean
RCCL Navigator of the Seas 1/29/12 14 day Caribbean
Disney Dream 11/6/11 4 day Bahamas
HAL Noordam 9/5/11 20 day Mediterranean
HAL Noordam 2/15/11 10 day Southern Caribbean
Princess Crown Princess 8/22/10 12 day British Isles
HAL Noordam 1/24/2010 10 day Southern Caribbean
HAL Statendam 8/16/09 14 day BtoB Alaska
HAL Zuiderdam 1/28/09 So. Caribbean & Panama Canal
Hal Eurodam 8/29/08 -3 day NY Introduction
HAL Noordam 1/26/2008 Southern Caribbean
HAL Noordam 1/27/2007 Southern Caribbean
Carnival Legend Of The Seas 7/7/2006 Eastern Caribbean
RCCL Majesty Of The Seas 1/22/2000 Southern Caribbean
RCCL Majesty Of The Seas 2/14/1999 Western Caribbean
RCCL Monarch OF The Seas 6/7/1998 Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Inspiration 10/20/1996 Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Fascination 1994 Eastern Caribbean
Celebrity Horizon ?? Bermuda
Cunard QE2 1980's
Chandris Galileo 1980's
Chandris Amerikannis 1980's
Chandris Britannis 1980's
#9
1,177 Posts
Joined Jun 2009
Originally posted by COLLEYBERRY
Just being curious .. if money or time were not a consideration how often (or long )would you cruise ??
If money was no object I'd buy a balcony cabin, decorate it to my tastes and set sail until who knows when
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Amsterdam - July 2017 - 14 day Alaska
Zaandam - April 2017 - Circle Hawaii from Vancouver
Rotterdam - Sept 2016 CDA/New England cruise
Rotterdam - July 2016 Viking Passage (Rotterdam to Boston)
Prinsendam - 2015 Holiday cruise
Maasdam - May 2015 Cda/New England
Ryndam - 2014 Transatlantic
Statendam - 2014 (Alaska B2B)
Zaandam - 2013 (18 day Panama Canal)
Zaandam - 2013 (17 day circle Hawaii)
Amsterdam - 2012 (14 day Alaska)
Ryndam - 2012 (7 day Caribbean)
Amsterdam - 2010 (14 day Alaska)
SV Caledonia (Tall ship) - 2008
Volendam - 2007
Noordam - 2006
Ryndam - 2005
Maasdam - 2004
Zaandam - 2003
Rotterdam - 2002
Westerdam - 2001
Ryndam - 2000
Veendam - 1999
Vision of the Seas (RCI) - 1998
Ryndam - 1997
Westerdam - 1994

#10
994 Posts
Joined Dec 2006
I would cruise at least every three to four months, without a doubt. Ten night's for each would be great! Except, when I would go on the same one as Kween Karen! (My dream cruise!)
#11
81,538 Posts
Joined Aug 2000
Hypothetical, of course, and certainly could change when DH is retired but I think we'd like to cruise for about 80 - 100 days a year. I'm not sure about World Cruise. Can't wrap my head around it now as it is out of the question as long as DH continues his work.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
<img src=http://www.hollandamerica.com/images/5starMariner.gif border=0 alt= />

sail7seas7 At yahoo .com
Please put CruiseCritic in Subject Line
#12
Albuquerque, New Mexico
12,633 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
Originally posted by COLLEYBERRY
Just being curious .. if money or time were not a consideration how often (or long )would you cruise ??

I'd be a Mary Lou, I'd NEVER get off the ship, except to transfer to another for a new locationSo my answer is I'd cruise 365 days a year, except for Leap Year
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Email irl_joanie@yahoo.com

"To me a stranger is just a friend I have not yet met."

Our Personal Web Site for our cruises, photos, menus, activities, etc. http://www.rogerjett-photography.com/


Past Cruises
:

Brendisi-Piraeus Jun 83

Greek Islands Jun 85
Piraeus-Venice Dec 85
Oosterdam-
VA 5054-Alaska May 08
Westerdam-SA 7076-Alaska May 09
Westerdam-
VF 8154-Caribbean (E&S) Feb 10
Nieuw Amsterdam-
SC 6164-Caribbean (W) Nov 10
Oosterdam-SC 6166-Mexican Riviera Apr 11
Zuiderdam-SC 6166-Alaska Sept 11
Noordam-SB 7142-Caribbean (S) Mar 12
Nieuw Amsterdam-SC 6175-Caribbean (W) Nov 12
Westerdam-SA 7085-Caribbean (S) Dec 12
Zuiderdam-SC 5190-Alaska May 13
Zuiderdam-SC 6166-Panama Canal (PT) Nov 13
Westerdam-SC 5190-Alaska July 14
Westerdam-SS 6052-Alaska July 14
Nieuw Amsterdam-SB-5187-E/W Caribbean 7-21 Dec 15
Noordam-SB-7142-San Diego/Alaska 5-23 May 15
Oosterdam-SB-6166-Caribbean Wayfarer 16-27 Nov 15
Nieuw Amsterdam-SC 5186-San Diego to Alaska Inside Passage - 19 Days-25 Apr through May 14 2016
Zuiderdam-SB 5190-Panama Canal (Partial Transit) 20 November 2016
(FINAL Cruise due to HAL Smoking Policy Change)
#14
Ontario Canada
2,432 Posts
Joined Jun 2008
Originally posted by brucory;215866[FONT=Arial
70]Given work, study, family commitments, one month out of six, would do very nicely!!! The thought of two months at sea a year will give [/font]me daydreams all day now. Thanks Colleyberry!!!

Forgive me brucory. Does it help if I say your puppy is very ,very cute. ?

What fun and interesting posts.!
#15
n/a Posts
Joined
3 times a year.
#16
Central Coast of California
1,013 Posts
Joined Mar 2009
Probably 2 - 3 times a year, not more than 14 days at a time.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
The "Ro" in D and Ro

**Sailed the Westerdam 5-31-09 to Alaska**
#17
Illinois
823 Posts
Joined Apr 2007
I'd probably do 3 or 4 7-10 day cruises a year, with the exception of an occasional two-week long European trip. I have pets that I enjoy too much to leave them for longer than that.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
1/28/12 Grand Princess 7 Day Eastern Caribbean; 3/8/2011 Emerald Princess, 10 Day Southern Caribbean Medley; 11/13/10 Crown Princess 7 Day Western Caribbean; 3/20/2010, Holland Eurodam 7 Day Eastern Caribbean; 3/20/2009, Emerald Princess 10 Day Eastern Caribbean Voyager; 5/29/2007 Emerald Princess, 12 Day Grand Mediterranean
#18
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
3,229 Posts
Joined Oct 2004
I wouldn't get off!
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Steve & Sherri ......GO HOGS
7-Carnival
6-Princess
3-HAL
3-NCL
2-Royal Caribbean
1-Celebrity
3-Other


#19
Southwest Florida
10,272 Posts
Joined Jan 2002
Probably 3-4 times a year, at least a month each time..

If we did not have a house or animals to worry about maybe more..

Betty
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
email_me

For Meet & Greet Info. Pls. put Cruise Critic in Subject line.. Betty
Cruises: '70 Hellenic "Orion" Greek Isles; '83 Norwegian Carib. "Southwind" East. Carib. ; '96 NCL "Dreamward" East. Carib; '98 HAL "Ryndam" South. Carib.; '99 NCL "Majesty" Panama Canal-Mexico; '01 HAL "Volendam" Trinidad/Martinique; '02 NCL "Dream" Trans-Atlantic MIA-ROM; '03 HAL "Maasdam" West. Carib.; '03 HAL "Amsterdam" South Amer. RIO-SCL; '04 HAL "Westerdam" Trans-Atlantic BCN-FLL; '05 NCL "Crown" SCL-MIA via Canal; '06 HAL "Prinsendam" FLL-Amazon via Carib.; '06 HAL "Ryndam" Carib-Isla de Margarita; '07 Oceania "Regatta" Amazon via Carib. '08 HAL "Veendam"-Alaska; '08 HAL "Maasdam" Southern Carib.: '09 HAL "Statendam" RT FLL-SAN via Panama Canal; '10 HAL "Veendam" Bermuda '10 HAL "Noordam" B2B Carib.; '11 Oceania "Regatta" U.S. Coastal, Bermuda & Carib.; '12 HAL "Nieuw Amsterdam" B2B Carib.; '12 HAL "Noordam " B2B Carib.; '13 HAL "Prinsendam" South Amer. Antartica, & Amazon via Panama Canal & Carib.
#20
Anchorage, Alaska
1,237 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
I suppose it would be 3-4 months out of the year. A round-the-world cruise would run you about 3 months and then I'd spend a few weeks specifically in the Caribbean.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
CCL Victory (May 23, 2004) - 7 night Western Caribbean
RCL Freedom of the Seas (September 9, 2007) - 7 night Eastern Caribbean
RCL Majesty of the Seas (March 31, 2008) - 4 night Bahamas
RCL Majesty of the Seas (April 4, 2008) - 3 night Bahamas
RCL Liberty of the Seas (Sept 19, 2009) - 7 night Western Caribbean
RCL Freedom of the Seas (Dec 12, 2012) - 7 night Eastern Caribbean
CCL Breeze (Oct 25, 2014) - 8 night Southern Caribbean