Posted Yesterday, 06:39 PM
We have done two 10 day cruises. Both with NCL. Personally, I really like sea days. Gives us time to explore the ship, take in some entertainment, eat at a specialty restaurant (if the line you're on offers this) and just relax. Not having to get up super early for an excursion or rush back to the ship to get ready for dinner etc. I will say as others have said, we got somewhat tired of the food towards the end of the cruise BUT we were on a cruise being waited on and enjoying ourselves. That's a plus! Also, if you're very social like we are, we got to meet some lovely people and were able to spend more time with them.
Depending on the ship/line, they offer onboard laundry service or do it yourself laundry. This is a big plus and if you've made a certain status, it is free or you get a few free loads of laundry. I liked this as I didn't want to pack my entire wardrobe for the cruise. We live in rural Maine and it can be difficult to fly out depending on the time of year which can be stressful. Having more time on vacation works for us.
I really think it's all in what you're looking for and what you want to get out of your vacation. I would definitely go on another 10 day cruise.
Celebrity Summit-April 2017 (Bermuda & Caribbean)
Caribbean Princess- November 2016 (Southern Caribbean)
Carnival Valor- Sept. 2016 (Bahamas)
Norwegian Gem- Dec. 2015 (Eastern Caribbean) Haven Aft Penthouse
Norwegian Pearl- May 2015 (Alaska)
Carnival Glory- 2014 (Eastern Caribbean)
Crown Princess- 2013 (Aruba, Curacao)
Carnival Fascination- 2012 (Key West, Bahamas)
Carnival Legend- 2011 (Western Caribbean)
Carnival Liberty- 2010 (Southern Caribbean)
Carnival Freedom- 2009 (Western Caribbean)
Vision of the Seas- 2000 (Alaska)
Norwegian Seaward- 1989, (Western Caribbean)
Dolphin Cruise Lines - 1988 Dolphin IV (Western Caribbean, I was 13!)