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Old February 17th, 2010, 02:41 PM
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Default Cruise Bucket List - Your Dream Cruise Before Your Die?

We all have a dream sailing in mind, that ultimate voyage we'd like to sail off on that big cruise ship in the sky. For some, it's a cruise to the urban landscapes and pagodas of the Far East or a river cruise along South Asia's legendary Mekong. For others, penguins and giant tortoises are the draw, and the bucket cruise would be a rugged expedition to Antarctica or the Galapagos. Some might say it's about the company they cruise with, and the perfect last cruise (before the electric chair) would be a weeklong Caribbean sailing with family and friends.

Whatever your dream cruise, be it a 100-night world voyage on a mega-ship or a luxury yacht cruise in the Mediterranean, we'd like to hear it.

Remember: Ignore real world constraints like money or vacation time … and be specific ... so we can live vicariously.

We'll share the results later this week in a member's speak out piece about bucket cruises!
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Old February 17th, 2010, 03:12 PM
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I'd love to do a Transatlantic on QM2. I was booked but had to cancel when DH got sick. I'd love to be able to take my entire family with me.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 03:13 PM
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For me it would be the Galapagas Islands. It looks an incredible trip
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Old February 17th, 2010, 03:15 PM
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Every place I have never been before ,for me thats about every cruise
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Old February 17th, 2010, 03:18 PM
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Round trip out of LA to Tahiti (with a few night stay in an over water bungalow), Fuji and Hawaii. This way no long flights.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 03:36 PM
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A 100+ day world cruise.....but unless I win the lottery I can't justify some £40,000 for two inc. spending, & before someone says "you can do it cheaper".. let me explain....this is a holiday of a life time we don't want a bilge rat cabin on Z deck & make a bottle of wine last three days!!
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Old February 17th, 2010, 03:58 PM
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For me it would be a long one to the Asia, Australia, New Zealand round the pacific to Hawii. I'd travel on a luxary line with a balcony cabin and around 500 pasengers spending 2 days in each port. I can dream can't I
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A 100+ day world cruise.....but unless I win the lottery I can't justify some £40,000 for two inc. spending, & before someone says "you can do it cheaper".. let me explain....this is a holiday of a life time we don't want a bilge rat cabin on Z deck & make a bottle of wine last three days!!
That's right JohnthedOg, money is no object in our hypothetical musings ... dream cruise given you had a billion dollars to spend on the voyage of the lifetime.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 04:07 PM
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Just the one endless dream.....to go on the Hebridean Princess round the Scottish islands.
First travelled on her when she was the ferry Columba, sailing between Oban and Isle of Mull. You could take short holidays on board- this is back in the '60s- and with my first salary, I was able to take my mum for her "bucket cruise".
Now her prices are out of my reach, and if I booked, it would probably be like this year, when once again the Queen has taken the whole ship.....and I'd be left curtseying on the dock.
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Australia/New Zealand......Asia (which included OKINAWA) and SOUTH PACIFIC (including GUAM)......the latter is a DREAM as there are no cruise ships that stop here....maybe ONEDAY!!!
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A circumnavigation of Australia with a land tour of the interior - and throw in New Zealand too. And make it round trip from San Diego with stops in the South Seas and Hawaii.
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A Windjammer around the world cruise. I can think of no bigger practical dream. A four master under full sail is a beautiful thing to see.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 05:08 PM
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We plan on a 108 day around the world cruise hopefully on RCCL. We have put our kids thru college, paid off the mortgage and unlike my father. We realize we can't take it with us. Our dog has a few years left and we can't leave him that long. Sounds dumb but he isa great dog.When he goes we sail around the world.I hope everyone that wants to has the opportunity.
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A Windjammer around the world cruise. I can think of no bigger practical dream. A four master under full sail is a beautiful thing to see.
Would you be captaining the ship in the dream version?
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A Windjammer around the world cruise. I can think of no bigger practical dream. A four master under full sail is a beautiful thing to see.
Perfect!!!
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Old February 17th, 2010, 06:19 PM
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For me it would be the Galapagas Islands. It looks an incredible trip

It IS an incredible place ......... certainly not a touristy tropical paradise, however. The abundance of animals that have no fear of humans is just startling. Having cactus growing out of cracks in the rocks is surreal. I hope you can do it someday.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 06:23 PM
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I'd charter a Crystal or Seven Seas ship, and take my friends and family around the world, stopping at EVERY port that accepts cruise ships. This cruise would probably take more than 300 days I'm guessing
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Old February 17th, 2010, 06:36 PM
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A circumnavigation of Australia with a land tour of the interior - and throw in New Zealand too. And make it round trip from San Diego with stops in the South Seas and Hawaii.
Perfection! When do we leave?
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I'm not hard to please. A three-bedroom apartment on The World would suit me just fine.
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For the "Bucket List" we would love to do a World Cruise and be able to take our three Championship Scottish Terriers along with us. We would like for John Maxtone Graham to give a lecture each day on "Crossings" and to hear "Pepe" play wonderful Spanish music at night. The ports would be wonderful but to have another opportunity to meet people and get to know them like we did on our trans-atlantic would be fantastic. If we can't do that - any cruise will do.
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