Posted November 13th, 2010, 04:19 AM
My husband has surprised me with a month long cruise on the Solstice next May. To be honest, I am speechless because 1) he never does anything sudden and 2) a MONTH on a ship!.
I'm more concerned with item #2 than anthing else. I enjoy cruising, but what about a month!?
I was hoping to seek some advice from those of you who have done long hauls on a Celebrity Cruise.
Does the staff really get to know you?
Do you get tired of the food?
We didn't, but we enjoy many different kinds of food so we really like the opportunity to try all the various food venues and also to sample a variety of different things at the buffet.
Do you become kinda crazy in your stateroom?
Not as long as we have at least a balcony. For long cruises, the bigger the stateroom, the better. I honestly think we would go stir crazy if stuck in an inside cabin.
Will things begin to seem repetitive?
Only if you keep on doing the same things over and over again. There are lots of different activities and types of entertainment on the ship. I hope you get to visit different ports too, but even if you repeat ports, there are so many different excursions to take.
We were fortunate enough to get the same stateroom, so we won't have to mess with moving around like musical chairs.
That can have both advantages and disadvantages, depending on your personal preferences and financial situation. On B2B cruises, some people really like looking forward to upgrading to a larger, more luxurious stateroom for the next leg (unless you are one of those lucky enough to have a penthouse suite all the way).
Some like to add variety by switching to a different ship for the next leg so they can experience a totally different environment with different itinerary, menus, entertainment and decor. Others prefer to stick with the familiar.
In any case, enjoy it. I think that getting the opportunity to cruise for a month is wonderful, whichever way you do it.