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Old May 6th, 2012, 09:37 PM
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I cruise for the love of traveling and meeting other people.
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Old May 6th, 2012, 09:40 PM
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I cruise so I can hear those toilettes flush. Just can't hear em often enough. .
Hee! Your comment made me LOL. Every time I get back home from a cruise, I find myself expecting that loud noise the first time I flush the toilet at home. Then I get depressed when I realize I'm not on a cruise anymore
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Old May 6th, 2012, 09:48 PM
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I cruise because I can!!!!
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Old May 6th, 2012, 09:59 PM
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i cruise to get away from the house and to get my head out of the drama crap from work plus the relaxation
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Old May 6th, 2012, 10:00 PM
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I cruise for the entire experience, however, I find it better than land vacations and a lot more affordable. The month before my first cruise in 2009, I spent 9 days at my friends' hotel in St. Croix and was bored after a few days and it was so expensive with just meals and entertainment (excursions) and cost more for myself than my first 7 day cruise with my ex even with my friend giving me the hotel room.

I don't really care for many sea days nor laying out on the decks. I do enjoy the dinners in the MDR and the shows and enjoying the ship. I LOVE having a different port to visit every day.
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I've never been a cruise , but I can't wait to go. I'm going to cruise to try something new , go to a new place I've never been, a ship I've never been on , and plus it's so affordable. Can't wait to try it all
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Old May 6th, 2012, 10:03 PM
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Another biggie for me, being rocked to sleep each night. Always sleep like a baby
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Old May 6th, 2012, 10:19 PM
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I have read quite a few threads where a person comments, or heaven forbid, complains about something on his/her cruise and many a poster here comes on and says well...I don't cruise for:
the ports
the food
the music
the drinks of the day
the dining rooms
the activities
the people
the bars.
Most of those folk state they cruise for the sea, like they are sprites or merfolk or something. I was just wondering if you are one of those why would you not buy a boat? Last I heard the sea lets everyone on. If you are not one of those folk, why do you cruise?
I cruise for the ports,the food, the music, the DOD'S, the dining rooms, the activities, the people, the bars, and most importantly for the sea .
I cruise for relaxation, meeting new people and the food.
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Old May 6th, 2012, 10:22 PM
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I forgot to add.. So I don't have to cook or clean or do any normal everyday chores.
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8/27/2012 Carnival Triumph Cozumel 5 days- Just cause we want to!

02/24/2013 Carnival Magic Jamaicia, Cayman Islands, cozumel 7 days!- just want to get away. Cruising with the kids and my mom.

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Old May 6th, 2012, 10:39 PM
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I AM one of the merfolk....
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Old May 6th, 2012, 11:02 PM
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I love cruising just to be on the ship and to disconnect from the rat-race in a sense. I do not bring the cell, i-pad or laptop and do not wear my watch except when in port. There is a sense of relaxation sitting on a balcony and seeing nothing but water while hearing the sounds of the ship cutting through the waves. The drink of the days help too.

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Old May 6th, 2012, 11:17 PM
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Because I can....
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Old May 6th, 2012, 11:30 PM
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no cooking, cleaning and dealing with my boys!! I love to visit new places & try new food. Love watching the sea go by on the balcony. cruising is my new addiction!!!!!
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Old May 7th, 2012, 01:27 AM
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Old May 7th, 2012, 01:46 AM
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OP - I cruise because my DH loves it and yes, WE DO HAVE A BOAT, our 2nd one so far. I am not boat crazy like DH, but a cruise is a lot more relaxing than a land vacation where you are constantly on the go throughout the day. I still love my land vacations though.
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Old May 7th, 2012, 01:49 AM
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I love to cruise because it's just the most relaxing way to holiday for me, plus you get to see some amazing ports
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Old May 7th, 2012, 02:01 AM
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I normally am the planner of our vacations, and I feel the need to plan to minute details because the rest of them could stay in the room and watch TV all day. Plus, I don't want to be planning while I'm on the actually vacation.

With a cruise, everything is taken care of for me, especially the eating part. I cruise because I can get away from it all, I get unlimited food, and I'm taken care of. Food is a big deal for those I travel with; therefore, if the food is not great or the service isn't up to expectations, then it makes a difference. It's a less about the people in our case because I see them every day, or if we're traveling with extended family, we see them at least once a month.
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Old May 7th, 2012, 02:03 AM
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When my children were younger we used to take land vacations. They kids were on vacation but I was only on semi vacation. I had to organize meals and activities for the family. I would very often hear “Where are we going to eat?” “What are we going to do today?”

Then we went on a cruise for vacation and alas I was on vacation. Dinner is at 6, be there or eat at the buffet. Activities look in the Capers. This was great, I was free! (No I didn't let them run free)

Now the kids are grown and it is just the DW and I. They only thing that has changed is our cruise is no longer a week, now it’s a B2B and next summer a B2B2B.

So in addition to everything listed, I also cruise for the memories. Each cruise brings back the memories of each and every vacation that the family has taken.
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Old May 7th, 2012, 05:29 AM
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A Cruise is the best Vacation.....
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Old May 7th, 2012, 05:51 AM
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I cruise because many above had said:

I do not have to clean, cook, get a DD, phone calls, emails and no work! Enjoying the seas and people watching are GREAT!

Its the best vacation Ive been on. Love all the activities you can chose from or just soak up the sun.
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