What's on your cruising bucket list?

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I'm interested to see what is on everyone's cruise bucket or wish list?

For me it's Alaska and Europe (something that includes Rome). Wishing REALLY big is Antarctica.
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Several ..... Greek Isles, South America, possibly Australia.
Plus I REALLY want to go back to the South Pacific (Tahitia, and nearby islands).
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Joined May 2010
I have alot on my bucket list.

A Nile River Cruise
Alaskan Cruise
Rhine River cruise
Greek Isles Cruise

But not necessarily in that order. I'm scheduled for one of my other bucket items this April - that is cruising in/out of Venice and visiting Istanbul.
The other items will need to wait a couple of years.
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Joined Apr 2003
My list would include:

Tahiti/Bora Bora
Galapagos Islands
Christmas markets River cruise

We have been so blessed to cruise all the wonderful places so far, but I can still dream!
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Originally posted by lady_cruiser
To be able to have good health and the resources to cruise at least once a year.

Antarctica was on the top of my list snd We were Blessed to be able to do that last year.
My Bucket List continues with;
1) Norwegian Fjords Cruise (waiting for Holland and Princeses 2014 cruise scheules)
2) Africa Cruise
..........and then, just Cruise, Cruise, Cruise, Good health and finances.
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Originally posted by cruising grandma
My list would include:

Tahiti/Bora Bora
Galapagos Islands
Christmas markets River cruise

We have been so blessed to cruise all the wonderful places so far, but I can still dream!
Hoping to cruise with you one day!
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Easter island, Galapagos, Machu Picchu.
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Originally posted by narrow56
I'm interested to see what is on everyone's cruise bucket or wish list?

For me it's Alaska and Europe (something that includes Rome). Wishing REALLY big is Antarctica.
And, when you go to Rome, stay for a week. You will never see Rome in a day trip from the port. Same for Alaska. To go to Alaska and not see Denali is a shame, IMO.
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A cruise that begins in Istanbul Turkey, South America and around the Horn, cruise along the coast of Spain and a river cruise in Portugal.
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Joined Oct 2012
I'm going on my first cruise- to Alaska- this year which has been on my bucket list for years. I would also add the Greek isles, Italy, transAtlantic, South Pacific, Antarctica, and Baltic region river cruises if they have them!
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The South Pacific is the biggie, followed by Australia, Asia, South America, Easter Island.....basically, everywhere I haven't been!
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  • Panama Canal - Oct 2013 on Celebrity Millenium
  • River cruise - Moscow to St. Petersburg
  • Any cruise that lets me dangle my fingers in the Arctic - I want all four oceans
  • Longer cruises out of Galveston
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New England/Canada
South America
Black Sea
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Panama Canal
Galapagos Islands
Iceland and Greenland

Have pretty much been everywhere else.
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BUT my Bucket List is still LONG!!!

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Mediteranian, Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, Bermuda (on Breakaway), Panama Canal, and Southern Caribbean
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