Posted January 18th, 2007, 10:52 PM
My sweetheart and I have only been on one cruise (Adventure of the Seas-South Caribbean), but are booked for a Baltic Cruise on August of this year. We are really excited about our upcoming cruise. Although we usually like to travel independently and on land, we are finding cruising more and more attractive. We are truly in love with Europe, so we try to go there as often as possible.
Let me introduce us. We are 52 and 49 years old, and live in New Jersey (although I grew up in New York). We both work in New York, and communte every day. Traveling has become a passion for us both, so on our daily commute to and from work, we enjoy discussing our upcoming adventure, or the one we want to do next year. We love exploring new places, so our August trip to Scandinavia and Russia is just up our alley. If we could choose a place to live in it would be Italy. Simply love the country.
We have considered an Olivia cruise, but in the early years they chartered really old and awful ships, at ridiculous prices, so we were somewhat turned us off. Now that the ships are much better we would seriouosly consider going on one of their cruises. We have no problem with going on a straight cruise, if the itinerary is right, the ship is good and the price is right.
J and T congrats on your upcoming marriage. I see you're from New Jersey, whereabouts? By the way, Adventure of the Seas is a really comfortable ship. Although it holds 3,000 or so people, we never felt crowded. The fitness center was very nice, and we put it to good use (did not want to feel too guilty what with all the food we were eating). The food was ok, not terrific, but not awful either, although the service at the main dinning room was really great. We did not see any obvious gay couples, but then again we were really not looking, since we took my mom and stepdad as a present for mothers day, and spent most of our time with them. The room was a nice size. We had a really good time in the ship.
This is a nice thread. Let's keep it going.