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#1
Ohio
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So is anyone on here going on the NKOTB Cruise in October out of New Orleans? I have never been on one but am thinking of going next year. I have been hesitant because I was thinking of the crowd but after being on my first cruise a couple weeks ago I don't think it will be that bad. If anyone does go or has gone in the past I would love to hear your experiences.
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NJ
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Joined Feb 2008
Do yourself a favor....go watch "Rock the Boat" which aired 2 seasons on POP network. See if you can get it on demand or online. They did a docu-reality show about the NKOTB cruise for the last two years. I have friends that have gone every year on the cruise (I have never gone) and it is crazy and crowded and they don't get any sleep and it's party 24/7 for 4 days. Watch the show and then decide if that is for you.
#3
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Originally posted by kappagirl222000
So is anyone on here going on the NKOTB Cruise in October out of New Orleans? I have never been on one but am thinking of going next year. I have been hesitant because I was thinking of the crowd but after being on my first cruise a couple weeks ago I don't think it will be that bad. If anyone does go or has gone in the past I would love to hear your experiences.
I've never done a Carnival full charter. It sounds like it could be fun if you are a fan of NKOTB. The prices look pretty expensive though for Carnival Triumph. I think I'd be more inclined to do a Carnival Live cruise if they announce more performers. Last year they announced 2017 performers in August.
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#4
Oklahoma
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I'm not going, but just wanted to say that we saw Boyz II Men, Paula Abdul and NKOTB in concert a couple months ago and it was a fantastic show! A NKOTB cruise sounds fun!
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#5
Texas
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Joined Jul 2017
I went on the 2010 one out of Miami. I barely remember a thing. It was on Carnival Imagination and it was crowded as I'll get out. Especially when any of the guys come near. It was definitely a ONCE in a lifetime thing for me.
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#6
Ohio
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Originally posted by BroadwayGirl
Do yourself a favor....go watch "Rock the Boat" which aired 2 seasons on POP network. See if you can get it on demand or online. They did a docu-reality show about the NKOTB cruise for the last two years. I have friends that have gone every year on the cruise (I have never gone) and it is crazy and crowded and they don't get any sleep and it's party 24/7 for 4 days. Watch the show and then decide if that is for you.

I have seen a couple episodes and watched some on YouTube. The crowd is what is deterring me the most.
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#7
Ohio
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Joined Feb 2017
Originally posted by winddawn
I've never done a Carnival full charter. It sounds like it could be fun if you are a fan of NKOTB. The prices look pretty expensive though for Carnival Triumph. I think I'd be more inclined to do a Carnival Live cruise if they announce more performers. Last year they announced 2017 performers in August.

That sounds like fun. I will have to check it out.
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#8
Ohio
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Joined Feb 2017
Originally posted by watermelonqueen99
I'm not going, but just wanted to say that we saw Boyz II Men, Paula Abdul and NKOTB in concert a couple months ago and it was a fantastic show! A NKOTB cruise sounds fun!

I went to both the Columbus and Cincinnati shows and they were amazing. I toyed with going to the Cleveland show as well but we had other things going on.
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#9
Ohio
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Originally posted by TxDevil
I went on the 2010 one out of Miami. I barely remember a thing. It was on Carnival Imagination and it was crowded as I'll get out. Especially when any of the guys come near. It was definitely a ONCE in a lifetime thing for me.

Yeah-that's the thing for me. If it was actually a more intimate setting I would do it for sure but it looks like its basically just concert crowds for days and I don't know if I want to deal with all that, especially for the price. I can pay the same amount and do a M&G and have front row tickets.
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#10
Memphis, Tn
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What is NKOTB?
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#12
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Music cruises can be really amazing, but in the case of a band-specific cruise like this, I agree about probably not being to interact too closely with the band members. I suppose the organizers could arrange things like smaller, more intimate meet'n'greets with the band (maybe c. 50 fans at a time), but I haven't heard of many that do.

I go on a music cruise every year, but it has 60 bands and 4 stages, so no one band is so popular that they'd be mobbed by fans (which would happen with someone like NKOTB). It's an awesome cruise and it's great fun...I just wish it was on a Carnival ship and not Royal Caribbean.
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#13
Memphis, Tn
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Originally posted by NightOne
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