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#21
Victoria Harbour, ON
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For me it would be one of the WindStar ships as I also love the idea of doing a cruise on a tall ship.
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#22
Hagerstown, Maryland
7 Posts
Joined Apr 2013
I enjoy new and I enjoy luxury. I'd pick a RCCL ship for the new and for luxury Crystal or Oceania. I'd be happy visiting the suites on any ship as they are just fine for me.
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#24
Minneapolis suburb
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Joined Apr 2006
I'd love to see one of the current Cunard ships. I toured to Queen Mary many years ago. Now it would be interesting to see the modern ones.
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#25
Martinsburg, WV
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Joined Jun 2007
I would love a tour of the new Celebrity Edge. It seems, well, edgy.
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#27
10 Posts
Joined May 2018
I'd like to tour a Windstar sailing ship to see if it really does have the feel of a sailboat!

Originally posted by CC Help Jenn
I, along with some other Cruise Critic staff, had the fortunate occasion to attend the naming ceremony and tour Carnival Horizon while she was in NYC. I had actually never stepped foot on a Carnival ship before so I was really excited to take a look.

I have to say I do love the "fresh new ship" smell. It is neat to see what new technology is aboard some of these vessels, along with getting a taste of the food and entertainment. It is also great to see how ships differ from each other and from line to line.

If you could take a tour of a ship you have not yet been on, what ship would you like to see? Is there a reason you chose that ship or just plain old curiosity? For me, I have now either toured or cruised on several main stream lines and toured one luxury line. I would like to see a river ship though I don't have a particular one in mind - American Queen seems the most logical due to location. I would also be keen on touring a yacht style ship like Star Clippers or Windstar

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#28
Panacea FL.
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Joined Oct 2009
where it is a tour of the ship might as well pick a BIG ship to tour! Symphony of the Seas I think that is the largest right now.. Now if it was a tour with s small sailing trip would love to do a windstar with sails up!
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#29
Alberta, Canada
98 Posts
Joined Mar 2007
Well that is a toss up. Hmmm I think maybe a River Cruise one would be great to see.
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#30
In the Valley, CA
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Joined Nov 2004
On my first cruise in 1994 on the Jubilee, we went on a tour of the bridge, and then a separate tour of the galley to hear about how the kitchen runs. I know that Princess has a ship's tour, but it would be too pricey for us. Hubby and I did get invited to the Golden Princess bridge on our last cruise.

We do try to explore on our own a ship that's new to us on the first afternoon.
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#31
Milton keynes
2 Posts
Joined Jun 2018
Only cruised once extremely disappointed. But want to try a smaller ship/boat. Be a great opportunity for my husband and I as Christmas 2017 was our lifetime bigcruise experience. .
Originally posted by CC Help Jenn
I, along with some other Cruise Critic staff, had the fortunate occasion to attend the naming ceremony and tour Carnival Horizon while she was in NYC. I had actually never stepped foot on a Carnival ship before so I was really excited to take a look.

I have to say I do love the "fresh new ship" smell. It is neat to see what new technology is aboard some of these vessels, along with getting a taste of the food and entertainment. It is also great to see how ships differ from each other and from line to line.

If you could take a tour of a ship you have not yet been on, what ship would you like to see? Is there a reason you chose that ship or just plain old curiosity? For me, I have now either toured or cruised on several main stream lines and toured one luxury line. I would like to see a river ship though I don't have a particular one in mind - American Queen seems the most logical due to location. I would also be keen on touring a yacht style ship like Star Clippers or Windstar

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#32
Milton keynes
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Joined Jun 2018
Only cruised once extremely disappointed. But want to try a smaller ship/boat. Be a great opportunity for my husband and I as Christmas 2017 was our lifetime bigcruise experience. .
#33
Oregon State
347 Posts
Joined Jan 2010
I like the feel of the smaller ships so touring a mega ship would be interesting. Plus, I'd love to see the concept of a
Disney ship.
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#34
862 Posts
Joined Dec 2011
Would love to tour a Viking Ocean ship. Have heard great things about it. Would love to see for myself.
Thought about going for my husbands’ 60th but too rich for my blood.
#35
Burlington Kentucky
9 Posts
Joined Dec 2012
Always wanted to go on the Oasis of the seas
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#36
NJ
1,094 Posts
Joined Apr 2005
I'd love a tour of The Queen Mary 2!


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#37
New York
5,988 Posts
Joined Jul 2004
Originally posted by CC Help Jenn
I, along with some other Cruise Critic staff, had the fortunate occasion to attend the naming ceremony and tour Carnival Horizon while she was in NYC. I had actually never stepped foot on a Carnival ship before so I was really excited to take a look.

I have to say I do love the "fresh new ship" smell. It is neat to see what new technology is aboard some of these vessels, along with getting a taste of the food and entertainment. It is also great to see how ships differ from each other and from line to line.

If you could take a tour of a ship you have not yet been on, what ship would you like to see? Is there a reason you chose that ship or just plain old curiosity? For me, I have now either toured or cruised on several main stream lines and toured one luxury line. I would like to see a river ship though I don't have a particular one in mind - American Queen seems the most logical due to location. I would also be keen on touring a yacht style ship like Star Clippers or Windstar

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My 2 choices would be the Carnival Horizon and RCL's Spectrum due to the higher level of improvments being touted by the cruise lines and all the high tech "stuff". It would be a good way to find out if either ship would be a good fit for me.


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#38
New York
27 Posts
Joined Jun 2018
At age six, I first became aware of cruise ships while attending my aunt and uncle's Bon Voyage party on the Cunard Queen Elizabeth. (Drew a picture of it in school but labeled it Queen Mary since I didn't know how to spell Elizabeth) 16 years later I went on my first cruise and it was on the QE2 (thanks to friends that worked at Cunard) The ship I'd like to tour, you guessed it, Cunard's Queen Elizabeth (or, maybe, the Queen Mary, since I know how to spell it)
#39
So Cal
263 Posts
Joined Jul 2008
I have never sailed RC and recently heard it was a great time. I'd heard in the past the food was poor so I never explored it. For this reason I'd like to tour a ship (any). I'm so curious!
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