Cruise Bucket List - Your Dream Cruise Before Your Die?

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#1
Boston, MA
1,075 Posts
Joined Jul 2007
We all have a dream sailing in mind, that ultimate voyage we'd like to sail off on that big cruise ship in the sky. For some, it's a cruise to the urban landscapes and pagodas of the Far East or a river cruise along South Asia's legendary Mekong. For others, penguins and giant tortoises are the draw, and the bucket cruise would be a rugged expedition to Antarctica or the Galapagos. Some might say it's about the company they cruise with, and the perfect last cruise (before the electric chair) would be a weeklong Caribbean sailing with family and friends.

Whatever your dream cruise, be it a 100-night world voyage on a mega-ship or a luxury yacht cruise in the Mediterranean, we'd like to hear it.

Remember: Ignore real world constraints like money or vacation time … and be specific ... so we can live vicariously.

We'll share the results later this week in a member's speak out piece about bucket cruises!
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#3
Guernsey
580 Posts
Joined Jul 2008
For me it would be the Galapagas Islands. It looks an incredible trip
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#5
Las Vegas, NV
508 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
Round trip out of LA to Tahiti (with a few night stay in an over water bungalow), Fuji and Hawaii. This way no long flights.
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Previous Cruises:
Disney Wonder - Nov 2005
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Freedom of the Seas - Nov 2016
#6
Hampshire UK
1,789 Posts
Joined Oct 2007
A 100+ day world cruise.....but unless I win the lottery I can't justify some £40,000 for two inc. spending, & before someone says "you can do it cheaper".. let me explain....this is a holiday of a life time we don't want a bilge rat cabin on Z deck & make a bottle of wine last three days!!
#7
Devon
327 Posts
Joined Dec 2009
For me it would be a long one to the Asia, Australia, New Zealand round the pacific to Hawii. I'd travel on a luxary line with a balcony cabin and around 500 pasengers spending 2 days in each port. I can dream can't I
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#8
Boston, MA
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Joined Jul 2007
Originally posted by Johnthed0g
A 100+ day world cruise.....but unless I win the lottery I can't justify some £40,000 for two inc. spending, & before someone says "you can do it cheaper".. let me explain....this is a holiday of a life time we don't want a bilge rat cabin on Z deck & make a bottle of wine last three days!!
That's right JohnthedOg, money is no object in our hypothetical musings ... dream cruise given you had a billion dollars to spend on the voyage of the lifetime.
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#9
Seascale,Cumbria,U.K.
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Joined Dec 2008
Just the one endless dream.....to go on the Hebridean Princess round the Scottish islands.
First travelled on her when she was the ferry Columba, sailing between Oban and Isle of Mull. You could take short holidays on board- this is back in the '60s- and with my first salary, I was able to take my mum for her "bucket cruise".
Now her prices are out of my reach, and if I booked, it would probably be like this year, when once again the Queen has taken the whole ship.....and I'd be left curtseying on the dock.
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#10
northern UT
8,691 Posts
Joined Oct 2005
Australia/New Zealand......Asia (which included OKINAWA) and SOUTH PACIFIC (including GUAM)......the latter is a DREAM as there are no cruise ships that stop here....maybe ONEDAY!!!
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#13
578 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
We plan on a 108 day around the world cruise hopefully on RCCL. We have put our kids thru college, paid off the mortgage and unlike my father. We realize we can't take it with us. Our dog has a few years left and we can't leave him that long. Sounds dumb but he isa great dog.When he goes we sail around the world.I hope everyone that wants to has the opportunity.
#14
Boston, MA
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Joined Jul 2007
Originally posted by Traveler353
A Windjammer around the world cruise. I can think of no bigger practical dream. A four master under full sail is a beautiful thing to see.
Would you be captaining the ship in the dream version?
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#15
Kingston ON
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Joined Sep 2007
Originally posted by Traveler353
A Windjammer around the world cruise. I can think of no bigger practical dream. A four master under full sail is a beautiful thing to see.
Perfect!!!
#16
"Wettern WA" not a typo
590 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Originally posted by LoisGriffin1
For me it would be the Galapagas Islands. It looks an incredible trip

It IS an incredible place ......... certainly not a touristy tropical paradise, however. The abundance of animals that have no fear of humans is just startling. Having cactus growing out of cracks in the rocks is surreal. I hope you can do it someday.
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#17
Rockport, Texas
5,836 Posts
Joined Jul 2004
I'd charter a Crystal or Seven Seas ship, and take my friends and family around the world, stopping at EVERY port that accepts cruise ships. This cruise would probably take more than 300 days I'm guessing
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ALASKA-Sapphire-Seattle,Ketchikan,Juneau,Skagway
BALTIC-Emerald-Copenhagen,Stockholm,Helsinki,StPetersburg, Tallinn,Gdynia,Oslo
BVI-RoyalStarClipper-Barbados,StBarts,NormanIsland, VirginGorda,Antigua,StKitts,IlesdesSaintes,Dominic a,StLucia
CARIBBEAN:
Bahamas-COSTA Magica/Fascination/Imagination/MajestyOfTheSeas/Century/Caribbean/NCL Skyx4/Ruby/AllureOfTheSeas
East-Star-FtLaud,SanJuan,Tortola,StThomas,GrdCayman
South-Ocean(old)-Barbados,StLucia,StMartin, StThomas,Antigua/Emerald-PCay,StThomas,Dominica,Grenada,Bonaire,Aruba
West-Grand/Ruby/Crown/Dawn-Roatan,Belize,OchoRios,GrCayman,Cozumel,PCay
CHINA-Century Sun-Shanghai,Yangtze,Xian,Beijing
EGYPT-MS Nile Dolphin-Cairo,Luxor,Edfu,Aswan,AbuSimbel
MED-Star-Rome,Naples,Athens,Ephesus,Istanbul,Cairo,Alexandr ia
PanCANAL-Coralx2-CostaMaya,GrdCayman,Limon,Colon
SoAMERICA-Star-Rio,Montevideo,BuenosAires,Falklands, CapeHorn,PuntaArenas,Valparaiso,Coquimbo,Callao,Ma nta,Puntarenas,SanJuandelSur,Manzanillo,Cabo,SanFr an
TAHITI-TahitianB2B-Papeete,Marquesas,Society,CookIslands
TransATLANTIC-Star-Rome,Livorno,Genoa,Cannes,Barcelona,Cadiz,Tangiers ,Gibralter,Madeira,FtLaud
GREEK ISLANDS- HAL Ryndam-10 islands,Athens-Istanbul-Athens


#18
San Diego, CA
2,987 Posts
Joined Jun 2007
Originally posted by sparky-elpaso
A circumnavigation of Australia with a land tour of the interior - and throw in New Zealand too. And make it round trip from San Diego with stops in the South Seas and Hawaii.
Perfection! When do we leave?
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#20
Warner Robins, Ga.
193 Posts
Joined Sep 2007
For the "Bucket List" we would love to do a World Cruise and be able to take our three Championship Scottish Terriers along with us. We would like for John Maxtone Graham to give a lecture each day on "Crossings" and to hear "Pepe" play wonderful Spanish music at night. The ports would be wonderful but to have another opportunity to meet people and get to know them like we did on our trans-atlantic would be fantastic. If we can't do that - any cruise will do.