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My suggestion is to start with a 3 or 4 night cruise. That's what we did. Now we don't take anything less than 10 nights and prefer 14.
as i never cruised before - can we visit a cruise ship before we decide if we want to book? thanksCheck with Princess, I just read where for a minimal charge guests can board the ship for 3 hrs and have lunch with their hosts, tour the ship but will get off before the ship is to leave the port
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Check with Princess, I just read where for a minimal charge guests can board the ship for 3 hrs and have lunch with their hosts, tour the ship but will get off before the ship is to leave the portAnd one minor UK cruiseline (Thomson) is offering a day-visit for about $75 with food etc, much like a day-pass to a resort. I've also heard of such visits with other cruiselines.
As with bridge tours, or inviting friends on at ports of call, too many folk are too quick to post that such things are impossible due to security etc. They may not be the norm with most major lines, but they do happen and it's always worth asking.
Another plus for the minnows.
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as i never cruised before - can we visit a cruise ship before we decide if we want to book? thanksJust a question - what would you hope to find to either help or discourage your decision. I am asking out of curiosity as I know many folks that are unsure about this type of vacation.