Have you ever done the exact same cruise on the exact same ship?

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#61
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This will be our first time doing the exact same cruise on the exact same ship. We did the itinerary a few time but on different ships. In this case, we just love the breeze we didn't really care where it was going.

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#62
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We are getting ready me to sail the Breakaway out of NYC for the third time in three years! We’ve also done repeat cruises on the Glory and the Mariner of the Seas. Even my first and second cruise 40 years ago were both Sunward I love you , same itinerary. I guess we are creatures of habit!


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#63
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Yes and have stayed in the same number cabin on the conquest class 4 different times on 3 ships. Love the location.
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#65
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9 times to the Mexican Riveria...Same ports (Cabo, Mazatlan and PV, although we have been unlucky and our cruise week has become the non-Mazatlan week. All on the Miracle or Splendor.

I find myself not doing the same things each year. Some times I am trivia-happy. Sometimes Serenity-happy. See all the shows. See none. We do mostly the same things in port. Will do Sea-Day brunch, or not.

Yes, it sounds routine, but we do this as a large extended family. So its the perfect getaway for all generations. We can't do everything on the ship. so we catch it the next time. Or not.
#66
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Absolutely!
Sometimes we want to take a cruise we enjoyed again!
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#67
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I have cruised on the same ship/same itinerary several times and had a blast each time! We always find new things to do in the ports and I like knowing where everything is on the ship.
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#68
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Originally posted by gozagswoohoo
My wife/family and I enjoyed our last cruise so much. I told my wife that I'd love to book the exact same cruise (out of the exact same port, exact same ship, exact same stops) again later this year, and she said I was crazy. hah



For me....*shrug*....I kinda liked the idea? You'd be familiar with the ship, familiar with the stops and what not. I don't know. Have any of you ever done it multiple times and enjoyed it (or NOT enjoyed it?) Thoughts?
We have cruised on the Carnival Pride 5 times, and in the same cabin 3 of those times. This past February would have been the 6th, but we had to cancel. We did the same itinerary all 5 times. We have also cruised on other cruise lines, same ships, a few other times. Sometimes we get off the ship and sometimes we don't. We've been cruising since the 80's, so we like the sea days the most.
#69
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We have done that on a different cruise line out of Galveston. On the whole, it was OK. But it was the same entertainment we had seen before, nothing new on the ship to explore... We enjoyed the cruise, of course, but part of the fun is new ship, new ports.
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#71
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Apart from booking the same ship and room, whenever we’re on a different ship we still try to book the same cabin number because we just weirdly like that feeling of familiarity when we’re on vacation. Always know where the room is no matter which ship we’re on.
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#72
Hampton, Va
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Back when the Paradise was smoke free we did the same itinerary in back to back years on it and also in the same cabin.
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I have been on the glory 7 times and going again in April b2b east and west, sunshine 4 times, vista 6 times, miracle 4 times, liberty 8 times, conquest 3, breeze 6 times, and i guess the others that total 50 or so have been once or twice.

ive repeated many ships, exact itineraries, often.

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#75
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Originally posted by TomAceEsq
Anybody else take it a step further and book the same room over and over?

M11 on the Imagination is our little home away from home. Haha
E153 is our room on the Ecstasy. I've told our PVP that once we retire, if the Ecstasy is still around we will book up that room on every voyage from then on. Of course we're not retiring until 2035 or so, most likely she'll be long gone by then...

If it's available on a voyage we want, we book it. Missed out for May but we'll have it for November.

Charleston is an easy to get to port to us, we know how to get there, when to leave to get there on time, and what to expect once we get there. Every time we book a cruise we look at other lines and ports, but so far every time we've looked it's been cheaper to go out of Charleston vs. pay for flights to another port for either a different ship or different line. The side effect of that is we've done several cruises to Nassau and Freeport. It is what it is, as I said earlier it's the ship for us not necessarily the destination (at least for a 5 day voyage).
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#76
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Yes. We went on a 7 day Mexican Riviera, on the Miracle. We had such a great time and loved everything about it, so we did it again 7 months later.


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#77
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Originally posted by mz-s
E153 is our room on the Ecstasy. I've told our PVP that once we retire, if the Ecstasy is still around we will book up that room on every voyage from then on. Of course we're not retiring until 2035 or so, most likely she'll be long gone by then...

If it's available on a voyage we want, we book it. Missed out for May but we'll have it for November.

Charleston is an easy to get to port to us, we know how to get there, when to leave to get there on time, and what to expect once we get there. Every time we book a cruise we look at other lines and ports, but so far every time we've looked it's been cheaper to go out of Charleston vs. pay for flights to another port for either a different ship or different line. The side effect of that is we've done several cruises to Nassau and Freeport. It is what it is, as I said earlier it's the ship for us not necessarily the destination (at least for a 5 day voyage).
I understand. The Ecstasy was my second cruise, but my first Carnival Cruise, and it caused us to fall in love with cruising. That was way back in either 1999 or 2000. Our first cruise was on a now defunct line, and was cut short by a family emergency causing us to fly home from an island on day 3 of cruise, in 1995, so I always almost consider the Ecstasy as our first cruise. It was a perfect cruise.
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#78
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The closest I’ve come to booking the same cabin on a cruise was on the cruise ship and itinerary I repeated. I sailed the NCL Getaway in 2017, and when I booked that same ship for 2018, I asked for the same inside cabin, as it was in a perfect location. Although Inwas booking one year in advance, that cabin was already taken, but I got the cabin right next door! Just as perfect!
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#79
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Originally posted by mz-s
Pretty much all of my cruises thus far have been to the same ports of call and on the same ship (or class of ship).

I still have a good time every time.

You're in port for so little time, to us the ship is the vacation. The ports of call are just a plus. If I wanted to really visit these places, I'd fly there and stay longer than 5 hours.
This is exactly how we feel for the Carribean cruises. We consider every cruise as our Health spa getaway: Literally. We are on a ship to relax, we always buy a spa pass to enjoy a thalassotherapy pool (if there is one on the ship), or heated lounges, etc.
To us the ship is a destination. If we want to visit a place we take a land-based vacation so we can fully enjoy it.
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