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22 hours ago, ajm said:

OK... asking for a friend!

 

I've seen this topic around for a looooong time and I just don't get the attraction.  Now, I'm not knocking it but just trying to understand the attraction of reading other people's number of days until they cruise.  At first I thought it was just a way for excited people to post something but curiosity got the better of me and I looked at a couple pages.  People are actually responding to other's comments.  That means that people are reading it too!

 

I'm a newb at this posting stuff so I'm just trying to figure out what's going on... for a friend of course.

 

My first reaction was like yours - this thread is essentially a random number generator from 1 to 500 or so (whatever is the max lead time to book at any given moment).

 

But people like to get excited about stuff (I'm guilty of that), I mean why do I read this forum every day?  I don't generally learn much new on a day by day basis.  I do it to keep the "going on a cruise soon" part of my brain stimulated.  If I ever return from a cruise with no intention of ever going on another one, I'd probably disappear from this site.

 

Anyway, in my head, the response to the thread title's question goes like this:

 

Day of booking to day we can check-in online: bah, too far out, I don't care.  May as well be 10 years.  Except the day it goes into double digits - that is a brief moment of acknowledgment it is getting closer.  But 97 days out may as well be a year.

On-line check-in to final payment day: OK, getting closer.  Mildly excited.  Still "months", may as well be years still.  Don't really care about exact number.

Final payment to week before sailing: OK, this is exciting.  Counting down the days one by one!

Week before sailing up to day before: Ahh!  Too soon!  I'm not ready!  I have too much work/housework/yardwork/packing to do!

Day before: dammit, why isn't it tomorrow yet?!

Day after returning from cruise (assuming another future one already booked): May as well be 10 years from now.

Edited by ProgRockCruiser
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I just found the live webcams for each ship. I am so excited!!! 128 days 23 hours and 7 minutes!!! Way too many !!

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1 hour ago, ProgRockCruiser said:

 

My first reaction was like yours - this thread is essentially a random number generator from 1 to 500 or so (whatever is the max lead time to book at any given moment).

 

But people like to get excited about stuff (I'm guilty of that), I mean why do I read this forum every day?  I don't generally learn much new on a day by day basis.  I do it to keep the "going on a cruise soon" part of my brain stimulated.  If I ever return from a cruise with no intention of ever going on another one, I'd probably disappear from this site.

 

 

Thank you.... I knew there was had to be some logic.  My friend will be happy now.

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259 for our first ever cruise! We're doing Eastern Caribbean out of Canaveral 7 nights, celebrating our 25th anniversary with a suite. We paid off the cruise this week, which somehow makes it really hard now for it to still be so far out! My sister started cruising a couple years ago and loved it so much that she's doing like 5 cruises this year, so we are thinking we are going to love it. 

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16 minutes ago, Kri1970 said:

259 for our first ever cruise! We're doing Eastern Caribbean out of Canaveral 7 nights, celebrating our 25th anniversary with a suite. We paid off the cruise this week, which somehow makes it really hard now for it to still be so far out! My sister started cruising a couple years ago and loved it so much that she's doing like 5 cruises this year, so we are thinking we are going to love it. 

It's addicting to be sure. We did celebrated our 20th anniversary with a cruise. I did 3 more cruises within the 12 months after our first until the pocketbook reigned me in. Now I have 611 days until my next. I don't know how I'm going to wait that long. Be sure an let them know you a celebrating your anniversary. You'll get a few surprise perks. 

 

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On 3/18/2019 at 3:10 PM, grandmarnnurse said:

You will absolutely love the Breeze! We just got off the Breeze on March 9. Fabulous ship! We are booked on a B2B on the Magic (Breeze sister ship) for a Southern Caribbean cruise in 383 days. So excited! 

We are looking forward to it.  We've heard so much good about the Breeze.   We had a great time on the Victory last October.  if only it wasn't 700+ days to go.  

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Just hit single digits! 9 days and in that "Do I have everything done? What else do I need to do? Why isn't everything getting done? I still need to do this and this!" phase 😂😎

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8 hours ago, jwcruise1 said:

Just hit single digits! 9 days and in that "Do I have everything done? What else do I need to do? Why isn't everything getting done? I still need to do this and this!" phase 😂😎

10 days til we fly out & same here.  Keep looking at that list & it’s not getting smaller 😂🤷🏼‍♀️

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30 days......in my mind there is a TON of things left to do....on paper, not so much.

Can't wait!!

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8 days until vacation starts, I already find myself checked out!  Not good for work.....

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