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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?

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I would do the Pride again and again and I hate the ports she stops at, but for me it is the ship, not the ports. The more sea days the better.

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Out of what will be my 10th time on the Glory I have done them all multiple times. First 2 were a 5 day same itinerary. Next one was a little different - a 6 day. Then 4-10 have been the same Eastern or Western.

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We've done the same ship twice now but yes I'd love to do the same ship and same cruise for the same reasons you mentioned.

Our first cruise was to Alaska (we live in North Carolina). I felt like we stumbled the whole time and I would love to do it again more prepared.

I have several friends who have done the same ports and same ship and they like it.

We are doing two of the same ports on our next cruise that we did last time. One is Cozumel. I want to do the exact same excursion there again (Mr. Sanchos) because I enjoyed it so much. I also want to catch Margaritaville OPEN since it was closed last time. I'm a trainer so I am always looking for lessons learned and I think that's why a second cruise appeals to me!

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Yes, I've done the Fascination and Sensation numerous times since I am so close to each port.

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Yes we have done the dream and the triumph twice each. Would do them both again in a heartbeat . We love the dream .

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Majority of my days are on Imagination. It’s a convenient itinerary in a convenient location. I’m there to relax mostly, so the ship’s attractions themselves rarely interest me.

 

It’s kind of nice having a home away from home.

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We did the same cruise on the Carnival Paradise 2 years in a row because it fit the best with school breaks. I'd go again. We've done the same itinerary from New Orleans twice as well, but the ships were different. I'm sure you'll have fun, it's a cruise after all.

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Yes I did carnival Liberty twice, exact same ship, ports etc and loved it I would even do it a 3rd time once we move down to Florida next year.

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We did the NCL Escape two years in a row. Same ports and nearly the same dates a year apart in line with Spring Break. Like others have said, we found new things to do on the ship and in port. In some respect, if you can, I think you'd be a fool not to if you left having a great time BUT I wish I'd tried that or gone there instead, etc. Three times in a row might be a bit much though.

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Yes, did Paradise twice. Great price at the time, loved the ship, Tampa being really easy to get to and didn't want to the Bahamas. Did Grand Cayman and Cozumel both times.

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We sail on the Carnival Pride out of Baltimore every year the first week in June. Never the same experience. Different crew, different passengers. Always new things to explore!

 

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If it makes sense for our schedule and budget, sure. We sailed on NCL Sky twice, in 2009 and 2010 and just finished our second cruise on Pride (first sailing was in 2012)(although we did get a new port this time on Pride since she now calls on Princess Cays).

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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.

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We did it! We sailed the NCL Getaway in January 2017, and fell in love in love with the ship and Freestyle Cruising, went home and booked again for the following year. We sailed it again in January 2018 with other family members along also. My next cruise is the Carnival Breeze for March 2019, and then I need to plan a family cruise for our 50th Anniversary for March 2020. Looking at the RCCL Liberty of the Seas, but if we love the Breeze, maybe we will repeat that one. I want a ship that appeals to everyone.

 

 

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No it's a different ship we're going on the triumph but we're getting ready to do the same ports of call and I'm thinking about changing due to we didn't really care for Yucatan Progreso

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Not the same itineraries, (although we wouldn't hesitate) but we've been on the Magic 3 times, the Freedom twice, and the Dream twice. We have another cruise planned on both the Magic and the Freedom. You're not crazy, go for it! Lol

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I've been on 3 cruises with my husband: Splendor (Cabo/PV), Miracle (Cabo/PV), and Triumph (Cozumel/Yucatan). This August we will be doing a repeat on the Splendor for our anniversary. (We began dating on the Splendor back on our first cruise.) I purposely did this though since she's moving to Australia permanently next year. Even though we've done the Mexican Riviera numerous times already (he's been once before without me) this time we also hit Mazatlan. When we were on the Miracle our shore excursion in PV got cancelled and we just spent all day on the ship. It was GREAT! Since everyone was out in PV we basically had the ship to ourselves.

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DH and I do the 4 and 5 days Paradise cruises out of Tampa often because we live only 45 minutes from the Port of Tampa. Have enjoyed them all.

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We've done the same itinerary twice, getting ready to do it a third time in April on the same ship as our last cruise. Galveston doesn't have a ton of choices, but we had a great time just staying on the ship last time, we'll probably do that again this time. Saves money and leaves more time for drinks ;)

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Prefer to avoid flying if possible. So we’ve done the Mexican Riviera many times on 2-13 day cruises. And, yes, we’ve repeated itins and ships. We’ve befriended crew over the years on the different West Coast ships, same ports.

 

Look at is as being no different than having a second home or a boat on the river.

 

 

 

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in 2016 we sailed the Sunshine twice in the same cabin. Once an 8 day from Canaveral in January and the other a 5 day out of Charleston SC in May.

 

Both were enjoyable and we liked not having to learn the ins and outs of a new ship. The overall vibe was different. The 5 day felt somewhat hectic as opposed to the laid back 8 days. We had a few staff that remembered us like the cabin steward and the bartender in the Red Frog Pub who remembered me for my orders of Crown and Glenmorangie both on the rocks. :D

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We are West coast cruisers so yes we have done the Mexican Riviera cruise many time on the same ship and have a great time--every time. Jubilee, Spirit, Pride, Miracle or Splendor.

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We’ve been on the Paradise five times. Will probably go on again sometime this year or next. Great extended weekend getaway :).

 

 

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I just booked the Carnival Miracle for November 25, 2018. We sailed on her February 10th to the 17th. We really liked our cabin so we booked the same cabin. The itinerary is reversed from our February cruise. We are thinking about just eating dinner in the Lido and the steakhouse. That will be a first for us.

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I would do the same for sure...even if its the same places/boat etc...its always a different experience...CD, people you meet, general demographic of the fellow cruisers etc....plus you can never do/see it all, so you make up for that on the 2nd time around....

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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?

 

As you can tell from my signature, I've done the same ship several times. It is easier for us to sail from Galveston or New Orleans than it is to drive/fly to any other port, so we go on whatever ships happen to be in those two ports. Flying/driving to a different port is generally something that's out of the question as we either can't afford it or it would take too long and my husband can't get that much time off in order to drive there and back. Galveston is only about 5-6 hrs away for us and New Orleans is between 8 and 10 hrs away--depending, of course, on traffic. It once took us nearly THREE hours to drive from one side of Dallas to the other because of Friday night rush hour traffic. I wish I was kidding. We left our house at around 3:30, got to Dallas around 4:30-5ish and didn't get out the other side until after 8 pm. We arrived in Houston (where we typically stay the night before embarkation) after midnight. Never gonna do THAT again. LOL

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First I take different children or grandchildren, or a repeat grandchild at a different age, so each cruise is unique.

 

Second driving to Galveston is easy.

 

Third, there are a couple of ports I truly love.

 

So yes, same ship, same itinerary, but a totally new experience every time.

 

I am sad Carnival will be leaving Galveston without a Dream class ship doing 7 day sailings.

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Hi

 

I've done it a few times. I enjoyed it. I haven't been on a cruise I didn't enjoy.

 

As far as going to the same place...why not. I know people who go back to the same all inclusive over and over again. They like it. I know people who went to the same cabin, by the same lake, whenever the could for decades. They enjoyed it. Why not keep doing something you enjoy? As they say...different strokes for different folks. :)

 

If you don't enjoy it, then you don't go back.

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Wait...Carnival is leaving Galveston altogether? :o

 

Or they're just not going to have a Dream class (whatever that is. All ships look alike to me, aside from size maybe.) in Galveston?:confused:

 

I apologize for being confused. It's the end of a VERY long day for me and I'm tired so I can't brain correctly right now.

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Living near Long Beach, we've done the same cruise on the same ship a number of times.

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Wait...Carnival is leaving Galveston altogether? :o

 

Or they're just not going to have a Dream class (whatever that is. All ships look alike to me, aside from size maybe.) in Galveston?:confused:

 

I apologize for being confused. It's the end of a VERY long day for me and I'm tired so I can't brain correctly right now.

 

Dream class is my sweet spot. Includes Dream, Magic, and Breeze, my personal favorite.

 

Carnival is replacing the Breeze with the Vista in Galveston. They are moving the Dream there, but only for 4-5 day cruises.

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out of jacksonville, at least 6 times, all for HMC!

four times on the fascination

two times on the elation

same ship almost, but it's that darn Half moon cay

paradise!

 

 

oh and twice on the legend out of tampa, same itinerary, once for honeymoon, once for anniversary. didn't repeat the excursions-had a blast both times.

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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

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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

 

Yep!! Done that numerous times!

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