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First three cruises were Elation. I’ve also done Triumph twice. Same cruise. Now I try to mix up ships and ports as much as possible.

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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?

 

4 years in a row ,same cruise line ,same ship,same cabin

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Our first 3 cruises were all on the Elation out of Jacksonville. All were great in their own way. We too, like knowing our way around the ship and whatnot. To me it helps me relax more. In the end, go with what makes you happy.

 

 

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We were planning on booking the Pride again for June. We loved our previous sailing and there were so many things we didn't do or see still. Ports...could take or leave them, except HMC...love that island. But we are in it for the sea days anyway. When we saw Horizon porting out of NYC, we jumped on that! Our Miracle cruise out of NYC was great too! Loved sailing past manhatten and lady liberty, and the extra sea days, thought we would try it again on a new ship!

 

I would bet Pride is in our future again, if she stays in Baltimore...such an easy port to get to and embark from!

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I’m going on my 6th cruise next

Month and it’s the exact same one as my other 5 again.... tho I am very limited with what I can do out of Long Beach and with my time frame for days off.. if I’m gone longer then 5 days I would be scared to see what I would come back to at work..

 

 

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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

 

 

 

Even have had the same room steward three cruises in a row.

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Yes, in 2016, we did the breeze in June and again in november on freedom but same exact cruise. Again went on freedom in June 2017, but different ports.

 

We did valor in oct 2017 and again thanksgiving day, both went to Cozumel but the other added a stop in progreso. In 2018, we are sailing freedom again in October, same cruise we took 2 times in one year and it is the same ports we visited twice in 2016. Because we travel out of Galveston mostly, they tend to go to the same ports, we don’t mind, we just want to cruise. We are doing the same exact cruise again at thanksgiving 2018 and going on the breeze again in August 2018. I have gotten to where I look at the dates and not even pay attention to the ship. Dates and price is what decides for me. If both are the same then I look at ships. Ports are last.

 

 

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Absolutely! Same ship with same itineraries, different ship with same itineraries, different ship with different itineraries. Loved them all[emoji16][emoji16][emoji16]

 

 

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Yes.

 

As you can see in my signature I’ve done multiple repeats, multiple times, on multiple cruise lines!

 

That being said we are going to start branching out soon. Probably Alaska and the Mediterranean will be in our near future.

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I have cruised Pirates of the Caribbean more than 50 times, even a few B2B when crowds are light. I usually take an aft seat to enjoy the sea foam behind the boat. Of course if you tend to get a bit queasy, maybe something closer to mid ship would be better. The food at the Blue Bayou is as good as any MDR and Club 33 upstairs competes with the Steakhouse. The entertainment is tops. Singing pirates, action scenes, and a fiberglass Johnny Depp! Of course just like most ports you must walk through several shops to get outside. There are some nice shore excursions just steps away. A visit to Tarzan's Tree House or an autonomous jeep tour of The Temple of Doom hosted by Harrison Ford. The cruise always ends in New Orleans Square where the locals are friendly and the restrooms spotlessly clean. The price is strikingly similar to a 3 day porthole cabin on Carnival from Long Beach, but you can do it an afternoon.

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Over July 4th back in 2001 and 2002, took my first two cruises on the largest ship afloat at that time. 100,000 tons of fun known as the Destiny, sailing out of San Juan and visiting the Southern Caribbean. That was my third and last time to Aruba, will be back summer of 2019, 17 years later on the Horizon.

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Have done the exact same itinerary (Eastern) on the Magic 2 yrs in row, in the same balcony cabin and we are leaving in 23 days on the Magic (Western this time) same balcony cabin (hey, we already know we like that cabin location)!!! :D

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Anybody else take it a step further and book the same room over and over?

Yep ... on the sunshine in 2016 ... even ended up with the same Steward and bartender in the Red Frog.:D

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I'VE DONE 10 Carnival cruises and been fortunate enough to only repeat a ship ONCE...WE choose for the ports....so we did go on the Freedom 2 years in a row....loved it....ports were ALMOST the same, one port was different....so to answer your question...same ship...same ports? WHY NOT....YOU WILL HAVE JUST AS GREAT TIME AS THE LAST ONE :)

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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

 

When I lived in the Keys, we did the exact same 3 night Majesty of the Seas cruise 9 times. That's because we booked them last minute and only looked at the cruise as a weekend getaway...usually during holiday weekends when the Keys were inundated with tourists. My best deal was $49 pp for an oceanview room.

 

That said, if you're not booking last second and you're traveling to your cruise, I don't recommend doing the exact same thing. You can never repeat that first experience. I recommend trying something new.

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We actually did a b2b on the Valor out of San Juan back in 2014. The itineraries were the same and we loved it. We were able to do something in one port and nothing in the next and then trade it up on the next week. We found it to be a very relaxing way to spend a vacation. Would do it again if they would switch up ships out of San Juan.

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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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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 [emoji8], same itinerary. I guess we are creatures of habit!

 

 

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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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Yep! This May will be 3rd time on the Pride. We live in Virginia so it's so convenient.

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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.

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Absolutely!

Sometimes we want to take a cruise we enjoyed again! :D

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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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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.

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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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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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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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We did the Sensation twice back in the day when she was doing 7 day cruises from Tampa.

Did it within 6 months.

 

It was because the ship did a port stop in New Orleans.

 

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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.

 

give me the ocean, a ship, a comfy bed to return to which rocks me to sleep - im in heaven.

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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

 

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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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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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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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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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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