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So you have booked your cruise and now you are counting down the days until embarkment. What do you do to fill the time between booking and sailing? How do you keep yourself occupied so you don't go cruise crazy waiting to get onboard?

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Here! Haha, no really. Reading about where we are going and looking at reviews (only positive ones with photos).

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exactly Miss Holly, fortunately we do not live to cruise. We love cruising, but also love hotels, resorts, and A.I.'s. 

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Spend time working, doing things with family and friends, participating in sports and hobbies...basically living and enjoying life as much as possible.  We love cruising and try not to go more than 90 days between cruises, but there is a lot more to life than cruising. 

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6 minutes ago, Palmetto Pilot said:

Work usually takes up most of the time between cruises. 

 

Same here, and Cruise Critic helps me get through work! :classic_laugh:

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Watching Youtube videos, reading CC, joining groups for our cruise on other social media, scrapbooking (family events and pictures from our last cruise), reading about the new ports we will be visiting and then the mundane things like housekeeping, cooking, buying groceries, and looking for deals on the items we will need for the upcoming cruise.

 

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2 hours ago, schazzy said:

 

Same here, and Cruise Critic helps me get through work! :classic_laugh:

Me too!!! Lol

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Warmer days I hit the beach and hang out with friends. Some of whom cruise with us. Pop a top or sip on a glass of wine.   Shut my eyes and listen to the waves.  Some times I'll pick up some tropical sounding music or steel drums on my cell phone from you tube , just to pass the time away .

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It's tough I know , but somebodies got to do it 😎

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Celebrate here when others are dancing the Single Digit Happy Dance (my day will come again); research, read and learn; daydream; read Cruise Critic; view photos of tropical places...and sometimes look for the "Cruise Ship Crazy" song/video and enjoy that.

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2 hours ago, PhillyFan33579 said:

Spend time working, doing things with family and friends, participating in sports and hobbies...basically living and enjoying life as much as possible.  We love cruising and try not to go more than 90 days between cruises, but there is a lot more to life than cruising. 

Exactly ! Living our lives- a vacation is icing on the cake for us !

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Work keeps me pretty busy. Other than that, I spend a lot of time here and on Facebook cruising groups! 

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How do I pass the time until my next Carnival cruise? Well, my last Carnival cruise was on September 6, 2018 and my next Carnival cruise is on March 2, 2019 so in this long period in-between, I went on an MSC cruise, a Norwegian cruise, a Holland American cruise and a Royal Caribbean  cruise. 

Did I say I love cruising?

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55 minutes ago, tallyho8 said:

How do I pass the time until my next Carnival cruise? Well, my last Carnival cruise was on September 6, 2018 and my next Carnival cruise is on March 2, 2019 so in this long period in-between, I went on an MSC cruise, a Norwegian cruise, a Holland American cruise and a Royal Caribbean  cruise. 

Did I say I love cruising?

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1 hour ago, BoDidly said:

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And after that I will spend the next few weeks planning my April 19  Journeys cruise from Hawaii. But I would trade it all to be broke and 20 years old and fishing with a cane pole in Lake Pontchartrain again...……...

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..reading reviews...waiting...reading reviews....daydreaming....waiting some more....192 more daysssssszzzzzz

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My Last cruise was January 2017 and my next is 2021!  I miss cruising so much! I just finished my first AI at Sandals St. Lucia.  It was a lovely vacation. But we could see the cruise ships coming and going to the Port in Castries and I got a little sad, wishing I was on those ships!

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23 hours ago, emoorehead said:

So you have booked your cruise and now you are counting down the days until embarkment. What do you do to fill the time between booking and sailing? How do you keep yourself occupied so you don't go cruise crazy waiting to get onboard?

Book a cruise on Royal or Princess in between.

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I agree. I prefer RCCL. I'm platinum on Carnival and diamond on RCCL. Even though the amount of days are similar, the Benefits on Royal are so much better.

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I am juuuust under 6 months from sail away and i'm getting sooo impatient.  tonight, i made myself a couple of Malibu Rum & Pinapple drinks -- then I opened my bedroom window  so i could listen to the traffic on the Henry Hudson Parkway and pretend I was listening to the ocean waves from my balcony.   I can almost smell the ocean through the exhaust fumes. 

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I booked a Holland America cruise.  I'm having a great time researching a line I've never sailed before.

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On 2/6/2019 at 2:09 PM, BoDidly said:

Warmer days I hit the beach and hang out with friends. Some of whom cruise with us. Pop a top or sip on a glass of wine.   Shut my eyes and listen to the waves.  Some times I'll pick up some tropical sounding music or steel drums on my cell phone from you tube , just to pass the time away .

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It's tough I know , but somebodies got to do it 😎

Ok Im a hater....ugh

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