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Totally agree. There's only the two of us. I don't go holiday to wash,  that's for when I get home.

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Just now, Adawn47 said:

Totally agree. There's only the two of us. I don't go holiday to wash,  that's for when I get home.


Never washed clothes on a cruise before but cos there are 4 of us and I am taking my car which is a little Kia then only take three cases. 
 

what does everyone take then as if I think about it I would need 14 daytime outfits and 14 night time outfits? And that would just be for me! Not including same for hubby, and kids. 
 

At least when we go away after this we are in a villa with own washing machine and I agree don’t like household chores on holiday but it was loads easier to do the washing whilst we played in pool that take loads of clothes. Plus I didn’t have very much washing to do when we can home either. 

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We do have some things laundered for us if necessary but we always take enough undies to change twice a day. I find with mix and match you don't have to pack as many outfits. 

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The biggest draw-back for me doing any washing on board is having to use driers.

I don't use one at home because , after constant use, they ruin your clothes. I'll only have the odd item laundered on board if absolutely necessary. 

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4 hours ago, Adawn47 said:

The biggest draw-back for me doing any washing on board is having to use driers.

I don't use one at home because , after constant use, they ruin your clothes. I'll only have the odd item laundered on board if absolutely necessary. 

I agree completely and prefer to catch up with all the washing when we get home. We always cruise from Southampton so take enough clothes to last although so far have not been away longer than 22 nights. We take a tube of travel wash and use that to hand wash any underwear if needed.

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Yep, I don't do washing on board at all.   As long as I have 19 pairs of knickers I'm fine 😂

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12 minutes ago, jeanlyon said:

Yep, I don't do washing on board at all.   As long as I have 19 pairs of knickers I'm fine 😂

I'm just the same. Can you just imagine trying to cope on a world cruise?😆

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17 minutes ago, crompton21 said:

Don't forget copious amounts of duct tape!

For??   I must have missed that post.

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55 minutes ago, Adawn47 said:

For??   I must have missed that post.

 

Your guess is as good as mine, although I think in this instance it was being recommended to seal up the air conditioning to prevent disease.  

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1 hour ago, crompton21 said:

Don't forget copious amounts of duct tape!

Might come in handy to shut up certain other cruisers... 

I'm packing some along with cable ties and a sack, just in case... 😊

Andy 

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5 minutes ago, AndyMichelle said:

Might come in handy to shut up certain other cruisers... 

I'm packing some along with cable ties and a sack, just in case... 😊

Andy 

For some reason, I googled duct tape murderer.  There was one!

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2 minutes ago, crompton21 said:

For some reason, I googled duct tape murderer.  There was one!

I was just going to shut them up... Now you have me planning a murder!!! 😊

Andy 

 

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I believe there are 'special charter' cruises you can go on if you want to take that sort of stuff 😉 

(And if you think Saga are expensive....)

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1 hour ago, crompton21 said:

 

Your guess is as good as mine, although I think in this instance it was being recommended to seal up the air conditioning to prevent disease.  

Or, judging by the amount of criticism P&O ships have had lately, hold them together maybe? 

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On 2/7/2020 at 9:59 PM, Adawn47 said:

I'm just the same. Can you just imagine trying to cope on a world cruise?😆

 

Longest cruise we did was 30 nights and I was climbing the walls on the last 3 days, so no Worldie for me.

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3 minutes ago, jeanlyon said:

 

Longest cruise we did was 30 nights and I was climbing the walls on the last 3 days, so no Worldie for me.

Me neither. 28 was my limit.

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6 minutes ago, Adawn47 said:

Me neither. 28 was my limit.

I agree. We usually now stick to 18 or 19 nights which is just right for us.

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My sister in law having returned from her 99 day world cruise said to us that they enjoyed it so much that they could have stayed on longer. 

However my Wife is not keen on anything longer than 14 days.

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1 hour ago, P-L-B said:

My sister in law having returned from her 99 day world cruise said to us that they enjoyed it so much that they could have stayed on longer. 

However my Wife is not keen on anything longer than 14 days.

The longest we have done so far is 19 nights, but I would love to do the worldie and will one day. 

We love to relax properly on cruises, something you can never really do at home, so don't think we would have an issue. 

Roll on retirement... 

Andy 

 

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8 minutes ago, AndyMichelle said:

The longest we have done so far is 19 nights, but I would love to do the worldie and will one day. 

We love to relax properly on cruises, something you can never really do at home, so don't think we would have an issue. 

Roll on retirement... 

Andy 

 

The biggest problem with retirement Andy is that ,unless you're one of the lucky ones, you have to be old before you get there.

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22 minutes ago, AndyMichelle said:

The longest we have done so far is 19 nights, but I would love to do the worldie and will one day. 

We love to relax properly on cruises, something you can never really do at home, so don't think we would have an issue. 

Roll on retirement... 

Andy 

 

Yes definitely go for the worldie if you can, I’m sure you and Michelle will have a fantastic time.

My sister in law, bother in law came back with lots of unforgettable experiences.

I would be up for longer cruises but my Wife is happier with shorter but more often cruising.

As regards retirement Andy, I can definitely recommend it. 🍻 😁
BTW, regarding getting older.

Remember age is only a number, problem is the number gets bigger every year. 😁

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4 minutes ago, P-L-B said:

Yes definitely go for the worldie if you can, I’m sure you and Michelle will have a fantastic time.

My sister in law, bother in law came back with lots of unforgettable experiences.

I would be up for longer cruises but my Wife is happier with shorter but more often cruising.

As regards retirement Andy, I can definitely recommend it. 🍻 😁
BTW, regarding getting older.

Remember age is only a number, problem is the number gets bigger every year. 😁

I always think that  age is a state mind. I'm 73 and my mind says I'm only 50. Unfortunately my body occasionally says something entirely different 😉

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3 minutes ago, Adawn47 said:

I always think that  age is a state mind. I'm 73 and my mind says I'm only 50. Unfortunately my body occasionally says something entirely different 😉

Yes, I agree and can relate to everything you say. 😁

Fortunately  I was able to take early retirement 10 years ago when in my late 50’s and haven’t looked back.

 

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I am 73 and still working and thoroughly enjoying it.  Also Volunteer Coastwatch up at Prawle Point.  I would get sick of the food on a Worldie.  Even on a 19 nighter, it repeats.  Roast this and roast that gets a bit boring after a while.

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