Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
George C

Would you cruise if only ports were private islands?

Recommended Posts

Would you cruise if only ports were private islands or just a cruise to nowhere? This would not bother me at all I like being on a ship but do want to visit at least one beach. We stay on board for many Caribbean ports and all of them that tender.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, George C said:

Would you cruise if only ports were private islands or just a cruise to nowhere? This would not bother me at all I like being on a ship but do want to visit at least one beach. We stay on board for many Caribbean ports and all of them that tender.

Absolutely not because you are more likely to get infected on the cruise ship then from in a port .If the port was in a city that had a virus problem the ship would not be stopping there.

A cruise to nowhere is not something we would ever want to do.We live 10 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. We can go there sit on a bench and gaze at the water and feel very relaxed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, lenquixote66 said:

Absolutely not because you are more likely to get infected on the cruise ship then from in a port .If the port was in a city that had a virus problem the ship would not be stopping there.

A cruise to nowhere is not something we would ever want to do.We live 10 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. We can go there sit on a bench and gaze at the water and feel very relaxed.

What is your source for the claim you are more likely to get sick on board, as opposed to on land? I don't think you can prove that. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In answer to the question, yes, I would sail on such a cruise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, CruiserBruce said:

What is your source for the claim you are more likely to get sick on board, as opposed to on land? I don't think you can prove that. 

If you are on a cruise ship with thousands of people you cannot avoid them unless you spend the entire cruise in your cabin.On land you have a better opportunity to avoid crowds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, lenquixote66 said:

If you are on a cruise ship with thousands of people you cannot avoid them unless you spend the entire cruise in your cabin.On land you have a better opportunity to avoid crowds.

Sorry, but that proves nothing. Particularly, as prior to Covid, millions cruised every year without getting sick. We have been on 22 cruises, averaging over 10 days each, and never got sick, knock on wood. I would think (theory, not stating as fact), you are far more likely to get sick on the flight to/from your cruise. Much smaller space, much closer to others.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi George

 

Short answer. No.

 

Your question isn't quite complete. 

 

If the question was would I go on a cruise like that last year, the answer might have been yes. If the question was, would I go on a cruise like that next year, again, the answer would be maybe. If the question was, would you consider this cruising, the answer would be No. One more time, if the question were would I go on a cruise like that anytime between now and many months after cruises had started up again without incident, then the answer would be "No".

 

The way you are phrasing this, makes it seem like you are just so desperate. I love the ocean as much as anyone. There are other options, such as a private yacht. In time we will all see, if there is a viable cruising industry and it is safe for us to travel that way, you can go on the cruise to nowhere, I'll go somewhere I would like to visit. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have no interest in cruising just for the sake of being on a ship and never have. (Well, at least not since I was a kid.)

 

I will not be taking a cruise until I can be fairly sure that the itinerary I book will be the itinerary I get on embarkation day, and that I won't be subject to a quarantine afterwards. 

 

When those are givens, talk to me again about booking.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, George C said:

Would you cruise if only ports were private islands or just a cruise to nowhere? This would not bother me at all I like being on a ship but do want to visit at least one beach. We stay on board for many Caribbean ports and all of them that tender.

 

It's not my number one choice but if that is what is offered I would do it.

 

I want many days at sea and we often stay on the ship at least one portday. (We have stayed on the ship in Nassau, St Thomas, Marseilles, Naples and Kona.) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, sverigecruiser said:

 

It's not my number one choice but if that is what is offered I would do it.

 

I want many days at sea and we often stay on the ship at least one portday. (We have stayed on the ship in Nassau, St Thomas, Marseilles, Naples and Kona.) 

I understand staying on board for Nassau, we loved Naples had some of the best pizza in my life there , wife loves shopping in st Thomas 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, George C said:

I understand staying on board for Nassau, we loved Naples had some of the best pizza in my life there , wife loves shopping in st Thomas 

 

I have a sister who lives in Italy so portdays there are not very important for us. The stop in Naples was just for a few hours in the afternoon and we had a very nice afternoon on the ship.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah! This question assumes that folks only cruise to the Caribbean.  It ignores cruises to Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, Asia, Australia,  South America, etc. 

 

The context changes when someone had to give up a port visit in Rome or Iceland.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not a chance. If that was my only choice for cruises,  I'd opt for land vacations exclusively.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, cruizergal70 said:

Ah! This question assumes that folks only cruise to the Caribbean.  It ignores cruises to Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, Asia, Australia,  South America, etc. 

 

The context changes when someone had to give up a port visit in Rome or Iceland.

Yes I was just talking about Caribbean in general , but decades ago I did short cruises to nowhere from nyc. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No, I'm not a fan of hot beaches, but I do enjoy spending time with the dog on cold, windy beaches.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would like to think I could enjoy a wide variety of vacations. With that said, I would not choose a cruise to no where. That many sea days is too boring.

 

But if the alternative in the meantime is a private island to get my fix of beach and ocean, I'm all in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ya wanna beach? I am less than three miles from the Gulf of Mexico. I'll charge you less than a balcony/verandah and feed you just as good. I'll even throw in my cat (Tony the Tiger), he likes to hear cruising stories.

Into the 80s most days recently and the forecast low tonight is 68. Almost like being there.

Let me know, I'll clean the sheets!

Jim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, cruisemom42 said:

I have no interest in cruising just for the sake of being on a ship and never have. (Well, at least not since I was a kid.)

 

I will not be taking a cruise until I can be fairly sure that the itinerary I book will be the itinerary I get on embarkation day, and that I won't be subject to a quarantine afterwards. 

 

When those are givens, talk to me again about booking.

 

Could not have said it better. The first thing we look at is itinerary, and then we go from there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, George C said:

Would you cruise if only ports were private islands or just a cruise to nowhere? This would not bother me at all I like being on a ship but do want to visit at least one beach. We stay on board for many Caribbean ports and all of them that tender.

 

Yep.  I would do it in a heartbeat.  Like some of the others, I sometimes cruise for the destinations.  However, other times, I cruise for the purpose of disconnecting from my normal routine.  A private island cruise is a great way to just relax and disconnect.  No cell phones, no news, no cares.  Actually, that sounds like heaven to me right now. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, George C said:

Would you cruise if only ports were private islands or just a cruise to nowhere? This would not bother me at all I like being on a ship but do want to visit at least one beach. We stay on board for many Caribbean ports and all of them that tender.

Dear GC,

     These private islands are the best destination besides the ship. No island riffraff, cleaner environment. My dream cruise ! I would only get off the ship for a private island.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
4 hours ago, CruiserBruce said:

Sorry, but that proves nothing. Particularly, as prior to Covid, millions cruised every year without getting sick. We have been on 22 cruises, averaging over 10 days each, and never got sick, knock on wood. I would think (theory, not stating as fact), you are far more likely to get sick on the flight to/from your cruise. Much smaller space, much closer to others.

 

 

I can only post from my personal experience.I have only flown 3 times to board a cruise ship and have never been ill.

Edited by lenquixote66

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, cruisemom42 said:

I have no interest in cruising just for the sake of being on a ship and never have. (Well, at least not since I was a kid.)

 

I will not be taking a cruise until I can be fairly sure that the itinerary I book will be the itinerary I get on embarkation day, and that I won't be subject to a quarantine afterwards. 

 

When those are givens, talk to me again about booking.

 

Precisely my sentiments.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No, we cruise for destinations. If we just want to enjoy sun and ocean with no agenda we go to an all inclusive. I have no intention on booking a cruise at this point until cruises start sailing again and have a few months under their belt with no issues. So won’t be booking until they are back to full itinerary cruising. If that means we don’t cruise for a couple years that’s fine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Forum Assistance
      • SPECIAL EVENT: Q&A with the Quark Expeditions Team!
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Member Cruise Reviews
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...