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We will be doing our 23rd cruise...and the 5th time on the Conquest from Galveston and we did her once from New Orleans. Same ports so many times now, and would be perfectly happy just staying on the ship in ports to do the ULTIMATE relaxation trip.

 

Has anyone else ever done this?

 

Don't get me wrong, LOVE the Caymans and Cozumel, but know that we will be back in the next 6 months. We have really had enough of Jamacia, and don't get of the ship there anymore anyway.

 

Am I crazy, or would this be the ultimate unwind and relax type of cruise???

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DH and I often stay behind on ;the ship when arriving at port, especially if it's a port when we've "been there, done that", and really don't want to go again. We love taking advantage of the empty ship, and the port spa specials. :)

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We will be doing our 23rd cruise...and the 5th time on the Conquest from Galveston and we did her once from New Orleans. Same ports so many times now, and would be perfectly happy just staying on the ship in ports to do the ULTIMATE relaxation trip.

 

Has anyone else ever done this?

 

Don't get me wrong, LOVE the Caymans and Cozumel, but know that we will be back in the next 6 months. We have really had enough of Jamacia, and don't get of the ship there anymore anyway.

 

Am I crazy, or would this be the ultimate unwind and relax type of cruise???

 

I don't find that crazy at all!!!!

 

It seems the more my DH and I cruise, the more sea days we look for in an itinerary lately.

We LOVE the ship. We cruise because we love to sail. Ports are icing on the cake for us and nothing more. Once we get as many cruises under our belts as you have, I imagine we'll be staying on the ship while docked in ports as well.

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On our third cruise to Mexico the only reason we got out at the one port was I wanted some pictures of the ship from a tender.

On this next Mexico cruise this October we MAY get off the ship once.

Some cruises are for itinerary and some for the pleasure of the ship.

No, you are not crazey.....Chuck:D

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. We love taking advantage of the empty ship, and the port spa specials. :)

 

 

We have yet to stay on the ship where it felt empty. So far the only time we stayed onboard was Jamaica, Key West, St MArten.

 

Is there better ports where it feels empty?

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That is my plan for our upcoming cruise in a couple of weeks. We've been to Cozumel and Grand Cayman so many times and have done everything and although we've only been to Ocho Rhios one, I really don't care if I get off the ship or not.

 

I do love Cozumel and we have something planned there, but the other two ports, I'm staying on board and hope I can get a chair by the pool for once! I'm ready to relax, too, don't want to have to get up early and rush to get off the ship to make an excursion...just lay back by the pool or sleep late...I'm feeling it already!:D

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Thats pretty much our plan for any future stops at Nassau.

 

Definitely agree with that one!!

 

Other ports that I'd stay on the ship:

Belize (it's OK, but been there twice and have no desire to see it again)

Jamaica: IMO-not worth the risk

Acapulco: Once was enough

Grand Cayman: Been there 2x...that was enough

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At any given port, there are 200 to 400 [maybe more] people that stay on the ship. As Tom says, "Its not unusual!"

 

We've stayed on board in Nassautown a few times. Even stayed aboard in Coz on a very rainy day. Waited for the rain to stop, it didn't.

 

Dan

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We have a friend on a walker who may not leave the Conquest. We are on her this Sept. She didnt get off the Princess Grand her last cruise either, but she still likes to go on cruises.

 

We are sailing her again in Sept as well...7 Sept to be exact!!!

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My first cruise was to Hawaii and we were exhausted when we got home. No time to rest.

 

We just got back from our April cruise and it was for some very much needed R&R. We got lots of rest. We spent so much time in our balcony room just sleeping, watching tv, and a lots of you know what. It was great. But our room steward walked in on us once when he thought we were in port like all the others. Use the do not disturb sign and enjoy some peace & quiet. Or take advantage of the activities without the crowds.

 

It is refreshing to go back to work after vacation & feel rested. That usually doesn't happen with me. I swam with the Dolphins in Cabo and toured the Pacifico Brewery in Mazatlan but didn't even get off the ship at the other port. I was in Cabo for about 2 hours and Mazatlan for 3 or 4 hours and thats it. The rest of the time was spent on the ship & just enjoying spending time with DH. After being married for 17 years and teenagers at home, it sure was nice to just reconnect.

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Went on the 8 day southern carib with daughter. Both of us got sick early in the cruise and ended up not leaving the ship at all. I loved it. Not the sick part but 100% relaxation.

Did rebook and went ashore and had fun.

Going in March for 2 weeks with many sea days and can't wait.

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I have cruised and never gotten off the ship. I find it very relaxing to have most folks gone and the pace is less frenetic, quiet and everybody is so friendly. I would love a charter where it was only sea days too. Since the ships make more money on sea days I find it surprising they don't do this as a specialized trip, bet lots of folks would enjoy this.

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If Carnival would offer a 7 day cruise with all sea days, I would take it. Give me food, a hot tub, a casino, shows and music to slow dance to, and I'm a happy camper.

 

Ahhhhh....sounds like heaven to me!

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