Thread: What cruises?
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Old September 1st, 2000, 01:17 AM
Carole Dunham
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Default RE: What cruises?

Lord, I envy everyone their good memories. I started cruising in 1959 and have done about 26 cruises. I've found something about every single one I liked with one exception, but the line no longer sails in US waters so I won't mention it. I've sailed Cunard, Clipper ( a real little gem), RCI, NCL, Celebrity, Princess and Windstar. Among my cruises the world cruise in 1959 on Cunard is the real standout. I will never do another one. Can't afford it first of all, my godmother gave it to me as a college graduation present and I wouldn't mess with those incredible memories for anything. Some night I'll sit down at the computer with a pitcher of martinis, throw caution to the wind and write all about it. Definitely naughty! However I was 21 on a shipful of gorgeous British officers. What's a girl to do? The windstar cruise to French Polynesia was also wonderful. What incredible islands. Robocop is going to fall in love. My Clipper cruise was terrific too. Two weeks coming from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, sailing that teeny little ship into ports where they never see cruise ships. The best food period the end I ever had on a ship, a historian, a naturalist and at the end of the cruise a whale expert. No casino, no shows, none necessary. This will be my 8th cruise to Alaska some day. I also love the big ships. I was crazy about Grand Princess and I'm sure I will love the Millenium as well when I sail it next February. Like Anne I too am not so crazy about the Caribbean anymore and will only sail new ships there. I usually don't get off the ship, just spend shore days exploring the ships. Howeveer in cozumel I will make an excursion to Carlos 'n' Charlies, just because I've never been there you understand. I guess what I'm saying is just keep an open mind and don[t worry about the ship, just the experience. Enjoy them all.

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