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Old March 14th, 2007, 12:11 PM
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My BF and I (mid-20's) are NOT beach/swimming/snorkeling people. We have been on Carnival and liked the atmosphere but found the days quite if you were not by/in the pool.

Which cruise lines offer great on board activities for the non-water people? Which cruise lines offer great destination/ports for non-water people? Thanks for the help!! Carla
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Old March 14th, 2007, 12:24 PM
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If you are not into beaches etc...try a European cruise
They tend to be more port intensive and not many beaches more site seeing.

Most cruiselines have other things to do besides sit by the pool, cooking demos, card, games, seminars
On port days try an island tour instead of the beach.
We are not beach people are are always busy.
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Oops. Should have said we have to go the first week of march. From what I have seen it looks like we will end up some where in Mexico/Caribbean/Bahamas because of weather.
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I agree the cruise is what you make of it. There are plenty of activities on board that you can do besides lounging by the pool. Maybe you should try carnivals fantasy cruise you may seem to like it a little better.
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heaven's sake, it's a cruise!! water is what it is about!! why not try a week in phoenix or maybe iowa.
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Try a higher tier line - Holland, Princess, or Celebrity. Do submarines, Saint Kitts for the train, Mexico for Chican Itza, Cartagena for the old city, Costa Rica, or other sites known for more than beaches. Cruising Alaska or Europe would also be good...


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My BF and I (mid-20's) are NOT beach/swimming/snorkeling people. We have been on Carnival and liked the atmosphere but found the days quite if you were not by/in the pool.

Which cruise lines offer great on board activities for the non-water people? Which cruise lines offer great destination/ports for non-water people? Thanks for the help!! Carla
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A cruise line for non-water people?? Greyhound!
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Oh come on guys. I'm at high risk for skin cancer, so I can't be a beach person. Physically can't handle snorkeling, etc anymore either, but that is NOT to say that I don't still love my cruises. Greyhound indeed. For shame, mehawk!
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If you could push your vacation up a few weeks more - try Alaska cruise . For obvious reasons, there's really no water activities.

Or the other thing that's getting big in the U.S., the riverboat cruises.
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If you are at high risk for skin cancer I would maybe think of some place other than the Caribbean or the Bahamas or even parts of Mexico. There is plenty of sun in those places. Wherever you go be safe.
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My handle is Froggie and neither my sister nor I can swim nor are we beach people either. Although we have booked the Dolphin Encounter in January. We both love cruising and cruising isn't just about the water just because you are surrounded by water. Think about it, people who live in Manhattan are surrounded by water too. We have been to the Western Caribbean twice and are booked to go back in January of 2008. There are lots to do on shore. You can visit Mayan ruins, take a walking tour of the historical parts of the cities (research first to make sure it is a safe area), walk in and out of the shops or take in Mexican Folklore shows. Go on-line and read everything you can about the port you are going to visit. Most descriptions for tours comes from the cruise ships and naturally they are going to promote more water related items simple because it is a port. Cancun, Cozumel, and ports like Costa Maya all have their own so-called Chamber of Commerce and you will find plenty to do that does not required you to put on a swim wear.

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MY GLASS IS ALWAYS HALF FULL AND WILL NEVER BE HALF EMPTY
Thanks froggie, my glass is always half full too....or in engineer terms the glass is twice the size it needs to be

We are booked for st thomas, st maarten and san juan for new years. I didn't stop and worry about what the ports were after everyones advice on here. Figured it didn't matter I would be going on a cruise Carla
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My wife is not a beach person (got her to go swimming for the first time in Bermuda last september though....thank you horshoe beach!) but we love to do a tour of where ever we are. i love learning and about places i have never been before.
I have to say the greyhound cruise line was a very funny comment...maybe not helpful but very funny. I was lauging out loud here at my office and the other realtors were looking at me pretty strange!

Have fun on your cruise!
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MY GLASS IS ALWAYS HALF FULL AND WILL NEVER BE HALF EMPTY
Thanks froggie, my glass is always half full too....or in engineer terms the glass is twice the size it needs to be
Glass has built in safety factor of 2
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