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Lakers Fan May 26th, 2011 10:54 AM

Short and Long
 
What were your longest and shortest cruises ?

Longest :HAL Zuiderdam -Ft.Lauderdale to Panama Canal-10 days

Shortest: Maine to Nova Scotia -1 day


Marc May 26th, 2011 11:50 AM

Longest and shortest "cruises:"

Longest: Regent Seven Seas Voyager - Sydney to Beijing - 25 nights

Shortest: Sovereign of the Seas - Bahamas - 4 nights

Longest and shortest sea trips:

Longest: USS America - Norfolk - Med - Indidan Ocean - 183 nights

Shortest: Ferry - Turku, Finland to Stockholm, Sweden - Overnight

MercedMike May 26th, 2011 01:21 PM

Longest and shortest cruises
 
Both were memorable!

Shortest cruise -- a "freebie" on NCL, pulled out of Long Beach, circled around overnight, pulled back into Long Beach. Amazing cruise. Some people simply did not go to bed! Just sitting in the bar and watching the drunken fools was ample entertainment, no show needed.

Longest cruise -- just got back from it, 18 nights from Sydney around Australia and the Great Barrier Reef, then up through Indonesia with Komodo, Bali and Java, ending in Singapore. Wonderful cruise, but at the end it was very nice to get home! Check out our trip report and pictures at Australia and Indonesia Cruise

Manuel May 26th, 2011 02:35 PM

My shortest cruise was also that one day (Maine to Nova Scotia.

We have done three 11 day cruises all in the Caribbean.

TM

CruisinK n J May 26th, 2011 02:48 PM

Short and Long
 
Longest was 15 days to Hawaii. Shortest was seven days in Caribbean and Mexico (I think). I remember we did a reunion cruise, and that could have been a shorter one. We haven't done any coastal (three and four days) cruises, though.

Judy

Paul Motter May 26th, 2011 04:05 PM

Longest - either the 7 months I did on Royal Viking or the 7 months I did on Holland America as a crewmember.

Shortest - overnight in the Port of Long Beach (never sailed).

Longest "regular" cruise is probably about 17 days on a Crystal Trans-vanel, only three ports of call and I never got bored.

I have only done 1 regular weekender cruise, and it was a music cruise. "Pretty wild shtuff" as Johnny Carson used to say.

Trip May 26th, 2011 04:49 PM

Did a 3 dayer on the brand new Fascaination up to St Johns,and back to Boston. Hubby bartered the cruise for printing.

My longest was just on the Magic....9 days

Marc May 26th, 2011 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Paul Motter (Post 1372970)
Shortest - overnight in the Port of Long Beach (never sailed).

Oops, I guess my shortest cruise is really when we boarded Sunday afternoon around 1600, spent the night in port in Athens awaiting "pod" engineers, and learned Monday monring at 0900 that our cruise was cancelled. We did stay on ship until Thursday when we could get air home but ship just moved a couple hundred yards to a different pier.

Trackypup May 26th, 2011 07:12 PM

Longest - 17 days Panama Canal Fort Lauderdale to Vancouver (last week :) )

Shortest - 2 nighter - Vancouver to San Francisco

Mike M May 26th, 2011 07:46 PM

Longest 18 days: Baltic and Northern Europe.
Shortest 5 days: CM Cruise of the Century.

Though the Century cruise was wonderful and I had a great chance to meet many Cruisemates it cemented the fact that it isn't worth it to cruise for less than seven days.

We have done pre and post cruise stays in the ports for as much as a week. We went into Hong Kong five days before our cruise and REALLY loved it.

Take care,
Mike

Lakers Fan May 26th, 2011 09:49 PM

Manuel
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Manuel (Post 1372959)
My shortest cruise was also that one day (Maine to Nova Scotia.

We have done three 11 day cruises all in the Caribbean.

TM

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When did you do the Maine to NS ? We did it in 1976

Manuel May 26th, 2011 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Henry43 (Post 1373058)
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When did you do the Maine to NS ? We did it in 1976

We did it in 2001.

It was a nice trip.

TM

Lakers Fan May 26th, 2011 10:02 PM

Very nice ,we did it with our 2 year old daughter .Alas,she has no memories and has never cruised since .My other child will take her first cruise this summer.

Manuel May 26th, 2011 10:10 PM

We did that cruise ( Maine to NS ) with my two daughters and they had a good time.

TM

earl May 27th, 2011 12:00 AM

My shortest was 4 days aboard the Mardi Gras, that was my first cruise, and my longesrt was 14 days aboard the Ryndam, that was my most favorite cruise!!

Manuel May 27th, 2011 12:05 AM

When it comes to cruises, longer is best.

TM

Lakers Fan May 27th, 2011 12:09 AM

I agree with you ,Manuel .

Manuel May 27th, 2011 12:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Henry43 (Post 1373123)
I agree with you ,Manuel .

Maybe someday we can go on a long cruise.

TM

Lakers Fan May 27th, 2011 12:35 AM

I'm hoping that Mr and Mrs.Manuel and Mr and Mrs.Henry43 can cruise together some day soon .

Manuel May 27th, 2011 12:54 AM

I certainly would not rule that out.

TM

Lakers Fan May 27th, 2011 01:07 AM

Last saturday was a good indication that share a lot in common

LisaK May 27th, 2011 09:57 AM

longest - 10 day Trans Canal
shortest- day trip to Nantucket

MercedMike May 27th, 2011 01:09 PM

Longer is better?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Manuel (Post 1373117)
When it comes to cruises, longer is best.

TM

Honestly, I don't totally agree with that one.

An overnight cruise is a sampler.

A three or four day cruise leaves you wanting more.

A seven to ten day cruise is a very nice length and leaves you feeling good.

Any more than that is very enjoyable but in the middle of the cruise I find that I start thinking about getting home!

Manuel May 27th, 2011 09:30 PM

My last cruise was on thbeautiful CelebrityEquinox. It was an eleven day cruise, but I would have loved to have a few more days.

TM


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