For us it was Honolulu, and we went back five years later and we have plans to go again.
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013 Top-notch!
Star Princess 2005, Sun Princess 2005
Caribbean Princess 2006, MSC Lirica 2006 , NCL Pearl 2007, Majesty of the Seas 2008, Carnival Destiny 2008, MSC Lirica 2009, Carnival Valor 2009,Carnival Legend 2010, Carnival Liberty 2010,Carnival Fantsay 2011,Carnival Valor Feb 2012, MSC Poesia Dec 2012, MSC Poesia April 2013, Carnival Legend Nov 2013, MSC DIVINA Jan 2014
Grand Cayman and Aruba. Went to Aruba for 13 days...loved every minute of it. Haven't made our way back to Cayman on land yet though. Cruising is like visiting a buffet -- sample many areas of the world to decide where you really want to spend your time (when not on a ship of course!).
Isn't it odd when you see somewhere you didn't think much of as somebody else's ''must do''. After a trip to Jamaica (Ochos rios) some years back Jamaica was the last place we wanted to go back to, BUT on our last cruise we visited Negril & thought ''what a lovely place''
Some answer questions...I also question answers
Paul, I was lucky enough to live in Jerusalem for a couple of months in 1980. I went back for a week in 2009 and was greatly surprised how much it had changed. It is a fantastic city and Israel is a wonderful country to tour. In 2009 we were also able to spend four days in Jordan which was fascinating.
"The test of a first rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."
F Scott Fitzgerald
Silversea Silver Explorer (23nts) - Kangerlussuaq, Greenland - Nome, Alaska - Aug 14
Seven Seas Voyager (30nts) - Dubai - Cape Town - Nov 14
After our first Med. Cruise we went back a year later and did a land trip. 3 Nights Paris, 3 Nights St. Paul de Vence (where my heart is) 7 nights Provence, a night on the Italian Riviera enroute to 7 nights in Tuscany and then 3 in Rome.
We've now been back to the French Riviera 5 times and number 6 is on the horizon for next year.
Santorini is on my list of places to go back to for a land trip as is the Amalfi Coast which we're also doing next year for 5 or 6 nights.
Hawaii By land x 2
Paris and German Christmas Markets
In July 2010 we booked a land vacation in Washington for May 2011. In Sept 2010 I realized how close we'd be to Seattle and a cruise to Alaska. Thinking it would be a long time, if ever, until we got to that part of the country it wasn't a hard sell to hubby. We fell in love! Mountains on the east coast just don't compare to the ones in Alaska - we didn't get that far north into Alaska. I've already talked hubby into a cruise and pre-cruise tour to Alaska in Sept 2012.