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View Poll Results: Are you up early onboard?
Yes, I can't miss a thing, gotta see what's going on. 9 29.03%
Nope, I take it slow,and just chillax..whatever 7 22.58%
Both..it depends 15 48.39%
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Old October 25th, 2011, 06:05 PM
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Default Out & about, or, easy does it?

I know we're on vacation, but, do you get up early, like at home, and, gotta see whats going on, afraid to miss something, grab bite and a a chair by the pool, and get ready for the day...OR

Do you sleep in, get room service,and loll about before you venture out, to see what's cookin around the ship?
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I know we're on vacation, but, do you get up early, like at home, and, gotta see whats going on, afraid to miss something, grab bite and a a chair by the pool, and get ready for the day...OR

Do you sleep in, get room service,and loll about before you venture out, to see what's cookin around the ship?
Yes on both counts. If it's a sea day we see how we feel and let that dictate what we want to do.

About one hour of laying around on deck is all I want to do.

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I get up as early as possible .I want to enjoy as much of the day as possible.

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Old October 25th, 2011, 08:23 PM
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???? Don't think I asked that
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I can't answer the poll because yes, I'm up early, but not because I'm afraid I might otherwise miss something. Mainly it's because for some strange reason I don't seem to need much sleep when I'm on a cruise ship. At home I normally sleep like a rock from 11:30 to just before 7, but on a ship I'm almost always up by 6 even if I didn't get to sleep until 2.

I think I substitute food for sleep.
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Old October 25th, 2011, 11:51 PM
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Usually I go to bed around 1am or so and I'm typically up between 7:30-9. I don't bother setting the alarm or a wake up call. My wife is usally still sleeping when I get up so I run down to the International Cafe and get a Jamaican blue mountain to go and a few donuts. Run up to the buffet for a few things then back to the room to enjoy it on the balcony until my wife wakes up.
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Hockey,
We do the same thing, but I am the one still sleeping:-)
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Old October 26th, 2011, 11:27 AM
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Sleep too much these days, one of the main reasons we seldom have breakfast in the MDR is me being asleep! I must be the odd one out as I never find that much to interest me during the day onboard, one reason we love our balcony is a leisurely start to the day, either room-service (limited choice on P&O & cold stuff only) or I ''volunteer'' my wife to scurry up to the buffet, we sit there revelling in the pleasure of being at sea (aft cabin hopefully), we can also make our own coffee on P&O ships so on ''no-fly'' ones we pack the grinder & the cafetiere too!!
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My body clock tends to wake me up at the same time every morning whether I"m working or on vacation, so I'm up and ready to go. I usually exercise and then eat breakfast in the dining room if it's open.
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I'm an early riser on land as well as on sea. I allways find something interesting to do on the ship.
I take it all in, including entertainment, trivia games, concerts some time in the pool, the casino and of course I usually find new friends.

Being on a cruise is fun, fun, fun.

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Yes, it's fun. Wish I was on a cruise right now. It's been a year and another year to go. Oh well. For me, it's usually a mix of relaxing and doing things.
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Whole thing just suits us, as much or as little to eat as we want when we want, something to do if we choose...or not, evening entertainment if we choose, then a comfortable cabin (essential) to retire to as & when we want, we also live near the port so even getting there is easy. Just wish I could wake up earlier like my wife.
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No alarm or wake up calls on sea days - if I miss a ship's activity, oh well.

Port days are a little different, we try to plot out the day and wake accordingly - still don't have to be the first one's off the ship.
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No alarm or wake up calls on sea days - if I miss a ship's activity, oh well.

Port days are a little different, we try to plot out the day and wake accordingly - still don't have to be the first one's off the ship.
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This so depends on which ports we happen to be hitting. In Europe, we are up before the boat even docks in order to be one of the first off the boat. We tend to still get up on the early side on sea days just to not get off our sleep pattern. But in the Caribbean, relaxation is the name of the game, and we sleep in later than we do in everyday life.
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Port days it is up early eat in the buffet then do an excursion, sea days just put the do not disturb sign on the cabin door and sleep
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I wish I was an early bird as I do enjoy a good Breakfast in the MDR...but we seldom make it.
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Always out and about. Sleeping in is not for us.
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The first couple of cruises we took we were always up early, we didnt want to miss a thing......since then though we have learned to relax more and just get up at whatever time we wish as long as were up in time for our shore excursions.
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Tend to think ''we are on holiday go with the flow''...OK you DO need to plan stuff though places that need time & a plan like Rome..
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I'm a manager at a local Einsteins so my body is programmed to early. Which is fine with me because I don't want to miss anything!
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I just take it easy when cruising. I don't rush to anything, and rarely leave the ship when in port. I usually take a short nap in the afternoon, when aboard, but will stay up till after midnight, enjoying the entertainment, music, and shows. In a nutshell, the lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) and I are aboard to enjoy ourselves, and not be stressed to do anything.

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Sea days, no alarm for me; no wake-up calls please. Port days and debarkartion day - must have wake up calls.
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