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Old September 11th, 2002, 11:56 AM
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Default How long is too long?

I'm (still) contemplating a 20-day cruise as a surprise for Mrs. Thomas and was curious how long most people can cruise before it gets too confining. Seven days is the longest we've done, but I'm sure a 10 or 12 day trip wouldn't be too much for us. But beyond that I don't know. I'd hate to spend that much money on a cruise and then be antsy to get off the boat on day 14 for instance.

What are your thoughts? The cruise I'm looking at has a 5-day at sea stretch too. (That much time in the casino could ruin me <grin>).

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Old September 11th, 2002, 12:19 PM
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I think the LGL cruise was 11 days. Not too long at all.

We were barely getting started. We also had five at-sea days in a row at the end. We were doing our own group activities which might have made a difference.

I've never done 20, but have done 14 and 15. Other than the fact you kind of forget what day it is, not too long.

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Old September 11th, 2002, 12:36 PM
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Probably depends on the ship and the people with whom you are surrounded.

My personal max is five days. Unfortunately most cruises last seven. My wife tells me there is no option but to stick it out. We did an eleven day cruise in Mariner and could have spent a month.
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Old September 11th, 2002, 01:54 PM
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Our longest was 11 nights plus a post or pre-stay which helps to unwind. This was just right with the sea days much appreciated in between great ports of call. European cruises tend to have many back to back port days which are very busy,; days at sea in between are a nice chance to recoup.
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Old September 11th, 2002, 07:26 PM
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My wife and I have taken 2 17 day cruises thru the Panama Canal. This length was about right for us.
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For me personally, it would be the ports and how many days at sea you have between them. If it's in Europe or Asia, 20 days will fly by. But 20 days could be pretty boring in the Caribbean since the islands are so much alike.

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Old September 12th, 2002, 08:17 AM
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In theory, I don't think any cruise could be too long... but the longest one I've been on was four days, so I'm just used to them being way too short. <G>

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Old September 12th, 2002, 09:53 AM
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Forty five days out, with possibly five days in, for six months to nine months might change your mind.
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Old September 12th, 2002, 05:29 PM
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The only cruise thats too long is the one where you run out of money before the voyage ends. I have done 16 days a few years ago and that was nice.....Now 14 days is about the maximum amount of time we can be gone.(would love 20-21 days oversea's with plenty of sea days)
I will admit that the ship and your fellow passengers have a lot to do with your enjoyment (especially on longer cruises) and those that spend a fair amount of time at sea. You really get a chance to make some good friendships(if you have good fellow travelers).
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I have been trying to find out how to add the countdown clock with no luck, can you help me or is it really that complicated?

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Old September 15th, 2002, 09:27 AM
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Hi,

The two cruises which we have taken, were 7 day trips.

Because we live on the east coast, and our last cruise was to Alaska; we arrived in our departure port 1 day prior to sailing. Post cruise, we flew home the next day.

We long for the day when 14-20 day cruises can be an options for us. No cruise is tooooo long.
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We have our first 20 day cruise coming up in Dec and Jan. It ends up to be 8 sea days and 11 days in port. Six of the port visits are new ones for me so I am looking forward to some sight seeing mixed in with relaxation. I don't think it will be too long; in fact, we are already worried about how fast it will pass.

Three weeks will probably be our limit until we retire because of arranging that much vacation time in a row. However, we are really looking forward to taking longer cruises (ala Ray) as soon as we can.

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