Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Deals. Cruise Questions and Answers! > Ask CruiseMates Staff
Register Forgot Password?

Ask CruiseMates Staff Got a question? Our staff will do its best to help.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old October 21st, 2003, 05:17 PM
Wags
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Back-to-Back Cruise and Staying on Ship

My husband and I just booked a back-to-back cruise on the Carnival Fascination for next summer. We start off with a three night cruise to the Bahamas and then four nights to Key West and Cozumel, Mexico. Our travel agent contacted Carnival and didn't get a straight answer if we could stay on the ship since we booked the cruises back-to-back. She is going to contact Carnival again, but thought I'd check to see if anyone had cruising back-to-back experience with Fascination.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old October 21st, 2003, 07:17 PM
Kuki's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Right here :)
Posts: 22,433
Send a message via AIM to Kuki
Default Re: Back-to-Back Cruise and Staying on Ship

I've did back to backs on Carnival a few years back, and we were allowed to just stay on the ship. Had to check in again for the second week at the Guest Relations desk.
Other than that, we just relaxed and enjoyed the day.

Now with new security rules in place, you may have to just walk off, check with customs and walk back on. But either way, won't be any kind of a difficult or time consuming process.

__________________
Kuki
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old October 22nd, 2003, 06:57 AM
MaryLou's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: A small suburb of Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 4,798
Default Re: Back-to-Back Cruise and Staying on Ship

Wouldn't that be wonderful? Getting to stay on the ship while everyone else is so sad to be getting off. I absolutely hate disembarkment day!

__________________
Mary Lou Scanlon
NCL Pride of America April 24, 2010
NCL Epic February 12, 2011
RCCL Allure of the Seas - September 18, 2011
Celebrity Eclipse - February 11, 2012:
RCCL Navigator OTS - February 9, 2013
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old October 22nd, 2003, 08:00 AM
Thulewx
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Back-to-Back Cruise and Staying on Ship

Staying on between cruises is great - ship to yourself! Some services are curtailed unless there's a big group staying - bar & restaurant hours are reduced. They probably will require you to get off then back on - go to the purser's desk and ask what the procedures are...
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old October 22nd, 2003, 09:59 AM
L&S80
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Back-to-Back Cruise and Staying on Ship

We did a back to back on the Paradise Sept 2002, we had to get off the ship so we could get our pics on our new S&S cards. We were off maybe 20 minutes......just got off the ship....walked down to where ya put your card in, put it in, got pic & got back on the ship.........was very painless. It was a very enjoyable day.......no rushing aroundjust layed by the pool........<S>

Hope this helps you......enjoy!!!!!

Sharon

Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old October 22nd, 2003, 10:02 AM
PEB PEB is offline
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: I live in Duluth Minnesota
Posts: 644
Default Re: Back-to-Back Cruise and Staying on Ship

We have done back to backs twice this year on Carnival. We had to get off the ship between the cruises both times. All you need to take off the ship is whatever you are using for id and your documents to reboard. We did also have to fill out customs papers even though we were taking nothing off the ship.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old October 23rd, 2003, 05:14 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 192
Default Re: Back-to-Back Cruise and Staying on Ship

On a 3 night/4 night back to back cruise, there will probably be some repetition of the entertainment.

Instead, why don't you book a 7 night cruise? You can sail on the Triumph Saturday to Saturday, instead of the Fascination Friday to Friday. They both leave from the Port of Miami, and the Triumph is a newer ship. Or, you can sail Sunday to Sunday on the Paradise, also a newer ship than the Fascination.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old October 24th, 2003, 10:03 AM
Wags
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Back-to-Back Cruise and Staying on Ship

Thanks Bruce for the suggestion. My husand and I did a 7 night cruise (five times) and an 8 night cruise all with Carnival. The Triumph on the week we need to leave stops at:
San Juan (been there three times for extended stays)
St. Thomas (been there twice)
St. Maarten (been there once and loved it!)

We want to try three/four night back-to-back to see if there is a more lively crowd. The last two cruises we've sailed in Febrary and we found the majority of guests in bed by 10:30 p.m., especially on the eight day cruise. We undestand sailing in July we'll encounter many children, but that's OK with us even though we don't have kids. We sailed the Inspiration (our favorite ship) over Easter once and had a fabulous trip, along with the 600 kids on board.

Who knows if we like the back-to-back, maybe we'll try a five/four night back-to-back next time.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
back, carnival, check, cruise, cruises, long, princess, ship, stay, staying, twice

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Missed your Cruise Ship- How did you get back robh All Things Cruising 4 October 12th, 2010 09:57 PM
Back 2 Back, same ship, is it ok? (Norwegian Star) tinabrn Norwegian Cruise Lines 1 April 13th, 2009 10:05 AM
ON the Bloggers Cruise - Join us for the 4 day back to back! Kuki Carnival Cruise Lines 0 August 16th, 2008 01:48 AM
Staying on Golden Princess for back to back sailings billc102 Princess Cruise Lines 2 January 12th, 2007 05:15 PM
Birthday Getaway- Cruise Fix (Back to Back-ond day cruises) Chuck Palm Chit - Chat for Cruisers 2 August 12th, 2006 02:31 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:33 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1