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ray.finch July 4th, 2012 01:03 AM

Please help
Hi All, I am new to this site and Hi to all of you! Itís my wife and I 30th wedding anniversary this year and would ideally love a to go on a cruise to celebrate it but am unable to find near to the exact cruise we are looking for, can anyone please help with us with this?? we are looking for the following

1/ Around 21 nights overall or even a little longer even if in hotels for a couple of nights at the start
2/ Want to go around the Canada, the States, Hawaii sort of areas
3/ A larger ship as we believe there is more to do when at sea
4/ Board from anywhere in the world
5 Must have a balcony
6/Travel around Sep, Oct, Nov this year
7/ Will consider any cruise line
8/ Have a budget of around £2,500 each give or take
Can anybody please advise?
Kind regards

Fieldmouse July 4th, 2012 12:36 PM

My husband and I are celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary...and have also been looking at longer cruises. The 7-10day just don't do it anymore. Having said that...I must admit that your budget may be a bit of a problem as it was for us.

Princess has a nice cruise leaving in November 2012...for 15 days out of San Francisco for a balcony it will fit your budget if you catch the sale. (we booked a mini-suite at a super GREAT price!) The cruise is round trip from San Francisco to the Hawaiian Islands. Lots of sea days too of course...but then you get to cruise the Hawaiian great is that?

Celebrity and HAL are excellent cruise lines but the cost will be higher than Princess...(from our research) for Hawaii..and they leave from L.A or San Diego...

There are Panama cruises that will fit nicely into your budget offered by all three cruise lines and they still have cabins open with balconies...again the prices NOW are outstanding.

Alaska is going to be your most expensive cruise and none of the cruise lines offer more than a 10-14 day cruise only. There are Cruisetours (cruise & land tours combined) that may be longer...but you will have to compare those with your current budget. (HAL & Celebrity offer them)

We're only familiar with west coast can't suggest ships leaving from any ports than the unusual we know...San Francisco, Long Beach, San Diego..Seattle Washington and Vancouver Canada...

The time to book is now when the cruise lines (especially Princess) are having their least that is our experience. We've been looking for about 3 weeks for just the right price...and finally booked yesterday because the price was outstanding!

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