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Old December 18th, 2006, 01:01 AM
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Hey all!!!

If feels so good to be back posting on this site This time, I am wondering if y'all think the Liberty would be a good honeymoon cruise (yay!!!!)? We are trying to decide between Liberty and an all-inclusive land vaca but can't get a cruise outta our mind.

We love the new Carnival bed system (had them on Miracle) but in some of the land vaca's we're looking at...we could get a jacuzzi in our room!! We just don't know........

It's hard to choose between one vaca where we KNOW we always have fun (cruise) and a vaca we don't know that about!!! Even IF the alchohol is included.

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I'd say, hands down, the cruise. You already know what to basically expect and you aren't just staying at one place, you get ports...Just MHO.
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Old December 18th, 2006, 11:18 AM
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You make me smile! Congratulations on your marriage. I smile because you come to a bunch people addicted to cruising and ask our advice. Hands down, take the cruise. How much time do you want to spend in that jacuzzi, anyway. After a while you will get all wrinkled! Book the cruise and have a wonderful time! The cruise offers so much more, IMO.
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You're right, Darlene, I honestly didn't think of that Some part of me was hoping someone had been on both (cruise and all-inclusive vaca) kinds of vacations and could give me an idea.

When I ask this question on a wedding-y forum, they all say to go on the AI vaca as emphatically as you all say to go on a cruise so I think I'll just have to choose by myself

We are also concerned about getting bored on an AI vaca. I mean, if we payed for all our food and drinks, might as well use it, right? But that requires staying on that resort for 7/8/10 days straight? I can't imagine. On the ship, we are able to get off and roam free for several hours on a couple days lol. Ooooohh...........but "free" drinks.........never done that before and it sounds so nice
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HAHA! Decisions, decisions! I know you will make the right one for you! Have a great time, whichever direction you choose to go! 8)
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Hi Waters,

Welcome back and congratulations on your marriage!

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Ooooohh...........but "free" drinks.........never done that before and it sounds so nice.
Of course you realize that the "free drinks" you get at an AI are actually paid for in the price!

I vote for the cruise for the same reasons as the others have said. You could book a suite on Liberty and have a whirlpool bath if that's important to you!

JMO, but I'd rather be on a ship with different ports than an AI where you're limited to the same thing day after day after day...

I hope that someone who's done both an AI and a cruise can give you more help.
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Fern~ I didn't realize a whirlpool was possible on a cruise!! lol. Boy how technology is changing I will promptly check it out and see what the damage will be.

FYI: yes, we realize we pay for those drinks in the price.........but I presently have a quote for a 4-star all inclusive on the beach in mexico somewhere and it comes in at $2700 TOTAL........and I mean TOTAL It's hard to look away from that when it will include drinks and a minibar in the room

THANKYOU for the "suite" tip, Fern!! lol
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Hi Waters,

Here's a link to the suites on Liberty, Empress Deck:

http://www.carnival.com/CMS/stateroo...ail_LI_SU.aspx

They look wonderful!

We're "addicted" to balcony cabins, but could be "addicted" to one of these suites, if someone offered us one!

The price for the AI sounds good, too. It appears to be less expensive than the suites on Liberty. I guess you'll just have to decide which one will be best for you .
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Thank you, Fern....you're so helpful

I looked at the suites and they are so purty I put in a quote request thru cruisecompete dot com to see if they can get the price down any lower. On travelociy it would be $3k for the cruise. We'd have to figure in flights, tips, alchohol, tours etc so that would be much more than we were hoping to spend.

MAYBE if I get a stupendous quote, I can get my dear future husband to up our budget a little and then we can do Liberty still

Alternatively, I suppose we can buy a portable whirlpool thingy from Walmart and.....oh wait....no tubs in the other cabins. Oh well....that would have been funny to do lol
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Do you happen to know if the whirlpools in a suite are for two???? Future hubby wants to know
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Hi Waters,

I don't know if the whirlpools are "two person friendly", but I'm sure you and future hubby can make it so !


P.S. Hasn't someone else been in a suite on Liberty who can help Waters?
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I like the fact that you told us you remembered the beds on your cruise.

I vote for the cruise. The water at night simmering from the moon light. The gentle breezes. The slowly rocking of the ship at night, as he tells you how much he loves you. The room service the next morning, so no one has to really get dressed. Man, is it hot in here?

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Luanne~ Yeah, I did sort of come right out with it, didn't I? It's all this honeymoon planning (and my respective honeymoon-y forums.......a girl's gotta have her forum support thru all the big things in life lol).

No kidding, tho.....the beds were so comfy I just wanted to buy the whole set for our own at home!

It truly has kept me from even looking at another cruise line. I'm sure carnival stock owners would LOVE to read that...but it's true for me! I'm spoiled by them.

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waters, my wife and I have been on 20 cruises with 21 getting ready to be booked on the liberty for nov.10,2007. we were on the liberty in nov. of 2005 and loved it. I have checked pricing and am looking at about 1900
for the cruise only in a cat. 8A. with balcony. airfare will be about 400 total
out of pitts. so we're looking at 2300 for a 9 day 8 nite cruise with 5 islands to explore. now the difference in my price and your price is approx. 400 dollars so if you just say at $5 a drink in my book this means
you and your wife can have a total of 80 drinks and now you will be at
the price you were paying for the all inclusive. the cruise WINS hands down in my book and st thomas antigua and tortola are 3 very different and beautiful islands. GO FOR THE CRUISE AND ENJOY YOUR LIFE
TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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