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Old April 26th, 2007, 01:52 PM
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if you won a huge Powerball, Megamillions, or similar lottery, would you:

A. Take a cruise once a month.
B. Take a cruise every other month.
C. Take a cruise twice a year.
D. Rent an apartment on The World for 6 months.
E. Buy an apartment on the World and live there permanently.
F. Buy your own luxury yacht and live there permanently.

(Yes, this is a test of how much of a cruiser you really are!)

I love the sea but would probably do option B.

If you would do something NOT listed above, tell us!
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I'd buy a ticket on the world cruise and sail away.... MMMmmmm Its a dream of mine every since I saw it advertised. I wouldn't worry about packing.. I'd pick up new clothes at every port.... laundry,.. BAH.. someone else is taking care of that...
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Did you know on some cruise ships they sell the rooms as condos??...I would would buy me a room so I could go whenever I pleased!!! That would be that way to do it, but then of course I would have to take a world cruise too. 8)
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I think I am more of an option B kind of girl. Don't want too much of a good thing or its no longer exciting

Funny thing is I never dreamed about winning the lottery until I found cruising. Didn't' really have a need for all the money till the addition struck, Carla
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I would have to take option B every other month. Don't want it to get too routine. At that rate you could do 6 cruises a year, and that would take you awhile to run out of options. This will give away all of us that dream of winning the big one. I guess that means I need to start buying lottery tickets.
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Option C for me because I would spend the rest of my time shopping, building houses and spoiling the grandchildren! After all, you can NEVER see Mickey too many times!

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I guess living right behing cast member parking for disney, and being that I worked in Cinderella's Castle I would be very tired of mickey! But for those who arent more power to ya I will have to go to another country to find something interesting! Def gotta do the cruise thing maybe 5 times a year wouldn't want to ruin a good thing for sure!
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I'd probably do option B. But hey, with unlimited funds why not by Paul Allen's yaght and make your own cruise line.....
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Hey Carlene, We have NEVER been able to get dinner reservations in Cinderella's Castle! I do like Disney World, but then again....it isn't in my backyard! Any insider tips you wanna share?

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I would cruise all the time but not on the World. I would have a condo in a few places like, Houston, Key West, Cozumel, Georgetown, Grand Cayman.
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Get a condo on ResidenSea or World and cruise until I got sick of it (in 2 or 3 years !)
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Mehawk - you have the right idea. Cruising all the time would be wonderful, but it would be nice to have a condo on all your favorite islands that you have discovered by sailing there on a ship - just so you can linger there a little longer than ship's schedules allow :-)
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I have always wanted to build a Church, I'd do that first. Then I'd build a house on St. Lucia and on Barbados. Then I'd choose option B. 8)
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I would take option B, but the one thing I would love to do, if money was not an option is walk around all day tipping people big time, including the maintance men that wash the windows, that would be to me so awesome.
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If I did option 1 I would weigh 400 lbs.

I would have to do option b for a year.

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Option "C". There are so many things to see in the states that I would have to spend the rest of the time exploring waterfalls, canyons, mountains, etc. Cruising is great, but I like a variety in things.
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Clearly, Option A for the first year. I want to see all of the islands in the Caribbean before I decide on where my dream villa willbe built. If it means two or three cruises to a particular island, so be it....

Grand Cayman is high on the list, alas, it is also very expensive. Jamaica is beautiful too, alas, the economy is poor and I would feel bad living high off the hog when most people are barely able to get by. I'll be in the Turks and Caicos in September and maybe that will be where I would go. Canada was approached in the 80's to take em on as a new province in paradise (I was all for it!!!), but we didn't cuz of the debt and now the economy is much better.

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I'd have to go with "A" since you didn't give the option of cruising all year on one of the "mainstream" lines.

I wouldn't do the World cruise because it's too "high class" for us! Having to "dress" for dinner every night wouldn't be our choice .

We'd be thrilled to sail on Princess and NCL for the rest of our lives .
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Well Cinderella's has really really good food, if I may say so myself. Dinner fills up fast if you get to the park early in the morning (depending on season) go straight to the castle and reserve a table normally they save some for walk-ups, or if you keep trying throughout the day. If you are staying at a disney resort then book before you go to the park through your hotel, any hotel that is owned by disney or any restraunt in the parks for that matter can do reservations for anywhere. Or if you know when you are going call disney and book it ahead of time so you can get in. Its usually not that busy this time of year...for the restraunt you also may wanna try going to get in before the normal dinner times....and just so you know if you wanna see the wishes show there is limited window seating. It will be hard to get one at the window at that time..and frankly it is better to see it from outside you cant see much of the fireworks b/c they go up from above the castle. Cinderella also comes in the castle, but only if you are eating there. (Unless your a cast member and know the times and show your lanyard)..I don't remember the times or id be happy to share sorry...be nice to the reservation people they can make it happen if they really want to just remember that! The restraunt will never be completely booked there is always tables left "just in case"...

Having Disney in your backyard is ok but....The tourist in VANS especially drive really slow and stop dead in their tracks, everything is outrageously priced even at the grocery store..(GAS) too....everything says "Florida" and you don't come across to many locals unless you go to Ale House, where all the cast members hang out after work.
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I would like to cruise about three times a year. I am expecting my first grandchild; so I think he will be entertaining enough until he is old enough to introduce to cruising.
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Option B - most definately....

so many cruise lines...so many ships...I have a lot of cruising to do.
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option C and one of my 2 cruises would be a smooth jazz cruise (of course) and the other would be to a destination I had never been to before...I would also purchase a villa in Venice (for May-June, Sept-Oct), a beach home on Whidbey Island Seattle (June thru Sept), a condo in Maui (Oct-Dec), a villa in Tortola BVI (Jan-Apr)
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I love to read all these responses! Now we all just have to win a lottery. I play the Megamillions both times a week and the local Illinois Lottery both times a week. $4 a week is as much as I'm willing to "gamble." I guess even if I never win, it's nice to at least think about cruising. I know when I retire in 20 years (unless my numbers DO come in before then), I will move to Florida just so I can cruise once a year, even if it's just a 3-5 day. For now, I earn enough frequent flyer miles for free round-trip airfare every 2 years. If I marry again, of course, once a year would be possible. I'm just thrilled I'll finally be going on my 1st cruise, in July, at 48 years old. Hey, if anyone wants to read some of my poetry, check out my website. www.michelletrue.com and download my Electronic Media Kit.
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Congrats on the first cruise!! Sensation was my first and is still my favorite.

Looks like you are already addicted....
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I would buy a sweet houseboat and make my homebase in Lake Mead - then I would select 6 cruises per year; I would try out the other cruises lines, NCL, Hal, etc and try to leave from different ports of course. But the first cruise would have to be the one doing the Panana Canal and I would love to get the southern carribbean as well. Once I covered the southern carribbean I would love to get a small getaway or condo in the islands, Jamiaca or somewhere depending on what I have found that I like best.
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I worked this out once...for about $2 million, I can get a boat large enough for the family to live aboard. It'd take 6-months to a year to get certified as captain and navigator, with my sons as mates and engineers. Then we'd set off around the world, go until the money ran out, then sell the boat and come back home.
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Carlene, thanks for the tips! I'm sure I will be there very soon!

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