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RAINA May 16th, 2007 09:37 PM

If u could change ONE thing about your trip?
 
what would it be?
If I could change only ONE thing about my cruising experience, I would make the pools have fresh water in them! YAY!
I hate swimming in salt water ...at least in a pool. YUCK!
Raina

Lou 123 May 16th, 2007 10:43 PM

I can't really think of anything I would change since I have had the time of my life on each and every one except one......... The one time I cruised without my wife. I took our son and a bunch of boys on a cruise on spring break there senior year. If I had to do it again I would have taken the wife also but she said it was a boys only cruise. She did a girls only cruise when our daughter was a senior 4 years earlier.
I love cruising!
Good thread by the way.......... :D

RAINA May 16th, 2007 10:51 PM

that's awesome Lou...what a nice thing to do....makes me think I should let my son invite a friend for his 08 grad cruise...thanks for the idea!

Lou 123 May 16th, 2007 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by RAINA
that's awesome Lou...what a nice thing to do....makes me think I should let my son invite a friend for his 08 grad cruise...thanks for the idea!

The kids LOVED it... They were legal age to drink at the ports... :idea: Oops

marvlgirl May 16th, 2007 10:57 PM

The only thing I would change is the itinerary. We would do a Eastern Caribbean instead of the Mexican Riviera.

The reason we arent is my DH and I planned this cruise as a gift for my parents anniversary. The one catch is my Dad doesnt fly at all. He is deathly afraid of it. He went to Alaska with my Mom about 15yrs ago and she hasnt been able to get him on a plane since. Can you imagine every other years vacations being limited to a car ride! Yikes. She is a better woman than I, lol. She wants to go to Italy so badly but unless he was drugged, it isnt happening! So when I planned this I totally had that in the forefront of my mind.

Good Post!

RAINA May 16th, 2007 10:57 PM

LOL it's 18 at most of the ports?
Shhhhh I won't be filling in my son on that one.

mehawk May 17th, 2007 03:56 AM

Longer cruises at less cost and more paid vacation time to do so.

Gail F May 17th, 2007 06:10 AM

I would love to change the times the pools and hot tubs open in the morning, my husband and I are such morning people, and we usually have to go and watch them clean the windows in the hot tub, from 6-8 a.m., that would be such a nice time to go and sit in them, while the rest of the quest are asleep. At least open one for the early birds

Lou 123 May 17th, 2007 06:47 AM

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Originally Posted by RAINA
LOL it's 18 at most of the ports?
Shhhhh I won't be filling in my son on that one.

Yes... The 1st port was Grand Cayman and the boys went straight to 7 mile beach, went to a bar on the beach and asked for the strongest drink they had. The rest is history! :) Well it might be best that my DW was not along... LOL

dina May 17th, 2007 08:49 AM

I would take a longer cruise...

adias.angel May 17th, 2007 09:15 AM

I would "drink" less salt water while snorkeling LOL

Actually I think I would have not used one of the patches for sea sickness. All it did was make me sleepy and I missed the grand midnight buffet! ;) Carla

Bearkev May 17th, 2007 12:04 PM

The 1st thing I would change is the date. I really don't want to wait another 10+ months for it.

The 2nd - change it from a 7 day to 16 day cruise (preferably at the same cost of course). The longer, the better. :D

skymaster May 17th, 2007 12:20 PM

Raina wrote:

If I could change only ONE thing about my cruising experience, I would make the pools have fresh water in them! YAY!
I hate swimming in salt water ...at least in a pool. YUCK!


Raina: You need to cruise aboard Princess. All the pools on their ships are fresh water I believe.

Ken[/quote]

linuxpm May 17th, 2007 12:25 PM

I wish they had better destinations from NY so I could beat the air fare.

Brian

michellet1959 May 17th, 2007 12:38 PM

I haven't cruised yset, first one is in July, but I have already changed one thing - upgrade from 1A to 6B stateroom. Now, the only thing I would change is how slowly time is passing as I can't wait for my cruise!!! If I had more money I'd change the length and make it an 8-day Eastern Caribbean Cruise. Bu that will have to wait till our 2nd cruise, in 4 years.

mehawk May 17th, 2007 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by adias.angel
I would "drink" less salt water while snorkeling LOL

Actually I think I would have not used one of the patches for sea sickness. All it did was make me sleepy and I missed the grand midnight buffet! ;) Carla

I usually miss the midnight buffet but I don't have the patch to use as an excuse. The sandman gets in my eyes. LOL

GreggG May 17th, 2007 02:20 PM

Re: If u could change ONE thing about your trip?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RAINA
what would it be?
If I could change only ONE thing about my cruising experience, I would make the pools have fresh water in them! YAY!
I hate swimming in salt water ...at least in a pool. YUCK!
Raina

Huh!?!? Salt water in the pool?? I know I'm a first time cruiser and all, but is this standard???

dina May 17th, 2007 02:31 PM

Hi Greg... Yes its standard. This is a cost saving for the ship. So when you go down the slide.. kept your mouth and eyes shut... LOL

GreggG May 17th, 2007 03:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dina
Hi Greg... Yes its standard. This is a cost saving for the ship. So when you go down the slide.. kept your mouth and eyes shut... LOL

Oh well, there's something I would have never thought to ask...Thanks for the heads-up

dina May 17th, 2007 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by GreggG
Quote:

Originally Posted by dina
Hi Greg... Yes its standard. This is a cost saving for the ship. So when you go down the slide.. kept your mouth and eyes shut... LOL

Oh well, there's something I would have never thought to ask...Thanks for the heads-up

My first cruise I never thought to ask. That first trip down the slide.. WHAM right up the nose and in the mouth... BLECH!! LOL

adias.angel May 17th, 2007 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dina
My first cruise I never thought to ask. That first trip down the slide.. WHAM right up the nose and in the mouth... BLECH!! LOL

Your not the only one who didn't think to ask ;) I even believe I read something about it on this forum before I left but when I went down the slide the first time it was still a shock LOL

linuxpm May 17th, 2007 03:39 PM

So is it ocean water?

Brian

skymaster May 17th, 2007 04:23 PM

Hi Brian;

Yep, it's sea water, but they do purify it, and add clorine as well. It's still got plenty of salt in it though! As I stated in an earlier post, Princess is the only main line that has fresh water pools that I'm aware of. Many people like the salt water pools, but I think it's kind of gross. UGH It's usually plenty cold too, as they change it quite often. :shock:

Ken

janettekay May 17th, 2007 06:48 PM

Ditto Brian
I want to take another cruise out of NYC--but they are not available.
janette

maxibluz May 17th, 2007 07:36 PM

I would have liked to had more time in the ports, but other than that everything was perfect! :D

Sea Trekker May 17th, 2007 08:06 PM

I would like to see the disembarktion easier.
Especially in Miami It is a mad house.
No way will I cruise out of Miami again. The rush to get off the ship, then the pushing and shoving to get your luggage. They need a better system.

tbanana May 17th, 2007 11:13 PM

I would have to say that I would like to bypass Bahamas and go to Aruba,
St.thomas, and St. Maartin, Now, that would be a cruise. Tbana LOL

GroovyDeeDee May 18th, 2007 03:27 PM

I would still be on it! javascript:emoticon('8)')

Lou 123 May 18th, 2007 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by GroovyDeeDee
I would still be on it! javascript:emoticon('8)')

Good one! LOL LOL

fourxbusymom May 18th, 2007 06:21 PM

I want more cruise ships to go out of our beautiful new terminal in Norfolk, VA. The itineraries they are offering right now are very few. Maybe in a few years we can start cruising by just paying for a short taxi ride to the port. Then maybe we could get in on those "last-minute" deals!!! LOL

Terri


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