Most of the time we are between 1 and 6 depending upon the port. In Europe, we enjoyed the ports. In the Carib we frequently stay on the ship except for those phone calls back to the office. Alaska was our most expensive shore excursion cruise because we did something at every port. Hawaii will be interesting. My guess we'll be 8's there. As a rule, the cruise lines make very little money from us on excursions but they make up for that with the casino and the bar tabs.
I am definitely a 5, enjoy the benefits of both worlds, love a day or 2 at sea, but then let me OFF the ship to see beautiful beaches, get some shopping in, check out the island!
I just need a happy medium while cruising.
3 for ports in the Carib. Been there too many times.
10 for ports in South Pacific
10 for ports in South East Asia
10 for ports in Asia
10 for ports in Africa
10 for ports in Arabian Countries
10 for ports in Europe
8 for Pacific coast of North America
10 for Pacific coast of South America
Heck we just like to leave the ship to socialize with the natives enjoy their enviornments. And also to bring back their likeness in photo images. We love the ship and all the activities they have to offer. Those are on the Sea days.
Location: Wisconsin....about 100 miles south of the Frozen Tundra and 70 miles east of Camp Randall
Re: Now, here's a poll for the weekend ...
Put me down as a "4" for the Caribbean (been there, done that especially eastern and western) and Mexican Riveria, and a 7 for all other itineraries. But I do love those sea days and even ship days in ports!
Crown Princess 1/18/14....the NEW Me, Myself and I cruise!
Well I would rate our experience as a 5. I love to see new and some old places we have been but I love the sea days too. The only sea day I dislike is the last full sea day before we dock at the pier on the return.
I would have originially put my self out as 10 when I first started cruising now I would probably be 5-7 it all depends on the port. I get off the ship to buy liquor and purfume now unless that someone special is in that really generous jewlery giving mood in St. Thomas.
We are 5's.....like so many others have said, the ship is wonderful but we also like to see the ports, even if for only a 1/2 day in the Carib. I'm sure once we get more "exotic" ports of call, we'll be a 10.
I'm a define 8 to 9. I love seeing new places and meeting new people. And the fact that I've been to a port before doesn't matter, because there's always something different to see or do than the last time I was there. I also love being on the ship, but I don't see myself ever just staying on board and not "doing" the port.
I'm definitely a 5, too as I love the ship and those sea days. I would swing up to a 10 for Australia/New Zealand and the Mediterranean, places I haven't been yet. With the new ships, boy, they make it hard to get off! Susan will be cruisin' on the Summit and getting off just to see what's changed! :-)
I have only been on one cruise so far. . .The Bahamas on Premier Cruise lines Royale about 16 years ago. I love the port, and the Private Island was the best. I am a 7 for the port. However I love the boat. . .heck I ride ferry boats here in the Seattle area just for the fun of it-the view, the wind in my face, the big bump as the captain hits the dock at Winslow. . .
41 days till I sail on the Carnival Spirit in Hawaii(actually 42-they stay docked in Honolulu the first night) for 12 glorious nights away from 3 kids and a husband that I adore and will REALLY adore after nearly 2 weeks away
I'm a six and my wife is more of a 7 I'd have to say. She loves to get in as many excursions as possible where I'm more the type to want to sit in someone's back yard and hear about life there and about their insights and thoughts on their country. Once back on the ship though, it's back to a nice "fantasy" that we would never experience otherwise
I am definately a 10 because I feel the need to get "wet". Diving, sailing, kayaking... don't care much about the port itself (sorry) though I love to do a little bit of shopping for trinkets if time allows after the water events. I do love ship days and enjoy to down time to rest and relax. The kids club helps too in that department!