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Old March 22nd, 2002, 10:07 AM
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Default Now, here's a poll for the weekend ...

Are you a "shippie" or a "portie" ???

Some people would be just as happy NEVER to get off the ship, especially the new big floating resorts with something for everyone.

Then there are some people who cruise for the convenience of unpacking once and are first in line to visit a new (or familar) port.

Then there are those who strike a balance ... liking both parts.

Where do you fit in?

Let's say a "1" for NEVER GET OFF THE SHIP and a "10" for GANGWAY !!! LET ME
AT THAT PORT !!!

It's not fair to ask if one doesn't answer.

Capt'n Queeg (the spousal unit) puts himself at a 3-4.

I put myself at a 7.

Amazing that we're still married after all these (cruising) years !!!

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Old March 22nd, 2002, 10:16 AM
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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.
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Old March 22nd, 2002, 10:17 AM
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5 for me! I love visiting new ports and favorites, but oh give me those long, lazy sea days, too!

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Old March 22nd, 2002, 10:45 AM
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I'd probably fit in with about a 4 depending on itinerary. 10 if it's anywhere in Europe.

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Old March 22nd, 2002, 11:01 AM
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I am a 5, just love those seas days and the relaxation. But, love discovering new places. Really look foward to Hawaii with the Spirit and the 5 sea days at the end!

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Old March 22nd, 2002, 11:06 AM
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Default Re: Now, here's a poll for the weekend ...

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.



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Old March 22nd, 2002, 11:14 AM
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Default Re: Now, here's a poll for the weekend ...

Rate us this way:

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.

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Old March 22nd, 2002, 11:36 AM
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Rate me a 5 ... I would cruise to Toledo Ohio just to enjoy the break, but I must admit I still like to poke around in ports (what can I say, I just *love* showing my cruise card!)

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Old March 22nd, 2002, 11:40 AM
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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!

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Old March 22nd, 2002, 12:03 PM
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I guess I'm about an 8.
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Old March 22nd, 2002, 12:13 PM
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I'm in the 7-8 range as I just love to see new places. Of course I like coming back to the ship each day also

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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.

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Old March 22nd, 2002, 12:26 PM
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Considering shippie and portie, I guess, likemany above, that I am a shportie. Thgat is, a 5.
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Old March 22nd, 2002, 01:01 PM
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5 for both of us! :O)

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Old March 22nd, 2002, 01:02 PM
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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.
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Old March 22nd, 2002, 01:22 PM
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Rate us a 7,,,,,we love the days at sea,,,,but we love to go to different places each day,,,,that's why we cruise. Guess I'm part gypsy,,,don't want to stay in one place too long. !!! Jo
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Old March 22nd, 2002, 01:22 PM
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I would put us both down as 6's.... love the ship but love the port exporations too!
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Old March 22nd, 2002, 01:32 PM
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Our range would be between 5-6. Have only cruised the Carribean and the 5 day
cruise to Halifax & Nova Scotia. Maybe it will change if we go to Alaska, Europe,
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Old March 22nd, 2002, 02:06 PM
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Id say we are a 10 at sea and a 7 when at port. :-) Rix
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Old March 22nd, 2002, 05:56 PM
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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.
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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.
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Old March 22nd, 2002, 07:08 PM
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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! :-)
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Old March 22nd, 2002, 07:13 PM
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When my wife and I started sailing we got excited about the ports but now I'm a 2 and my wife said she's a 3. Shippie's unite!!!
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Old March 22nd, 2002, 10:34 PM
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I would be put myself at 6. If I could sleep in more at home I'd probably be a 8 as I love to see new places.
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Old March 22nd, 2002, 11:11 PM
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I would have to say a 6. I love the excursions but love to be on the boat too.
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I'd have to say I am a 3. I am happiest when the ship is sailing.
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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. . .

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Old March 23rd, 2002, 06:01 PM
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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
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Old March 24th, 2002, 05:58 PM
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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!
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