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Kuki June 12th, 2002 12:06 PM

Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
Think it's clear we all like to visit different ports of call, but...
as the "Get Lei'd" cruise made its way from Hawaii to Vancouver, ending with 5 sea days, I was talking to one of our group, and he said he couldn't wait to see land again. Felt as though he were "jailed" and couldn't escape.
I, on the other hand, was wishing we could take an extra few days to get to Vancouver. So it got me to wondering... which "characteristic" is the most prevalent.

Are U a Sea Days or Port Days person?


Palm Trees June 12th, 2002 12:21 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
I am right in the middle, 4 Port, 3 Sea days for a 7-day cruise is ideal. Any longer cruise would still be about 60% port, 40% ship.

PEB June 12th, 2002 12:24 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
I prefer sea days. My wife likes to explore the ports.

Mermaid June 12th, 2002 12:35 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
I LOVE days at sea, but I LOVE to be IN the sea, so ports are very important also.

The 5 port days in a row, after 3 days on Oahu, on the Get Lei'd cruise were quite tiring. I could of used a sea day in between each port stop. Darn those volcanoes for not spacing themselves out properly!

nieciez June 12th, 2002 12:36 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
I am with Palm Tree and like the 60/40 on a 7 day. I am looking foward to experiencing those 5 days at sea when we go to Hawaii in October.


CindyTex June 12th, 2002 12:42 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
I am a SHIP person. Last month I stayed on the ship at Cozumel while my husband and friend went on an excursion.. I often do that when it is a port that is crowded and that I have visited several times.The most restful days on board are when everyone is ashore and I have the solarium and dining room to myself!!! I can rest up to party on the sea days!

angelpugs June 12th, 2002 12:44 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
The perfect cruise would be a day at sea between each day in port!!!

Like those nice calm sea days, but I love those days of exploring the new destinations!

The cruise in September is my first cruise with only one sea day...it looks quite tiring to me, but so much to see, and so little time!!

Take care!
Jaime

Lisa June 12th, 2002 12:52 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
I prefer more sea days than port days - I just love to relax on the ship!



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DougH June 12th, 2002 01:31 PM

Re:Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
I'm a PORT person. While I enjoy the sea days part of the fun of crusing is visiting all the different places. 2 port days followed by a sea day is about the right ratio for me.

Doug

Divetex and CruiseCam June 12th, 2002 01:49 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
Definitely PORT. I was extremely bored much of the time between Hilo and Pacific coast landfall. I agree with DougH. I like the ability to choose whether to stay aboard or go ashore. I do enjoy sea days, but please, no more than two in a row.

Donna June 12th, 2002 02:20 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
For me its definitely ports, with one or two "sea" days thrown in there. I too feel after just 2 sea days together the need to hit dry land, just have to see new sights :-)
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pamda June 12th, 2002 02:28 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
Port person here. A ship is just a way to get from one to another and I don't have to unpack.

Balancing, I do love at-sea days. I think the most relaxing cruise I have ever done was the trans-Atlantic on R IV. Then it got crazed with port-intensity.

Best cruise ever was in the PacRim where the cruise line balanced a port day with an at-sea day even if the ship did have to stooge around out at sea.

Loved it !!!


Divetex June 12th, 2002 02:30 PM

Re: Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
Sorry, CruiseCam like sea days best. I'm the port half of our team.

Thomas June 12th, 2002 02:50 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
Sea days for me please. I can't afford the Mrs. in ports. And the casinos are only open at sea!!!!!!

Regards,
Thomas

Jim Bragg June 12th, 2002 02:55 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
While i do love some sea days mixed in, I am definately a port person. I love meeting and experiancing new cultures and locations. I really could care less about shopping even though Mrs Robo does love it so. I am happy with exploring and meeting the locals.
Jim


Boomer June 12th, 2002 03:09 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
Hi:.....
Only two cruises to base a choice on. I guess I happiest wherevewr the Mrs is happiest and I think she like shopping.......
Bob

Kay S. June 12th, 2002 03:48 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
I am a very lucky person because Chuck loves the sea days as much as I do. Ports are for calling the office and playing with the camera. Cannot wait til November for the Infinity canal cruise with only four ports out of 14 days. Our idea of heaven. Slight possibility of golf on Cabo if the casino doesn't eat all my money before we get there. But there is one exception to the sea day preference and that is in Europe.

Kay

Carole and Johnny June 12th, 2002 04:07 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
SEA DAYS!!!!!
ok, a 7 day cruise with one port is fine. :)


Paul B June 12th, 2002 04:18 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
Just ship me to a port, and port me to a ship. For me the perfect cruise woiuld be 14 days with 7 and 7.

Mgram June 12th, 2002 04:28 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
I love the sea days ....... the 5 in a row on the Get Lei'd cruise just whizzed by way tooooo fast for me! I also love the ports, but only with plenty of sea days mixed in.


Kimann June 12th, 2002 04:50 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
I enjoy a mixture of both but truly detest three or more port days in a row! talk about exhaustation! i thought this was supposed to be a vacation! But on the other hand if i have at least two at sea days after the port intensive part of my cruise to chill out and relax then i am fine. sea days make me feel really privileged to be alive and be cruising!
kimann

UConn1 June 12th, 2002 05:32 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
Sea Days here. Enjoy visiting a port once, but on duplicate visits prefer the ship. No more than 3 ports on a 7 day for me.

Jodi

Shar June 12th, 2002 05:43 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
I'm a 50/50 cruiser, as long as there are sea days between each port. But...I'd opt for more sea days, rather than doing the "if it's Tuesday it must be ???"
Capt Ron is a total sea person and could care less about getting off the ship in port.

Shar

Charlene Hempler June 12th, 2002 05:57 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
Hi, I love being on the sea. the ports of call are just a bonus. I like doing whatever and getting back on the ship. I feel like it is home and is safe. Char

Theresa June 12th, 2002 07:37 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
What are "ports"?

Definitely sea days here.

Dennis June 12th, 2002 07:37 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
The more ports the better.

Dennis

abykatz June 12th, 2002 08:17 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
Definitely a "ship person" - most relaxing part of the cruise for me. Enjoy the ports,
seeing new things, shopping - but the sea days are the best.

lovecruis'n June 12th, 2002 08:20 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
Sea days for me! I do enjoy the ports, but give me more sea days, they're soooooo relaxing, what a vacation SHOULD be.

susancruzs June 12th, 2002 09:11 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
I love those sea days and they seem to whiz by way too quickly! Ports are good, too but 4 or 5 in a row with no sea day is too intense! My favorite cruise was a repositioning panama canal one with 5 see something days and 8 sea days but the see something days were scattered! Sue

dezertcruzer June 12th, 2002 10:35 PM

Re: Poll... Are u a Port person, or a ship Person?
 
I'm definitely a port person. My first 2 cruises were each 7 days with 6 ports! I was very worried that the 5 sea days on the Let's Get Lei'd cruise would drive me over the edge. Not so! There was so much going on with our crazy group that I needed another 5 days just to rest up. And I agree with the other Lei'd people that the pre-cruise time in Oahu and then 6 port days in a row wore us out. We were more than ready for the sea days. But, in general, I prefer a ratio of 2 or 3 port days to each sea day.
jennifer


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