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Old September 14th, 2002, 09:59 AM
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Default poll: what are your top three reasons for cruising?

while sitting out on the deck watching some tall ships pass and enjoying a good cup of coffee (and blowing my waistline with some tiramisu...ggg), i contemplated why the heck do i want to cruise?

came up with lots of reasons but these were my top three from my newbie perspective:

1) i like the *floating* hotel idea making it possible to visit several destinations in one vacation.

2) dh and i have different interests. a cruise would mean not getting in eachotherīs hair as much. <g>

3) chance to meet people a bit easier.

those are my three.

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Old September 14th, 2002, 11:52 AM
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Default Re: poll: what are your top three reasons for cruising?

Number one reason for me is cruising is the most relaxing way I have found to travel.

Number two would be meeting new and interesting people from all over in a short period of time.

Number three the peaceful feeling I get being out on the deck early morning just listening to the sound of the sea.
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Old September 14th, 2002, 12:14 PM
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Default Re: poll: what are your top three reasons for cruising?

#1 the variety of things to in one "location"

#2 the calming feeling I get when I am on the balcony (if we have one) or on deck (in no balcony) watching the ocean

#3 I'm addicted and a crusing fool
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Old September 14th, 2002, 12:19 PM
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Default Re: poll: what are your top three reasons for cruising?

1. Being on the water in luxurious surroundings, and soaking in the sights and sounds all around.

2. Exlploring new places and having the comfort of the ship to return to at the end of the day.

3. Meeting lots of new and interesting people, and having fun.

Lots more, but I'll stop at 3

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Old September 15th, 2002, 12:12 AM
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This was a wonderful idea for a posting. : ) My top reasons are as follows :

1 Enjoying a great vacation with my mother while allowing us both to do our own thing and then meet up at dinner to discuss the day with our new friends.

2 Enjoying a beautiful sunset and watching the waves while sipping a fine cognac.

3 Last but not least double entrees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old September 15th, 2002, 09:21 AM
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Default Re: poll: what are your top three reasons for cruising?

1. The lure of the ocean. I have never lived near water, but it always calls out to me. There is something so tranquil about being near or on the ocean.

2. An easy way to see various locations with minimal effort. Unpack once and that's it! But every couple of days you're seeing something different and experiencing another culture, all the while going back to familiar, comfortable surroundings.

3. We live in the southwest. I don't think any other part of the country is as casual as we are here. I mean, even at the nicest restaruants, clean khakis and shoes are about as formal as anyone ever dresses, so the chance to dress up and feel special is a big part of cruising for me.

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Old September 15th, 2002, 07:46 PM
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1> To spend some quality time with my best friend, my husband of 20 years

2. To spend some quality time with our kids as a family.

3> To relax and just enjoy life and smell the "world"
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Old September 15th, 2002, 08:24 PM
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#1 RELAXATION -- no thinking while traveling.

#2 FOOD -- Just stayed at a hotel -- room service for pizza was $12.95

#3 ALL IN ONE -- Never have to leave or think to enjoy every day

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Old September 15th, 2002, 10:14 PM
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1 - I cruise to relax and to be at sea - there is nothing more relaxing for me than sitting aft and watching the wake.

#2 - Being pampered - I enjoy for that week or two being pampered as I am usually the one who does the pampering back home.

#3 - Good food and visiting new places without having to unpack my suitcase.

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Old September 16th, 2002, 04:58 AM
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1. To be on the water, although with the huge ships entering service, you need binoculars to see it.

2. To have infinite choices -- to do nothing or everything.

3. Escape my problems. The moment the cab arrives to take me to the airport
I leave all my troubles and concerns back home. On a ship, I don't think about anything but what I'm doing.
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Old September 16th, 2002, 07:18 AM
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Default Re: poll: what are your top three reasons for cruising?

1) It's the only vacation I've found where I don't have to drive anywhere to 1) get food, 2) find entertainment, 3) watch the ocean, 4) play blackjack, 5) visit multiple destinations, 6) have drinks, 7) get a massage, 8) shop, 9) go to pool parties, 10) etc.

2) See #1

3) See #2


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Old September 16th, 2002, 07:53 AM
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Blue water
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No need for designated driver
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Old September 16th, 2002, 10:08 AM
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Default Re: poll: what are your top three reasons for cruising?

(1) My fiance refuses to step onto an airplane, so cruising is the only way I can get him to travel outside the continental USA.
(2) I love visiting exotic new places and having the option to wing it on my own or join a tour, and if I do the later, having so many adventures to choose from.
(3) There's nothing more fun and relaxing than sitting on deck watching the water, enjoying good food and good company, and being pampered day and night.

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