Mark and I were looking up potential honeymoon cruises the other night. We've pretty much got it narrowed down to two... without revealing the names or cruise lines, let me ask your opinion.
Cruise A would be a ship we've already sailed, on the exact same itinerary. We really enjoyed that cruise and are thinking it would be fun and relaxing to go again... with a better cabin, of course.
Cruise B would be a ship we've never sailed, to three ports we've never visited. There are four sea days. I think the ports look interesting but am anxious about the number of sea days. It's a new ship, though, and there won't be a lack of things to do.
We've sailed on both cruise lines before, and really prefer cruise line A to cruise line B. What do you think? Would you stick with what you know, or try something new?
The prices are comparable, and we'll get a balcony cabin on either ship, so there's not much difference there. Any opinions?
Now posting as MichelleP.
Michelle, You described the story of my life. Carol likes the comforts of the known and I like the adventures of the new and unknown. I would love to do the Tahitian cruise this year but she wants the southern Caribbean (been there done that 4 times). Its all to your liking. Do you want to rest or do you feel adventuress. Of course any cruise is a great cruise and Iím sure something will strike your liking, as you continue your search. I say go for the new!!!
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I would go with something that is differant than you have done before and likly not to do again for a very long time. This is a special time and should be something very differant and special. My suggestion really? Go to Tahiti or Europe for this wonderful time in your life. Yeah, it costs more but this is the time to grab the golden ring.
I'll differ here. Since it's your honeymoon cruise you should be all about each other and not running around discovering new ports and ship adventures. Repeat cruises are more relaxed and you'll need all your energy for .............<smirk>
For such a special cruise I'd rather be safe than sorry. Do what you already know to be a good cruise. Leave the chance to another time.
Cruise B. Love the idea of 4 sea days.There is no greater way of relaxing and unwinding and resting(or not) than a sea day. No deadlines, no excursions, wake up late, breakfast in the room, drown yourself in SPF 30 and soak up sun. Stop the guy in the white shorts a few times for something tall , cool and refreshing ( Corona for me). Hot tub, cool pool, perhaps a massage or a facial?
Same ship same itinerary?? What's that about???. Been there , done that. Move on.
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Mrs. Thomas and I have been happily married for 10 years because we have a rule we live by. Whenever we have a decision to make between two different things we always decide to do both. So forget the wedding, the reception, the shower, the rehearsal and all that other stuff and do back-to-backs. <grin>
Just kidding, (sort of) but no matter which one you choose how can you go wrong?
Donna - we'll let you know, but there's no rush, we probably won't book until summer.
Thomas - since my parents are being kind and generous enough to pay for the wedding of their only daughter, we don't have the option of doing both! (I guess we could say, "mom, dad, fork over the cash, we are eloping on a cruise" but I don't think they'd go for it!)
Now posting as MichelleP.
For what it's worth IMHO I'd take the new and exciting and the SEA DAYS! Nothing like sea days for relaxation. But I'm sure that whatever you choose you'll have a wonderful time. What a way to start a new life. Congrats.
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A discussion like this came up recently here as well so here's 2 cents worth:
If you prefer cruise line A to cruise line B then stick with A - Don't chance spoiling your honeymoon.
I agree with Thomas. Much more relaxing to explore the ports (if you want) at your own pace since "Been there done that" applies. I am assuming that both are in the same geographic (ie caribbean) area.
Now if you're talking an Arctic trip on an icebreaker that's a different story! (Yup been on one)
The other ship and itinerary can wait for another day. At least BOTH of you are discussing it- that's a very good sign!
You've done Plan A, so go for Plan B, you only live once, so why repeat it? Try something new, and what's wrong with sea days? More relaxing in the sun (or in your cabin......) Besides, it's a cruise, you can't go wrong! Have fun, we did on our honeymoon last year!