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Old June 11th, 2003, 11:03 AM
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How/Who do you prefer to cruise with?? Single, just you and your significant other, a few friends, groups?

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Old June 11th, 2003, 11:19 AM
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I've never minded cruising as a single but thanks to CruiseMates found that cruising as a single but being part of a group is lots of fun, too!

Overall, I'd rather cruise with a friend, makes cruising more fun and I'm lucky to have met some nice cruise friends through CruiseMates! Of course, financially it helps, too!

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Old June 11th, 2003, 11:27 AM
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with my husband and kids

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Old June 11th, 2003, 11:44 AM
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Since I am single I would rather cruise with a group of single people but I will travel alone.

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Old June 11th, 2003, 12:04 PM
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For me, the more the merrier. I want witnesses if she tries to throw me overboard.lol For Carol, it's Family or us alone.



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Old June 11th, 2003, 12:48 PM
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Jason, was that a ghost post by Carol? {{grin}} Either way would be fine by me.

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Old June 11th, 2003, 01:04 PM
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i love to sail with a small group of friends.
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Old June 11th, 2003, 01:13 PM
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I prefer cruising with just my husband as we hardly get any alone time togther at home. And we have a lot of fun together.

But 3 years ago we went on a cruise with my husbands parents, his sister & her boyfriend(now husband) and we had the best time. My mother in law recently passed away and I am soooooooo greatful for that trip and I have the best memories. I smile everytine I think about it!

Either way is fun, but I prefer to be just the two of us.
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Old June 11th, 2003, 01:36 PM
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I like with a group or with just my husband. Either way is lots of fun.

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Just me and my DH, Roger! Went once with the kids .... never again!

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Old June 11th, 2003, 02:07 PM
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I love to cruise just with Mark, but a group of friends would be fun too. Perhaps a Cruisemates cruise is in our future.

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Well, if you haven't cruised with any Cruisemates bunch, its something you have to try, best way to cruise. Meeting new and old friends, its just great, always someone so bump into either onboard or on shore, great dinners and conversation, its really the only way to ensure a great time. Have had a few great cruises with husband and kids and just the husband, and all cruises are fun, but going with a group makes it even more fun.


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Old June 11th, 2003, 04:18 PM
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I've been on so many cruises I've lots count, with family or friends (sadly only 3 with my significant other/late husband) but I've also done 3 cruise alone.

My 1st cruise alone was on the Norway years ago - at times it was lonely, I missed my "significant other" but it was also great to do all of that shopping my first time in Saint Thomas with out someone making comments on how much I was spending.

My 2nd cruise alone was in 2001 to the Baltic. I ran away from home for 2 weeks. I never would have visited those areas on my own so it was nice to have the security of the HAL's Noordam. But being alone I was free to select all of the shore excursions that took me to the places I learned about in my architectural history class without someone complaining about seeing another castle.

My 3rd cruise was last May - San Diego to the Sea of Cortes on HAL's Statendam. It was a last minute trip (booked on Wednesday & sailed 3 days later). Again I was running away from the pressures of taking care of 3 generations of family. It was so nice to do only the things I wanted to do.

I discovered if I'm going to vacation alone cruising is the best option. I meet lots of people and don't feel uncomforable doing things alone. Just going to a resort by myself is really lonely.

With all of this said, my prefered way to cruise, now that I'm a widow, is with my "Travel Buddy". We've done 8 vacations together, 3 of them cruises. Wev'e worked out a confortable arrangement where we feel free to take part in the activities we enjoy. somedays were together all of the time. Some days the only time we spend together is at dinner. We're both looking forward to our next cruise, August 23 - San Francisco to Alaska on HAL's Prinsendam. We're already talking about cruising the Mediteranian in 2004.
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A group is always fun to me whether it's a group of friends or family but have to admit that the best are the CM cruises. With grown and gone children, we have lots of time together and although we cherish each others company, it's hard to turn down a CM cruise if time, health and money allow. What great friends we have made on them.

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Old June 11th, 2003, 08:34 PM
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Have only cruised with my hubby, and once with him and my son and a friend (teens are NOT fun travelling with parents). But I would LOVE to someday have the chance to travel with Cruisemates, any of you, anywhere, it would be fun!

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Old June 11th, 2003, 08:58 PM
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It all depends on my mood at the time....I have cruised 3 times by myself without a group, once with a group as a single, once with just a friend and three times as part of a larger group of friends sharing a stateroom with one or two of them. If I am really stressed out and need some quiet time I prefer to cruise alone, but usually I totally enjoy cruising with a group of friends - and have to say that group cruises can be a LOT of fun!

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We've been on 4 cruises as a family....first 3 including in-laws.....the last one was 7 families that have gotten to know each other through marching band at daughters school.......that was definitely the most fun.
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We have 2 friends we have cruised 3 times with an will do it again. The first time with another couple, and the second time wth my sis and her DH. Last month just the 4 of us went, we get along great with the other couple. No pressure to do everthing with them. We make the plan for the day and we all want to spend it together that is fine, if not that is fine also.
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Our first cruise was an 'Internet' group cruise. We met friends we still cruise with today. We have cruised with them the last 6 years. For our anniversary, however, we like to cruise alone.



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Cruised with Fam. for years , but last 3 cruises by myself, because my SILjust dont feel like cruising anymore and nieces are having babys now.
So my last 3 cruises where solo,
Yes it is wonderfull to be able to do and go what I want to do, but it is more fun to go with a group.
If Cruisemates are going anywhere I am interested in, I will go in a minute (how about Hawaii???) or the Med.
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So far all of my cruises have been with my husband. We would like to someday travel with family.
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