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Old November 1st, 2003, 07:29 PM
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Default Where should our next cruise be?

Hello,
We just went on our first cruise this past summer to Alaska. It was wonderful! We are planning our second cruise. Hopefully for summer of '04 or '05.


Where would you suggest? What was your favorite place to cruise? Thanks! jeanie
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Old November 1st, 2003, 07:38 PM
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Hi Jeanie, how 'bout joining my husband and I on the QM2 next Nov.? If not, I would recommend anywhere in the Caribbean - Alaska looks lovely, but we get enough of the cold weather where we live in Montreal!

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Old November 1st, 2003, 09:45 PM
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Well that depends on many things. We love the Caribbean, but if we had both money and time we would do a Med. cruise, Greece Turkey maybe Italy and France.
If your a sight seer rather than a " beach " person then Europe would be appealing, same with Med. if you like "beach and "shopping " then Caribbean has a lot to offer. We prefer Eastern but then to each his own.
The Southern Caribbean cruises are HIGHLY recomended, we haven't had a chance on them yet.
If money was no object what about long cruise to South Amercia, or the Orient!!! Wonderful spots, my mom loved her Asian cruise, said it was one of her favorites.
Give more info on what you are interested in!!
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Old November 2nd, 2003, 10:07 AM
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Jeanie.. since you began your cruising carreer with a bit of an adventurous cruise, I'd suggest following up with either a Baltic or Mediterranean cruise.

Lots of port days and LOTS to see and do.

When you're ready for a more relaxing, laid back cruise, where you can enjoy the ship as much as the destination, head to the Caribbean.

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Old November 2nd, 2003, 12:04 PM
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I have four favorite cruises with regards to itinerary. I'm not sure which I would rank higher so I'll put them alphabetically:

Baltic Capitals (Estonia and St. Petersburg are 2 of many amazing ports.)

Panama Canal (We loved seeing the animals, rainforests, and banana plantations, of Costa Rica, the Cuna Indians of San Blas, and learning the history of Cartagena and the canal of course.)

South America (We very much enjoyed the Paris-like qualities of Buenos Aires, the Tango, the Cemetary and history of "Evita," the Penguins of Pategonia, and the Andes mountains after cruising the horn. The western coast of Chile is magnificent as well.

And if you haven't seen Hawaii, an island hopping cruise is a good way to see this amazing state with no packing or unpacking and no lost days due to air travel.

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Old November 2nd, 2003, 12:11 PM
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South Pacific: Fiji, Tonga, Solomans, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, then New Zeland & Australia. I am off on this trip again this Month. If you like to cruise and you like intresting Port this is it!!

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Old November 2nd, 2003, 07:25 PM
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HI Jeannie.If you decide on the Caribbean..go do the Southern first..its my favorite itinerary..Exotic islands, with interesting people, great beaches...Be still my heart!
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Italy and the Greek Isles....There is something for everyone. Sightseeing galore, beaches and shopping. The clientele is interesting too. Lots of Europeans intermingled with Americans.
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Old November 2nd, 2003, 08:35 PM
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So far all these suggestions sound great! How do I choose! ~jeanine
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