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Old April 14th, 2004, 12:28 PM
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Default POLL: What would induce you to cruise a ship/line you normal

If there is a certain ship you've only heard bad things about, or a cruise line you didn't want to try, or a ship you've been on before but never want to cruise on again, what kind of deal would induce you to throw caution to the wind and book that ship or line?

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Old April 14th, 2004, 12:32 PM
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Simple answer--the availability of time and money.


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Old April 14th, 2004, 12:42 PM
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If friends were taking a ship or line I didn't like I would book it just to be with them. But that will never happen because I don't have any friends.

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Old April 14th, 2004, 12:44 PM
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Only if they GAVE it away.
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Old April 14th, 2004, 12:52 PM
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Default Re: POLL: What would induce you to cruise a ship/line you no

All of the above answers.

If there is a certain ship you've only heard bad things about,-
Although I enjoy reading and search for reviews about ships I'm planning to sail on, I still like to form my own opinions, and would not let bad reviews keep me from booking a ship

Or a cruise line you didn't want to try,-
Doesn't apply, because I would like to try them ALL

Or a ship you've been on before but never want to cruise on again,-
I've cruise on the same ship before, and although that's not my favorite thing to do as I would prefer to experience more ships and lines, I would do it again to sail with friends or if the deal of a lifetime came about.

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Old April 14th, 2004, 12:56 PM
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I’ve heard all these ugly roomers about the Titanic… Being that it is sitting on the bottom of the ocean, the deal would be, you bring it up… I’ll sail her.

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Old April 14th, 2004, 12:58 PM
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FREE ALCOHOL! (Don't mean to shout). Honestly, I am not a heavy drinker but my husband and I just got back from our first cruise which we loved and spent nearly $400.00 just on drinks! (My kids did have the soda/smoothie card so we saved there).
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Old April 14th, 2004, 01:25 PM
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There are a few ships I do not care if I ever get on them or not but all it would take to get me on them is for them to be going to the right location at the right price and with some people I truly want to cruise with and I am there.
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Old April 14th, 2004, 01:46 PM
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Michelle..excellent thought provoking question..as well as all the very valid reasons mention above, I think when "all the smoke clears", and all things being equal, if one is a TRUE cruiser, it would boil down to a) price b) ship" itin"...if those two are in harmony, a cruiser would be there in a minute...however if the price is right and the" itin" is wrong, I don't think a cruiser would go unless the cruise was free..the other incentive, if the cruise line promised that you would receive enough credit to "boost" your frequent cruiser loyalty program to the next award level, a true cruiser would find the cheapest cabin rate no matter what the ship "itin", bring their own ready to eat food and a good book and an mp3 player and a picture of their favorite cruise ship to remind them why they are sailing their least ship and enjoy 7 days at sea..but you know what, sometimes that could turn out to be their best cruise because the expectation was so low it would not take much to be pleased
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Old April 14th, 2004, 02:26 PM
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Timing. price, itinerary, friends going. Sounds like all the factors in considering a Cruisemates cruise.
Or, Mark and Gram are staying home and Michelle is waiting for me on the ship.
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Old April 14th, 2004, 03:56 PM
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Ha ha ha, thanks PapaBill, I'm flattered.

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Old April 14th, 2004, 04:10 PM
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Some cruise line to take the plunge and create another totally NON-SMOKING ship to replace the beautiful Paradise which will soon become as stinky as the rest. I loved her fresh environment, but sadly that is going the way of pulltabs. I know all of the excuses for changing this, but I also know a lot of people who sailed her for that reason alone...

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I've never sailed NCL because the majority of opinion for some time seemed to be negative.

Now tidbits seem to be floating through cyberspace about the improvements, and Freestyle cruising, so I've got em on my radar now.

Other than that, I'm always ready to walk a gangaway.... not a gangplank <G>

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Old April 14th, 2004, 06:27 PM
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I don't have to be enticed to go on a cruise - regardless of ship or itin. But.....things that would help:

Low cost/free
Free mini bar
Shipboard credits that actually amount to something
Shorts in the dining room
Free massage/facial
No ports.....at least for a caribbean cruise - just sea day
More single men
Free airfare to ports outside of Florida

I won't hold my breath for any of the above, but it is always fun to wish.

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Old April 14th, 2004, 06:41 PM
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It would require a combination of price, better cabin, great itinerary, and good friends to cruise with.
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Old April 14th, 2004, 10:13 PM
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If it was a theme cruise of a particular type that I'm interested in at the right price, then I would go on any cruise. For instance, I'm single and if it was a single's group with a majority of the opposite sex at a fair price, that would do the trick. If it was an "adult only" wine tasting cruise at a fair price, that would work. In short, any cruise that specifies singles, adults only and/or all-inclusive drinks would at least get my attention.
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Old April 15th, 2004, 01:33 AM
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Kuki & Michelle,

Well we've thrown caution to the wind and after 1 on Princess then 3 straight on RCI (BTW We have enjoyed all trips with RCI) we're trying... NCL (See below). We just feel it's time to try something different and the Coastal cruise is perfect timing (and good price) for us.

If we don't like the first trip, obviously there will be a change of plans for the 2nd. A review will follow :-)

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Old April 15th, 2004, 08:13 AM
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Hi:
My DH and I have been on over 30 cruises, but the one cruise line I'm reluctant to try, and I'm not really sure why I don't want to try it is, HAL. I know it's a favorite for a lot of people, but I just imagine it to be old looking, with really old people on board, and I don't know how I really got that image in my mind. I would like to try HAL, but I think it would have to be a really good price and going somewhere I haven't been before.
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Old April 15th, 2004, 12:34 PM
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If there was overwhelming negativity about a certain line or certain ship then the only way i would give it a try would be if it was free. If there were a few negatives mixed in with some positives and i was leary it would have to be a great deal with a great itineary.
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FREE OR IF IT WAS GIVEN TO ME
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Old April 15th, 2004, 02:19 PM
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Hmmmm......it would have to be sailing with friends or family.

My sister (an avowed HAL-lover) is sailing the Disney Wonder next month with her kids and grandkids. She's looking forward to the cruise because of them, I think.

I would sail HAL with my big sis ANYDAY.

Would sail almost any other ship with a buddy or family member.

Even YOU, Thomas......especially if you bring that lovely Mrs. Thomas along!

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I was offered the Penthouse Suite on the NCL Sky a couple of years ago for approx. $850.00 pp. I am not a big fan of NCL, but I took the offer. We loved all the perks, especially the 2 butlers!
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