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Old August 6th, 2006, 07:59 PM
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Given the opportunity of back to back cruises, would you stay on the same ship, eat the same food, and see the same entertainment again, and not have the pain of packing up, or would you pack your bags with a smile,and hi-tail it over to another ship, and enjoy it all anew?

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Old August 6th, 2006, 09:48 PM
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Looks like we're all doing the latter, Trip, for the Cruise of the Century. DH and I have never done a back to back before. The contrast between the two cruise lines should make it interesting.

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Old August 6th, 2006, 10:03 PM
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i'd do either it wouldn't bother me either way... but i really wouldn't want to have to pack all my stuff up again... so i'd prefer the same boat... 8)
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Old August 6th, 2006, 10:39 PM
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The only time I would have gladly done that, was just recently on the Caribbean Princess. I had such a good time on her, and especially enjoyed Bert Stratton's entertainment, that I would've loved to have stayed another week!

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Old August 7th, 2006, 10:46 AM
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Great question!! Either way for me, I am always game for a cruise and it would not bother me if it were the same one again. There is always a lot of the entertainment I missed so that I could catch it the second time around.

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Old August 7th, 2006, 10:53 AM
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We've been fortunate, and have done back to backs several times, and both ways.

My choice.. by far....is to change ships. It's worth the bit of hassle to pack and move to enjoy the different experience, rather than repeating so much the second week.
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Old August 7th, 2006, 12:48 PM
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I think I would prefer to change ships, but at the moment I'm so vacation starved I'd take absolutely anything.
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We did back to backs this last Christmas. Conquest and then the Elation.

The only real problem was that we kept getting the two ships mixed up. we would be sure something was here, and then realize it was the other ship.

We also went from a large ship to a small, and we went from a balcony to a window.

We also went to Cozumel twice in one week. Our neighbor and I were talking on the balcony while in Coz, and he said we should get off and enjoy while we were here. I told him that we were going to stay on the ship and enjoy the almost empty ship, and balcony, and that we would be back in a couple of days. We had to go to dinner, but later he said "you know little lady, they won't let you stay on the ship after you get back to Galveston. They dont let you ride until you get tired." I told him we would be back on the Elation, and after a few seconds, he smiled and said,"good for you."

While into our cruise on Conquest, we received a letter from the captain, welcoming us to stay in our cabin, once we got back to Galveston, and to just make an appearance at customs to just check in. We went to the pursers to let them know that we appreciated the invitation, but that the real guests in our room probably wouldn't appreciate the extra guests.

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All I'd want is a different itinerary, so wherever I could get that is where I would go.
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Old August 8th, 2006, 12:33 AM
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I've done three 7-day back to back cruises, on the RCI Enchantment, Dawn Princess and Carnival Paradise. If three cruises were possible, I would have stayed onboard again.

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