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Old April 18th, 2007, 09:48 PM
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Have you sailed the same ship more than once? Did you love the ship so much, you had to do it again? Was the price was so good you could not pass it up? And if you have sailed the same ship a couple of times, are you over it, or would you still do that ship again?

For those cruisers, who have decided to sail only one line, would you share your comments about why you don't want to mix it up, and discover another possible favorite.
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Old April 18th, 2007, 09:54 PM
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It's my solemn vow to try them all but I've got to say after our 2nd trip on Mariner of the Seas I look forward to going on that ship again.
The balconies are a nice size and it doesn't feel like the mega ship that it is....at least to me.
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Old April 19th, 2007, 12:07 AM
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I have sailed Regent Seven Seas Mariner three times for a total of 40 nights. I have sailed Regent Seven Seas Voyager three times for a total of 36 nights. I have not repeated an itinerary. I have 14 nights scheduled on each of them this year and 14 more nights on the Voyager already booked for next year. These ships are our second (and third) home.

We so enjoy the ships, the room, the service, the food, and the staff, that we have no desire to (at this time) explore other cruise lines. It is nice to come onboard and be recognized with a "welcome home." It is nice to know where everything is located. I like to feel at home onboard ship. I wish I could live onboard.

If an itinerary or group comes up that is on a different line, we will consider it but aren't actively looking for alternatives.
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Old April 19th, 2007, 12:41 AM
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Trip, this question has been rolling around in the hallowness of my mind for some time now.

I have never cruised the same ship twice, but I think I would like to. I don't even believe that it would necessarily need to be a different itinerary. I'm basing this on my experience in Las Vegas, in that I have always stayed at the same hotel for each of my visits. When I get there, it is like the "Welcome Home" mat is there waiting for me.
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Old April 19th, 2007, 12:43 AM
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I also vow to sail all of them, but right now, with only Carnival and RCI under my belt, Carnival wins.

And would I sail the same ship? I thought I was going to sail the Fantasy (my first cruise) again when I booked with my sisters for Dec. of last year. They changed ships on us, so we ended up on the Sensation.

I would also happily sail the Glory again.

Lo and behold I've booked another Carnival cruise, but for the itinerary, so will be sailing on a new one again!

I would definitely sail another RCI, but probably not SOS.

Nice post, Trip!

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I have been on the Holiday 3 times and the Pride 2 with a fewl others inbetween. The only difference now is (even if She wasn't being sold) I probably wouldn't sail on the Holiday again because now we are balcony junkies. I chose my ship based on balcony availability. We had to get a suite on the Paradise because that is the only way to get a one. I would go on the Pride again tomorrow. (I WISH!!)
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Trip,

We guys like to stick with what works. If it ain't broke, we don't fix it!

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As Mean Dean says, yes, I agree with that statement. I have done the Ecstasy three times and look to cruise her again. I would cruise on any of the previous ships again. My favorite one is the Elation but it would cost more to catch up to her than to just enjoy the Ecstasy again.
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Have you sailed the same ship more than once? Did you love the ship so much, you had to do it again? Was the price was so good you could not pass it up? And if you have sailed the same ship a couple of times, are you over it, or would you still do that ship again?
Yes, it happened -- on my very first cruise! I was so smitten by the service and amenities aboard MV Sun Princess on the "Western Caribbean" itinerary that I positively knew I had to do it again. I left the ship telling the crew that I would be back. Six months later, I was back aboard MV Sun Princess for a "Mexican Riviera" cruise from Los Angeles to Acapulco. I took a total of ten cruises aboard MV Sun Princess and her sisters before shifting to Celebrity in 2003.

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For those cruisers, who have decided to sail only one line, would you share your comments about why you don't want to mix it up, and discover another possible favorite.
Quite simply, the cruise lines don't refer to their programs that provide various levels of perks for repeat passengers as "passenger loyalty" programs without good reason. Across all cruise lines, these programs are structured to provide maximum benefit to passengers who focus their cruising on one line, just like the airlines' frequent flyier programs. Given that dynamic, it does not make sense to play the field. And if one does one's homework before booking that first cruise, it's quite easy to make a good choice that will serve one well.

And as I noted above, I actually did change cruise lines -- but not because I stood to gain anything by doing so. Rather, I changed because my previous cruise line of choice changed its product in several ways that made it no longer a good match for me. It has taken a while to rise to the new line's top tier of benefits, but the line with which I'm now cruising is now a better match.

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I sailed on Carnival Celebration twice. Went on a girls week away the first time. Just after I returned from that I got a call from friends who wanted me to cruise with them. They had chosen the Celebration, I liked the ship so I readily agreed. Celebration was very new back then but even now I would sail on her.

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Old April 19th, 2007, 08:11 AM
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Including the cruises we have already done and the ones we have booked:

Norway - 3
Voyager OTS - 2
Brilliance OTS - 3
Jewel OTS - 5
Radiance OTS - 3
Majesty OTS - 2

Hmm, seems to be a Royal Caribbean trend here.....

Like someone else has said, it's like you're coming home each time you get on the ship. We especially like the Radiance class ships - as soon as we get on board, we know exactly where we are and where our cabin is.
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We have salid on the Veendam (HAL) by accident twice. The first was by choice and next time it was a Star Trek cruise, which you know we could not pass up.
We hope to try all the lines and expecially the Regent line that Marc has spoke of.
Since becoming a ta I can get cruises ships resorts, etc any time.
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We have only cruised on Carnival, so far. This will be our third trip on the Conquest. Although it has been fun, the next cruise will take us to a different location.
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We have done sister ships but never repeated the same ship. We always pick cruises by itinerary. If we don't like the ship, we choose another itin.

About half of our cruises have been on Princess with RCI, Cunard, HAL, and Sun Lines, Celebrity, and one Carnival cruise into the mix.

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