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Old December 7th, 2007, 03:57 PM
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Just thought this would make for a good discsussion. I have taken 13-starting in back in 98 on the old Carnival tropicale, an old garbage ship but as I had never crusied I thought it was wonderful and it definetely hooked me!

We recently took a transatlantic on the Celebrity Constellation and it was wonderful! It will be hard for any other cruise to top that! I just wish we could afford to do a transtlantic every year!

We have mostly cruised the caribbean but we have also taken an Alaska northbound and we cruised to Bermuda once.
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I have taken so many I have lost count. I have crossed the Atlantic three times. I sailed 10 days at sea from Los Angeles to Tahiti.

I have been to Alaska six times,
Europe probably 12 times,
Panama canal transits at least seven,
the Caribbean, oy, I think I have done at 50 Caribbean cruises.
I have been on

NCL 20
CARNIVAL 5
ROYAL CARIBBEAN 5
SEABOURN 1
ROYAL VIKING 30+
PRINCESS 6
HOLLAND AMERICA 30+
REGENT 1
CRYSTAL 1
SILVERSEA 2
STAR CLIPPER 1
WINDSTAR 2
CELEBRITY 5
COSTA 3
DELTA QUEEN 3
OCEANIA 3
UNIWORLD 1
VIKING RIVER 3
FIRST EUROPEAN 1

I have yet to go on: Disney, Cunard (to be done next week), Azamara. MSC, Orient, Deilmann.

This is the first time I ever counted, I worked on NCL (4 month), Holland America (7 months) and Royal Viking (7 months), so figures could be higher.
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I'd have to estimate about 60 Cruises.
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I wish I could say I have been on 60 cruise but no. Only 6 going on 7 but I love it.
Baja Mexico (Carnival) (4 Day) 3
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I have taken so many I have lost count. I have crossed the Atlantic three times. I sailed 10 days at sea from Los Angeles to Tahiti.

I have been to Alaska six times,
Europe probably 12 times,
Panama canal transits at least seven,
the Caribbean, oy, I think I have done at 50 Caribbean cruises.
I have been on

NCL 20
CARNIVAL 5
ROYAL CARIBBEAN 5
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PRINCESS 6
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DELTA QUEEN 3
OCEANIA 3
UNIWORLD 1
VIKING RIVER 3
FIRST EUROPEAN 1

I have yet to go on: Disney, Cunard (to be done next week), Azamara. MSC, Orient, Deilmann.

This is the first time I ever counted, I worked on NCL (4 month), Holland America (7 months) and Royal Viking (7 months), so figures could be higher.
My dream is to become you Paul! but since I am a gal I guess I will have to be Paula!

I have done 4 Carnival cruises, three RCI cruises, HAL once, Disney once. Princess twice and Celebrity twice.

I like celebrity the best but I also like Princess alot.

I don't know if we will ever get to do Amazara but I would just be happy to be on the Constellation again! I would also love to do Cunard at least once.

Several people who were on my Connie TA had taken the Queen Mary II over to England and then came back on the Connie. I would have loved to have done that.


I notice you did not mention Hawaii-we have yet to do Hawaii but we loved our TA so much we are thinking we will do another TA from Europe. Who knows if we will ever make it to Hawaii! Just not enough time or money for us.


Have you cruised Oceania? even though they are a little pricy I have found some great European ones that included the flight in them so it was not that much more then Celebrity would be.
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I have done 8, my ninth one in dec. 30, and also have 2 more booked.

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Seven total.... 6 Carnival, 1 Princess
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We started cruising in the late '60's, and have been doin' it ever since. In two days, we'll board the Carnival Legend for our 6th cruise this year. I don't know exactly how many cruises we've done in total, but it has to be well in excess of 100 by now,,,all in the Caribbean with the exception of a few military cruises which I won't count! We never get tired of cruising, and are looking forward to retirement, so we can do trans-Atlantic repositioning cruises, and Med cruises.

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I notice you did not mention Hawaii-we have yet to do Hawaii but we loved our TA so much we are thinking we will do another TA from Europe. Who knows if we will ever make it to Hawaii! Just not enough time or money for us.

Have you cruised Oceania? even though they are a little pricy I have found some great European ones that included the flight in them so it was not that much more then Celebrity would be.[/quote]

Oops, I have done Hawaii twice; P of Aloha twice. I have also seen pride of america on a short cruise.

yes, I have done Oceania ( 2 times ) , and I forgot Renaissance ( 3 times)

Oceania is one of my favorite lines, but as I have said, I cruise to travel, not just to be on a ship. I love port-a-day itineraries. Oceania is big on that.

I also enjoyed Hawaii a lot. Service on NCLA is lacking, no doubt, but you are in port every day and you go for Hawaii, not for the cruise experience.
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Fifteen, about half on Princess.

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I give a different number everytime this question is asked.

Let's see, 20 so far. With 21, 22, and 23 booked for 2008.
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First cruise was on the Carnival Mardi Gras. Last was Carnival Glory a couple months ago.
So far--- 17 with Carnival, rest with Princess, HAL, RCCL and Celebrity.
30 to date, if I counted right.
Have an upcoming cruise on Carnival in Jan. and the Mariner booked with RCCL in Sept. As they are moving it ( Mariner ) from Port Canaveral in Dec. of 08, we wanted to sail it one more time before it's moved.
However, I did read Paul's comments regarding the Mariner and hope they improve service a bit before next Sept.
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I think Paul wins this one hands down, but then we haven't heard from Ray & Helen yet!

As for me, just 9 so far, but # 10 and # 11 are booked!

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First cruise was on the Carnival Mardi Gras. Last was Carnival Glory a couple months ago.
So far--- 17 with Carnival, rest with Princess, HAL, RCCL and Celebrity.
30 to date, if I counted right.
Have an upcoming cruise on Carnival in Jan. and the Mariner booked with RCCL in Sept. As they are moving it ( Mariner ) from Port Canaveral in Dec. of 08, we wanted to sail it one more time before it's moved.
However, I did read Paul's comments regarding the Mariner and hope they improve service a bit before next Sept.
Ron I was on her in October 05 and I felt the ship's service was not great either. We did have a wonderful stewardess and our dinningroom waiter was great also, but whenever we ate in the dinningroom at lunch-the story was differant when we had other waiters-we also found the lido/windjammer restuarant way too crowded or we would have simply eaten there-the food for a lido restuarant was decent.

One nice thing though about that cruise-we met the Roloffs from Little People Big World. We had about 300 LP on that cruise-I guess they were having some sort of convention-(also a bunch of Red Hat ladies!) and this was before the Roloff's show on TLC came out-but they told me it was coming out.

You have cruised Carnival Glory? We are booked on the Glory Thanksgiving week next year. We are booked with a group. I am not very excited about it-how could I be after doing the TA on the Connie but I am sure I will still have fun-espcecially when I consider what we paid, it was inexpensive for Thanksgiving week.

I just am not crazy about the big ships-so I am a little afraid it will be like Mariner of the Seas. You just don't get the great personal service on these monsterships.

We have also cruised Caribbean Princess which is a grand class ship-and it held a crowd also-but at least on that ship-the lounges, casino etc. were spread out all over the ship-so it was not as congested. So if I must go on a ship with 3000 plus people I prefer it to be Princess-but still-when I can-I want a smaller ship-the Constelllation was about perfect in the amount of passengers-it never felt crowded.
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You have cruised Carnival Glory? We are booked on the Glory Thanksgiving week next year. We are booked with a group. I am not very excited about it-how could I be after doing the TA on the Connie but I am sure I will still have fun-espcecially when I consider what we paid, it was inexpensive for Thanksgiving week.

I just am not crazy about the big ships-so I am a little afraid it will be like Mariner of the Seas. You just don't get the great personal service on these monsterships.

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We've cruise "Glory" a bunch of times, and for a large ship she's much better than most IMO. I think the food on "Glory" is the best in the entire Carnival fleet, and we've always found the service to be very good as well. Don't worry about the "Glory" cruise. You're going to like it!

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We have been on 9 cruises so far. We have the Mediterranean reserved for next fall. We agree with Paul. We use the ship as a floating hotel and love port a day itineraries. An occasional sea day is okay but cannot image 2 0r more in a row. We are not a fan of sea days but that is just us. My husband is a professor in the evenings just for fun (not his real job) so I hope when he retires we can cruise and he can do lectures. He loves to do lectures. We are in our early fifties so hopefully we have lots of years to cruise in the future.
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We have five cruises, and 6 and 7 booked for next year. We have only been cruising for two years, and surely love it.
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Moved to/from Europe on the SS United States (5 day crossing) before I was 10 years old.
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Well over 20, but being wanderers we keep track of ports rather than cruises. Not long ago we hit 100 unduplicated ports, which is a fun list to reflect on.

We also keep track of states and countries visited. I've been to all but two states, but Terry's got me beat on countries, having been to four or five more than I.
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Just curious, what two states have you not been to?
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Yes, I agree about ports. I have been meaning to count them up - or just countries.

The reason we haven't heard from Ray & Helen is because they are probably on a cruise right now. THAT couple knows how to cruise. Geeze!
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Yup, Ray and Helen are indeed on a cruise..a trans atlantic....21 days..
they have well over a 1000 days at sea..he told us recently, BUT I forget:)
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We're somewhere in the 60 ish or so range for cruises, with no idea of the # of days.

I think, of those we have been on, around 12 or so have been CruiseMates Group cruises. But, I think we've got some cruisemates who've been on even more of our CruiseMates Group Cruises than I have. That's devotion!
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We have been on 9 cruises so far. We have the Mediterranean reserved for next fall. We agree with Paul. We use the ship as a floating hotel and love port a day itineraries. An occasional sea day is okay but cannot image 2 0r more in a row. We are not a fan of sea days but that is just us. My husband is a professor in the evenings just for fun (not his real job) so I hope when he retires we can cruise and he can do lectures. He loves to do lectures. We are in our early fifties so hopefully we have lots of years to cruise in the future.
Then you will have to like sea days! that is when we had lectures on the Connie-sea days!

I would do another transatlantic in a heartbeat as long as it was Celebrity. I learned not all the other lines have lecturers for sea days and my hubby siad he would be bored in a minute if not for the lectures.

We had 5 sea days but we were never bored. At the beginning of the cruise it was very port intensive. In 4 strait days we were at La Havre, Portmouth, Dublin and Cobh -then we had 3 straight sea days and two wonderful lecturers-one on oceanliners the other gave talks about the NASA space program. then we were at newfoundland, another sea day, Novia Scotia, then our last sea day whenwe diembarked. We were NOT ready for diembarkation! Although my husband was sure he would be bored to death after 12 days on a ship!

But, when we were on Mariner of the Seas, we only had 3 ports that week and so 3 sea days-since the ship was so crowded and things like inline skating and the rock climbing wall were closed on sea days, we did get bored. It would have been nice if there had been a lecturer on board that cruise.
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26...are we counting river and barge cruises in our numbers ?

my hands down favorite cruises are the ones that were in Greece and Venice (5 in that category)..and the 2 full charter smooth jazz cruises
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