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Old April 5th, 2011, 01:29 PM
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Carnival announced that beginning in 2012, the Carnival Valor will alternate between an 8 night southern caribbean itineray ( including Aruba) and a 6 night east/west caribbean itinerary leaving out of Miami

I'm excited because I love Aruba and the vessel leaves on a saturday and returns the following sunday (no time lost at work)

is 8 too long, 6 too short or is 7 just right for you ?
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Eight is just fine. Anything less than seven days isn't even on my radar. When you have to fly to a port you make sure you get as much out of the cruise as possible.

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I agree with Mike. Since Keith and I must fly from CA, I look for 10 nights or more.

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We really like the 10 night cruises. 7 seems so short, but we'd still do one of those if one we wanted came up.

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I saw that itineray the other day and thought WOW!!! 8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8!!
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if you stop and think about it..an 8 day cruise is really a full 7 day cruise..a 7 day cruise is really a 6 day cruise..and a 6 day cruise is really a 5 day cruise

you really can't count your 1st day as really cruising..so an 8 day would be perfect
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Since I still have't picked what I am doing in November, I am going to take a good look at these. As for length ... living in FL and basically 3 - 5 hours distance from any of the cruise ports (closer even for Canaveral) even a 3 or 4 night is something I will consider, since its "just around the corner" to the port.
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8 would be just about right, I'd only have to take 1 day off work.
I really like 10 days, but it requires too much time off, and I hate leaving the pets that long...

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Henry,

Definitely eight!!!!

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Carnival announced that beginning in 2012, the Carnival Valor will alternate between an 8 night southern caribbean itineray ( including Aruba) and a 6 night east/west caribbean itinerary leaving out of Miami

I'm excited because I love Aruba and the vessel leaves on a saturday and returns the following sunday (no time lost at work)

is 8 too long, 6 too short or is 7 just right for you ?
Aruba disappointed me greatly . Its an island of great wealth and dire poverty .
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Aruba disappointed me greatly . Its an island of great wealth and dire poverty .


Henry, your eyes must be closed....it is the same here.
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Eight days is not too long. I am about to embark on an eleven day cruise aboard th Celebrity Equionox.

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Aruba disappointed me greatly . Its an island of great wealth and dire poverty .


Henry, your eyes must be closed....it is the same here.
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Henry...isn't there a name for when one's eyes never close

in the 90's I spent 4 nights in Aruba (Sinbad's Summer Soul Jam Music Festival) and fell in love with the island..I think if you only spend a few hours on a cruise ship on an island, it really does not give you a fair perspective usually
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Venice :

We signed up for a tour and the bus came 45 minutes late .We were taken on an additional tour to make up for the delay .We saw the area that the cruiseships do not want one to see .
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When you cruise , it is the full days you enjoy while the first half day is unpacking, life boat drill, sitting at a table with unkown people, listening to people curse as they walk the wrong side of the ship to the cabin and trying to sleep on a strange bed.
The last 1/2 day and evening is spent trying to pack more then you came with , seeing if you have enough cash for extra tips, ensuring the bags will be put out on time and wondering if you will make that flight you stupidly booked for 11am.

So, to my mind you need to take an eight (8) day cruise in order to enjoy six (6) days.
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We signed up for a tour and the bus came 45 minutes late .We were taken on an additional tour to make up for the delay .We saw the area that the cruiseships do not want one to see .
I think the same could be said if a tour were to take you to parts of the Bronx, or for that matter, parts of any city in the U.S.
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or Canada

on the last full day on my cruise..I like to pack (and only hold out what I will wear to dinner that evening and wear to the airport the next day), when I first get up.. (the night before I settle my bill)..that way I can enjoy my last day and evening and watch other folks complain in the late afternoon (while everyone is on deck) that they have to go pack or stand in line at the purser's desk to complain about what they owe on their sign & sail account

so to Robh excellent point, I squeeze a 1/2 day extra based on his formula
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Venice! Asking if 8 days aboard a cruise ship is too long, is like asking if 2 dates with Halle Berry are just too many! Are you nuts? GO FOR EIGHT!

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Sky...one date with Halle Berry would probably give me another heart attack and I would need an 8 day cruise to recover....we are on the Carnival Valor this October for our full charter smooth jazz cruise, going to the western carribean..so hopefully next year, same ship

Halle Berry's former ex, singer Eric Benet is on our cruise this year..we can talk about our "ex"s at breakfast on one of our days at sea
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I think the same could be said if a tour were to take you to parts of the Bronx, or for that matter, parts of any city in the U.S.

The Bronx does not have wealthy areas like Aruba .

My point is that in Aruba its the very wealthy and the very poor ,essentially no middle class .
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