My husband and I are planning to take a cruise in October to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. I'd really like for it to be 7 days, but he is a little hesitant since we've never been on a cruise before. I'd love your opinions on which cruise length you prefer?
I've found a few 7days on Carnival but also a 4 night on Royal Caribbean that are in the running.
My 1st cruise was 4 days "to see if I got sea sick". I didn't, and I remember saying, "if we ever do this again, it HAS to more than 4 days!!
Some 16 cruises later, I am up to 10 and 13 day cruises, but 7 seems to be the norm. If you're a working person, it's hard to get more than a week off at a time, and if you're flying in from somewhere far like we are, anything less than 7 days makes no sense.
My suggestion is go for the 7 day to start, and ENJOY!!
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The 7 day is the best way to begin, imho.....Just when you are getting into the groove on a shorter one, you have to get off.....most, and I am not saying it doesn't happen, but most who do shorter ones, regret that they did not do a 7...
Remember as well, that on most short cruises, the passenger age is generally lower, & the cruise a bit more boisterous.
Factor in the air if needed, and unless you get a deal, it seems a waste for s short one...Everyone who posted here, bets hubby will be hooked
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A 3 or 4 night cruise is a quick getaway, 5 nights less so. I've flown to a couple of short cruises but it was only me. I really am not interested in flying to one if it involves my wife and son going. Not worth the hassle or air fare. If you are flying you need to get the most bang for your airline bucks. I know a guy who books back-to-back 7 night cruises so he only has to fly back and forth once. We do short cruises that we can drive to, such as out of Mobile or New Orleans. Even with those I feel sort of cheated by not having at least 7 nights.
For a special event like a wedding anniversary, 7 nights is the minimum I'd suggest.