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Old January 8th, 2011, 08:48 PM
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How did you settle on your itinerary tor your cruise? Did you have a dream destination,and just wanted to see that port, or select a ship, had a date,and that was that?

What is the port you dreamed of?

For me it was St Maarten...funny thing is our ship hasd engine issues,and we had it cancelled.
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Our primary reason for cruising to the Panama Canal was to do the Jewish Heritage tour in Curacao ,however ,we were very disappointed in how the tour was done :40 minutes to visit a cemetary and 15 to the synagogue.
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To be honest, I mostly just look for what sails with the time I can get off from work, and then price. Having grown up in Europe, I simply love the idea of travelling. There are a few ports I've been to that I enjoy and would like to get back to, and if that happens, all the better, but if I get to see something new, that's awesome.
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I try to book looking at both itinary and ship. I always book a ship I haven't cruised on and hopefully see a new destination. Heck, sometimes the ship is the destination...
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My first Ocean cruise was a TA - I always wanted to do a TA; the vessel was the Az Journey! Probably a mistake - it has set the benchmark so high!

Always for me the Itinerary and then the vessel.

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Itinerary first, then price was my consideration for the first cruise. After having done several cruises now I have noticed that my main reasons for choosing a cruise has changed to the overall experience, which would include, Ports,Ship,room selection, ect, ect.
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