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Old August 9th, 2004, 08:27 AM
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Default Cruising *might* ruin land vacations

Every land vacation I've taken since cruising has paled in comparison.

Admittedly, we've only taken smaller land vacations and I suppose the solution would be to pour more money in the land fund. But...

It's hard for me to THINK about spending a couple thousand entertainment dollars on anything *other* than a cruise. Help! I'm doomed to cruising forever!

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Old August 9th, 2004, 08:59 AM
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I am ready to have them ruined!!! First cruise coming up in............

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I agree with you. I tried cruising six years ago for the first time and have not done any land trips since then. I think that cruising is the only civilized way to travel that is left in this crazy world. The only thing I hate about going on a cruise, is the part of getting to the port. As soon as I step aboard a ship, all stress and problems just float away.
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Old August 9th, 2004, 11:10 AM
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We do both cruises and land trips. We love to drive to Vegas from San Antonio and visit national parks in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah on the trip. Utah, in particular, has fantastic scenery. Vegas, itself, is really worth visiting if you haven't been there. We probably spend a bit less on a trip like that than we would spend on a 7 to 10 day cruise.

I don't really understand why this is included with the gripes, since travelling anywhere gives us nothing to gripe about.
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Old August 9th, 2004, 05:44 PM
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Oh don't tell me this! We are about ready to take our first cruise, and I'm already thinking of the one after that! My hubby meanwhile has decided that our next vacation will be at a cabin at a lake. I'm not sure I'm going to want to go with that program:-) You just put my biggest fear into words...
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Hi Dorothy,
I feel the same way you do, we hardly ever do "land" trips anymore, just cruises. I just can't see staying in one place for a week, having to plan what to do for meals, etc. Cruising is such a good value too.

Last year we were thinking about going to Atlantis for 4 nights and when we got done pricing what that would cost, we could cruise for a week at the same price, so thats what we did.

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Old August 9th, 2004, 06:21 PM
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It has ruined it for me...I haven't done a land vacation since my first cruise in 1995.

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We do short hops as well - Vegas and Laughlin a couple of times a year - but nothing compares to cruising. I thought it might get boring after a few - but so many of you have cruised several times and it sounds like it just never looses its lustre. Next cruise - not til September 2005 (sigh) we are planning on doing both land and cruise. We want to drive down to Long Beach from Vancouver, B.C. That way we get two vacations in one. Brilliant ain't we lol? TTFN Jennifer
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As much as I like cruises, I also like getting to know a place by staying there for a few days. Just seeing a city on a one day port stop is often not enough.
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Agreed Dorothy, but I think it's an age thing for the majority of cruisers. Youngsters (as I did once) still like the 14 night resort with the beach, restaurants and bars that go with it.

So I cannot see that dying off and I hope not for their sakes it does not, some of my best memories are in that environment ,,, you know what I mean, be honest !!

But when we get more mature and you discover cruising then there is no going back,,,,sometimes I wish I could go back to those other days, they were fun and I did not have a care in the world.

But on the principle I agree, land based must be suffering from cruising
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I now prefer cruising because of the ease of everything. We're going on a land vacation in a few weeks to Nova Scotia to escort my aging mother around who always wanted to see that part of North America. I'm looking forward to the trip, but I'd rather be cruising too.

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There could be a trend in the other direction, too. With cruising becoming more and more of a 'blue light special', those who can't afford the premium lines are looking again to inclusive land-based vacations for luxury and privacy.

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My next vacation will be on land. I want to lay on the beach and not have to worry about it being time to get back to the beach for a change.
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I love cruising, and it does fill a special vacation need to just relax and laze about, but...it will never replace the enjoyment I get from walking through history by visiting say a European castle.
I love both, and wish I could do both more!
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Old August 17th, 2004, 03:38 PM
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I love cruising and did from the day I had my first one. I also love as pg says visiting and exploring through history in Europe. Beach holidays I gave up at 30 as they really bored me to death. I cannot do the lying on a lounger all day for x number of days just to get tanned

As I get older the little visits and flavours of places you get from cruising are great, but just sometimes in places like Venice and Rome, I wish I had more time there to relax and explore instead of trying to cram it all in to a few hours.

Thats my only niggle with cruising
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Of course the dh wants a trip to Europe to see the Tour de France (he's an avid rider and racer) in person one of these days. Can't say I'd complain about THAT trip!

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