Cruises

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  1. TryHardNation

    TryHardNation Texas Gang or Die

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    I'm thinking about going on a cruise this summer. Got a website where I can get late deals cheap. So my question is, who has been on a cruise, what ship did you go on, and what did you think of it?
     
  2. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    Two words: 'Shit Cruise'

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  3. Fmode11

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    Leaving on Sunday for a 7 day cruise to Honduras, Belize and Cozumel. Got upgraded, drink package included for $700 a piece with a balcony room. Normally this would have been around $1,800/pp.

    I went directly through Carnival as I have a close friend from HS that works high in the industry. Send me a PM if you would like more info.
     
  4. MoonBBad

    MoonBBad http://twitch.tv/moonbbad

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    I've been several cruises. I have always done Carnival and generally always been happy. Watch out for the booze. I pay more in booze on a cruise than I did on the actual cruise ticket itself.

    Also a rule of thumb is Royal Caribbean is better for luxury, Carnival is better for partying. No matter what you decide, you'll have a fabulous time.
     
  5. Fmode11

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    Agreed here.

    Some Carnival boats now have a drink package you can purchase when you first arrive on board - making your cruise all food/drink inclusive with minor exceptions. Package on "The Magic" boat we are sailing on Sunday is typically $40/man/day. We managed to negotiate it down to $50/day for both of us.

    With domestic beers around $4 on board, 7 days of partying gets real expensive, real fast. I learned that lesson on a college spring break on a cruise.

    Cruises are a ton of fun and great because you get to visit multiple places within the week. They are not for everyone but with new boats having so much going on and to do, you'd be hard pressed to have a bad time.
     
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  6. MoonBBad

    MoonBBad http://twitch.tv/moonbbad

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    And there are casinos... :)
     
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  7. broth262

    broth262 Dirty Terps

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    I went on a Royal Carribean Cruise, our ship was Sovereign of the Seas. It was an anniversary present for my grandparents, and the whole family went, so not sure if that is the type of trip you have in mind, but we had a great time. Also it was a couple years ago.
     
  8. UcanHateMeNow

    UcanHateMeNow 3rd Coast born that means we're Texas raised

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    I will never EVER go on a cruise. I'd rather move and live in Cleveland before I go on a cruise.
     
  9. UcanHateMeNow

    UcanHateMeNow 3rd Coast born that means we're Texas raised

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    Another reason I won't go on a cruise.
     
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  10. BDSDIGITAL

    BDSDIGITAL One Time for your Mind

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    I went on a cruise last fall...Carnival Dream I think. It was Carnival anyway...I thought it was ok. If I had it to do over again though I would have taken the money for the 2 tickets ($3500 or so if I remember correctly) and booked a hotel for 7 days in the keys and used the rest to snorkel, rent a boat, etc. It probably would have been cheaper and just as much fun. The excursions are extra $$ and some are better than others. Some are kind of corny. I guess it just depends on what your definition of fun is. The food was decent. Especially in the dining halls. The buffet, while good, attracts just a mountain of humanity of varying quality / hygiene and can be really over crowded and hard to navigate especially at peak times. The ship I was on I think is the one that had the electricity go out a few months ago and had sewage all over the halls and rooms and stuff. Pretty nasty..especially when you can't just check out and leave, know what I mean. I think the best part of being on the cruise though is the get away from society. I never took my phone off of airplane mode and didn't watch any tv at all that week so I had no idea what was going on in the world, and I really liked it. If I had the choice to be plugged into the grid, I would've been, so that was probably by far the best part personally...other than time with the wife. Oh, one other thing...the people that worked there were really, really nice and extremely friendly and professional.
     
  11. BDSDIGITAL

    BDSDIGITAL One Time for your Mind

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    and yeah, I could see drinking and partying on board getting way out of hand money wise. I don't drink anymore so that wasn't an issue with me, but I could certainly see someone just burning through straight cash homey trying to get their swerve on.
     

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