Gettin' on the Cruise Ship Today :D

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by aaron.lee2006, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    So I have been in Florida for the last two days and I'm still in my Hotel room down here. I must say though I still think Florida is a great place. Anyway, so I am borading the ship today and I'm am excited :D Can't wait to gte on the deck. Just thought I'd say this.:D
  2. srf4real macrumors 68040


    Jul 25, 2006
    paradise beach FL
    I'm totally stoked for ya! Don't forget to post in here when you get back. Weather is gonna be great this week!:)
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    I'd love to take a cruise. It's such a lazy man's holiday. There's nothing to it, really. It's being treated like a God for 7 days/6 nights.
  4. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    OP, hope you have a good time... if you check this before the cruisei s over don't read the rest of my post. :p

    It's actually not my ideal way to "holiday," and believe me, I am lazy. It's the strangest juxtaposition between being crazily rushed to and fro, and having hours of sheer boredom. :eek: For shore excursions, they just become these whirlwinds of activity starting with a mad stampede off the cruise into port, and then ending with a mad dash to get back onboard prior to the final call.

    Then it's this crazy, drop your things off and prep for dinner (dress code, freshen up, etc.), and rush-- to stand in line waiting to be seated. After dinner? Hours and hours of complete and utter boredom.*

    That said, on the right cruise and cruise lines, at least the food is terrific and 'round the clock. :D

    *Of course this could be party due to the fact that I have no interest whatsoever in gambling and I'm usually w/ my parents and sister (translation: no drinking for me, hmph).
  5. hana macrumors regular

    May 23, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Some advice:
    1. Wash your hands frequently.
    2. If you notice any plumbing irregularities, report them immediately.
    3. If you notice any strange smells, report them immediately.
    4. Be careful of the shelfish.
    5. Otherwise...have fun!
  6. thedude110 macrumors 68020


    Jun 13, 2005
    I am so jealous of you, OP.

    Only been on one cruise, but it was a wonderful, easy way to pass a week. As long as you've got a good book and an empty credit card (and can find a place where there are no kids), it's a wonderful way to chill out.

    Enjoy and tell us about it!
  7. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 6, 2006
    35 Miles From Chicago, Illinois
    are you taking off from miami or port canaveral?
  8. lu0s3r322 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 28, 2005
    which cruise line are you taking and which ship?

    IMO, royal caribbean is the best
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    This advice doesn't only apply to cruises. I suggest following this advice whenever spending a night out with me.
  10. grafikat macrumors 6502a


    Dec 5, 2003
    DOn't drink too much the first night....It really contributes to seasickness. My sweetie and I found this out the hard way on our honeymoon!:eek:
  11. quagmire macrumors 603


    Apr 19, 2004
    I went on my first cruise last summer to Hawaii on Norwegian Cruise Line. I discovered that is the only way to do the islands. It was great. Although the Pride of America got bad reviews for the food, service, etc it wasn't that bad. The main restaurant food was ok. The speciality restaurant was good and only cost $10 extra. Service was pretty good, with only one person complaining about the hours they work( well we asked him and they do work ridiculous hours) When I looked up the reviews, I learned that the ship sank when it was still being built.

    We just booked another cruise today on Princess in Europe for the summer. It starts in Copenhagen, Denmark then to Stockholm, Sweden, then goes to Helsinki, Finland, then 2 days in St.Petersburg, Russia, then to Tallin, Estonia, then Gdansk (Gdynia), Poland, then to Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany, then finally Helsingor, Denmark before going back to Copenhagen. I can't wait until July. :D I hope you have fun on your cruise aaron.

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