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Old 05-31-2015, 02:25 PM   #1
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The wife has been pestering me lately about going on a cruise. In my opinion a cruise is about the most boring thing I can imagine. Nothing more than a floating motel ...am i wrong.
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If you dump the wife and go on a singles cruise you will have the time of your life.... I'm sure coming home will suck since everything you own will be on the front lawn broken.

I've been on two cruises with about 50 family members and it was decent but I'll never do it again

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yes, you are wrong.

My wife wouldn't be caught dead watching a football game.
but give her an afternoon at the mall and she's happy as a clam.

However, if you go in to it thinking it is nothing but a floating
hotel and is boring it likely will turn out that way.
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I'm young and I can't wait to go on a cruise again.
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Sounds ,like a floating jail that could sink at any moment.
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Boring with a lot of pools and bars sounds like the perfect vacation to me. If you don't want to go I'll take your spot. I'm pretty close to Norwood.

You're going to have to watch my 4 year old and 11 month old though. I promise that won't be boring!
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The wife has been pestering me lately about going on a cruise. In my opinion a cruise is about the most boring thing I can imagine. Nothing more than a floating motel ...am i wrong.
It is...but if there is a bar it could be on fricking Mars and I'd be happy.
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I've never been on a cruise but know a lot of people that have. Aren't there different cruise lines that cater to different interests and ages?
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There's unlimited food, tons of shows and entertainment on the boat. Casinos, Ice Skating Rinks, Rock Climbing Walls, etc. Then every day or every other you go to a tourist spot and either hang out around the town or go on activities.

Just check out Royal Caribbeans Oasis of the Seas or Freedom of the Seas.
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You guys are gonna have to try harder than that.

I've always been of the opinion that it would kind of suck. Rock climbing, casinos, bars; all things I can do very cheap around home. Shows and entertainment? I'm very particular about music in general, especially live music.

It has never made sense to me - why would you spend all of that money to do the same things you could do on the weekends, just on a boat floating around? I'd much rather take that money and spend a week in city I've never seen, or visit friends I haven't seen in far too long.
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There's unlimited food, tons of shows and entertainment on the boat. Casinos, Ice Skating Rinks, Rock Climbing Walls, etc. Then every day or every other you go to a tourist spot and either hang out around the town or go on activities.

Just check out Royal Caribbeans Oasis of the Seas or Freedom of the Seas.
And when I've had my fill, I'm still stuck on the thing. Even going ashore for half a day is a group/tourist thing with the tight schedule. Not for me. I'd go nuts.
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You guys are gonna have to try harder than that.

I've always been of the opinion that it would kind of suck. Rock climbing, casinos, bars; all things I can do very cheap around home. Shows and entertainment? I'm very particular about music in general, especially live music.

It has never made sense to me - why would you spend all of that money to do the same things you could do on the weekends, just on a boat floating around? I'd much rather take that money and spend a week in city I've never seen, or visit friends I haven't seen in far too long.
Funny, I was saying the same thing to a friend, why drop a few grand on a cruise when you could put that money towards a camper, which in the long term costs less than traveling.
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Then don't go on one. I'm not the one missing out. You won't get that much entertainment for the same cost inland anywhere.
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And when I've had my fill, I'm still stuck on the thing. Even going ashore for half a day is a group/tourist thing with the tight schedule. Not for me. I'd go nuts.
The five days I was on went by too fast. Going a shore is usually a 7am to 5 or 6 pm thing.

You can't really judge it if you've never been on one. I would say since each cruise line has a quite a few boats, people must enjoy them.
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All my cruises were on a black boat with one tiny window or big grey boats. I think I would only go on an Antarctic or Alaskan Cruise now. I would expect most of it to be boring to me. I am not that big on organized fun or limited mobility.

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Cruises are a great place to gain weight and get murdered.

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I've never been on a cruise but know a lot of people that have. Aren't there different cruise lines that cater to different interests and ages?
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Married 10 years next year, wifey wants to go on a Disney cruise with the kids to celebrate, most likely wait to winter and go somewhere warm and sunny, thinks it might be ok.
Checklist..
Bar- check
Food- check
Sun- check.
10,000 screaming kids somewhere else on the boat- check.
Just to be sure, Bar- check.
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The five days I was on went by too fast. Going a shore is usually a 7am to 5 or 6 pm thing.

You can't really judge it if you've never been on one. I would say since each cruise line has a quite a few boats, people must enjoy them.
Yes, I know many enjoy them. Cool. No bitterness. To me, it's like the casino/shows/tour group experience, which isn't my thing, either.

That being said, I'm ok anywhere....as long as I feel I can cut out when I want and go on my own schedule and whims. Even at a friend's party -I'm wired that way. Nothing worse for me than riding with someone else and being stuck there when I think it's time to go.
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My sister and BIL are going on their 4th Alaskan cruise in a couple of weeks. They have also done the Caribbean and new England cruises and have done a European river cruise. My BIL was always a guy that wanted to drive and camp on vacation. He took one Alaskan cruise and now he is hooked.

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