From: Ohioguy on 5 Jun 2010 22:34
I'll look up some of the Bermuda possibilities as well, due to the
suggested (relatively) cooler weather suggestions. I'm just not a
sunbather - I enjoy swimming in ponds and lakes, but not just "getting
sun". I'm more of a caver/spelunker - and was active in that as a hobby
with a group until getting busy with kids.
I do have what might seem like an oddball question - if I get a
balcony, could I fish from it? I'm not really sure how fast a cruise
ship goes, or how often it is sitting stationary in port. I do know I
enjoy fishing occasionally, and wondered if it is allowed on a ship of
this kind. I used to go trolling for walleye on my Grandfather's boat
out on Lake Erie.
From: Tom K on 5 Jun 2010 23:01
On 6/5/10 9:36 PM, John Sisker wrote:
> Whatever you decide, remember... there is no wrong cruise.
That's terrible advice. There ARE ABSOLUTELY wrong cruises. If you
pick something that is totally a wrong fit, it could be a horrible
experience. For me Carnival is the wrong cruise.
I think a travel agent has the professional responsibility to learn
enough about the client, and then recommend the right cruise, not to
simply say there is no wrong cruise.
From: Tom K on 5 Jun 2010 23:07
On 6/5/10 10:13 PM, Ohioguy wrote:
> Alaska - I think it is ruled out because our travel dates are
> inflexible. However, I'll have to double check with my wife. We were
> making the travel dates in early October simply because it worked out
> that her Mom was coming to visit so they & the kids could go see Disney
> on Ice. Then she would already be here to watch the kids. Without that
> stipulation, yes, indeed, we might be able to do Alaska. However, I'm
> not sure that is what my wife had in mind this time around.
Know what? Then go with the Caribbean. And save Alaska and/or Europe
Just do me one favor... pick something better than Carnival. Don't risk
making your first experience on a cruise something you might hate. Had
Carnival been our first cruise, we probably would never have done
another. Luckily it wasn't... and I've now got over 40 cruises under my
--Tom <--- heading up to Alaska in a few weeks...
From: Tom K on 5 Jun 2010 23:10
On 6/5/10 10:34 PM, Ohioguy wrote:
> I'll look up some of the Bermuda possibilities as well, due to the
> suggested (relatively) cooler weather suggestions. I'm just not a
> sunbather - I enjoy swimming in ponds and lakes, but not just "getting
> sun". I'm more of a caver/spelunker - and was active in that as a hobby
> with a group until getting busy with kids.
Bermuda does have caves that you can take an excursion to.
> I do have what might seem like an oddball question - if I get a balcony,
> could I fish from it? I'm not really sure how fast a cruise ship goes,
> or how often it is sitting stationary in port. I do know I enjoy fishing
> occasionally, and wondered if it is allowed on a ship of this kind. I
> used to go trolling for walleye on my Grandfather's boat out on Lake Erie.
No you can't fish from the balcony. You'll still be about 50 feet above
the water, even in a low balcony. Not to mention the danger of a hook.
And ships do about 20-25 knots.
But some places like Bermuda and the Bahamas do offer excursions where
you can go fishing for things like marlin.
From: Brian K on 5 Jun 2010 23:28
Kurt Ullman conferred with the ghost of Faye Wray and said On 6/5/2010
> In article<56ok06ldk6s1r5perolungnhb62c27jsgr(a)4ax.com>,
> Stu<info(a)foodforu.ca> wrote:
>> What 2700 cruisers and 1100 staff isn't so bad , look at the new Royal
>> Caribbean Ship .. Oasis of the Seas 5,400 passengers and 2,165 crew
>> members, way too many people for my liking.
>> Then a 29,000 sq. ft kids area, not a ship I'd like to be on for a
>> relaxing time.
> I view the Oasis much the same as NYC. Not necessarily a place I would
> like to live, but absolutely a place I have to visit once to have
> experienced it.
I have no desire to experience The Monstrosity of The Seas even once.
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