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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-14-2007, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Cruise Ship Advice

I am thinking of going on a cruise in March. There are 3 main Cruise Companies. Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines. Has anyone ever used one of these cruise ship companies before? I am looking to set sail out of a FL port.

I am leaning towards Norewegian Cruise Lines because they have what you call "Freestyle Cruising". More layed back and you don't need to get dressed up like the other ships require for dinner and what not. They don't have set times for dinner either. The cruise with them I am looking into goes to Bahamas, Costa Maya, Belize and Roatan (Honduras)

Second in line would be Carnival. They have an awesome cruise that goes to Cozumel Mexico, Costa Maya, Belize and Grand Cayman Islands.

Royal Caribbean has some nice cruises as well but I am not feeling the company as much as the other two.

Has anyone been to any of the Islands I mentioned? Any advice or suggestions would be great!


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I'd miss my bike too much to go on a cruise.
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could always take a pocket bike to ride on the boat LOL

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On topic guys..... don't hijack my thread
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It was on topic

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After 13 years in the Canoe club(Navy) I could care less about a ship. However, Belize is very nice-Especially if you are into scuba.
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I went on a the carnival cruise to belize, costa maya, cozumel and grand caymens in July and had an amazing time. I don't know how it compares to the other cruises mentioned though...
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post #8 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-15-2007, 02:27 PM
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Cruise ships are the perfect place to murder someone... Toss their ass off the side at 3am... Nobody knows.
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post #9 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-15-2007, 02:40 PM
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I would never go on one of those cruise things.

Instead of a cruise I would just choose a couple places you want to go and visit them normal-style. Cruises waste too much time on the boat and not enough time in the actual places you're visiting. They make it look very attractive by making it all-inclusive and just one simple price, but in reality you would be better off just going on your own well-planned vacation.
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post #10 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-20-2007, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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*Shrugs*

Anyone else want to add any advice/input?

I put a room on hold for 24 hours with Norwegian Cruise Lines going to the Western Caribbean. I think "Freestyle Cruising" is the way to go. I am planning on paying the deposit tomorrow.


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I may be wrong but isn't carnival the one where there was a lot of sick people on board and they had to pull in to get everyone treated?
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I wonder...
If someone decides that the ocean would be a better place to swim than the pool on board, and they jump off... will the cruise ship stop and pick them up again, or just keep going?

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lol they send out a little rescue motorboat, cost to much to actually stop the ship. I went on a 2 week carnival cruise to Europe and I have no complaints. Word of advice though is NEVER give them your email lol because I still cant get them to stop emailing me crap everyday.
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lol they send out a little rescue motorboat, cost to much to actually stop the ship. I went on a 2 week carnival cruise to Europe and I have no complaints. Word of advice though is NEVER give them your email lol because I still cant get them to stop emailing me crap everyday.
Good to know.

Ad on bottom of page, $799 for a disney carribean cruise. didn't read the details.

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I may be wrong but isn't carnival the one where there was a lot of sick people on board and they had to pull in to get everyone treated?

They are the Ghetto Ship company thats why...laughs... even my travel agent was steering me away from Carnival.
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They are the Ghetto Ship company thats why...laughs... even my travel agent was steering me away from Carnival.
i didn't have any complaints but we also shelled out for a suite with a balcony and tipped big so we were treated like royalty.
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ask about an upgrade once on board... if better cabbins are available they will upgrade you for cheaper $$ then booking a better room ahead of time...

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ask about an upgrade once on board... if better cabbins are available they will upgrade you for cheaper $$ then booking a better room ahead of time...
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One that stays a float would be a plus
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I just saw something on the largest cruise ship... anyone know what the biggest one is now?




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