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Just for fun, share if you have ever had these cruise experiences.

--Sailed alone

--Sailed with a sweetheart/spouse

--Sailed with other family members

--Done a repositioning cruise

--Missed a port call because of weather

--Had your port of disembarkation changed because of weather

--Sailed in or out of a port in your home town

--Sailed in or out of a port in foreign country

--Gotten sick on a cruise

--Ate at the midnight buffet

--Had formal tea on a sea day

--Visited a cruise line's private island

--Toured the ship's galley

--Toured the bridge

--Had a wardrobe malfunction on board

--Sailed on a cruise line other than RC

--Had the chef make something special for only your table

I have only been on 7 cruises, but I have done all of them!  Let's hear from you.  Feel free to add to the list!

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From your list:

--Sailed with a sweetheart/spouse

--Sailed with other family members

--Done a repositioning cruise (technically - it was a Panama Canal cruise)

--Sailed in or out of a port in your home town (not unless the Toronto Island Ferry counts)

--Sailed in or out of a port in foreign country

--Visited a cruise line's private island

--Had a wardrobe malfunction on board (XYZ incident)

--Sailed on a cruise line other than RC (Princess, DCL)

--Had the chef make something special for only your table (it was because we found a plastic pouch in the soup (I presume it contained the soup) on a DCL cruise. I guess DCL gets some food from Sysco?)

Additional:

- My wife got to visit the infirmary

- Won money at the casino

- Lost money at the casino

- Cursed people that stayed on 14 vs a dealer 10 at the casino

- Wiped out on the pool deck

- Sailed a river cruise

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Let's see, after three cruises, I can check off:

  • Sailed with a sweetheart/spouse
  • Sailed in or out of a port in your home town state (out of Cape Liberty)
  • Visited a cruise line's private island (Labadee)

From @KWong's list, I've also got:

  • Lost money at the casino
  • Won money at the casino

I can add these as new:

  • Dined in a specialty restaurant on board
  • Done Chef's Table
  • Done the exact same itinerary at least twice (5-night Bermuda sailing on Anthem in October)
  • Seen the exact same production shows at least twice (We Will Rock You, Spectra's Cabaret)
  • Put myself into a food coma
  • Developed drink fatigue while using the DBP
  • Gotten seasick

After I've sailed sister line Celebrity in August, I'll also have these ones cleared:

  • Done a repositioning cruise
  • Sailed in or out of a port in foreign country
  • Had formal tea on a sea day
  • Sailed on a cruise line other than RC

 

 

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Just for fun, share if you have ever had these cruise experiences.

--Sailed alone - Truly solo, no. Without a significant other, yes. As a single man in my mid 20s, and had a BLAST. 

--Sailed with a sweetheart/spouse - Both. Very first cruise was with my GF at the time, then sailed again with my GF that became my wife, then on our honeymoon, then with my wife. 

--Sailed with other family members - multiple times....parents, siblings, cousins, grandma.....

--Done a repositioning cruise - never

--Missed a port call because of weather - Coco Cay ONCE, then got booted off Coco Cay another time to leave early because of rough seas. That was back in the tender days, and hopping onto the plank from the tender was.....dicey. 

--Had your port of disembarkation changed because of weather - never

--Sailed in or out of a port in your home town - never

--Sailed in or out of a port in foreign country - kind of confused by this one....arent most ports in foreign countries? Bahamas, Mexico, Grand Cayman, Belize, Honduras for me. 

--Gotten sick on a cruise - not yet

--Ate at the midnight buffet - yes

--Had formal tea on a sea day - no

--Visited a cruise line's private island - Coco Cay 

--Toured the ship's galley - no

--Toured the bridge - no

--Had a wardrobe malfunction on board - no

--Sailed on a cruise line other than RC - Yes (shhhhhhh)

--Had the chef make something special for only your table - no 

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Let's see...

--Sailed with a sweetheart/spouse- including an anniversary cruise for just us

--Sailed with other family members- 4 daughters

--Sailed in or out of a port in foreign country- Spain and Italy

--Gotten sick on a cruise- Briefly when the ship was caught in the Mistral in the Med

--Ate at the midnight buffet- yep

--Sailed on a cruise line other than RC- DCL, MSC

--Had the chef make something special for only your table- on MSC from a waiter's recommendation

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-Sailed alone..If one day river cruises count then yes.

--Sailed with a sweetheart/spouse...nope

--Sailed with other family members..yes my brother and mother

--Done a repositioning cruise..yes my Egyptian cruise started in Luxor and ended in Aswan

--Missed a port call because of weather..no

--Had your port of disembarkation changed because of weather...just the time

--Sailed in or out of a port in your home town...I live in Chicago so no

--Sailed in or out of a port in foreign country...Yes Egypt and Germany

--Gotten sick on a cruise..yes in Egypt

--Ate at the midnight buffet...no

--Had formal tea on a sea day...define Formal😉

--Visited a cruise line's private island....CoCo Cay on my first RC cruise

--Toured the ship's galley....in Egypt

--Had a wardrobe malfunction on board...OMG yes, I wore a Lilo and Stitch Disney dress and my back poofy side got caught in my shawl. A kind woman informed me my black-tights covered butt was showing while waiting for the elevator😂

--Sailed on a cruise line other than RC...yes MSC and the Egyptian river cruise line.

--Had the chef make something special for only your table...yes on the Egyptian river cruise...I don't eat fish and it was all seafood so he made me a hamburger and fries😜

 

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Only two cruises under my belt so far - April, 1998 honeymoon on Nordic Empress (its name at the time) from San Juan to the US VI's, and April, 2019 with extended family on Allure from Miami to Nassau, Coz, Costa Maya, and Roatan.  Here's what I've done from @SweetHomeLady's list....

--Sailed with a sweetheart/spouse - spouse both times

--Sailed with other family members - spouse, in-laws and children in 2019

--Sailed in or out of a port in foreign country - not really, since San Juan is a US territory, but felt like it 🙂 

--Toured the ship's galley - yes in 2019

--Had a wardrobe malfunction on board - sort of in 2019.  My formal dress had a long, somewhat fitted skirt with a slit up the back.  My spiky high heels kept getting caught in the hem at the bottom of the slit while I walked, so the back of my skirt would follow my leg back and forth, tugging it down.  I don't know if anyone else noticed, but it was a major pain (or tug) in the ass to me.  Very annoying.

....From @JLMoran's list...

--Dined in a specialty restaurant on board - Hibachi

--Gotten seasick - not on the cruise ship, but on a deep sea fishing excursion from Costa Maya on one of those little fishing boats.  We did trolling where the boat keeps moving with the lines cast, and when my teenage son caught an 18-lb barracuda, I stood up to get video from my cell phone while he reeled it in.  Apparently rocking on a boat over ocean waves while concentrating my eyes on my cell phone doesn't work well for me.  I got the video, but was losing my lunch over the side a few minutes later. 🤢

....and extras from my own list....

--Got selected to be on stage for the Not-So-Newly-Wed game on my 1998 honeymoon cruise, and won!!!!  We also got ship-famous for the duration of the cruise for our answer to the question, "What's the most interesting place you ever did the deed?" "The lobby of a hospital!!"  The game played on the ship TV on repeat for days, and people all over the ship recognized us and wanted more details. LOL  

--Held a sloth, monkey and iguana - 2019 cruise in Roatan

--Planned a cruise for other people - 2019 cruise for my in-laws.  They put all their faith (and credit card) in me to plan all their activities, and had a great time!!!  (I'm an uber-vacation planner so I was happy to do this)

--My husband took his pants off and did a kick line in his underwear during Quest on our 1998 cruise  🦵🩲🦵     🦵🩲🦵    🦵🩲 🦵

 

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OK... we've only been on 5 cruises to date, but here we go!

--Sailed alone (Not yet.)

--Sailed with a sweetheart/spouse (Yes, every cruise with my wife... our honeymoon cruise on Disney Wonder was our first cruise ever and when we caught the bug!)

--Sailed with other family members (Yes, sailed Explorer and Liberty with family.)

--Done a repositioning cruise (Not yet.)

--Missed a port call because of weather (Not yet.)

--Had your port of disembarkation changed because of weather (Not yet.)

--Sailed in or out of a port in your home town (Yes, if you consider Cape Liberty, NJ... 2 cruises so far with this upcoming May being the 3rd on Oasis.)

--Sailed in or out of a port in foreign country (Not yet.)

--Gotten sick on a cruise (Yes, our second cruise, on Majesty... both my wife and I got a nasty head/sinus cold. Fortunately, we have never been seasick.)

--Ate at the midnight buffet (Can't remember if Disney offered it back in 2010, but Royal stopped doing that by the time we started cruising RC.)

--Had formal tea on a sea day (Not yet.)

--Visited a cruise line's private island (Yes, Castaway Cay, Labadee, and Coco Cay - pre Perfect Day!)

--Toured the ship's galley (Not yet, but tempted to book it this May on Oasis.)

--Toured the bridge (Not yet, but want to!)

--Had a wardrobe malfunction on board (Not yet.)

--Sailed on a cruise line other than RC (Yes, Disney for our honeymoon and first cruise ever.)

--Had the chef make something special for only your table (Not yet.)

 

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