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What I hate about cruising....

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The travel getting to the cruise. For European cruises, it takes us about 24 hours from the stateroom door the the door of our house. And for domestic cruises, it always requires a hotel stay the night before since Royal doesn't offer much on the left coast. 

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The cost of getting there and back. We have a 7 day southern cruise next year and I realized that for the same price, I can fly to Europe and spend a week in a European city.

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The stress of the drive the morning of the cruise (I'm 2 1/2 hours away from Baltimore) -- Not knowing what the traffic will be like, or road conditions, can be stressful.  Fortunately, leaving early in the morning decreases the odds of heavy traffic and the problems associated with it.

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42 minutes ago, Matt said:

The limited vacation time to take cruises!

Exactly what I was going to say. I hate being limited in how many cruises I can take, both by work scheduling and of course the whole "paying for it" thing. 

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As for things about cruises that I hate/don't like as far as ON the cruises themselves:

 

(in no particular order)

- Chair Hoggers 

- Artificial-Intelligence Elevators (the ones that skip floors when they're "kinda full" but still have room... they decide when and if they want to stop to pick up people, etc...) 

- Rude people around the Elevators... 

- When the captain is available for pictures for a window of about 12 minutes, and 750 people want to get their picture taken with him/her.... 

 

 

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3 hours ago, toodle68 said:

The cost of getting there and back. We have a 7 day southern cruise next year and I realized that for the same price, I can fly to Europe and spend a week in a European city.

I am paying so much for our spring break air fare that we decided to leap and do europe next year.   The airfare looks to be only 200 to 300 more!   Uts not good when you are paying 3/4 of your cruise in air fare (like we are next march! ) Jane

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1 hour ago, mom2mybugs said:

I am paying so much for our spring break air fare that we decided to leap and do europe next year.   The airfare looks to be only 200 to 300 more!   Uts not good when you are paying 3/4 of your cruise in air fare (like we are next march! ) Jane

You won't be disappointed. I've become a super fan of Europe. I've even considered missing Marathon Weekend to cruise Europe this winter instead of the Caribbean as airfare to Rome is in the $500-$600 range from the California at that time. It would be cold, but we'd also be seeing ports we've never seen before. Plus, the cruise I priced is about $200 per person cheaper than the Caribbean cruise, which makes up for the difference in airfare.

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4 minutes ago, DocLC said:

You won't be disappointed. I've become a super fan of Europe. I've even considered missing Marathon Weekend to cruise Europe this winter instead of the Caribbean as airfare to Rome is in the $500-$600 range from the California at that time. It would be cold, but we'd also be seeing ports we've never seen before. Plus, the cruise I priced is about $200 per person cheaper than the Caribbean cruise, which makes up for the difference in airfare.

I agree. I think most people associate cruising with warm weather, but a colder climate would be great, as it's, at least in my opinion, all about the itinerary. 

You said it will be cold, but that's all subjective. It can't be any colder than Chicago in winter and that's what we would be missing if we went at that time! :10_wink:

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1 minute ago, FManke said:

I agree. I think most people associate cruising with warm weather, but a colder climate would be great, as it's, at least in my opinion, all about the itinerary. 

You said it will be cold, but that's all subjective. It can't be any colder than Chicago in winter and that's what we would be missing if we went at that time! :10_wink:

Good point! I was born in Hawaii and raised in Southern California, so my notion of cold is very different.  Also, when we did Norway, the highs were in the 50s and in the British Isles a couple of weeks ago it was high 50s/low 60s, so what's 20 less degrees?

 

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1 minute ago, DocLC said:

Good point! I was born in Hawaii and raised in Southern California, so my notion of cold is very different.  Also, when we did Norway, the highs were in the 50s and in the British Isles a couple of weeks ago it was high 50s/low 60s, so what's 20 less degrees?

 

We lived in Georgia for a couple of years and thought it was funny when people were wearing winter coats when it was in the 40's, and I would just have a sweatshirt on.

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