Anybody Cruising this Season?

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  1. Dr. Bob

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    My wife is struggling with a severe illness that stops her from any exposure (and I mean any) to the sun. So we're unable to keep up our tradition of cruising. Nothing since the Spring of 2007 (15 days to HAwaii and back) so I am going thru withdrawal.

    ANYONE want to share cruise experiences or plans? I'm about ready to hop a ship on my own and enjoy a couple weeks at sea. Going anywhere, any time.
     
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    We would love to go on a cruise. We had thought about heading out towards the Mediterranean maybe next Spring if dh can get the medical ins to travel. We have never been on a cruise before.
     
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    For a first cruise, I'd suggest a simple week in the eastern Caribbean. You will be in calm waters, test your sea legs and see if cruising is for you.

    We've been on ten in the past 7 years and never had a bad time.

    The WORST day on a cruise is better than the BEST day at home. ;)
     
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    It does sound really nice.

    Unfortunately, we do our cruising in a motor home, and are planning about a 3000 mile trip, to Utah, New Mexico, & Texas.....in the spring.

    The Caribbean waters are mostly calm, beautiful turquoise in color, and teaming with life.

    And if you can get past the fact that a lot of it is in the Bermuda Triangle, you can have a great time......(just kidding, folks)

    And you leave everything to them, and your job is to just enjoy yourself.....

    I hope things turn for the better, and you get out to sea.
     
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    [Warning: off-topic lame humor ahead.]

    Some BB'ers are crusin' for a brusin'.Does that count?
     
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    Dr Bob, your suggestion sounds lovely but dh can't get medical ins to cover a trip to the US at the moment. We thought it might be easier and more practical to stay within the EU as we are in the UK.

    Blessings

    following-Him :)
     
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    My bride and I are cruising over Thanksgiving week. All the kids are at the "wicked" in -laws :tear: . We also use the Royal Caribbean credit card so after 3 years we are finally getting a free 4 night cruise.

    This will be our 13th, so if we weren't able to cruise, we would go through the same withdrawl, Dr. Bob. Praying for your wife.
     
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    So sorry to hear about your wife. Hope & pray that she recovers. We went back to Alaska this summer -- got a reasonably good deal - plus used air miles so we didn't have to pay for air fare. We used the $$ instead for the excursions. Despite some of the rainy weather, we had a great time and in Vancouver pre/post cruise. We had three of the best excursions we'd ever taken -- riding in a float plane between the fjords (majestic!), canoeing past pieces ice right up to a glacier as it's coming into the water (freezing), and a helicopter ride to the top of a glacier & then dogsledding (the best). Also, surprisingly good entertainment on board -- the best in years.
     
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    I have a friend who is going to the Bahamas, Haiti, Cozumel....
     
  10. Dr. Bob

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    This is the old dock at Cozumel. Along with two Royal Caribbean ships dwarfing the bride and me.

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    That doct was turned into rubble by the waves during a hurricane 3 years ago. We returned, had to take a small boat into shore, and saw the broken concrete/re-bar and were amazed at the power of the storm.

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    Great pictures showing the strength of the hurricane. Here is a picture of the top of the glacier where we went dogsledding. No sun here.

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