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Old 08-13-2009, 12:09 PM
spoheat spoheat is offline
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Look at the cruiseline websites and check out the shore excursions, and also some independents line Shoretrips.com. We picked out first itinery as a family based on what we like to do--the cruiseline and ship just sort of followed the idea of "where do we want to go". We have been discouraged at trying lines other than RCCL (my TA says that we will not enjoy the demographic on Carnival and also found the ships to be less well insulated), and my parents who are well into their 80s love Princess which gave me pause--what they value in a vacation is not what I am after. Now we are in an RCCL rut, afraid to try other lines in case (now this will sound really stupid--like going to the Caribbean on a cruise is ever a waste?) it isn't as good as what we are used to.
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