I love reading everyone's thoughts on cruises. I'm getting ready to go on my 10th...Holiday June 14th...and as I've said in the past, I've never been on a bad one! There are those I've liked more than others, but cruises are as fun as you make them. I LOVE formal night, Captain's cocktail party, and of course the shows. My question is simplt this...where is everyone from? I'm in Rocky Mount, NC and I usually drive to the ports. Not far and fun drive. Where is everyone else from? Love to know.
Hi Steve - I am from the DEEEEEEEP South. Georgia. We are only about 1 hour north of Tallahassee. We can usually drive to Jacksonville, Port Canaveral and Tampa. Miami and Ft. Lauderdale we usually stop overnight...but
This coming September cruise we are flying down.
I am glad to have found this website...it sure helps to know there are others that have the same cruising addition as I do.
New York. I wish I could say the Southwest. This winter stuff just isn't for me. You'd think after 44 years, I'd be used to it by now. It would be nice to cruise out of the NYC or NJ ports, but we've always gotten better prices elsewhere. A'ndrea
Originally from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, but now we live in Trinity, Alabama. We used to fly to the cruises, but with all the garbage you have to go through now, it's better to drive. It's not a bad drive at all, plus we break it up into 2 days. Usually stop in Ocala the first night, then Ft. Lauderdale the next night. It's nice having my own car in Ft. Lauderdale. I get to drive around and see if any of my old haunts are still around. The best part is not having to worry about the luggage. We pack over-night bags for the hotel stays and leave them in the car while on the cruise. When you come back from the cruise, pull your car up, load it up, and voila-on your way. It's easy to drive to New Orleans, Mobile, Tampa, Port Canavaral, Ft. Lauderdale or Miami. Sure wish more lines would start sailing out of Mobile-especially Princess.
I am originally from a small village in the Hudson Valley - Philmont, NY. Our most famous former citizen is Oliver North, who grew up there and graduated from the same high school I attended. I left Philmont a week after high school graduation and never returned. Ten years of active military duty later I found myself with a job offer to work for TVA in north Alabama, and I've been in Athens, Alabama, since 1984.
We still fly to cruises, although the tedium does get to me. The best cruises we've had were on the Holiday, and I think a part of it is because we drove to each of those cruises and didn't have to get stressed out with airports.
Thanks for all the great replies and keep em coming. Dave, I LOVE driving to each cruise. Usually stay in Daytona...about a 10 hr drive. Then it's only a short jump to Tampa or Port Canaveral, and a few hours to Miami or Ft Lauderdale. Favorite Port? Port Canaveral...hands down!
Sacramento here north of Los Angles so that would be our port. We have taken the plane, the train, and the car with each of them being an adventure. We have also flown to Florida and went out of there and this time flying to Puerto Rico and going out of that port...Like you some cruises are better than others, but definitely never had a bad one.
1998 Holiday CATALINA-MEXICO
2000 Viking Serenade CATALINA- MEXICO
2002 Fantasy BAHAMAS
2004 Esctasy CATALINA-MEXIC0
2005 NCL SAN FRANCISCO
2006 Paradise CATALINA-MEXICO
2007 Pride MEXICAN RIVIERA
2008 Paradise CATALINA-MEXICO
2008 Destiny SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN
2009 Liberty EASTERN CARIBBEAN
2010 Paradise CATALINA-MEXICO
2011 Paradise CATALINA-MEXICO
2012 Crown Princess EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN