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Old 05-26-2013, 01:03 PM
 
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I would to ask if a there are cruisers, who have booked two cruises one after another . But differet ships and iteniary. We have debated on a B2B. We are not sure we want to return voyage on the same ship. We looking to book another ship for our second cruise. Is there alot problems created in doing that. It looks like we have stay overnight and catch the next ship so far. If you have any info we would appreciate your input. Happy cruisng

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Old 05-26-2013, 02:32 PM
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Challon....We just did a month of cruising on a series of three B2B cruises changing ships/cruiselines and itineraries in February. In one case We did have to check into a hotel/motel overnight. Each Embarkation required going thru the usual boarding routine of a single cruise. If You are remaining on the same ship the B2B process is much easier...a ships officer will escort you off....take you thru customs quickly and escort you back aboard with new cards.
WE recommend that if an overnight stay is required, locate a hotel/motel that will provide at least a continental breakfast and free shuttle service to the ship in the morning!!!
It is a fun way to experience a wide variety of cruise ships/styles in a very short period and it helps to avoid ports You have visited far too often!!!
We are doing the same next February from the West Coast with a B2B Hawaiian/Mexico Adventure!! We are somewhat addicted to cruising!!!

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Old 05-26-2013, 05:31 PM
 
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Hi Billy Buzzy
Thankyou for your reply. You confirmed just what we were looking for . For some reason sailing on the same ship, just didn't appeal to us. We were looking to continue our cruise adventure. Just wasn't to sure if it would work. At present looking to do Southern Caribbean then a Eastern Caribbean both 8 days , will have see how it works out. Yours sounds great also. Cruise addiction alive and well. Enjoy.
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:45 PM
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Hi Cruisers
I would to ask if a there are cruisers, who have booked two cruises one after another . But differet ships and iteniary. We have debated on a B2B. We are not sure we want to return voyage on the same ship. We looking to book another ship for our second cruise. Is there alot problems created in doing that. It looks like we have stay overnight and catch the next ship so far. If you have any info we would appreciate your input. Happy cruisng

B2B ourway
challon
Should not be a problem, But an overnight stay seems like a good idea just to be sure the connection isn't messed up
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:41 AM
 
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Hey Challon,

I don't think you have to stay overnight. It really would depend on what time of year you are cruising because, really, the only thing that usually interferes with a ships itinerary is a hurricane, otherwise, I think you would be fine to simply get off of one ship and then move right to the other. You may be different from me, but the thought of getting off of a ship and then finding transportation to a hotel, then settling in for a whole day, then repacking again and transferring again, etc. just sounds a bit exhausting.

Or, another alternative....if you truly think it would be boring to stay on the same ship, consider this, everyone who sails on the bigger ships state that there is no way to explore everything in one trip. Surely you can find a larger ship that sails two different itineraries to go B2B on.

My family has been B2B twice on the Carnival Elation, once out of Mobile and the next summer out of New Orleans, each time sailing the same itinerary and we never got bored. In fact, the time between cruises when we were the only five people left on the ship was the most exciting time of all.

Anyway, whatever you decide, I am sure that you will have an awesome time!

Good luck!

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Old 06-01-2013, 05:37 PM
 
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Hi brad
We have chosen the cruises because of the islands . Different to where we have been. That being said the one ends on a Sat , the other does not sail to Sun. So we have a day night between cruises. That's why we wondering how much hassle and was it worth it. So far it doesn't seem to bad. I guess we wait to see. Thanks for your input . Does raise some questions. No decision yet

lookin to cruise Southern Caribbean princess/carnival (working on it)
challon lady dee

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