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saublewater 09-14-2007 11:13 AM

We love the beach...we spend all summer up in Sauble Beach Ontario. We have a place up there. We have also traveled to the Riviera Maya in Mexico and to both Punta Cana and Puerto Plata in the D.R. and to Barbados...we've only done A.I's though. Aside from that we've rented condos and vacation homes in Florida and traveled by motor home across Western/Easter Canada we have also traveled by train but never cruised other than on a ferry but that's not a cruise.

So.....

Can you all tell what's the lure of cruising? Can you tell me why so many people love it so much? I'm unsure of what to expect? I love to travel PERIOD...and I'm game for any form of travel....just a little wet behind the ears as far as cruising goes. Oh and we love to be on the water since we boat all summer long on our own personal boat. So what can you all tell me that will make me get pre-addicted to cruising?http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo...icon_smile.gif

saublewater

saublewater 09-14-2007 11:13 AM

We love the beach...we spend all summer up in Sauble Beach Ontario. We have a place up there. We have also traveled to the Riviera Maya in Mexico and to both Punta Cana and Puerto Plata in the D.R. and to Barbados...we've only done A.I's though. Aside from that we've rented condos and vacation homes in Florida and traveled by motor home across Western/Easter Canada we have also traveled by train but never cruised other than on a ferry but that's not a cruise.

So.....

Can you all tell what's the lure of cruising? Can you tell me why so many people love it so much? I'm unsure of what to expect? I love to travel PERIOD...and I'm game for any form of travel....just a little wet behind the ears as far as cruising goes. Oh and we love to be on the water since we boat all summer long on our own personal boat. So what can you all tell me that will make me get pre-addicted to cruising?http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo...icon_smile.gif

saublewater

KAWS 09-14-2007 11:27 AM

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by saublewater:
Can you all tell what's the lure of cruising? Can you tell me why so many people love it so much? I'm unsure of what to expect? I love to travel PERIOD...and I'm game for any form of travel....just a little wet behind the ears as far as cruising goes. Oh and we love to be on the water since we boat all summer long on our own personal boat. So what can you all tell me that will make me get pre-addicted to cruising?http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo...icon_smile.gif

saublewater </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

There's just so much to do and it's like getting a variety of vacations all at once. You get the ship, which is a lot like an AI, you get to wake up to a different port almost every day and you do excursions that you wouldn't normally do on an AI.

I love the beach too but there's just so much laying around on a beach I can do. At an AI we'll usually plan two excursions for the week but the rest of the time we usually want to stay there to "get our money's worth" out of the resort.

I find the entertainment is a lot better on a cruise ship than at the AI too. Those tend to be a lot "cheesier". The cruise ship ones are great!

The rooms/suites are larger at an AI to be sure and of course liquor is included, but dollar for dollar, I find them to be about on par when you factor in the cruise and the booze, but there's just so much more to experience on a cruise. Each ship is again a new experience so it doesn't get old either.

Hope this helps.

Kim

Berick1234 09-14-2007 12:09 PM

It's the salt air breeze, the sighting of whales, dolphins...the meeting of many people of different races, creeds, nationalities, it's the tasting of so many different types of food, it's the traveling from place to place but still having your own hotel to get you there, it's the relaxation, it's the activities, it's the shows, it's just being away and not having to worry about just about anything...IT'S JUST CRUISING...and it makes us happy:-)....

Happy sailing,

Bob E

penny3333 09-14-2007 12:34 PM

Kim is so right. Plus you are treated like a very special person. You leave for breakfast, you come back, the room is made, the towels are there for the beach. You leave for dinner, the room is made, the bed is turned down, there are chocolates on your pillow. If you need something, all you have to do is ask. If it's at all possible to accomodate you, they will. The food is unlimited, 24/7 you can eat if you desire, and there is variety. You can do as much or as little as you like. There's nothing like swimming in a pool while you're going 20 knots. If you like to work out, it's pretty nifty to stare out at the ocean while exercising. You can relax in a spa, get a massage while sipping a rum punch, dance all night, see different islands during the day, snorkel is some of the most beautiful water, join in some great games, visit the library, go to wonderful shows, enjoy great piano playing, the atrium areas are amazing, the lido deck is alive, the casino is a great place to loose money-but I love it. The sunrises and sunsets are totally amazing. Viewing the stars and moon at night while you're at sea is so relaxing. The feeling of being home as soon as you step on board. Well, that's just a beginning!

billybuzzy 09-14-2007 04:08 PM

Maybe it's just the Motion of the Ocean!!
that's why we call it "Mother Ocean!"

BillyBuzzy

digdmr 09-14-2007 04:36 PM

You unpack once and the ship is your hotel, but it takes you to all of your destinations without having to pack and unpack each time.

For me it's standing on the balcony watching the world go by in a slow, peaceful manner. The beauty of nature awaits you and is constantly changing, the view is never the same, but always remarkable.

Kraftsinc 09-14-2007 04:38 PM

Hi Saublewater,
What a small world. For almost 25 years we rented a cottage at Sauble beach. Our daughter took her first steps and had her first birthday there. It's still one of her favourite places to visit, but the last few years with the kids grown, we haven't been there as much. It is a beautiful place to vacation. We're from Kitchener, Ontario so it's not that far.

That being said - we have only cruised twice and absolutely love it. There is so much pampering and wonderful food and beautiful views. We still just get big smiles when we think about how wonderful our last one was in August. I love reading this message board with all the experienced cruisers telling so many interesting things about their cruises. It brings back that "cruisin'feeling" all over again.

saublewater 09-14-2007 07:06 PM

My goodness....now I can't wait to experience all these wonderful things for myself...I'm getting into cruise mode now! Thanks for sharing....but please keep them coming!

Yes Kraftsinc...we love Sauble Beach...my husband's been going up there since the age of 4 ...and we decided to buy a place up there 8 years ago...next Summer I will be up for the entire months of July and August. My 2 sons are now working up there during the summer...they work in the camp. We are at Carson's Camp...a meer 2 blocks from the beach. We love it because it's turn key...and the security and atmosphere or the fellow neighbours.

OK...back to do some more research on Bermuda.

saublewater

Cortney 09-14-2007 07:59 PM

I hate flying, so I love the feeling of being able to explore different places while enjoying the trip. You're completely and totally pampered. You're never bored; there's always a ton of things to do (or, if you don\'t feel like doing anything, you can do that, too! http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo...icon_smile.gif) You don't have to worry about dinner reservations or deciding where to go for dinner beyond the options on the ship. It's also so much fun to explore the ship itself and all of its different lounges and rooms... It's like a floating hotel or a floating city. There's nothing like the feeling of boarding a new ship! I get butterflies every time! http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo...icon_smile.gif


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