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    Senior Member SteveinMN's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardnr View Post
    We hated the Alaska cruise-dropped a small fortune in excursions to get off the damn boat. We're not gamblers or drinkers and I can hardly stay awake past 9 so the shows were missed by me. Total waste of $.
    On our most recent cruise, we walked through the casino as necessary to get to other places; we never visited "on purpose" (though I find that very carefully built environment a fascinating study in people and psychology and worth a visit for that alone). We rarely attend the shows. A good jazz trio or pianist such will get my attention but the revues and cruise ship versions of game shows or talent shows don't interest me at all. Instead we visit the ship's library or go to the club at the back of the ship (that requires three elevator rides) and we read or just watch the scenery go by.

    For us, the value of a cruise is unpacking once in a guaranteed hotel room, not having to figure out much in the way of meals and transportation if we don't want to, and having destinations that change. But, yeah, after seven or eight days of cruising, I'm done with the atmosphere. I know some people live for the communal celebration; I'm not one of them. So far cruises are still worth the money to us, but I can travel just as well without the boat -- for me, it's a conveyance. The enjoyment of cruising, it seems, is on a spectrum.
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    Senior Member iris lilies's Avatar
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    I would never do an ocean cruise, but the Viking river cruises that are hotels on the water are somewhat appealing.

    We ran our own “cruise” 15 years ago when we did a canal trip in the U.K. DH captained the boat and I was the lock manager.

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    Senior Member Teacher Terry's Avatar
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    I love reading about everyone’s experiences.

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    Moderator Float On's Avatar
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    Not too much planned for now except NC in May for DS#2 grad and Banff in July for his wedding...unless they change plans again. So far it was Iceland, then FL, now Banff. I've only been to Banff over christmas so rather looking forward to the summer visit.
    Float On: My "Happy Place" is on my little kayak in the coves of Table Rock Lake.

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    I have plenty of travel plans - in my dreams. LOL. In reality - not so much. Love reading about everyone else's travels!! Thanks so much for sharing.
    To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer." Mahatma Gandhi

    Be nice whenever possible. It's always possible. - Dalai Lama

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