MORE THOUGHTS ON THE CRUISE AND CRUISE SHIP

Trip Start May 28, 2007
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Trip End Dec 31, 2007


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Flag of Canada  , Ontario,
Monday, July 30, 2007

SEVERAL TIMES AFTER WE HAD BOOKED OUR CRUISE,
BUT BEFORE WE WENT ON THE CRUISE,
I GOT QUITE EXCITED ABOUT THE CONCEPT OF GOING ON A CRUISE    (I HAD NEVER BEEN ON A CRUISE BEFORE)
I LOOKED AT A 42 DAY CRUISE FROM ROME TO HONG KONG,  AND THEN A 114 DAY AROUND THE WORLD CRUISE.
EVERYONE TOLD ME THAT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA
TO GO ON MY FIRST CRUISE FIRST,
BEFORE BOOKING A SECOND CRUISE. 
WHICH IS GOOD ADVICE.
OUR TWO WEEK CRUISE WAS WONDERFUL.
90% OF CRUISES ARE EITHER 1 OR 2 WEEKS.
THERE IS AT LEAST 3 REASONS FOR THIS.

   NO.#1 REASON   -  MOST PEOPLE CAN ONLY GET
                ONE OR TWO WEEKS HOLIDAYS AT A TIME

   NO.#2 REASON   -  THE COST OF A CRUISE PROBABLY
                RESTRICTS MANY PEOPLE TO 1 OR 2 WEEK
                CRUISES

   NO. #3 REASON   -  AFTER 1 OR 2 WEEKS OF DOING
                 NOTHING (WHICH IS OR CAN BE NICE) MOST
                 PEOPLE WILL START GETTING BORED WITH
                 DOING NOTHING

THE FIRST 2 REASONS DO NOT APPLY TO ME,
TO RESTRICT THE LENGTH OF THE CRUISE THAT I DO GO ON.
HOWEVER, THE 3rd REASON MIGHT APPLY - I HAVE NOT REACHED THAT STAGE ON A CRUISE  -  BUT I DO LIKE TO BE DOING THINGS.

OUR EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE OF TWO WEEKS WAS GOOD BECAUSE THERE IS LOTS TO DO IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN  -  THERE WAS ONLY TWO SEA DAYS (DAYS THAT WE WERE NOT IN PORT) DURING OUR CRUISE  -  THE SHIP TRAVELED AT NIGHT AND DOCKED IN PORT MOST DAYS.
BUT A 42 DAY CRUISE FROM ROME TO HONG KONG WOULD HAVE A LOT OF SEA DAYS  -  AND AN AROUND THE WORLD CRUISE OF 114 DAYS WOULD HAVE A REALLY, REALLY LOT OF SEA DAYS.
I DO KNOW SOME ONE THAT TOOK A CRUISE FROM VANCOUVER TO AUSTRALIA AND BACK TO VANCOUVER  -  I FORGET HOW MANY DAYS THEIR CRUISE TOOK  -  BUT THEY DID MENTION THAT IT DID START TO BE A DRAG AND A BORE ON THE WAY BACK  -  STOPPING AT THE SAME PORTS THAT THEY HAD SEEN BEFORE ON THEIR WAY THERE.
ANYWAY, I CAN SEE THAT TOO MANY SEA DAYS COULD BECOME A DRAG AND A BORE AND EVEN GOING FROM PORT TO PORT MIGHT GET TO BE A DRAG AFTER A WHILE  -  SO IF I/WE DO BOOK ANY MORE CRUISES IT WILL NEVER BE MORE THAN TWICE AS LONG AS THE PREVIOUS CRUISE  -  SO RIGHT NOW THAT WOULD MEAN THE MAXIMUM CRUISE THAT WE WOULD BOOK RIGHT NOW WOULD BE FOR 28 DAYS
  -  HOWEVER, WE HAVE NO PLANS ON BOOKING
     ANOTHER CRUISE RIGHT NOW.

THIS WILL PROBABLY BE MY LAST TRAVELBLOG ON THIS TRAVELOGUE  -  PLAN TO DO A LITTLE CAMPING BUT NOTHING TO TALK ABOUT.

NO TRAVEL PLANS FOR BEFORE XMAS.
NO TRAVEL PLANS UNTIL 2008 - AND, THERE IS NO PLAN - JUST THAT WE PROBABLY WILL BE DOING SOME TRAVELLING IN 2008.

ALL THE BEST TO EVERYONE
AND BE GOOD TO YOURSELVES

DAVID AND LISE.





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