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Romantic 10th Anniversary Cruise(s) for Jan 1, 2012. Suggestions

Any recommendations, i.e., Med, Carribean?
  • Ceferino
     asked this on October 31, 2011 at 02:13 PM
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You'll have a great time on any cruise; I've never been on a bad one. I never take less than a 7 day cruise now and still am just getting to finally know the ship by the time I leave. Shorter cruises, even 5 days, seem to end just after I get there. The Southern Caribbean route is my favorite so far and St. Marteen is my favorite island although many others also have fun things to do and nice scenery as well. St Lucia is very nice as well. Most of the lines offer plenty of fun but there do seem to be more kiddies on Carnival so if this bothers you stay away. The kid density is much better if you go when they are in school however when most families don't schedule vacations. I personally like Carnival but thought Royal Caribbean provided a 'classier' ride. Depends on your taste, Carnival is more of a 'party' boat. If you like tours be sure to check out the reviews on line. I've found great tours not provided by the cruise lines that gave much more at a better price but you have to do your research to find them. I think you;'l find a great romantic time at sea!
  • An anonymous user
     answered this on November 04, 2011 at 07:33 AM
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Had a great time on Royal Caribbean last January . 7 day cruise out of Puerto Rico stopping at 5 different islands. Great onboard activities and shows and wonderful food. Snorkeling, sailing, beaches, ziplining (so much fun!) are some of the day excursions you can get.
  • An anonymous user
     answered this on November 04, 2011 at 07:29 AM
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Celebrity is definitely a great cruise line. I've gone on Carnival Cruises before and they're kind of half full of little kids and half full of heavy drinking party people. I'd second the idea of the Mediterranean for Romance. If you're going to the Caribbean, I'd stick to the islands rather than Mexico or Central America. You can get an idea of what they're like here:

http://away.com/caribbean/travel-v1-cid108-caribbean-cid400173-travel.html

Happy cruising.
  • Pieter
     answered this on November 02, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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From personal experience, I would not recommend Carnival (or Disney)--tailored to families meaning lots of kiddos running around screaming (i.e. not romantic).

We did our honeymoon on Celebrity Cruise and it was fabulous. The ship was great, the food was beyond fabulous, the shows/activities were great. I would guess that most guest on Celebrity are 40s-60s with very few children. It was a great time to leave the phones/email behind and enjoy our time with each other. You can tailor your experiences both on the ship and off the ship; choosing to spend time with other guest or not.

We did a Caribbean cruise to Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, & St. Maarten. The destinations were okay. Do some research of things-to-do in the ports or go on guided tours. We just wandered around the areas, but ended up spending majority of the time on the ship because we enjoyed that more.

Our ship was heading to the Mediterranean after our Caribbean cruise, and the staff said the Mediterranean trips were a lot of fun. Unique & more time in ports to explore. If you have the desire to do Europe via a cruise ship and have the time & money then I would recommend it. If not Caribbean will be fine.

Note that some ships are leaving out of ports other than Florida too, Charleston, SC & Baltimore, MD I know for a fact have ships that leave out toward Bermuda & the Caribbean.

I had a girl friend & her husband that did a trip on Norwegian Cruise Line and they really enjoyed the ship & the stops. So that would be another provider to check out.

Have a blast!!! Eat & drink lots :)
  • MrsJBolt
     answered this on October 31, 2011 at 03:37 PM
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