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UGAFan0829
03-23-2005, 09:26 AM
Has anyone here ever cruised twice in the same year?

alexandrew
03-23-2005, 09:31 AM
yes....never 2 7 day cruises though

WDWLVR
03-23-2005, 09:32 AM
We did in 2003. We had our May 7 day cruise already booked when they announced the 4 day DVC Member Cruise. So we did the 4 day in Feburary followed by the 7 day in May. It was great!

kplatt
03-23-2005, 09:34 AM
Yes, it was a guilty pleasure! Actually, three times in 12 1/2 months. And loved every minute!

Karen
Wonder 11/01
Magic 3/02
Magic 11/02
Carnival Destiny (don't ask) 12/03
Booked on Magic Eastbound Panama Canal 8/05

jkfreeman33
03-23-2005, 09:37 AM
We have done 2 cruises in a year many times.
Being from Chicago, we like to go somewhere warm in Jan/Feb.
The best price for cruises is in Sept/Oct, so we can do that one for about half the price of the one in Jan/Feb. I usually try to do 2 different sets of ports when we do 2 in one year.
This year we are doing a Carnival cruise in June and then a RCCL in Sept.
One year we did a NCL cruise in Feb and then friends talked us into a RCCL cruise in April. We got off one ship, went back to work for 5 weeks and went again. Life is good when that happens!!
Cruises have been very inexpensive the last few years, why not do 2?
I did a 7 day Princess out of San Juan last August for $610.00 (balcony cabin) for $610 per person. The cruise we are going on in Sept will cost $815 per person for a balcony cabin.
This is for cruises to the carribbean, Alaska & Hawaii are very expensive.
I still think taking a cruise is the cheapest form of a vacation. (not counting the bar bill at the end of the week)
This year will be our 15th and 16th cruise.
Go on 2 or 3 a year - leave any guilt on the dock when you board!!

UGAFan0829
03-23-2005, 09:41 AM
We have done 2 cruises in a year many times.
Being from Chicago, we like to go somewhere warm in Jan/Feb.
The best price for cruises is in Sept/Oct, so we can do that one for about half the price of the one in Jan/Feb. I usually try to do 2 different sets of ports when we do 2 in one year.
This year we are doing a Carnival cruise in June and then a RCCL in Sept.
One year we did a NCL cruise in Feb and then friends talked us into a RCCL cruise in April. We got off one ship, went back to work for 5 weeks and went again. Life is good when that happens!!
Cruises have been very inexpensive the last few years, why not do 2?
I did a 7 day Princess out of San Juan last August for $610.00 (balcony cabin) for $610 per person. The cruise we are going on in Sept will cost $815 per person for a balcony cabin.
This is for cruises to the carribbean, Alaska & Hawaii are very expensive.
I still think taking a cruise is the cheapest form of a vacation. (not counting the bar bill at the end of the week)
This year will be our 15th and 16th cruise.
Go on 2 or 3 a year - leave any guilt on the dock when you board!!

Thanks...that makes me feel better for even thinking about it. We just took one back in January, but now I was thinking of September or October...but I just don't want to have to wait until October 2006 to go on our next cruise. I just wasn't sure if I would be crazy to try and do 2 in one year. Maybe I can talk the DH into! We are skipping the beach this year, so maybe another cruise will compensate for it!!!

cjsmith
03-23-2005, 09:42 AM
Has anyone here ever cruised twice in the same year?

Yes, we did our first 4 night in July2002 and then another 4 night in January 2003 and then a 7 night in June 2003 and then another 7 night in January 2004! I did another 7 night in October 2004, just not on Disney though.

mmouse37
03-23-2005, 09:59 AM
We have done 13 DCL cruises all tolled, but have done three in a 12 month period.

Feb....Sept.....Jan (2 7-day and a 3-day)

and other time we did four 7-day in a 15 month period.....

Feb....Aug.....Jan.....May

allears
03-23-2005, 10:44 AM
If you can do it, go for it!

We did what was supposed to be a 7 day in September, but due to Hurricane Jeanne it was shortened to a 5 day. With our re-fund and discount, my DW and I took a 7 day in January. We loved being back on the ship that soon!

logan1_2000
03-23-2005, 11:24 AM
We were taken on our first 4 night Wonder DCL cruise by my late DMIL, and liked it so much I booked the 7 night as a surprise for DW's birthday 7 months later (though those two cruises were different calendar years).

Then we had long since booked next week's 4/2 Magic cruise when a cancelled WDW trip last November led to a "replacement" trip in the form of a 4 night Wonder in January of this year. So this year's two DCL's will end up being 11 weeks apart, and that is part of the thrill--no matter what else I do, DS can (hopefully) remember that his ol' dad was a fun enough guy to book two DCL cruises w/i a couple months of each other.

You can also find threads about folks doing back to back cruises.

glindamood
03-23-2005, 11:34 AM
I will have 3 in this calendar year - 2-4 day Wonders and a Western on the Magic. Plus I was on an Eastern last September. I love it!

missmulan
03-23-2005, 11:48 AM
I did....12 years ago....on the 7 day RCCL Mexican Riviera. Went in May with my DH (then boyfriend)...had so much fun that I had to take my parents and sister on the same exact cruise in the same year December. It was affordable back then (no kids & a full time job) plus it was Cruise Only.

BethC1952
03-23-2005, 12:04 PM
We will be doing two cruises in eight nights in November (back to back four-nights on Wonder). When we complete those, we will have done three four-night cruises within twelve months!

Beth

inkkognito
03-23-2005, 12:08 PM
We do six to eight a year...we are totally addicted!
Disney cruises are something that I never get tired of :goodvibes
Barb

depomas
03-23-2005, 12:10 PM
Last year we did the 7 night Western, and in September went on the 7 night Special Eastern... I do not think this will be a yearly thing..But I can wish...

If you can swing it, go for it.... :goodvibes

goofyforlife
03-23-2005, 12:47 PM
we did the 3 day at the end of Sept with kids (missed CC)....

decided our vacation didn't "take"

Went back and did the 4 day the second week in December......

It was kinda cool.....our servers from the first cruise still remembered us when we saw them....

saltwater taffy
03-23-2005, 01:10 PM
two eastern one year, two western the next year, only ONE 14 day east to west repo cruise this year. i'm so sad.

Pooh_Friend#1
03-23-2005, 04:33 PM
I did three cruises within 8 months, one lucky year. We went on a 4-day in January, a 7 day in May, and a 3 day in September. I wish I could do that every year!!

kaykels
03-23-2005, 05:24 PM
Dang... what do you all do for a living and are you adopting?

That said, I AM TAKING MY SECOND CRUISE IN 8 MONTHS. My first Wonder cruise was awesome in 2003 so we took another one in 04 but due to hurricanes, food problems, wait staff and missing castaway cay, it wasn't as good. So I felt COMPELLED to try again and recapture the magic of the first cruise. But this time we're doing the 7 night western. Yippeeee! Thank God for Florida Resident Rates and cat. 11's. I don't care if they put me in the broom closet, just get me on the ship!!!!!

kaykels
03-23-2005, 05:27 PM
One more question for y'all....... How do you get your kids out of school that many times in a year? In our school district they passed a law that kids can only miss 5 days due to vacation in a given school year. (bummer, this really interferes with off season specials) It used to be ten days, but they cracked down. I can't travel in the summer because of my business.

DCLgodess
03-23-2005, 05:51 PM
Has anyone here ever cruised twice in the same year?

My family has. Once in august of '04 and the other the 10-day of '04. it was great in august knowing we were coming back soon. :)

mickeymo
03-23-2005, 07:36 PM
We do six to eight a year...we are totally addicted!
Disney cruises are something that I never get tired of :goodvibes
Barb


Will you adopt me??? :rotfl:

TMTIP
03-23-2005, 08:09 PM
We did 5 in one years time last year. :cheer2:

mommasita
03-23-2005, 08:17 PM
One more question for y'all....... How do you get your kids out of school that many times in a year? In our school district they passed a law that kids can only miss 5 days due to vacation in a given school year. (bummer, this really interferes with off season specials) It used to be ten days, but they cracked down. I can't travel in the summer because of my business.


I do not know what others do, but the year we were fortunate enough to cruise twice, it was two different calendar years. One was in February, and the other September... We (to the best of my knowledge) do not have any laws regarding days being missed. I feel absolutely no guilt, and it was this past September by children missed, and they have not missed a day since...
How is that for vitamins.... :banana: :rotfl:

I could travel in summer, but refuse to pay those inflated rates... :goodvibes

videogal1
03-23-2005, 08:22 PM
Has anyone here ever cruised twice in the same year?

Yes, a fifteen-day land/sea (11 land, 4 sea) last May, a 7-day Eastern last November and the 10-day Holiday cruise last December. Ok, three times...
:flower:

DCLgodess
03-23-2005, 08:24 PM
Yes, a fifteen-day land/sea (11 land, 4 sea) last May, a 7-day Eastern last November and the 10-day Holiday cruise last December. Ok, three times...
:flower:

and its not long until you cruise again!

logan1_2000
03-23-2005, 08:48 PM
You can do a search and find extensive threads on pulling kids out of school, and see the variation in school district and school principal responses. Some are more restrictive like what you are now subject to, and in our case, each time our DS's teacher has been excited for him and said "oh don't worry" wehn we asked a few weeks in advance if we could get some assignments for him. His 1st grade teacher even made snorkeling suggestions for the different islands we would be going to!

Next week's cruise was originally booked for Feb., and pull him out of school, but then we planned an extended family trip to WDW during Jersey week in November with my sister from NJ and her children. So I rescheduled the cruise to spring break, to not miss two different weeks of school in one school year.

Then the WDW trip got cancelled the night before because of a sick nephew and the fact that we could not check into Shades of Green w/o my sister, who is DoD. So I figured he was entitled to miss a few school days and I was entitled to spend some money, so we took our WDW budget and did a 4 day Wonder MLK week in January, he missed three days.

3rd grade now, the testing is getting more and more important, and his sports involvement is such now that we may well be predominantly on school vacations in the future, and we can no longer laugh and say "what's he gonna miss, a week of kindergarten or 1st grade? ha!". Even for a straight A student, when the curriculum has some meat on the bones, he needs to be there.

Rate Queen
03-23-2005, 09:12 PM
We did a 4 night in Aug 2004 (just before all the hurricanes) and are going again on a 7 night May 7th.'Can't wait! :banana:

lunsusie
03-25-2005, 09:55 PM
We did a four-night Wonder in July 2004, and just returned yesterday from our second Wonder cruise, with #3 booked for this October. I guess we must be addicted!

::MinnieMo ::MickeyMo

shmoogrrrl
03-27-2005, 12:33 AM
Has anyone here ever cruised twice in the same year?


I did!

February 2001 and September 2001.

Tay N Evie's Mom
03-27-2005, 01:08 PM
We actually cruised 3 times within 16 months! :banana: We took our 1st 7 night cruise March 2001 for our twins 3rd birthdays and had such a great time that we booked a 4 night cruise Sept 2001. We flew home from that cruise the Sat before the terrorist attacks. After that, since the cruise industry was hurting so bad, DCL sent us a letter offering special prices for 7 night cruises in 2002. We paid about $2400 for the May 2002 Inagurial Western cruise for our family of 4 cat 9-which was REALLY CHEAP!!! After that DH became "all cruised out" and said no to any more cruises for awhile. We are booked on the Nov 5th 2005 7 night Western cruise, which will be
3 1/2 years from our last cruise. Too long in my opinion!!!

Mom24Princesses
03-27-2005, 04:45 PM
We have been planning to do a family of six ::MickeyMo ::MinnieMo princess: princess: princess: princess: 7-night for April 06 for the past 5 years. It just so happens that our 20th Ann is the summer of 06. After booking our April 06 Magic, I looked high and low for a trip for our ANN and ended up coming back to Disney. DH and I will do the 4 night June 11 - 15 Wonder. (11 weeks later I think!) We feel great about it! :love2:

I could see doing more than one in a year for the family if we got good rates.
We had APs to WDW July 03 to June 04. During that 12 months we spent 21 nights in 3 different WDW resorts. IT WAS GREAT!! Wish our busy children would let us do it again.
Have a Magial Day
Melanie
MoM 24 Princesses
Grovner June 95
ASMusic July 96, ASMusic Aug 98, POR June 01,
ALMusic July 03, Pop Feb 04, CSR June 04

More than a dozen off-site weekends.

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April 1-8, 2006

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cathie
03-27-2005, 05:08 PM
Oh yeah! We did the 4-Day Wonder in Feb.2004 & then went on the 7 Day Western Magic in July 2004. It really spoils you! We are going on the 4 Day Wonder on April 24th & can't wait. :jumping1:

poconoboatniks
03-27-2005, 09:17 PM
Twice this year. Our second trip is 2 mths away. We can't wait.

Poconoboatniks pirate:

ragdoll
03-28-2005, 09:18 AM
We did a 4 day Wonder and a 7 day Magic last year. We will be going on a land/sea in May and a 7 day in Sept. We have Sept. of 2006 booked but I don't think I will be able to wait that long. We are definitely addicted!