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Old 09-14-2012, 06:20 PM   #1
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Non-family vacation reasons for taking a family cruise.

I am planning an Empty Nest Cruise with other parents from a College Prep board to celebrate getting the kiddos off to college next fall. Made me think we could see what other reasons people are planning a non-traditional Disney Cruise.

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Empty Nest Cruise - to celebrate that they are finally out of the house and to console ourselves that are babies are all grown up .
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:39 PM   #2
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Too good to pass up IGT/OGT/VGT rates on the 5-day DCL cruises out of New York up to Canada. Time for a girls' cruise! (I actually considered pulling the kids out of school for this one, but even though the cruise fare was deeply discounted, we are from California, and there still would have been the issue of airfare for the whole family to get to New York -- much less of an issue with a party of one!). And even though DD10 and DS8 couldn't quite get their brains around why Mommy was doing a Disney cruise without them, I didn't feel too bad since we took a family cruise on DCL to Alaska in August. I do feel slightly guilty that this turned out to be one of my best DCL cruises ever. It was amazing only having to think about what I wanted to do when I wanted to do it (along with my friend, but we turned out to be on the same wavelength in terms of what we wanted to do for almost the whole cruise).
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:51 PM   #3
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Resident rates, no kids, off season, not so many passenger kids and 55 minutes to the port. Those are the only reason for non traditional cruise!
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:55 PM   #4
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Because I can?

First cruise was to celebrate finishing my MBA. Now I cruise because its a great break from work and can turn my cellphone off!

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Old 09-14-2012, 06:59 PM   #5
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Retirement Gift !! DD is treating me to a "Fantasy" Mother-Daughter cruise to celebrate!!
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:03 PM   #6
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:05 PM   #7
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"Weaned my youngest baby from nursing!"
After a year and a half we left DD behind and went on a cruise.

And coming up we've got a
"Finished the Mortgage"
cruise. Which we'll pay in cash and go in the cat R.

DH suggests we schedule an "it's a Tuesday" cruise. Just because.
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We don't need a reason to vacation. No kids so we go where we want, when we want.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:27 AM   #9
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Because I can?
I love it.
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Because I can?
That about sums it up!
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My dh and I went on our first cruise on the dream in sept 2011 just to try it out to see if the kids would like one. Lol. We loved it and booked another cruise on another cruise line this past June with kids and Dh's parents cruise part was ok. It rained on us our day at sea and at Nassau The other cruise line was the pits and we will never go on again. Dcl all the way. We now have another cruise on the dream planned for jan 2013 just me and dh just because we want too. Kids are getting grandparents time. Lol. But we are finally taking then in nov 2013 along with my brother and his family. My other brother and mom. We also are hoping for 2014 on the fantasy as soon as itinerary comes out.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:42 AM   #12
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DH suggests we schedule an "it's a Tuesday" cruise. Just because.
YES! This.

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No kids so we go where we want, when we want.
BEST!!! Us too.


Our Mexican Riviera cruise this December is our "Mom has never cruised before so let's take her with us" cruise!

Next Thanksgiving we are doing a "Let's not work on Thanksgiving for once" B2B on the Dream!
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Empty Nest Cruise - to celebrate that they are finally out of the house and to console ourselves that are babies are all grown up .
I think this is funny....You are celebrating finally getting your kids out of your house so you are going to spend your vacation with hundreds of other peoples kids
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:54 AM   #14
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I think this is funny....You are celebrating finally getting your kids out of your house so you are going to spend your vacation with hundreds of other peoples kids
Nope, plan to ignore other people's kids and spend a lot of time Quiet Cove. Plus school will be in session, so the number of kids will be reduced.
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