Four Nights as Good as Seven?

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Pre-Trip Reports' started by BreauCat, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. BreauCat

    BreauCat Earning My Ears

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    We are in the countdown for our second Disney cruise - sailing on the Dream March 4, 2013. We did our first cruise with DCL in 2011 on the Magic and absolutely loved it - so much so, that I'm not sure why we didn't book another while on board. That is something we will certainly do this time - book our third cruise for 2014 before we disembark. I'm enjoying all the prep for this upcoming cruise -especially the Fish Extender gifts I'm planning and making. I am a bit apprehensive, though - our first cruise was 7 nights and I felt we had the opportunity to do most everything we wanted to do while on board. Because of scheduling, we are doing a 4 night cruise this time and I'm worried we may be disappointed with the duration of this cruise. :idea: I guess that will be incentive to book a third cruise::yes:: Anyone else cruised with a shorter itinerary after doing a longer one?
     
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  3. Ipaythemouse

    Ipaythemouse Earning My Ears

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    We have taken several 4 and 3 day Cruises after the 7 and 10 day Cruises. Each Cruise has its Magic and what you make of it. Our scheduels have changed ove the years with our childern getting older and I love any vacation we can take together. The 4 day cruises we took on the Wonder had plenty of time to have fun and enjoy!
     
  4. MikeAndNick

    MikeAndNick If you can dream it, you can do it.

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    I believe it is all in the expectations. We did the transatlantic cruise that was 14 days and at the end no one was ready to get to land. The 7 consecutive sea days were great and very relaxing. I have also done the 3 days and it was great to expose my son to cruising. I think if you go in with the expectation that it is different you will love it.
     
  5. Justacruiser

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    It will all be up to you and your expectations. If you set out to do ALL things, you might be disappointed. Of course a 7-day is going to provide you with the opportunity to do more. Just remember that the thousands of cruisers with you are trying to get everything done within the 4-days. I enjoy watching cruisers rushing around trying to get it all in......

    Relax and enjoy the 4-days and rebook on board!

    Enjoy
     
  6. micheledb49

    micheledb49 Earning My Ears

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    I had the same feelings and we decided to book the 4 instead of the 6 this time around. Sometimes I get itchy to get home after about 4 days... so hopefully we made the right decision too. It was tough b/c the 6 night was only a couple hundred dollars more...
     
  7. auntie

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    I couldn't really comment as to which is better for your family, as we've only taken a four day. That being said, we are taking a five day for our next cruise. Our thinking is; it's obviously longer than a four day which did feel a little short. However, it still gives us some time before or after the cruise to do other things. A few days in Disney World or a trip to the Gulf coast (our favorite!):beach:
     
  8. luvslikepi

    luvslikepi DIS Veteran

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    I prefer longer but I always like the longer vacations.
     
  9. DinoRex

    DinoRex Earning My Ears

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    I agree. Longer is better, but it really depends on the amount of vacation time available.
     

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