Is a three night cruise worth it??

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  1. jennyjinx3

    jennyjinx3 DIS Veteran

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    We are also trying to decide the same thing about Nassau and the dolphin encounter! Please let me know what you decide and how it goes!

    Thanks a lot, and we are going to leave it a 3 night like our original plan. You all give great input. :goodvibes
     
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  3. Mitzzie

    Mitzzie Mouseketeer

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    We are doing a 3 night February 21. We have been on 2 other cruises both being 7 nights but we have never had the 3 year old with us. Going to try out cruising with him and if it goes well we will book a longer one for next year. We are very excited.
     
  4. meajuly5

    meajuly5 DIS Veteran

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    We did a four night combined with 4 days park and I loved that. Did quite a bit on the ship and had time to relax. Dolphin encounter was great
     
  5. tweis

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    I hope so because I just booked one this morning on the Dream! :yay: It will just be DH and myself this time and since we sailed on the Dream this past June we aren't really stressing over fitting everything in. We just plan to relax. We are combining this with a stay in Savannah and St. Augustine since we will be driving to the Port from GA.

    I hope you enjoy your cruise! :thumbsup2
     
  6. cris0809

    cris0809 Might be why the rum is always gone

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    We have only done 4 night and 7 night cruises and sailed most from Port Canaveral less than 1 hour from our house. So take into account the fact that it is zero hassle for us to sail AND we're not the 'oh my goodness only two weeks will do' type. We also do not sail with children in our party.

    Having done quite a few 4 night cruises, I feel that 3 would be entirely too short. It seems trying to fit all the things we normally would do make for a much more frantic pace and a much less relaxing vacation.

    Would I turn down a free 3 night cruise? No. Would I choose to book one? No.

    Just my $0.02
     
  7. elaine amj

    elaine amj DIS Veteran

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    We're planning a 3 night. We've done a 5 night Royal Caribbean. We were actually planning a 9 night Royal Caribbean before we decided to switch to Disney. The 7 night was just so far out of our price range we had to cut it out of consideration. We hoped for the 4 night but for our dates, only the 3 night worked out. So 3 night it is on the Dream! It's going to be short, it's going to go by super fast, but we know we'll have a blast. I'm a bit sad giving up a 9 night for this 3 night....but it's Disney, and it will be worth it :)

    We will spend some time in Florida before - have not decided what we will do - but more than likely it won't be Disney. I looked into it and it just adds too much to our costs, especially since we would only be able to do 6 days at WDW (we typically do 10-12 day trips). We think maybe beach bumming in Fort Lauderdale (would be the cheapest option) or else Universal or Sea World.
     
  8. algae

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    That's a good way to put it :)

    A 3-nighter is good to get a feel for cruising, but it feels very rushed. By the time you are settled in, it's time to pack and put your stuff outside your room for pick-up.

    On DCL, we went from 3 to 4 to 7's. I don't see us going back to 3 unless it's a special theme sailing or something.
     
  9. jhowell08

    jhowell08 Earning My Ears

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    To me, ANY time on a ship is time well spent!
     
  10. Ilion

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    [QUOTE="Cinder" Ella's Mom;47092461]Is it better than no cruise? Definitely! But you will leave wanting more!![/QUOTE]

    We left our 7 night cruise wanting more! You always want more! :rotfl:
     
  11. TJDisneymama

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    I agree with those who say the 3-night is a good "tryout" cruise to see if everyone likes it. DH and I have only been on 1 cruise in our lives (much smaller ship on our honeymoon) and the kids have never been on one. So, I'm 99.99% sure it will be much too short for DH and I, but I really don't have any idea if the kids will love or hate it - I can't even begin to guess what they will think! :confused3 So I wouldn't want to do something longer and have them end up hating it. I also wouldn't travel from MA to FL for just a 3 night cruise, and would def. combine with a WDW trip, which we're diong for 6 nights pre-cruise. :thumbsup2
     
  12. jennyjinx3

    jennyjinx3 DIS Veteran

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    This is exactly what we are planning too! I hope your trip is magical!:goodvibes Come back and report if you feel like it!
     
  13. MinnesotaMouseketeers

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    [QUOTE="Cinder" Ella's Mom;47092461]Is it better than no cruise? Definitely! But you will leave wanting more!![/QUOTE]

    My thoughts exactly. DW and I are doing a four night Dream cruise only so we can say we have seen the ship. But I'm sure four nights will be way too short. Can't work a BB into our schedule for 2013.
     
  14. OrlandoDisneyFan

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    One of my favorite cruises was a 3 night when just I and my 7 year old daughter went, leaving Mom and 3 year old son at home.

    It was the perfect length for some serious quality time with her and I, yet she did not have time to start missing her Mom.

    The whole three days, we were never apart, and I just did whatever she wanted to do, when she wanted to do it.
     
  15. Mikeyto_96

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    I haven't been on a 3 or 4 nt cruise, just a 7 and an 8 coming up in 9 days. I would suggest though doing at least a 4 that includes a full day at sea. This way you can experience a couple ports and a sea day. For me a sea day is just as fun as port days as you never know what you might see at sea. Most of your 7 day and longer itineraries include at least 1 sea day, most of them 2 or more. Good Luck!
     
  16. Nikisha421

    Nikisha421 i'm the mom thats hoping and praying that my Disne

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    I hope it is since we are going on our first Disney cruise in 91 days. How bad can it really be. Enjoy yourself with what time you and wi definitely think it's worth it !!!!
     

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