Too many cruises?

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by disneywonderfun, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. jlemieu1

    jlemieu1 DIS Veteran

    Sep 27, 2011
    DWF -- I know when I read your post the flames would come out :-)

    Have you ever considered doing a ABD tour? My brother did a tour in Italy anb loved it. They have many more locations to pick from. I would love to do China or Peru.

    Even to the case now my mother knows why I like DCL so much. She now want to try a cruise because an ABD tour. I still have some catching up to you on my cruises...In 30 days I'm completely a mini-mini grand slam by doing all concerige cabin types on the new ships :-)
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  3. CruiseCrazy44

    CruiseCrazy44 Mouseketeer

    Feb 15, 2013
    I really do understand what you are saying. Although you are obviously well off to be able to vacation so much and so nicely it has to draw out the jealousy in others (yes, me a little) but here is a thought. If you would like to keep taking disney cruises, why don't you look around you. Find some wonderful, not well to do family and pay for them to go on the trip with you. Experience the wonder and fantasy anew through their eyes. I know several wonderful families, that if I had the funds, I would bring along and it would bring me amazing joy to be able to do so.
  4. jrabbit

    jrabbit DIS Veteran

    Jun 13, 2002
    I have said it in the past ... this is the DIS Boards at its "worst". I take it that your cruise is sometime in the future ... and you have already "studied" the Navigators (and MDR menus too).

    So what you are saying (and by "YOU" NOT you personally... I mean everyone that over plans this trip - trust me, I am NOT saying that planning is bad) is that you already know what all of your days look like - and its a lot of "been there done that". And you know what you are having for dinner so you can walk in, place your order and get on with it. Dinning rotations - not important - have a seat at the table is :)

    A cruise is not the parks - don't know how many people wander in there and waste hours trying to figure out which direction Tomorrowland is from the hub. We are go, go, go at the parks. On the cruise is way more laid back.

    We are "surprised" by the offerings in the Navigators, don't have a clue (well after 90 nights aboard DCL we do) as to what is on the menu each night, don't know what night Pirates Party is or Formal / Semi Formal nights. We treat each day as an adventure - not as a to do check list. The only things "set in stone" are the shore excursions. We have booked Palo brunch and dinners ahead of time (brunch usually first day on the ship) and have missed some activities we would have loved to attend. Choices, Choices!! And sometimes you have to pick the better over the good.

    I have 14 nights booked for 2014 and am looking forward to it (especially the new Southern cruise). I do wish DCL would not have 3 or 4 ships booked in the Caribbean for half of the year. Or if they do to continue to offer new ports of call.
  5. Dug720

    Dug720 SQUIRREL!!

    Feb 16, 2012
    Actually the OP was already on the ship when posting.
  6. LindaBabe

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    Oct 20, 1999
    17th for me, 11th for dh. We read the nav every day and circled all the things we want to do. Then we wound up chilling in the Cove or reading on deck 4 or napping in our stateroom, and missed them all. It was a great cruise!
  7. Mekamax

    Mekamax Earning My Ears

    Oct 10, 2012
    We love cruising but I know what you are saying. We change ships, cruise lines and destinations to keep it stirred up a bit. :) Also like to add in land vacations - roadtrips! Camping with RV and want to try Amtrak next year. Someone that cruises alot (10 cruises this year) told me that our group for the upcoming Disney cruise is talking like it is their only cruise this year or even ever as they are going over every little detail and I said yes that is probably the case and I am with them. I love every little detail and enjoy all the preparations. But I haven't cruised 10 times this year either! LOL Couldn't imagine being gone that much!
  8. NY Disney fan

    NY Disney fan DIS Veteran

    Jun 16, 2005
    I can spend an entire Disney cruise watching funnel vision and eating ice cream cones. Navigators be damned!
  9. BuzzLightyearInTampa

    BuzzLightyearInTampa DIS Veteran

    Jun 10, 2007
    Lots of other places to go in the world other than just cruising. Vacations with similar prices would include WDW, Hawaii, California, or Europe. Or how about just picking out the best Caribbean island you've been to and spending a week there? I absolutely love DCL, but it's definitely not the "be all, end all" of vacations.

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