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Cruise Ships and Excursions

Updated on November 17, 2011

Taking a Cruise

Have you taken a cruise yet? Is this something you've thought about but not sure if you'd really like cruising? I'm here to tell you that there is nothing like it and it's a must try if you never have.

First Time or Veteran

The first cruise I ever took was to the Western Carribean. We went on a smaller ship (I think it only held 2200 people), but I have to say, we had a blast. And it certainly got me hooked on taking cruises. We love to snorkel and we found a private boat to take us out rather than booking through the ship and being on a boat with 20 other people. Another excursion we di was cave tubing in Belize. Here, we were with another group but it was smaller than if we had booked through the ship.

The one thing that we did do was to book any excursions through a company and not from the cruise ship. This allowed us to do more excursions because they were less expensive than booking through the cruise ship directly. And, booking through a company, it was the same excursion as what you would have booked through the ship but at a lower cost.

If you're thinking cruises are expensive, it may seem that way but if you were to think about taking a vacation somewhere else, if you would add up the cost of the hotel, food, gas (if you would drive) and for how ever long, you would see that a cruise ship is really not that expensive.

There is something for the whole family, whether you have little kids, teens or are making it a honeymoon. And there are so many to choose from, 3 day, 5 day, 7, 10, 11, well you get the idea. The other thing that we love about them, is you get to see so many places. Now, true you only get to spend a day in each place but the advantage to that is you get to see if it's a place you may want to return to and spend a week or more there.

If you are a veteran cruiser, you know what I'm talking about. We have been to some places that we thought about taking vacations to and then when we got there, we were really glad that we only had 8 hours to spend there and not a week or more. And then we've been to places that are on our list of returning to for a week or more. This is the nice thing about cruises!

The only other thing I would suggest is picking the time of year and where you're going to how the seas might be. I'm not a seafaring person, so I kept dramamine on hand, I didn't have to use but a couple of times, but I never cruise without it. And like I said, if you check where you're going, that can make a world of difference as to how smooth the ocean can be.

We certainly have enjoyed seeing many different places and we will always book with a company that we can get good deals through. So, check out: http://bit.ly/sXzRLL

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    • Naomi R. Cox profile image

      Naomi R. Cox 

      6 years ago from Elberton, Georgia

      nyocum, I have cruised Alaska twice and I have to say being on the ship is just wonderful. You meet people from all over the world, there is so much you can do aboard the ship, the ports are great places to visit and as you said the food is fabulous. Let me put it this way, if I stayed on one of those ships for a long period of time, they would have to roll me off, that is how good the food is and the service attentance are wonderful people.

      Thanks for sharing this with us and keep up the good work.

    • nyocum profile imageAUTHOR

      nyocum 

      6 years ago from Colorado

      Absolutely, if you look at the cost of food and lodging alone, a cruise is worth it. The food on a cruise is fabulous, I did forget to mention that.

    • TransferOnTheSpot profile image

      TransferOnTheSpot 

      6 years ago

      I have always wanted to go on a cruise but it was too expensive. After reading your hub I see that I can do other things to save money.

    • TransferOnTheSpot profile image

      TransferOnTheSpot 

      6 years ago

      I have always wanted to go on a cruise but it was too expensive. After reading your hub I see that I can do other things to save money.

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