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Vendy 14-07-2015 09:39 AM

Cruises always come across for people who lack the wit or imagination to arrange their own holiday. I did have this kind of confirmed when my parents dragged me on to one aged 15, ******* awful. People put on weight because they supply food 24/7 and all you do is eat as there is **** all else to do.

Maz 14-07-2015 09:44 AM

Yeah, all hotels are the same.

Vendy 14-07-2015 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 12469528)
Yeah, all hotels are the same.

It was 35 years ago, but still put me off.

Maz 14-07-2015 09:57 AM

I can imagine.

Some hotels can be awful, but you'd never say they all are. There are some truly magical cruise experiences to be had out there, mainly in those places which it is difficult for the traveller to reach any way other than by sea.

And there are also some wonderful holidays at sea to be had : they may not be for everyone, but that's probably a good thing that we don't all want the same thing, yes?

(As an example, I cannot imagine a worse way to spend two weeks than on a Caribbean beach : Sandy Lane is my idea of hell, (and it's vastly over-priced for what it is as well).

Chacun a son gout, as they say.

Vendy 14-07-2015 09:59 AM

Ha I just Goggled one of the Vessels, looks more like a Cross Channel ferry by todays standards!

http://cdn2.shipspotting.com/photos/.../7/1232743.jpg

Gooders 14-07-2015 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by cpfc4evandeva (Post 12469413)
I've always imagined cruises to be full of swingers in their fifties amd sixties. Basically these guys in their thousands.

http://img.thesun.co.uk/aidemitlum/a...S_1452608a.jpg

Not yet thanks.

Yep, that looks like about 70% of the passengers on most of the cruises we've been on (Cunard excepted) - including us, probably. :)

Gooders 14-07-2015 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Vendy (Post 12469521)
Cruises always come across for people who lack the wit or imagination to arrange their own holiday. I did have this kind of confirmed when my parents dragged me on to one aged 15, ******* awful. People put on weight because they supply food 24/7 and all you do is eat as there is **** all else to do.

You're right. If you don't enjoy theatre shows (which are always amusing, even when they're not supposed to be), swimming, sunbathing, casinos, the gym, visiting the pub, nightclubs, mini-golf, pub quizzes, shopping, strolling road the promenade deck and watching the seas and oceans slip by or rocking up in a new country every other day, they're really boring.

When you've visited every place you'd like to in Europe for lengthy holidays, city breaks etc. and you can't imagine finding enough to do spending yet another two weeks there, cruises are a good way to easily explore new places, as others have said.

Going back to the same resort in Spain, France, Italy or wherever year after year shows more of a lack of imagination, IMHO.

kayjay 14-07-2015 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by cpfc4evandeva (Post 12469413)
I've always imagined cruises to be full of swingers in their fifties amd sixties. Basically these guys in their thousands.

http://img.thesun.co.uk/aidemitlum/a...S_1452608a.jpg

Not yet thanks.

Lost for words!

WLYWLYAWYPWF 14-07-2015 10:20 AM

I've got nothing against cruises except Tom. He's a wanker.

kayjay 14-07-2015 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Gooders (Post 12469575)
Going back to the same resort in Spain, France, Italy or wherever year after year shows more of a lack of imagination, IMHO.

Aren't cruises going back to the same resort - on water?

Maz 14-07-2015 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by kayjay (Post 12469586)
Aren't cruises going back to the same resort - on water?

No.

Most Med cruises, for example, only sail overnight whilst you are asleep. So you are somewhere new everyday.

Gooders 14-07-2015 10:26 AM

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Our most recent one enabled us to visit many places we'd not seen before such as:

Stockholm, Helsinki, St Petersburg and Bruges - and the Baltic Sea was flat calm for much of the journey.

Gooders 14-07-2015 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by kayjay (Post 12469586)
Aren't cruises going back to the same resort - on water?

No - a 14 night cruise will have 7 different ports of call, typically. Our latest itinerary was Southampton, Bruges, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St Petersburg, Tallinn, Gdansk, Southampton.

Gooders 14-07-2015 10:30 AM

My phone doesn't half take good pics, I've noticed. :)

Maz 14-07-2015 10:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Gooders (Post 12469593)
No - a 14 night cruise will have 7 different ports of call, typically. Our latest itinerary was Southampton, Bruges, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St Petersburg, Tallinn, Gdansk, Southampton.

If it's not ex-UK, then a 10 night cruise will have 10 ports of call...

Gooders 14-07-2015 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 12469596)
If it's not ex-UK, then a 10 night cruise will have 10 ports of call...

Indeed. We always go from Southampton though as it's only an hour down the road and we've had enough of airports at this stage.

Wolfnipplechips 14-07-2015 10:45 AM

Threads that cruise off topic.

Not being able to park outside my own house even though I have a parking permit.

Lemming 14-07-2015 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by For Paranoias (Post 12466072)
Blokes with jumpers draped over their shoulders. They never wear them so why ??

The same people have the collars turned up on a polo/rugby shirt. It just looks naff. They probably used to have their jumpers tucked into their jeans.

mroakley9 14-07-2015 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 12469621)
Threads that cruise off topic.

Shit puns.

Just kidding, they really float my boat.

Nork1 14-07-2015 10:50 AM

People who leave 2 sheets of bog paper on an otherwise empty roll and can't be arsed to put a new one up. People who leave a thimble full of milk in the bottom of the bottle and put it back in the fridge.


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