How do you feel about cruises?

United States
April 22, 2007 8:41am CST
Do you feel that cruises are better or just fly to a destination?
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11 responses
@camar_lyn (1028)
• Singapore
22 Apr 07
I've tried both before and i personally like to fly to a destination. My holidays are usually filled with activities like snorkelling, island hopping, kite, flying, horseback riding etc.. Though i love the sea, being on a cruise makes me feel cooped up. Unless of course i want to pay a fortune to have the balcony class cabins. I prefer travelling on a plane so that i can reach my destination faster and i can immediately do all the things that i planned. Be it the activities, sight seeing or simply lay back and enjoy local sights and sounds.
@asmurthy (2464)
• India
22 Apr 07
There’s nothing as carefree and funfilled as a cruise vacation. Whether it's a week’s adventure, or just three or four days of island hopping. A cruise is more than just a vacation. It's an attitude. It's a spirit of be-yourself fun.
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• Philippines
22 Apr 07
I love to go on a cruise. its always been my dream to be able to go on a cruise.Especially when you will be with your special someone.But if you want to go in a place fast then cruise is not advisable :)
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@evlo173 (435)
• United States
22 Apr 07
I think flying to a destination is much faster. cruises are too slow.
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• Malaysia
3 Jun 07
i've never been on a holiday cruise before but i think it would be awesome! for a change, rather than always flying to a destination, might want to go on a cruise instead. the ships are beautiful with many facilities, and you probably get a beautiful scenery too.
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@lpetges (3037)
• United States
12 Mar 08
ive never been on a cruise, i think about going sometimes, and then i hear about a boat with 600 sick passengers because of some virus on board, or food poisening, and then i quickly change my mind. ive never traveled outside the USA, i feel there are so many places to see and do right in my own country! the tropical paradise seems to be really popular, but that can also be found in the keys of florida,, so maybe i never will leave here!
@qoo_rie (428)
• Indonesia
3 Jun 07
I love n FAll in LOVE with CRUISE... ship. i never been there n I always want to be there. i don't know why, just like the feeling being up there... i imagine. i hope i can be there soon....... :)
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@randy88 (685)
• Indonesia
3 Jun 07
It's better fly than cruise, because it's faster than the cruise
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@chardyme (1633)
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
it's ok. it's like a normal way of commuting but still there is a hazard of getting into accident just like riding a plane. you're cruise may sink or your plane may crush. nothing is safe nowadays but as they say if is your time, it is really is your time and you have to go in this world.
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@woyaofly (61)
• China
23 Apr 07
neither of them i have take,but i would like to take cruises,i think the sihgt on sea must be very beautiful.
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
22 Apr 07
That depends on what cruise line you're on, and how much time you want to spend at your destination. Cruises can be a great way to relax, but you might get bored if you are on one for more than a few days. Sometimes the ship will go to a port, and you'll only have a couple of hours to do something there. If you just want to check something out to see if you like it that may be the way to go. On my first cruise, I went to cozumel. I went snorkeling and spent time on a beach. Next time I go there, it will be by plane, then I can spend more time on the beach.
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@jtr115 (724)
• United States
12 Mar 08
It depends on how long you want to spend at each destination. Most cruises only spend 5-9 hours at each port, although passengers can really only spend 3-7 hours there. If you just plan to do sightseeing, that's usually enough time. However, going on an excursion, grabbing a meal or a few drinks, and maybe doing some shopping is hard to in such a short time. Being at a "tender" port (where the ship is parked out at sea instead of at a pier, and a small ferry takes you from the ship to the dock and vice versa) can take away another hour or more. If I just wanted to visit one or two destinations where I didn't have to worry about a schedule, I'd fly there. But for the price, cruising offers quite a lot. The cruise food is also much better than a bag of peanuts and a small glass of soda!