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Re: Cruise / Trip ideas for family with kids

Postby Gem_in_i » July 8th, 2019, 5:52 pm

What is the price range between the NCL Sky and the NCL Jade?

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Re: Cruise / Trip ideas for family with kids

Postby shake d livin wake d dead » July 8th, 2019, 6:29 pm

Gem_in_i wrote:What is the price range between the NCL Sky and the NCL Jade?


NCL has at least 15 ships from high class to normal...But they are all used for different destinations..NCL Bliss is top ranked and is used for Alaska and China...Sky is used for smaller cruises like bahamas etc...I did the Jade and the cruise was Honduras belize and two stops in Mexico...totally worth it...

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Postby Gem_in_i » July 8th, 2019, 6:38 pm

Thanks so much for your comments. I think it would help to point me in a direction instead of being aimless.

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Re: Cruise / Trip ideas for family with kids

Postby shake d livin wake d dead » July 8th, 2019, 6:57 pm

Gem_in_i wrote:Thanks so much for your comments. I think it would help to point me in a direction instead of being aimless.


Np, message me any time...visit the respective websites and play around with the options...narrow it to port of departure as MIA and well choose your sailing dates

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Re: Cruise / Trip ideas for family with kids

Postby De Dragon » July 8th, 2019, 11:55 pm

shake d livin wake d dead wrote:
Gem_in_i wrote:I looking into taking a Cruise next year. But how do I even start to research. I am a bit overwhelmed by how much info there is.

How is a cruise for an old person with knee problems. Would it be to much walking to do on the ship?

Also, am hearing and reading alot about hidden cost.

How many can stay in a room? 4 max? The more the cheaper?

Why stay away from Carnival?


I'd start from the bottom...Carnival is what it is(a carnival, more suited for younger folks, food not so great and well no "class" per say...if you are in to that vibes...perfect for you..

Look at NCL, MSC or Royal Caribbean for that classy experience..if this is your first try a 4 day cruise...if you don't do well in tight spaces, don't book the inner rooms or the oceanview..Balcony and up will suit you( at a higher cost)...each room can hold up to 4 persons and its priced per person...rooms like the suites can hold more..

Hidden costs: in those fine prints you will see for each day you have to pay a $15usd tip(depending on cruise line, prices vary)...wifi costs a lot and it still sucks, excursions can be costly but nice...if you have a good sense of direction, you can see more for way less...

There are activities for all...and I mean all...Ships are usually big..but you can just choose a room closer to elevators...there are shows every night, casinos etc...You dont have to do a thing on the boat but relax..your cabins are cleaned three times daily and all the food you can eat...

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You don't have to pay sheit. I was tipping the nice Indonesian guy who was assigned to my room right through, so when the last day came and the bill was to be settled, I had them reverse that charge. Carnival was good for us (two adults and two pre-teen children. The ocean view room comfortably slept 4, with the kids on foldaway bunk beds. Shows were really good, casino was neither here nor there to me since I don't gamble. The route was Miami Turks and Caicos and the DR. Best location was Half Moon Cay.

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Re: Cruise / Trip ideas for family with kids

Postby mitch1980 » July 9th, 2019, 9:08 am

Did four Cruises thus far 2 with MSC and 2 with Royal Caribbean.
normally go September month. normally works u to be less than <100 USD per person per day. this includes all food and drinks (non-alcoholic) for the day. What I like tabout cruises is the payment upfront and the extra is what I choose to do.
What a cruise bring a relaxation in a safe comfortable environment with dozens of activities catered for each type of family.

The experience each time is similar on board the ship and aspect of visiting a few destination resorts etc is enough for me.

There is a Carnival Cruise that departs from Barbados and visits 6 islands in 7 days. My in-laws have done this 7 times.
As they say wake up to a new island every day.


The Miami or Orlando or NY vacation are ok but catered to a different experience. the cost obviously is more per person per day. AVG hotel price 130-150 USD. This can include breakfast in some cases.

The Aspect of an all inclusive resort with direct flight for eg. Dom Rep. , St Marten, Curacao and even Margarita etc are not bad as the resorts are clean safe and activities for family.

Personally I will not venture Margarita again but i know some ple who visited there in Feb 2019.

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Re: Cruise / Trip ideas for family with kids

Postby shake d livin wake d dead » July 9th, 2019, 10:28 am

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Re: Cruise / Trip ideas for family with kids

Postby hong kong phooey » July 12th, 2019, 11:59 pm

shake d livin wake d dead wrote:
hong kong phooey wrote:shakes is right , just did a Disney cruise left Miami to Cozumel then to castaway keys . Excellent
Next year going on an Alaskan cruise.
As shakes said if you can put out the extra few dollars stay away from Carnival unless you going as a vip . There is Royal Caribbean, NCL, Disney etc
And cruises are not to bad in terms of price and the amount of activity you have available.


I looking at Alaska next year too bai...but with NCL...prices hovering around $750-$800...link up???


yeah no scene but i wont know a date till next year. i free all year round, school is out july august but with the wife schedule i have to wait to see when she could get time off

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