Now That’s What I Call Cruisin’

 

Now’s the time of year one dreams of getting way from the last damp, chilly remnants of a long winter. Silverseas Cruises is currently booking passage for a cruise that will take passengers to 32 countries on all seven continents (a leisure travel first).

The voyage starts in 2020 with prices varying from a low $62,000 to a posh $240,000. If a 140-day trip is more time and money then you can manage, you can book a much shorter seven days aboard the Silver Muse for selected stretches of the journey for $4,000. More

 

 

 

 

28 Comments on Now That’s What I Call Cruisin’

  1. Sounds great. Bill, Hillary and I will give three or four speeches, sell out a vital US industry or two to nations that dislike us, and voila’ – we paid for a top level cruise.

    Oh, and it’s for the children.

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  2. I can’t imagine having the time to do that, much less the money. I took last Saturday off. It was my first day off since Jan. 13th.

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  3. I took a “cruise” once–my Dad was stationed in France (1960-1963) and we went over on a troop ship. Yeah, crossing the Atlantic is not a lot of fun, particularly when you have to share a cabin, with two set of bunkbeds, with your parents and your older brother. At least, it was “free.” BTW, I hated hated hated living in France.

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  4. The ocean liner carried some of the wealthiest people in the world. The first-class accommodation was designed to be the pinnacle of comfort and luxury, with an on-board gymnasium, swimming pool, libraries, high-class restaurants and opulent cabins.
    With advanced safety features such as watertight compartments and remotely activated watertight doors, Titanic only carried enough lifeboats for 1,178 people—slightly more than half of the number on board.

    Enjoy the trip.

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  5. as a son of a son of a sailor …. 140 days on a cruise ship sounds, to me, like a sentence serving aboard a 19th century Ship of the Line

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  6. People either really like cruising or they hate cruising. Put me in the hate category. I don’t care how luxurious the ship is, cabin fever, being trapped and seeing the same damn people walking by… not for me no matter where it is going.

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  7. I look at cruise ships like giant bio-reactors. Those industrial pieces of equipment you use to grow bacteria, virii, yeast, and meth precursors. Toss in third world crew members in the thousands with questionable personal hygiene and dubious skills at maintaining ship systems from propulsion to fire suppression to plumbing.

    Y’all have fun!

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  8. I have been on a few. 140 days is a too long. After 7 days I am ready to go home. I will never do anything longer.

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  9. I don’t get seasick but I don’t like cruises. Especially if it’s going to be a week or longer. Don’t like not having a way out if I’m stuck with people.

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  10. I guess I’m in the category who has never been on a cruise, but am not particularly for or against it. I think I’d rather be settled on a tropical beach with all the amenities rather than beside a ship’s swimming pool. Also, the thought of nothing but expanses of nothing but ocean for several days would bore me, and I’m not a gambler or a fan of dinner shows. It’s too bad the cruise lines don’t offer lunch or dinner aboard the boat when it’s tied up to the dock, though. I hear some of the lines’ food is top notch.

    I think the cruise, if I took one, would be aboard one of those smaller, explorer type cruises, and I’ve always wanted to cruise the inside passage to AK.

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  11. I’ve done one cruise, as part of a sales meeting. It’s forever known as “The Ship of Fools”. Pretty much cured me of cruise ships.

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  12. If I’m going on vacation, I want to get away from it all. I’m talking never see another human if I don’t want to, “Last Man on Earth” fantasy week.

    140 days on a cruise ship is the exact opposite of that. It’s 140 days on a floating Alcatraz with an unlimited buffet and bar.

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  13. I can wait to get the norovirus until they have these things in space.
    I’ll keep those little cleaner robots hopping

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  14. No.
    No.
    My BIL and his girlfriend like to do the occasional cruise. They think it shows how classy they are. My old best friend loves cruises because he gets to ogle lots of women and pretend to be a big-shot. As for me, I don’t want to go anywhere that I can’t afford a suite with a whirlpool tub, where I can’t LEAVE if I suddenly get bored or irritated, or where the horizon makes me want to hurl.
    So, No.

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  15. The fug would I pay money to live in a small, crowded town of alcoholics for 6 months?

    I already live in one.

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  16. Med cruise with Uncle Sam’s canoe club, girlfriend talked me into a Caribbean cruise, the deserts were better.

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  17. If you go on a cruise and get bored, simply leave the ship at the next port and fly home. One cruise line will give you a full refund if you hate the cruise and tell them within 24 hours upon boarding. No one is held a prisoner unless you screw up royally, then there is a brig on board just for you. We’re going to Alaska on a cruise soon, it’s very beautiful and we meet a lot of nice people along the way (and some assholes too). I’ve got stories to tell that’s for sure!

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  18. One Ocean cruise to and from Bahamas was enough for me. My mom and sister went on a Europe river cruise and had a pretty good time. I might try an Alaskan cruise. My problem is sea sickness.

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  19. I looked at the itinarary and it looks like the most consequtive days at sea is 3. The rest of the time they’re spending in port and you can be sure for prices like this they’d be running boats back and forth to the dock to the wee small hours. I give it a go after all you could spend most of your time in the different ports and mostly just sleeping aboard.

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  20. Frank March 19, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    One Ocean cruise to and from Bahamas was enough for me. My mom and sister went on a Europe river cruise and had a pretty good time. I might try an Alaskan cruise. My problem is sea sickness.
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    Frank, try an Alaskan cruise, it’s our all time favorite. The scenery is spectacular! Bald Eagles, bears, so much wildlife! I pick the hiking excursions up to the glaciers. Rough hike but worth it. Last cruise, a young man proposed to his girlfriend on a hike in front of Mendenhall Glacier. It was sweet.

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