Thread: Going on a cruise
07-06-2004, 10:03 AM #1
Going on a cruise
Going on a Caribean cruise in August with the whole family (wife, three kids, and my parents). Any advise, Do's, Dont's........
07-06-2004, 10:06 AM #2
don't miss dinner... they feed you like a king! are you going western carib or eastern? I just got back from western, Caymen islands and Jamaica. had an absolute blast!
pack lots of tee-shirts and shorts and bring comfortable shoes.
07-06-2004, 10:07 AM #3
yeah have a blast bro.
07-06-2004, 10:29 AM #4Originally Posted by singern
Do have lots of fun............. and Don't miss any meals........ Cruise ships have some of the best chefs......
07-06-2004, 10:33 AM #5Retired Vet
Originally Posted by TheMudMan
- Join Date
- Feb 2004
Hope u have fun, and try not to get burned too badly...
07-06-2004, 10:48 AM #6
Do: Watch the credit card bill. (on the cruise their is no cash, your criuse card = your credit card)
Dont: Go to the casino and max out credit card.
Do: Check out all of the scantily clad women running around on the deck
Dont: Let your wife see that, or her parents
Do: put your kids in a sperate room
Dont; Let them off the boat at Ochos Rios Jamaica.
07-06-2004, 10:54 AM #7
MOST FUN I HAVE EVA HAD!!!
Went on a cruise at the end of may right before hurracaine season.
Went on Explorer of the Seas. Its a Royal Carribean Ship. Went to Cozumel, Grand Caymens, Georgetown and Belize.
Mexico was great, we (My girl and I) got on a bus in cozumel and traveled to a deserted island. Once we got their we were greeted with alcohol You could buy a cocunut and have them put anything you wanted in there. Alcohol wise anywho. We got to ride jet-skis in the ocean. Paddle boats in the ocean. Pairasailed and had a blast.
Food- o my god. This was almost the best part. We had a diff menu every nite. Always a steak on the menu. One nite I had Lobster. And you can order as much as you like. I had 6 LOBSTER TAILS I swear they caught those that day, they were so fresh.
I could go on but I won't hijack your thread, and you wanted suggestions so here goes.
Belize- If your going to Belize make sure you plan an excursion off of the Island. the island is terrible. It's just a big ghetto. They do have lots of Pharmacias though if you need any meds.
Mexico- Make sure you get all your souveneirs here. The shi t in the Caymens is expensive and is the last stop so you wanna make sure you spend right. Make sure you visit Senor Frogs and Carlos n Charlies.
Food- Order as much as you want, This is what you pay for. If you don't like your meal send it back and get something else. Don't be shy on the food. Our waiter told us if we wanted our food cut up and fed to us he would do it. So order as much as you like. Also Room service is 24-7 so you can order this anytime.
Tips- Take lots of 1$ bills. 1$ is a lot more than a paso. So often when you try to tip the mexies they will try and give you back peso's this is unacceptable IMO.
Excursions- If you plan on doing these make sure you book online- Once you get on the ship its a 5$ extra charge per person per excursion. If you are going western carib. Make sure you do the Jungle Beach Break...... FUN FUN FUN.
Well hope I helped pal.
07-06-2004, 11:00 AM #8
You all seem to have had a great time on your cruises.
Im going on an Eastern Caribean cruise. Three rooms, 1 for kids, one for my parents, and one for the mrs and me.
Yes I will be checking out the lovely ladies, Im sure my wife will also, but then my wife is 5'3" 97 lbs and a fresh set of size C implants. Life is good...
Last edited by singern; 07-06-2004 at 11:23 AM.
07-06-2004, 11:03 AM #9
You will love it. Food 24/7 whenever you want. dont get too lazy
07-06-2004, 11:05 AM #10
What about the Gym on board, any good??? Gotta have that pump when Im at poolside.
07-06-2004, 11:10 AM #11
I went on the eastern caribean a few years ago when i grad high school. It was amazing. The only thing that kind of sucked was there was hardly anyone in my age group (18). I was on Carnival and the gym on board was pretty sweet. Right in the front of the ship overlooking the water. Kind of small, but there really is not going to be that many people using it. I think I remember hitting the gym 3 or 4 times the whole week, just doing all I could with d-bells, trying to maintain. The only bad thing was all the food and booze. I let myself go a little too much and gained 10 lbs...
07-06-2004, 11:11 AM #12Originally Posted by singern
07-06-2004, 11:22 AM #13Originally Posted by NoobJuice
07-06-2004, 11:53 AM #14
Ive been on 5 cruises now and ive learned, just make an ass out of yourself dont hold back. you will never see the people ever again. Cruises are a freakin blast man. And I agree. Do not miss dinner. nothing beats free lobster not to mention you can order as many as you want. Have fun
07-06-2004, 12:13 PM #15Associate Member
- Join Date
- May 2004
The gym on the ship I went on was pretty weak but the food is awsome. Dont get smashed til the last night otherwise you will be too full and hungover to really enjoy all the food. Also, order several portions of Entrees, they are small but you can eat as many as you want.
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