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Sandra Aug 28th, 2002 07:02 PM

Celebrity or Princess / 3 ports or 5 ports
 
My husband and I are planning a Caribbean cruise in January. I've overwhelmed myself w/cruise info on the internet but have narrowed the choice down to four cruises...Sea Princess (southern), Golden Princess (eastern), Constellation (southern), or Millennium (eastern). The eastern itineraries have 3 ports of call and the southern have 5. (Seems like 4 would be ideal). This will be my husband's first cruise (I cruised over 15 years ago)and his birthday celebration so I want it to be very special. Thanks for your input and suggestions!

jeff Aug 28th, 2002 09:11 PM

I have been on sea princess, golden princess and millenium. All three are great ships. Quality and service are very similar. The bigger ships are not as crowded as you would think(lots of places to hang out. The bigger ships offer a little more variety. I personal have found the caribbean ports almost all the same. Also the more I cruise the more I enjoy the days at sea. I would choose a cruise that leaves from the port thats most convienent. If you have questions about the three ships in particular you can reply to this post<BR><BR>happy cruising jeff

Paul Therault Aug 28th, 2002 09:59 PM

Hi Sandra,<BR><BR>All ships are good choices. No way to tell if you like cruise days or port days until you both cruise.<BR><BR>How in heaven's name are you going to keep a cruise a secret from your husband? It is not like going out to a resaurant. Do you pack up a suitcase for him and drive to a port and announce .... "Hi honey we are going on a cruise?" You may lose a husband.<BR><BR>Good luck,<BR><BR>Paul

Sandra Aug 30th, 2002 02:20 PM

Thanks, Jeff, for the info. Leaving from port closer to home is a great idea and probably cost a bit less. So we'll probably go with the Golden Princess or Millennium out of FL. The Aqua Spa on the Millennium sounds interesting, but had some friends that cruised on this ship last year and they said it was 'stuffy.' We are a pretty laid back couple but like to have fun and enjoy meeting people.<BR><BR>Paul, thanks for your info as well. I didn't mean to imply this was a surprise trip. It's not. But, if I ever want to give my guy a reason to dump me, this would be a good plan!<BR>

Peter Aug 30th, 2002 02:43 PM

Don't know when you're planning on going, but if its in the winter months, what we've found is that the full seven days weather is more "gaurenteed" if you sail out of San Juan (Sea Princess). Florida can get cool during Jan-Feb and you wouldn't want your first and last sea day to be in the low sixties for highs - too cool to lay out.


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