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Going on a cruise?


Graham*

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It would seem my dream of a retirement cruise was just that - a dream. I'm staying on dry land now. The Yorkshire Dales for me.

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Forum Editor

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Statistically you are probably far more likely to be killed by a falling dry-stone wall in the Yorkshire dales, than by coming to grief on a cruise.

A couple of incidents involving cruise ships doesn't mean cruising is inherently unsafe. Not that you would catch me on a cruise liner - I can't stand the thought of all that determined socialising and non-stop eating. Give me the dales any day - dodgy drystone included.

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ronalddonald

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there was a boat for sale on ebay for £1.00, one of the last d-day boats

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Chegs ®™

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Cruise = over-priced food & drink,unable to avoid obnoxious fellow passengers without hiding in your cabin,risk of seasickness,& depending on operator of ship drowning or burnt alive.I'd sooner go for a week in Butlins or Blackpool as then at least I can walk home if it takes on water or catches fire. :)

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sunnystaines

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tried a couple of cruise trips first one was dreadful cancelled ports all round poor service on a clapped out boat, had a second go on a large modern ship with a better company a big improvement all round.

good points see a lot of locations.

bad points always watching the time so you not not miss the boat. on days at sea with no ports very boring.

going on a 3rd cruise around the uk in the marco polo ship in the summer not tried this company before, after this I think we may revert back to normal holidays.

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Quickbeam

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I never realised it was so perilous taking the dogs up on the hills.

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Blackhat

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Last year Mrs B & I decided that we would try a Mediterranean cruise this year. We still intend to do so. What I am waiting for now is to see a drop in prices as a result of knee jerk reactions with cancellations and low bookings.

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Quickbeam

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You might also get some cheap cottage deals in the Dales now that the FE's exposé of the dangers of dry stone walls is about to sweep the world;)

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badgery

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FE

We decided that we would 'suffer' the deprivations of too much food and luxury in order to be able to stand and watch glaciers calving (with a mug of hot mulled wine - such decadence!) in Alaska.

We felt our necessary suffering was a price worth paying for the experience!

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wee eddie

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I have some friends that love Cruising ~ They go several times a year.

Last year the Ship that they were on, in the Baltic, broke down. They had a ball, wonderful story, much related, they're going on the same ship next year with hopes of a repeat performance.

I don't holiday, I like my own bed. But, from those Cruisers that I know, it is a wonderful way of seeing the world.

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morddwyd

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Nothing wrong with a nice cruise up the Danube or the Rhine, different hostelry every night, and only breakfast and a light lunch on board!

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