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Long Trip With Passenger/cruise Ship?  
User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

Have you been a passenger on a LONG trip with a
passenger/cruise ship? Crossing the Atlantic or
other LONG routes? How was it? Boring? High waves
that made your sick... *S*

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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1499 times:

I have not, but back in the day my mum did Southampton to Sydney.

Said it was a fun trip, if not rough at points


User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1489 times:

2,5 days from Chennai to Andamans, sea-sick 2nd day....

User currently offlineJpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

My longest was nine nights down the eastern seaboard of the USA to the Caribbean. I've always fared well on ships, and the storms didn't get to me. Although one night I was a little off, most likely from exhaustion (getting only 3-4 hours of sleep a night for a week).

User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

Quoting Alessandro (Reply 2):

It must have been a small boat...


User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

Quoting Trekster (Reply 1):

That is what i call a LONG boat trip...
It must have been a 30+ days one!


User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

Quoting Jpax (Reply 3):

You did behave at the captains table?  Smile


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1444 times:

Twice had 14 day trips, once in the Western Med (Spain and France) and recently (SE Asia) both trips were on 170 passenger sailing vessels. No problems what so ever.

User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1437 times:

Never been on a trip longer then 7 days but would love to take one.
As for the sea sickness, I was raised on the water so it never affected me, but people that I know who were sick and got a shot in the doctors office on the boat worked wonders for them. Personal I like it when it gets rough, more exciting that way.  Smile


User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1984 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

The longest I have been on was 15 days, so real short. Visited the Mediterranean it was real nice though!


Keep the shinny side up!
User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4635 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

Have a QE2 transatlantic booked for April 2008, so I'll let you know - always wanted to do it, so thought I'd better in case they retire the ship  Smile


I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1381 times:

9 Days in 1975 on the TS/S Stefan Batory
http://stefanbatoryoceanliner.homestead.com/
Around 4 years at sea with the Canadian Navy, Destroyers & Frigates mostly a few tanker trips, doesn't really count as cruising though.

WrenchBender



Silly Pilot, Tricks are for kids.......
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3598 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

I know this is a Navy ship, but in 2004, I rode the USS Belleau Wood LHA-3 from San Diego to the Parisian Gulf with two stop in Hawaii a stop in Singapore, Bahrain and Juibi Ali, it was a good trip.

User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8507 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1371 times:

One of my aunts did Semester at Sea in 1991 as her final cruise ship hurrah before heading to Ole Miss Law School. Those 15 weeks at sea was probably her longest cruise, I think. She used to work cruise ships in the Med and out of New Orleans, and of course lived on the ships, but those were much shorter cruises. For the Semester at Sea cruise she was the director of shore excursions and when the ship was late pulling into port it played hell with the schedules.

User currently offlineN710PS From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

My dad was a Merchant Marine captain in the late 70's very early 80's and he spent most of his life at sea during that time from what he tells me.


There is plenty of room for Gods animals, right next to the mashed potatoes!
User currently offlineJpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1358 times:

Quoting Bofredrik (Reply 6):
You did behave at the captains table?

I have never been invited to dine at the captains table, unfortunately. Actually, thats okay, because I might die of humiliation because I can't understand 9/10 things the captain is saying under his heavy accent!  Wink


User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5690 posts, RR: 44
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1344 times:
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As a child in 1960 my family travelled from Melbourne, Australia to Southampton on the Netherlands Line MS Johan van Oldenbarnevelt returning 2 years later on the MS Oranje.
The outbound trip was via the Pacific Ocean, and Panama canal, I was only 4 at the time but I remember those little rail engine/tugs they use to move ships through the canal, we were in the dining room having breakfast and I watched them out the porthole.
I also recall our cabin flooding and the crew took my mother ashore in Bermuda to buy a new teddybear for my 2y/o sister!

Cheers



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