Cruises

  • user warning: Table './oti_drupaltravelinfo/cache_block' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: cache_get SELECT data, created, headers, expire FROM cache_block WHERE cid = 'bc_57::_http://www.opentravelinfo.com' in /home/oti/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 154.
  • user warning: Table './oti_drupaltravelinfo/cache_block' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: db_lock_table LOCK TABLES cache_block WRITE in /home/oti/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 154.
  • user warning: Table './oti_drupaltravelinfo/cache_block' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: cache_set UPDATE cache_block SET data = 'a:1:{s:7:\"content\";s:368:\" <div align=\"middle\">\n<form action=\'http://www.opentravelinfo.com/OpenNewsletter/includethis.php\'>\n Email subscription:<input type=\'text\' name=\'email\' size=\'13\'>\n <input type=\'submit\' value=\'Subscribe\'><input type=\'hidden\' name=\'action\' value=\'subscribe\'><br>\n We don\'t spam! <a href=\"http://www.opentravelinfo.com/newsletter.html\">Read more</a>\n</form>\n</div> \";}', created = 1429362494, expire = -1, headers = '' WHERE cid = 'bc_57::_http://www.opentravelinfo.com' in /home/oti/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 154.
  • user warning: Table './oti_drupaltravelinfo/cache_block' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: cache_get SELECT data, created, headers, expire FROM cache_block WHERE cid = 'bc_89::_http://www.opentravelinfo.com' in /home/oti/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 154.
  • user warning: Table './oti_drupaltravelinfo/cache_block' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: db_lock_table LOCK TABLES cache_block WRITE in /home/oti/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 154.
  • user warning: Table './oti_drupaltravelinfo/cache_block' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: cache_set UPDATE cache_block SET data = 'a:1:{s:7:\"content\";s:1891:\" <a href=\"http://feeds2.feedburner.com/OpenTravelInfo-FreeTravelGuideCommunity\" rel=\"alternate\" rel=\"nofollow\" type=\"application/rss+xml\"><img src=\"http://www.feedburner.com/fb/images/pub/feed-icon16x16.png\" alt=\"\" style=\"vertical-align:middle;border:0\"/></a>&nbsp;<a href=\"http://feeds2.feedburner.com/OpenTravelInfo-FreeTravelGuideCommunity\" rel=\"alternate\" rel=\"nofollow\" type=\"application/rss+xml\">Subscribe in a reader</a><br>\n<a href=\"http://add.my.yahoo.com/rss?url=http://feeds2.feedburner.com/OpenTravelInfo-FreeTravelGuideCommunity\" title=\"Open Travel Info - Free Travel Guide Community\"><img src=\"http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/us/my/addtomyyahoo4.gif\" alt=\"\" style=\"border:0\"/></a><br>\n<a href=\"http://fusion.google.com/add?feedurl=http://feeds2.feedburner.com/OpenTravelInfo-FreeTravelGuideCommunity\" rel=\"nofollow\"><img src=\"http://buttons.googlesyndication.com/fusion/add.gif\" width=\"104\" height=\"17\" style=\"border:0\" alt=\"Add to Google Reader or Homepage\"/></a><br>\n<a href=\"http://www.newsgator.com/ngs/subscriber/subext.aspx?url=http://feeds2.feedburner.com/OpenTravelInfo-FreeTravelGuideCommunity\" title=\"Open Travel Info - Free Travel Guide Community\" rel=\"nofollow\"><img src=\"http://www.newsgator.com/images/ngsub1.gif\" alt=\"Subscribe in NewsGator Online\" style=\"border:0\"/></a><br>\n<a href=\"http://www.netvibes.com/subscribe.php?url=http://feeds2.feedburner.com/OpenTravelInfo-FreeTravelGuideCommunity\" rel=\"nofollow\"><img src=\"http://www.netvibes.com/img/add2netvibes.gif\" width=\"91\" height=\"17\" alt=\"Add to netvibes\" style=\"border:0\" /></a><br>\n<a href=\"http://www.bloglines.com/sub/http://feeds2.feedburner.com/OpenTravelInfo-FreeTravelGuideCommunity\" title=\"Open Travel Info - Free Travel Guide Community\" type=\"application/rss+xml\" rel=\"nofollow\"><img src=\"http://www.bloglines.com/images/sub_modern11.gif\" alt=\"Subscribe in Bloglines\" style=\"border:0\"/></a> \";}', created = 1429362494, expire = -1, headers = '' WHERE cid = 'bc_89::_http://www.opentravelinfo.com' in /home/oti/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 154.
  • user warning: Table './oti_drupaltravelinfo/cache_block' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: cache_get SELECT data, created, headers, expire FROM cache_block WHERE cid = 'bc_66::_u0_http://www.opentravelinfo.com/node/544' in /home/oti/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 154.
  • user warning: Table './oti_drupaltravelinfo/cache_block' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: db_lock_table LOCK TABLES cache_block WRITE in /home/oti/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 154.
  • user warning: Table './oti_drupaltravelinfo/cache_block' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: cache_set UPDATE cache_block SET data = 'a:1:{s:7:\"content\";s:292:\" <div align=\"center\"><IMG SRC=\"http://banners.copyscape.com/images/cs-wh-3d-120x60.gif\" ALT=\"Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape\" TITLE=\"Do not copy content from the page. Plagiarism will be detected by Copyscape.\" WIDTH=\"120\" HEIGHT=\"60\" BORDER=\"0\"></div> \";}', created = 1429362494, expire = -1, headers = '' WHERE cid = 'bc_66::_u0_http://www.opentravelinfo.com/node/544' in /home/oti/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 154.
Cruises

I've never been to a cruise but many people who have say it's a great experience. With only 2 weeks off of work and really only 1 week of travel per year (since the other week is used for other things), I want to be sure I'm getting a good experience and land has always been a known quantity, whereas cruises are unknown to me. So, for those who have been to cruises, how do you compare it with seeing a city or region in the world?


I believe this thread has

I believe this thread has some valuable insight for you.

I have said it before, but

I have said it before, but here it goes again.

I feel that a cruise would rob me of the individual experience when seing a place. When I travel alone I can wait for the best light for my photos or venture off somewhere, since I don't have to be back on board at sunset.

I also don't like group travel. If you exit the ship on an organized tour, you can bet that you are not alone. Again this interferes with my photo taking requirements, since the guides always have a fixed plan.

Andre

Check out my Photos

I agree with Andre, I

I agree with Andre, I prefer to not take a cruise. I'm not saying there is anything against them some people I know have taken them and loved them. But I prefer to be able to do my own thing, stop when I want to, go to different places I want to see. Plus I dont really know how I would go if bad weather hit.