#TTOT Round-Up: Cruise Travel

Every Tuesday it’s Travel Talk on Twitter! Follow the #TTOT hashtag to see what all the commotion and Tweets are about! There are two sessions to join, one at 9:30am GMT and the other at 9:30pm GMT.  

Here’s the round-up of this week’s #TTOT: 

Q1 via MiddleSeatView: Have you been on a cruise? Why or why not?

  • TinyTravelLady: Haven’t done lg ship cruise- only small ships around/to Greek Isles. I don’t think I could handle being on a large ship for a week 
  • Xpackers: Problem with cruises is all the old people…anyone ever been on “young” cruise? 
  • travellowcost: Haven’t been on a cruise yet, really don’t like their environmental impact :( But maybe I’ll go sailing one day  
  • JauntingKerrs: Yes — cruises are great for seeing multiple locations without relocating your luggage every night
  • 501places: Apart from a short river cruise have never been on a cruise. Would probably not go if it was free. Totally opposite to all I enjoy
  • FarWriter: Yes, I’ve been on many cruises! I esp love expedition-style cruises. Good way to travel to remote & inaccessible spots
  • TravelThirst: Totally yes THANX to my father who took us on a cruise vacay once, which was the best thing ever  happened to me: cruising!

Q2 via christinahegele: What’s the best experience you’ve had on a cruise?

  • WriteRTW: Watching a sleeping blue whale wake up and cruise round our ship in Antarctica
  • StayAdventurous: Cruising in to NYC harbor and seeing the Statue of Liberty. A wonderful and worthy UNESCO landmark 
  • foodieintl: Either docking in Banjul, venturing out at night w/ locals or catching fresh sashimi in Comoros
  • MagellanPR: Being able to visit several of the Scottish Islands on Hebridean Princess – was amazing. Ultra luxury too
  • TravelBlggr: Balcony Cabin through the Caribbean. Swimming with stingrays in Cayman Islands
  • smartbkktravel: Queen Mary… Slept on balcony one night to fall asleep to sounds of the ocean

Q3 via traveldudes: What’s your dream cruise? Sailing boat or “Steamer”? 

  • MalloryOnTravel: An icebreaking saliboat in the NorthWest passage now that is my kind of cruise, ultimate adventure
  • OysterWorldwide: It would have to be a sailing boat – chilled out, private, better for the environment
  • eezeerhotel: No questions asked: Sailing! So relaxing & quiet & you can play with the winds
  • JauntingKerrs: A trans-atlantic steamer just like An Affair to Remember: The French Riviera, couture evening gowns, pink champagne & Carey Grant
  • OliOrtiz7: I would love a cruise to the Galapago Islands and watch all the whales and sea life around 
  • 25travels: Sailing perhaps, would like to sail to all 7107 islands we have in the Philippines
  • homeexchangecom: A steamer down the Mississippi channeling my inner Huck Finn!
  • amandaelsewhere: Steamer? Sails? I’ll settle for a remake of Titanic wherein Leonardo Dicaprio lives

Q4 via himalfootsteps: What features would your dream cruise ship have to have?

  • IAVRA_villas: We’d like a cruise ship made of glass so you could see right through to to the ocean floor!
  • bpmojo: A man on a Mast screaming “LAND AHEAD” everytime we approach detination
  • sophontrack: Hot waiters? Is that too crass?
  • traveldudes: The big new ships already have a wave for surfing… What else could there be?
  • katieaune: Very good lifejackets, that’s all.
  • Turtlecovesuite: Professors and/or local historians to tell us about the area 
  • DisarmDoors: An emergency Kate Winslet. In case of fire
  • BackPackerSteve: WiFi to participate at the awesome TTOT! And of course a hammock to relax

Q5 via himalfootsteps: Which would be your most epic route for a cruise?

  • robp1980: LA to Hawaii to French Polynesia to Asia and back
  • babyfwenas: Sail around Indonesia
  • eurapart: Really I’d go wherever the wind and currents took the sailing ship
  • backpackergurl: Mediterranean cruise through Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Corsica and Malta
  • anthonyoflynn: From the South Pole to the North Pole, that would be pretty epic
  • love__leeeee: Can you put both the Galapagos and Antarctica into one cruise
  • 25travels: around the Pacific Ocean – Japan, Bering sea, NorthAmerica coast, Peru, Chile, Antartica, NZ, Australia
  • SaraKateTravel: Exploring a country or continent via its waterways…some of the cruises within China really interest me! Sailing near glaciers does too
  • glampacker: Sailing UK to Australia, kinda like the convicts

And there you have it, “Cruise Travel”!  

Next week’s #TTOT topic is: “Islands” submitted by boz23. Submit your questions HERE! And don’t forget to tune follow the #TTOT every Tuesday at 9:30am and 9:30pm GMT!

As always, a HUGE travel community thank you to our #TTOT hosts and organizers: traveldudes, roniweiss, toddwassel, traveldesigned, insidetravellab, WildJunket, tbloggersunite and mobilelawyer!  

Have YOU got anything to add to the Cruise travel discussion? 

© Connie Hum 2011

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