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Old 01-15-2008, 04:12 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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hmmm, let me see. Cruises. I live in Anchorage. Summer capital of tourism in South Central Alaska.. . . [snip]. . . Meet us one on one, please!
Wonderful post! The influx of cruisers sounds positively horrid! Reminds me of how we Southerners feel about all the "snowbirds" who head South b/f the cold weather hits, LOL!!!

I would love to see Alaska, one on one. I would like to spend several weeks there, and see the lay of the land, as it were . . .

I love to do Caribbean cruising . . . (sitting on a beach!) . . . but never could quite grasp why anyone would go on an Alaskan cruise . . . seeing Alaska by air - now I can understand that. But on a cruise ship - never made much sense to me.
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Old 01-22-2008, 10:13 AM
 
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...what was once a vibrant local economy is decimated by out of town chain stores...
Heck, you don't even have to live in a port city to experience that...

Xa'at, I agree with the rest of your post, too.

Besides, I guess some people don't take cruises because they want to avoid any "sinking' feelings...
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Old 04-26-2008, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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I just dont feel like being stuck on a ship, not only that but It would probably be with family if I did go and that would mean sharing a room/bed with my brother, whom I am not good at rooming with.
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Old 04-26-2008, 10:27 PM
 
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Sounds crazy but partly because I dont wanna. Secondly, possibly still a little traumatized about my last experience on a ship (being sick) in my younger days. But strangely, Ive done boating, sailing and kayaking with no problem. FUN!
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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I think cruises can be limiting. We really love the freedom of going and doing what we want to do - we love to drive and discover new out of the way little towns and areas - staying at great little Bed & Breakfast Inns, etc....we don't like to overeat or crowds of people.

A few years ago we went to New England for 3 weeks vacation during the fall - we saw the best fall colors inland and we wandered all over New England while our friends paid for a Fall color cruise and saw very little color at the limited number of seaside ports they visited - they were gone for 10 days and spent the same amount of money we did for a 3 week vacation.
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Juneau, AK
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Besides, I guess some people don't take cruises because they want to avoid any "sinking' feelings...
That's funny!

Well, the cruise season is officially starting for us in just a few days.
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Old 04-27-2008, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Over 10 million people take cruises every year...
http://www.oceana.org/uploads/Chapter_8.pdf
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Old 04-27-2008, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Juneau, AK
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Over 10 million people take cruises every year...
http://www.oceana.org/uploads/Chapter_8.pdf
59.3% of statistics are made up on the spot!
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:36 PM
 
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Over a 100 million people have taken a cruise in the past 10 years...
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Juneau, AK
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Over a 100 million people have taken a cruise in the past 10 years...
Over 100 million people have contributed to the destruction of port cities in the past ten years.
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