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  • #1
    14 Sep 19, 04:21 PM
    Goldcoast
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  • We are thinking of incorporating a Disney or Royal Caribbean cruise into our next trip. Having never even thought about it before what do you think a rough (very rough) budget would likely be. (Family of 5)

    Do you normally start or end your holiday with a cruise?

    TIA
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  • #2
    14 Sep 19, 09:36 PM
    SquishTheWhale
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  • Budget is almost impossible to say as it depends on date, itinerary, ship and cabin. It could be £2k or it could be £20k. Royal will be cheaper than Disney. I'd just look on the websites for your dates and see what's available.
    Also consider Norwegian Cruise Line if you like the look of Royal Caribbean.

    I would definitley cruise at the end of the trip as it's relaxing after doing the parks

    Edited at 09:37 PM..
    First time at Disney!
  • #3
    14 Sep 19, 09:45 PM
    Billy Beatnik
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  • We did a RC cruise at the end of a week in Orlando, it was fantastic and so relaxing. The only problem was that we were so relaxed that we wanted another week back in Orlando.
    Must do islands are St Thomas and St Maarten. Macho beach on St Maarten is a must, check out the videos on YouTube.
    First trip with grandchild Rosalie!
  • #4
    15 Sep 19, 12:06 AM
    Hudson
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  • We've done all of our cruises at the end of our holiday in Florida, winding down from the parks. However, we have done cruises at the beginning of our holiday too but out of Texas and New York.
    The biggest difference for me was that after not spending money while on the cruise when we got off and had another week to go I felt like I was hemorrhaging money by the minute...
    As another poster mentioned, Maho beach in St Maarten is certainly an experience. I saw a few people and all their belongings get blown (tumbling) down the beach into the sea. Our 2 boys had a ball getting swept up and down the beach by the waves...They had so much fun there that when we back to St Maarten later that year we went back to Maho beach again for the day.
    We usually book our cruises with Cruise 118.
  • #5
    15 Sep 19, 12:28 AM
    YorkshireT
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  • Think our Royal one to Coco Cay (very, very highly recommended it was wonderful there) and Nassau was $2500 for family of 4 on Navigator out of Miami, for a 4 night cruise.
    Parking at the terminal was $20 a day.
    Very easy, drive in (you donít pre book parking), down in a lift, hand your case to a guy at a conveyor, walk into the terminal and get on the ship.
    Glass half full- WDW Swan/Gulf Trip
  • #6
    15 Sep 19, 06:51 PM
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  • Thank you everyone, plenty to think about and even better a load of YouTube videos to watch
    Happy place 2023
  • #7
    16 Sep 19, 06:47 PM
    simmofamily
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  • Quote Billy Beatnik
    We did a RC cruise at the end of a week in Orlando, it was fantastic and so relaxing. The only problem was that we were so relaxed that we wanted another week back in Orlando.
    Must do islands are St Thomas and St Maarten. Macho beach on St Maarten is a must, check out the videos on YouTube.
    Exactly what we did for DH's 50th 4 years ago. One of my favorite trips. Freedom of the Seas was the ship and I'm contemplating doing it all again.
    Used Bernards tours for St Maarten. Amazing!
    Cornwall
  • #8
    16 Sep 19, 06:57 PM
    mick
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  • We've only done six cruises (three out of Florida) so don't have a great breadth of experience but one major bit of advice - make sure that you add the cruise to your travel insurance.

    Mick
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