What do you regret not doing on your cruise?

Ask a Cruise Question
Post your general cruise questions here.
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
All times are GMT -4.
The time now is 10:08 PM.
Near Tampa, Florida
3,437 Posts
Joined Nov 2008
Thought this would be a fun topic.

Two of mine:

1. Not staying up later, dancing, seeing Liars Club, etc.

2. Just walking around town when there is so much to see at many ports.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature

Most of my reviews: http://www.cruisecritic.com/memberre...mberName=tbmrt
9/16/17 MSC Divina
5/7/17 Fathom Adonia
12/9/16 Windstar Windsurf
9/10/16 Royal Caribbean Oasis of Seas
11/30/15 Celebrity Equinox
12/12/14 Celebrity Equinox
5/19/14 Caribbean Princess
12/10/13 MSC Divina
12/13/12 Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas
12/14/11 NCL Dawn
12/03/10 NCL Sky
10/16/10 NCL Sun
06/05/10 Bahamas Celebration
12/04/09 NCL Sky Bahamas
11/30/09 Royal Caribbean Majesty Bahamas
12/08/08 Celebrity Solstice Eastern Caribbean
12/07/07 Carnival Legend Western Caribbean
Central Illinois
137,266 Posts
Joined Apr 2008
I regret not staying on the ship for the next cruise.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature

Past Cruises

Celebrity: Mercury
RCCL: Adventure, Allure, Brilliance, Enchantment, Explorer, Freedom, Independence, Jewel, Legend, Liberty, Majesty, Mariner, Monarch, Navigator, Oasis, Radiance, Rhapsody, Serenade, Sovereign, Vision, Voyager
North East US.
401 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
Getting the drink package - would have saved $15 a day. Got one for the upcoming cruise.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Central Mississippi
1,319 Posts
Joined Jul 2008
I am with Host Clarea!!!
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature

Life's a Beach!

Next Cruise: January 8-15, 2017 Carnival Dream!!
1,671 Posts
Joined Oct 2007
Singing karaoke. I have always wanted to do it, but don't have the guts, or the voice for that matter.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”
― Anthony Bourdain

Eastern Caribbean - 7 day
- NCL Bliss 11/24/18 (Upcoming)
Canada & New England - 7 day - NCL Escape 10/07/18 (Upcoming)
Baja Mexico - 4 day - CCL Inspiration 11/27/17
Pacific Coastal - 7 day - RCI Explorer of the Seas 09/15/17
Hawaii round trip from Los Angeles - 15 day - CCL Miracle 11/26/16
Bermuda - 7 day - NCL Dawn 10/16/15
Panama Canal - 15 day - NCL Sun 10/11/14
Bermuda - 7 day - NCL Breakaway 09/15/13
Pacific Coastal - 7 day - NCL Jewel 05/08/13
Western Caribbean - 12 day - NCL Star 04/15/12
Hawaii round trip from Los Angeles - 15 day - CCL Spirit 12/02/11
Western Caribbean - 7 day B2B part 2 - NCL Sun 11/13/10
Eastern Caribbean - 7 day B2B part 1 - NCL Sun 11/06/10
Mexico / Sea of Cortez - 11 day - NCL Sun 10/23/09
Mediterranean / Transatlantic - 13 day - NCL Gem 11/16/08
Alaska - 7 day - NCL Star 09/01/07
Hawaii - 7 day - NCLA Pride of Aloha 09/10/06
Caribbean - 4 day - NCL Skyward 12/27/85
Urbandale, Iowa
1,493 Posts
Joined Feb 2012
Originally posted by Steve and Sharon
Singing karaoke. I have always wanted to do it, but don't have the guts, or the voice for that matter.
Try the piano sing along bar!

Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature

9,696 Posts
Joined Feb 2001
Originally posted by Steve and Sharon
Singing karaoke. I have always wanted to do it, but don't have the guts, or the voice for that matter.
All the more reason to do it. If required a couple of shots of liquid courage will give you your so called 15 minutes of fame.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
March 2019 Cruise:

March 2019 Cruise:

September 2019 Cruise:

March 2020 Cruise:

March 2020 Cruise:
Melbourne, FL
9,049 Posts
Joined Apr 2005
Just off OASIS .....

not telling the [email protected]@h*le in the next cabin that smoking on the balcony is not allowed, OR calling the desk to complain.

had a JS with the large hump balcony and most of the time was being gassed by a smoker ......

They only mentioned it about a dozen times in the 'drill' video .....

Maybe I'll get cards made up with this picture and caption "probable cause ... smoking on a balcony" ... then I can put them on doors ....

Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Capt BJ

Costa (1982), Commodore, NCL, Windstar, Princess,
DCL, RCL, Viking River, Viking Ocean, Cunard (TA)
50+ cruises;
USCG Captain, retired - 6 ships, 2 commands, 12 yrs @ sea
Shellback, Golden Dragon, Blue Nose, Bering Sea winter vet
Tall ship sailor
2,308 Posts
Joined Jun 2009
Originally posted by dd likes to cruise
I want to get up about 3:00am and just see what might be going on. I say it every cruise and hubby just looks at me like I'm crazy!
Me too. Would love to wander round a ship which would probably be empty.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Past Cruises:
2018 Southampton-San Francisco - Cunard. 2017 Eastbound T/A - Cunard. 2016 Westbound T/A - Cunard: Bahamas & Florida - NCL: 2015 Eastbound T/A - Cunard: 2014 Westbound T/A - Cunard: Norway/Iceland - P&O: 2013 Canary Islands - NCL: 2011 Eastbound T/A - Cunard: 2011 Southern T/A - Celebrity: 2011 Australasia - Princess: 2009 Australia/New Zealand - Royal Caribbean: 2005 Norway - Louis Line: 2004 Alaska - Celebrity: 2000 Eastern Caribbean - Royal Caribbean
Fredericksburg, va. USA
88,832 Posts
Joined May 2001
Nothing! It's a vacation...I do what I want, when I want. The things I don't do is are probably because I don't want to do it!
3,288 Posts
Joined Mar 2012
Originally posted by Steve and Sharon
Singing karaoke. I have always wanted to do it, but don't have the guts, or the voice for that matter.
I regret not bringing a case of ear plugs with me on the cruise where I sang karaoke. Man, after I opened my mouth, I could of made a small fortune selling those things.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
“Many of the things you can count, don't count.
Many of the things you can't count, really count.”
- Albert Einstein (or William Bruce Cameron)
592 Posts
Joined Apr 2014
I regret taking too many clothes. I could have gotten by with half of them. My next cruise will be carry-on only.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
9/09/18 Carnival Pride ** 1/13/18 Carnival Vista ** 9/23/17 NCL Escape ** 6/18/17 RCL Liberty of the Seas ** 2/12/17 Carnival Splendor ** 9/11/16 Carnival Breeze ** 12/20/15 Carnival Sensation ** 9/13/15 RCL Independence ** 9/20/14 NCL Getaway ** 6/22/14 Carnival Magic ** 5/25/13 Disney Fantasy
Chatham Ontario Canada
106 Posts
Joined May 2009
We have sailed about 25 times on RC, just made it to the Quest about 3 cruises ago. I regret not going sooner.
Church Point AKA Cajun Country
10,835 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
Ordering breakfast from room service. I'm always afraid that I will want to sleep in later and will have to get up to let them in or I will want to leave my cabin early but then I will just have to stay in my cabin to wait for room service.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
1,382 Posts
Joined Jan 2010
I do (or don't do) exactly what I want on a cruise. There is nothing that I regret missing.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature

Carnival Fantasy- July/August 2009- Cozumel
Carnival Elation- May 2010- Progreso & Cozumel
Carnival Elation- May/June 2011- Cozumel & Calica
Carnival Elation-May/June 2012-Progreso & Cozumel
Carnival Elation- June 2013- Progreso & Cozumel
Carnival Elation- June 2014- Progreso & Cozumel
Carnival Elation- June 2015- Progreso & Cozumel
Carnival Triumph- July 2016- Progreso & Cozumel
Carnival Fantasy- May 2017- Costa Maya & Cozumel
Carnival Dream- May 2018- Belize, Isla Roatan & Cozumel
Carnival Glory- May 2019- Cozumel, Grand Cayman & Jamaica