The wife and I are thinking about a Caribbean cruise

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    I won't be for at least a year, but I'd love to do it and so would she. We'd like to travel on a large sailing ship, but from what I have found out, that may be impractical for us. Most of those cruises are very expensive and usually you have to fly in and out to get to the cruise adding to the cost. I don't want to go on one of those floating cities but we will if that's all we can get. We can spend 8 to 10K and would love to get close in to some of the deserted islands and take tons of pictures and also see some of the local customs and natural sights.
    Any suggestions?

    Prefer this:

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    But I guess this would do:

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    Look at the various Stephen Ambrose tours.

    My boys and I are going in a year or two on a WWII Islands campaign tour they set up specially if enough people sign up.

    Also a guy who is going on a Caribbean Tour next month was telling me at the barber shop yesterday about a very reasonably priced tour to the Hawaiian Islands by ship from Long Beach, CA. I have not researched that.
     
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    Sailboats rock a lot, even in calmer seas. Be certain that you're not prone to seasickness before taking such a trip.
     
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    How far do you live from a cruise ship terminal?
     
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    Never understood the attraction to cruise ships. No thanks
     
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    We live about 350 miles from the closest one, so we could drive, but it's a "floating hotel" kind of ship.
     
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    I've never done a cruise before, but I don't think they're all that expensive anymore. I think you can buy stripped down cruises where you pay money for the cruise but nothing else. You pay for whatever you want on the ship. They used to be all inclusive, but no more.
     
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    The cheapest one I found that would facilitate photography was around 1100 per person for a room with a balcony and meals included. That does not include anything you do off ship.
     
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    That surprises me a bit. I'm pretty sure I've had friends who've gone on cruises for $400-$500. But I don't know for how long. And it may have been in low season. There are, or used to be, fairly inexpensive cruises out of Jacksonville.

    Do you have an idea where you want to go?
     
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    If you must go on a cruise be very careful, there is a motto that says "Those who Cruise Together Get Sick Together" - , in the one and only cruise I took in my life, the gastro I got was just horrible. Never again!

    The sicknesses that people get on cruises are legendary!

    Too many people, too crowded....it's not like it used to be, sadly.
     
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