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Who would you want to take on a cruise and why? Share with Holland America Line - £300 voucher to be won

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AbbiCGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 02-Sep-19 14:25:10

Going on a cruise can be a great way to see the world all in one holiday and what can be even better is sharing that experience with someone you it a friend, family member or even extended family & friends. Who you go away with can really alter the type of holiday you have for the better; do you bring your always-up-for-an-adventure cousin or perhaps you’d want to take your partner because they’re more relaxed? With this in mind Holland America Line would love to know who you’d take on a cruise and why?

Here’s what Holland America Line have to say: ‘Holland America Line’s elegant hotels at sea are perfect for all holiday makers. Whether you wish to go solo, with a partner or with extended family, there are destinations to suit every traveller, and a lifestyle for every passion - whether explorers, foodies or music lovers…’

'From the moment you arrive, you are welcomed as a friend. Settle into your spacious stateroom and your room steward will pop by to ensure every detail is in order, taking a moment to learn your name to greet you personally every day. Throughout the ship you’ll find service is gracious and attentive. Never in the way, yet always close at hand.'

Do you have a big family and you’d love to take them all for a whole host of different reasons? Is it your partner you’d like to bring with you because you both love travelling and exploring new places together? Perhaps you have a group of friends that you have non-stop laughs with that you’d love to bring along? Maybe you’d like some quality time with your children and/or grandchildren? Or even if you can’t think of any friends/family you’d like to bring, what about if you could literally take anyone in the world on a cruise? Why would you choose them?

Share who you’d take on a cruise with and why on the thread below and everyone who does will be entered into a prize draw where one GNer will win a £300 voucher of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck!

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NotSpaghetti Thu 12-Sep-19 00:19:57

My "other half" - because why would I want to go with anyone else? smile

BBbevan Thu 12-Sep-19 06:54:20

Same here Notspaghetti I would want to go with DH. We have been on several cruises and enjoyed them and each other's company. Had marvellous times

mumofmadboys Thu 12-Sep-19 07:20:47

Another one here who would want to go with DH! We enjoy travelling together

cornergran Thu 12-Sep-19 07:40:01

Mr C and I have enjoyed cruises but I’d love to be able to go with our immediate family, it would be special as there is so little opportunity to spend time together. So, Mr C, our children, their partners and our grandchildren. There is something for everyone on a cruise and as a real bonus no need for me to be responsible for feeding them all.

Auntieflo Thu 12-Sep-19 08:03:17

I am another who would want to go with my DH.
We know each other so well now, well we should after 58 years! and we enjoy being in new exciting places.

But that said, oh how I would love to be able to take all our adult grandchildren along for the adventure.

chelseababy Fri 13-Sep-19 14:24:48

I would take my other half but also my brother's with their wives. One couple is great fun and the other couple more steady but have had a tough time health-wise. The six of us would relive an earlier cruise we did shortly after our mother died.

Kittyme1 Fri 13-Sep-19 21:54:21

I would love to take my lovely mum as she has always wanted to go on a cruise oh and I'd have to take hubby so he can carry all our on board purchases.

MollyPolly60 Sat 14-Sep-19 00:32:43

I would love to take my husband as he is losing his sight due to macular degeneration. Last chance holiday. I would also like to take Joanna Lumley to drink some champers with and if my husband’s eyesight is bad he would still fancy me instead of her!!

Grannyknot Sat 14-Sep-19 07:06:31

I would love to take my sister on a cruise, she has had a tough few years yet is always upbeat and good company.

DoraMarr Sat 14-Sep-19 08:34:54

I would like to take Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli. When we dock in different ports, Andrew could take me to see extraordinary works of art, and explain their history and meaning, and Giorgio would know which out-of- the way restaurants would serve delicious local dishes, and which ones to order, as well as taking me to local markets. Art and food- delicious!

DoraMarr Sat 14-Sep-19 08:39:34

Oh, I see you are supposed to choose family members. In that case I would take my partner. We have has some lovely holidays, mostly by rail and local transport, which we always book ourselves. However, his Parkinson’s disease is progressing, so that he finds independent travel stressful and painful. I have tried to persuade him to take a cruise, but he insists cruises are not for him, so i would like to take him so that he could see that it would be an enjoyable way to see beautiful places in comfort.

wildswan16 Sat 14-Sep-19 09:39:55

Well I don't have an OH, so I'd be happy to take anyone who could pay my share as otherwise I couldn't go at all!

Seakay Sat 14-Sep-19 14:31:38

I would like to take my good friend who has been a source of strength through some tough times

PammyHoops Sat 14-Sep-19 17:09:12

I would go with my husband. He is in the navy and gets to travel on the sea without me and has done for years. We have just got off a cruise and he is now convinced that it is a great way to holiday. Not at all like a busmans holiday.

etheltbags1 Sat 14-Sep-19 20:34:41

I don't have an old husband either so would take dd and did, or if I could take a celebrity I would take Monty Don, he would explain all about the different plants on our stops. Also I would like to take Chris pacham so he could help me find the lovely wildlife .

Trisher123 Sat 14-Sep-19 21:23:25

I absolutely LOVE cruises and would soo love to take all my family (including my ex husband and his fiance, (there would be 23 of us in all smile just so that we could experience this as a family, and to prove to some of my family how wonderful cruising is.

NfkDumpling Sat 14-Sep-19 21:26:33

I would like to take all my DC and DGC and of course my DH (Best Beloved) to Alaska for a week with a few days in Seattle on the way home. But I’m having enough problems trying to sort out a weekend break for all of us which everyone can make, so I’ll settle for just taking my Best Beloved.

Pittcity Sun 15-Sep-19 03:45:52

Another vote for taking DH with me. We want to make the most of every moment we have together and we love to explore the world.

gillybob Sun 15-Sep-19 08:56:26

I would also take my husband with me. We rarely get to spend quality time together and neither of us have ever been on a cruise before, so it would be a wonderful first for us. Relaxing, being a little bit spoiled and seeing a little bit of the world together would be just magical.

Maggiemaybe Sun 15-Sep-19 09:57:05

I’d really love to take my DH, DC and DGS to Alaska, and to see the boys’ faces when they travelled on the old Gold Rush railway, saw a whale for the first time, smelt the salmon in Ketchikan, and panned for gold in the hills.

This would only be possible in my dream world though, where we could step on the ship at Newcastle, and miraculously leave no carbon footprint. For now, we’ll stick with a week in Scarborough. smile

Fflaurie Sun 15-Sep-19 10:00:24

We did one cruise for our silver wedding which we both adored. We went to Alaska, we did whale watching and saw so much wonderful wildlife. I would love to do another cruise, but the costs are so prohibitive now. I would not want to do a 'Hot' cruise, ie, Mediterranean, caribbean etc, but would love to go to Norway, or even the Antarctic.

EllanVannin Sun 15-Sep-19 10:17:57

As a widow, I'd have to take my D who works so hard, rarely gets time off but at the same time is so appreciated at her workplace. She does get concessionary fares from Stena line but it's not the same sailing from Birkenhead to Belfast as a whole change of scenery would be on a cruise ship. Even a Mediterranean cruise would be magic.

CleoPanda Sun 15-Sep-19 10:46:37

My darling husband. We have such laughs together and both appreciate scenery, relaxation and meals prepared for us.

Emilymaria Sun 15-Sep-19 13:03:42

I've been on 2 cruises - one on a large American vessel (never again) in the Caribbean and the other on a 32 berth boat around the Galapagos (would return in a heartbeat). If I had to go on a large ship again, I would take a hypnotist who would 1/ make me see the positive side of queueing to get on and off the ship in port and 2/ persuade other people not to gorge themselves at the buffet because it's free. On the second type, I would take a personal scuba diving tutor who will encourage me to finally complete the PADI course.