Poll Position: How Long on the High Seas

June 19, 2012 | By | 4 Comments

The length of a cruise can determine everything from how much you pay and how much you pack to the fellow passengers you’re likely to encounter. For someone like me who’s partial to voyages of a week or less, a sailing as long as a world cruise would probably be enough to cause a major psychotic breakdown. Likewise, those who are partial to longer cruises would probably avoid three-night spring break sailings like the plague.
In line with the above, I got to wondering about the longest cruises people have taken.
What we asked: What’s the longest cruise you’ve ever taken?
What they said: A 58 percent majority said their longest cruise has been six to 12 days. Another 39 percent said 13 to 30 days. A further 2 percent said less than five days, and the remaining 2 percent have taken world cruises.
What it all means: As expected, most folks skip the shortest sailings but still keep their trips less than two weeks. We’re not surprised by this, but we did think that the number of passengers in the shorter-cruise set would be a little higher. What do you think? In your opinion, what’s the perfect cruise length? Be sure to comment below.
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    4 Responses to “Poll Position: How Long on the High Seas”

    1. Mary Douglas
      June 19th, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

      The ranges are a bit odd. I would bet that the majority of the 6-12 day votes were from people who took the very common 7 day trips. It would have been nice to have had more choices so the spread could have been better represented. For instance, the range 13-30 is pretty vague, especially when most cruises offered in that range are 14 day cruises.

      So, bottom line, this survey didn’t tell me much.

    2. Josh
      June 19th, 2012 @ 11:42 pm

      The poll asks what the longest cruise people have ever taken. I imagine many people have taken at least one week-long cruise but sail primarily on shorter cruises. However, frequency is not reflected in this poll. Also, CC is largely made up of diehard cruiser, few diehard cruisers have only taken cruises shorter than five days. Finally, while many cruises are five days long, the poll does not actually have an option for cruises lasting five days–the options are “less than” five days and six-to-twelve. I don’t think this poll accurately represents the types of cruises people sail on.

    3. Norm b.
      June 20th, 2012 @ 6:27 pm

      Being retired time is not an issue , as long as my neighbours mow my lawns , our last 4 cruises have been 42 , 42 , 35 , 27 , days , shorter cruises are a no no , all with princess .

    4. smith
      June 22nd, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

      It means maximum have taken the cruise from one week to two week .I have the same thinking that this percentage mainly lies from the group of people who had 7 days cruise trip not more than that .
      So,according to me a better and bigger survey can result in different percentage

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