Thursday, July 3, 2008

CRUISE OPTIONS - Give us your Opinion

We're trying to finalize the details of our next SCRAPBOOK CRUISE!! But, we need your input! We've nailed down the week of April 5-12...and narrowed it to 2 different cruises. Here are the 2 options:

Cruise #1:
  • 7-Day Cruise on Carnival Legend, departing Tampa Bay Sunday, April 5th & returning Sunday, April 12th
  • 4 Ports of Call --- Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Belize, and Roatan Island (Honduras)
  • Cost - $850 - $950 (1st & 2nd persons; 3rd & 4th persons slightly less depending on availability)
  • Scrapbooking fee of $39 (3 classes, 3 make & take projects, crop space for entire cruise...this is just for scrappers...friends & family members joining you don't pay this!)

Cruise #2:

  • 5-Day Cruise on Carnival Inspiration, departing Tampa Bay Monday, April 6th & returning Saturday, April 11th
  • 2Ports of Call --- Cozumel & Grand Cayman
  • Cost - $650 - $750 (1st & 2nd persons; 3rd & 4th persons slightly less depending on availability)
  • Scrapbooking fee of $39 (3 classes, 3 make & take projects, crop space for entire cruise...this is just for scrappers...friends & family members joining you don't pay this!)

These costs INCLUDE all taxes, fees, and even fuel surcharges. Also, our classes are COMPLETE classes...like we teach at scrapbook conventions across the country (usually $25 - $30 each). You'll learn new techniques and leave with lots of finished projects.

So, here's what we want to know:

1. Would you consider going on either of these cruises?

2. Which cruise would you prefer?

3. Would you even consider your 2nd choice?

4. Would you prefer making a deposit in July and monthly payments thereafter? or would you prefer a deposit of 1/2 and second payment of 1/2 due 90 days before sailing?

By answering these questions & posting your answers here, you'll be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate!! We appreciate your time & input, and we're blessed to have you as our customer!

Kim

46 comments:

CandyScraps said...

1. Would you consider going on either of these cruises? No. I don't have the extra cash for something like this.

2. Which cruise would you prefer? If I *were* to go, it would be cruise # 2.

3. Would you even consider your 2nd choice? Yes. They're very similar.

4. Would you prefer making a deposit in July and monthly payments thereafter? or would you prefer a deposit of 1/2 and second payment of 1/2 due 90 days before sailing? Hmm...tough call. I honestly don't know, but I think the monthly payments would be easier.

Candy
papercandy@gmail.com

saucersrus said...

Not sure if I can swing the dates of either cruise. I like the second option because I LOVE cozumel and it's more affordable. I would prefer to make payments 1/2 and 1/2

Amy Saucer

Jennifer said...

1. I would consider going on one of these cruises. If school is out.
2. I like #2 because it seems more doable.
3. I would consider both choices.
4. Monthly payments!!

Jennifer ;)

NJsharon said...

Ooh, how fun!

1. Would you consider going on either of these cruises?
>YES!

2. Which cruise would you prefer?
>I would definitely prefer the 7 day cruise. Better value for money & I want as much time on a cruise as I can get!

3. Would you even consider your 2nd choice?
>Yes, I would still consider the other choice.

4. Would you prefer making a deposit in July and monthly payments thereafter? or would you prefer a deposit of 1/2 and second payment of 1/2 due 90 days before sailing?
>I think I would prefer to make the monthly payments. But would be nice to be able to do either. Or make monthly payments, but be able to pay more some months (than the minimum amount) if you wanted to. But that may create way too much work for you all!

Jennifer said...

1. Yes, I love cruising and scrapping!

2. Cruise #2

3. Yes

4. Make a deposit in July and then monthly payments

Jennifer
mom2rjc@yahoo.com

Scrappin Grandma said...

I would definitely consider these cruises

I would prefer the longer

I have already done both ports on the shorter one so probably not

I would pay half now and half 90 days before the cruise

kay18jay said...

I would totally consider going on either of these cruises. I would prefer the second option. By then my kids will be 5 and 3, so the 5 day cruise will be easier to get my hubby and MIL to agree to! I checked the school calendar, and it's our county's spring break that week, so those are great dates!!!
I would also prefer a moderate downpayment and make monthly payments. As a teacher, extra money in July is hard to come by, but if it's low enough, I can come up with it.
Other concerns are about the crop space, will be able to leave our stuff in the crop room the entire time? Having to pack up and move around really stinks. 24 hour availability in the same room the entire week is a must! I wouldn't do any excursions, I'd just crop, so availability during those days is crucial too.
The lighting in the crop room is really important too. Night time cropping stinks if the lighting is bad.
Lastly, the actual space and tables is important. There should be enough room for everyone, with tables that are comfortable for cropping. When we had to crop in the library on the last cruise it was really uncomfortable.
Thanks for the opportunity to give input! I'm excited to see what you put together to offer us!
Katherine-Tampa(was on your first cruise with the messed up travel agent)

Karen said...

1. I would love to but finances are a problem.
2. The second option.
3. Yes
4.Monthly payments
5.

ruth said...

#1 yes
#2 cruise 2
#3 yes
#4 1/2 and 1/2

Keller's Creations said...

Hey Catherine! Our 2nd cruise was PERFECT!!! Remember the big room we had the last day on your cruise? the one w/ the big windows over the ocean? It had good light & tables...we had one like that from the time we got on the ship til the time we got off! We left our stuff there & everyone could crop around the clock. I got to relax & it really felt like a vacation!! I hope you can join us for this next one! :)

Cindyscrapper said...

1. yes
2. option #2
3. yes I would consider the other cruise too.
4. I would like the monthly payments

Cindy
cynthiajohnson8@aol.com

Cora said...

I would be interested in going on the cruise I would prefer #2 but would go on either one. I also would prefer the deposit and monthly payments I will have to check on the dates though to make sure I would be able to go.

JACQUIE said...

Yes
#2
Yes
Deposit and mo pymnts

Tiffany said...

1. Would you consider going on either of these cruises?
Oh my goodness they sound so fun.

2. Which cruise would you prefer?
I would prefer the 1st option if you are going to go you might as well shoot for the moon.

3. Would you even consider your 2nd choice? Sure, it still sounds fun.
Tiffany
froggerinaz@yahoo.com
4. Would you prefer making a deposit in July and monthly payments thereafter? or would you prefer a deposit of 1/2 and second payment of 1/2 due 90 days before sailing? Monthy payments.

Debbie said...

1) would love to do this in the near future.
2) #2 preferred
3) yes
4)half and half

Our Family! said...

1. Would you consider these cruises. Yes - love the idea.
2. Which cruise - I liver the #1. Haveing the differents ports makes it more fun.
3. Would you consider your 2nd. Yes, they are similar.
4. Would you perfer deposit and then monthly or 1/2..... - I like the deposity then monthly payments. Angela arjlyon@yahoo.com

Judith said...

1. Would prefer a retreat.
2. Cruise #2
3. No - too expensive
4. deposit, then payments

PT said...

1 YES!!!

2. 7 day

3. Yes

4. Monthly Payments

As a cruiser of that initial trip, I'm glad things are running smoother. NONE of the issues we encountered was due to you guys. We all got screwed by the travel agent. In fact, you tried to compensate (or shall I say overcompensated) for her goof ups and mistakes. No matter what....I had a great time and would cruise with you anytime!!!
Glad to see another one is being organized.

As for these dates, it's a little in the future for me, but I have it penciled in on my calendar.
PT in NC

jillybean_62 said...

1. Would you consider going on either of these cruises? Always looking for a reason to crop!
2. Which cruise would you prefer? I like the full 7 days
. Would you even consider your 2nd choice? sure!!
4. Would you prefer making a deposit in July and monthly payments thereafter? or would you prefer a deposit of 1/2 and second payment of 1/2 due 90 days before sailing? I think the monthly payments would be great. I think more people can afford a little at a time vs. a big payment.

Remember When Creations said...

Q1 - Very possibly. I would have to budget & plan for it.
Q2 - #2 - it's just more affordable & easier to take a lesser amount of time off for work
Q3 - Yes
Q4 - Monthly payments

Jan
http://scrapwithjan.blogspot.com

Becky said...

Would you consider going on either of these cruises? Yes, If I can find someone I know to go with me.

2. Which cruise would you prefer? Cruise # 2.

3. Would you even consider your 2nd choice? Yes.

4. Would you prefer making a deposit in July and monthly payments thereafter? or would you prefer a deposit of 1/2 and second payment of 1/2 due 90 days before sailing? I like the deposit of 1/2 and 2nd payment of 1/2 90 days prior.

Sharon said...

Would you consider going on either of these cruises? if finance would allow me to
2. Which cruise would you prefer? number 2
3. Would you even consider your 2nd choice? yes
4. Would you prefer making a deposit in July and monthly payments thereafter? or would you prefer a deposit of 1/2 and second payment of 1/2 due 90 days before sailing?
monthly payments

Lela said...

1.If I had the $, I'd go on one.
2. I'd choose the shorter cruise.
3. No.
4.I would prefer making monthly payments.
Thanks for asking!

Shepherd Girl said...

1. I would love to go - I would definitely consider it, but can't guarantee it would work out.

2. Choice 2 (shorter is easier money-wise and time-wise)

3. Yes...I would prefer the longer one in an idea world :)

4. 1/2 and 1/2 would be best for me

rm442 said...

rm442
1. Would you consider going on either of these cruises? No. I have a daughter going off to college this yr.
2.If I *were* to go, it would be cruise # 2 (more travel time to and from)
3.Would you even consider your 2nd choice? Yes. They're about the same
4.Would you prefer making a deposit in July and monthly payments thereafter? or would you prefer a deposit of 1/2 and second payment of 1/2 due 90 days before sailing? I think the monthly payments would be easier.

rharg said...

1- Yes
2- #1
3- Yes
4- 1/2 & 1/2

terimac said...

1. Either cruise is great...both have their benefits (time, cost, ports of call, etc.)

2. #1 would be my choice, to get the most of my cruise experience

3. Absolutely, a cruise is a cruise, after all, and both sound great!

4. Monthly payments would be easier on my current budget, but 1/2 now 1/2 later is alright.

FrancineB said...

1. Would you consider going on either of these cruises?

Yes, I would.

2. Which cruise would you prefer?

I prefer the first one: April 5-April 12 with 4 ports of call.

3. Would you even consider your 2nd choice?

Yes, I would.

4. Would you prefer making a deposit in July and monthly payments thereafter? or would you prefer a deposit of 1/2 and second payment of 1/2 due 90 days before sailing?

I would prefer a deposit in July then monthly payments although I would like to make payments more than the minimum if I felt like it on any given month.

scrappychicklettbren said...

1. Would you consider going on either of these cruises? Yes - both sound great!

2. Which cruise would you prefer?
Cruise #2 because it is less expensive.

3. Would you even consider your 2nd choice? Yes - if there was a way that I could afford it.

4. Would you prefer making a deposit in July and monthly payments thereafter? or would you prefer a deposit of 1/2 and second payment of 1/2 due 90 days before sailing?
I think a deposit in July then monthly payments would work best for me.

Brenda
brenlew@verizon.net

manemama said...

1. Would you consider going on either of these cruises? yes

2. Which cruise would you prefer? 5-day.

3. Would you even consider your 2nd choice? 7-day

4. Would you prefer making a deposit in July and monthly payments thereafter? or would you prefer a deposit of 1/2 and second payment of 1/2 due 90 days before sailing? down payment in July and then monthly payments

manemama said...

1. Yes.
2. 5-day.
3. 7-day.
4. Down payment in July - then monthly payments

mom24greatkids said...

Q1 Yes this is what the girls and I have been talking about lately

Q2 Cruise #1 the longer the better, the more ports of call the more I have to scapbook later. Heck the Hubby might like to tag a long

Q3 Yes

Q4 Down payment in July and monthly payment there after

potterygirl said...

I have never been on a cruise, I would LOVE to go!!! Also, I have been scrappin for years, in my mind, I am very creative, but could never find the time!But now I make scrappin a priority- I make the time for it & I LOVE it! So CRUISING & SCRAPPING- sounds like HEAVEN ON EARTH!! Both options sound perfect to me! The monthly payments sound like the better option for me. Sounds like such a great time to do what I love & make new friends from all over!!!!!!

Dove said...

So, here's what we want to know:

1. Would you consider going on either of these cruises?
Yes

2. Which cruise would you prefer? 7 Day

3. Would you even consider your 2nd choice? yes

4. Would you prefer making a deposit in July and monthly payments thereafter? or would you prefer a deposit of 1/2 and second payment of 1/2 due 90 days before sailing?
I would prefer 1/2 and 1/2; however July as the first 1/2 isn't enough time to save up for a cruise. I would prefer first part due in Sept.

deb said...

1 Yes, I would consider this
2. Cruise no. 2
3. yes I would consider it too. But I have never been on a cruise and am concerned about the price and if I would get sea sick
4. Monthly payments
deb stratemeyer

deb said...

1 Yes, I would consider this
2. Cruise no. 2
3. yes I would consider it too. But I have never been on a cruise and am concerned about the price and if I would get sea sick
4. Monthly payments
deb stratemeyer

deb said...

1 Yes, I would consider this
2. Cruise no. 2
3. yes I would consider it too. But I have never been on a cruise and am concerned about the price and if I would get sea sick
4. Monthly payments
deb stratemeyer

carolinagirl125 said...

1. Would you consider going on either of these cruises?Yes

2. Which cruise would you prefer?Either one sound great!

3. Would you even consider your 2nd choice?yes

4. Would you prefer making a deposit in July and monthly payments thereafter? or would you prefer a deposit of 1/2 and second payment of 1/2 due 90 days before sailing?
1/2 and 1/2 would be great too!


Glad to have back your blogging!!!

TinaD said...

1. Would you consider going on either of these cruises? Absolutley

2. Which cruise would you prefer? # 2 since it is more affordable.

3. Would you even consider your 2nd choice? Yes.

4. Would you prefer making a deposit in July and monthly payments thereafter? or would you prefer a deposit of 1/2 and second payment of 1/2 due 90 days before sailing? Hmm...tough call. I think the monthly payments would be easier.

coll0514jl said...

I would love to cruise!!!!!

1. Yes

2. I think 7 days might be too long...so I would go for 5...

3. Yes

4. Monthly payments...that would help actually get me there...

TristanzNina said...

So, here's what we want to know:

1. Would you consider going on either of these cruises? Yes

2. Which cruise would you prefer?
I prefer cruise #1, especially if I am flying to Tampa for the cruise. It would be nice to fly down, hop on the cruise ship and relax and enjoy. A short cruise seems like you hop on and off.

3. Would you even consider your 2nd choice? Not really

4. Would you prefer making a deposit in July and monthly payments thereafter? or would you prefer a deposit of 1/2 and second payment of 1/2 due 90 days before sailing? Making a deposit and then monthly payments

Kdeegirl said...

1. Yes, I would consider going on a cruise.

2. I would prefer cruise #2. Since, I'm a teacher, I wouldn't have to take as many days off.

3. I would only consider choice 2.

4. I would prefer to make payments weekly.

Crystal said...

Lynn ( Scrap N Around Amelia)
Scrapbook Store
1. Yes
2. #2 Because it is shorter. Can't stay gone to long ( Family and business ties)
3. No
4. Monthly payments would work better for me.

Lynn
Scrap N Around Amelia
Fernandina Beach Florida
toddsl@aol.com or
scrapnaround@comcast.net
32034
904-206-4121

Jennifer said...

How perfect! It's during my spring break! I would consider going on one of these cruises - it would be my third croppin cruise. I would prefer the 2nd cruise b/c of the cost but would consider both options. I don't mind doing the two payments (1/2 and 1/2). Hope it happens!

Terri W - Texas said...

1. Yes - I would like to go on a cruise
2. I can probably only do #2 since my husband would be at home with our daughter.
3. No - since it is a bit longer
4. I would like to do 1/2 and 1/2.

Ladybug Linda said...

1. I would consider either of these; I have been on one scrapbook cruise and would like to go again. The main problem I see is travel to Florida and the cost of airfare. My husband went last time but not sure if I could get him to go on a scrapbook cruise again.

2. I would prefer #2 because I need the other two days for travel and to unpack.

3. Yes.

4. Either way is fine with me.