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Re: My preferred way to holiday/vacation is:

by eyepopslikeamosquito (Bishop)
on Oct 02, 2022 at 21:43 UTC ( #11147224=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to My preferred way to holiday/vacation is:

Only one vote for "Take a cruise" so far. Don't hear much about Perl Whirl and other geek cruises nowadays, compared to the glory years (2000-2005), when merlyn boasted of enjoying eight free cruises per year.

Are the Perl Whirl and other geek cruises still going strong? Sadly, I've never been on one, interested to hear what they were like from someone who has.

Searching for "cruise" by merlyn turned up:

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Re^2: My preferred way to holiday/vacation is:
by hippo (Bishop) on Oct 03, 2022 at 13:09 UTC
    Are the Perl Whirl and other geek cruises still going strong? Sadly, I've never been on one, interested to hear what they were like from someone who has.

    They seem to have fallen by the wayside, alas. The piece in Wired by Steve Silberman (wayback copy) is a great read.


    🦛

Re^2: My preferred way to holiday/vacation is:
by perldigious (Priest) on Oct 04, 2022 at 20:28 UTC

    I've never tried taking a cruise, but I may just do that for a future vacation to give it a try... my next vacation is a long way off though, unfortunately. Boo on traditional corporate America and their incredibly stingy vacation allotments. :-(

    I went to the Philippines for two weeks back in April, but all the pandemic related regulations made moving around between islands pretty difficult, so I ended up spending most of my time on Cebu and Leyte islands.

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      Hmm, i feel absolutely no desire to be locked into a floating casino for a week.

      Not sure if this is still a thing these days, but in the pre-Covid era, many freight ships had a cabin or two for tourists/travelers. Wouldn't mind going from Europe to Asia that way, seeing the Suez canal and stuff. Especially when i could do it without stopping at touristy places every day that only exist to legally pick my pockets...

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        I would actual lean more toward the ones that go from port-to-port in different parts of the world, not the floating casino kind (I rarely gamble, I just generally don't like doing it).

        I normally like to spend at least a couple of weeks in a foreign country/region (depending on size) if I go, so I wouldn't expect to get as much out of a day or two at several different port stops, but it might help me at least figure out which places I would and wouldn't want to spend a full vacation in the future. :-)

        Just another Perl hooker - My clients appreciate that I keep my code clean but my comments dirty.
        no desire to be locked into a floating casino for a week

        The idea of a cruise has never been very appealing to me. Although, from my point of view, I would not discount it completely. But my partner really does not like travelling by boat so I don't think a cruise is something I will ever experience.

Re^2: My preferred way to holiday/vacation is:
by silent11 (Vicar) on Oct 21, 2022 at 17:58 UTC
    While not a vacation, I have come close multiple times to booking a cruise and working for the week while out at sea. I'm within an hour from a cruise port, and work remotely anyway, however I've never pulled the trigger because I wasn't quite sure how to sell the family the idea without it sounding like a personal vacation, from them.

    Wifi stability and speeds have been exceptional on my past cruises. We should really consider doing a YAPC, I mean, YAPSea one year afloat a cruise. (perhaps during the off-season to make it more affordable) Hotels wouldn't be needed, food is provided... I think it could work. Who wants to join me on the YapSea Committee?🤣

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