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Redding, CA
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Originally posted by Cuizer2
Where did everybody go?

As you can see Cruizer, most people have given up this thread, especially since the next Maniac cruise is coming up 3/2/13 on the Breeze. Sorry you aren't joining us.
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Southern California
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Joined Oct 2005
Originally posted by luv2cruz44
As you can see Cruizer, most people have given up this thread, especially since the next Maniac cruise is coming up 3/2/13 on the Breeze. Sorry you aren't joining us.
Well maybe we will bump into each other, as I'll be cruising out of New Orleans on March 2 aboard the Navigator of the Seas.

Well maybe not. Seems you are going to be in the Eastern Caribbean and I'll be in the Western Caribbean.

Actually, I was looking for something and came across this thread and decided to see who was still subscribed to it.
Redding, CA
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Originally posted by Cuizer2
Well maybe we will bump into each other, as I'll be cruising out of New Orleans on March 2 aboard the Navigator of the Seas.

Well maybe not. Seems you are going to be in the Eastern Caribbean and I'll be in the Western Caribbean.

Actually, I was looking for something and came across this thread and decided to see who was still subscribed to it.

Yep, we aren't doing any western ports this time. This will be my first "eastern" Caribbean, although I have been to a couple of the ports (Ocho Rios, Grand Turk) previously.

Have a great cruise.
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2/17 Carnival Pride...Journeys PC, Caribbean4/17 Carnival Miracle...B2B Mexican Riviera
9/17 Carnival Miracle...Journeys Alaska
1/18 Carnival Miracle...B2B Mexico & Journey Panama Canal

Words To Live By:

Make Memories, Not Regrets.
Convenience and Safety Trump Cost.
Do Life, Love, Travel.
Laissez les Bon temps rouler



Southern California
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Originally posted by luv2cruz44
Yep, we aren't doing any western ports this time. This will be my first "eastern" Caribbean, although I have been to a couple of the ports (Ocho Rios, Grand Turk) previously.

Have a great cruise.
You too.
Victoria BC
8,172 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
Well, for the first time in a long time, I'm cruise-less. Last week, I cancelled the B2B I had planned for next February on the Freedom and this morning I cancelled my Hawaii cruise on the Miracle for this September.

I think with all the things at home that I've been dealing with lately, I just could not get enthusiastic about cruising right now. I will, of course, go anywhere at any time with the Maniacs, but I think I'd like to do a couple of other non-cruise trips. I haven't been to Reno in a couple of years, so I may go either in September or for my birthday in February.

I also have a friend in Ontario I haven't seen in a couple of years, so I may go back to visit him and his wife.
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Redding, CA
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Joined Mar 2006
Originally posted by Luckysll
Well, for the first time in a long time, I'm cruise-less. Last week, I cancelled the B2B I had planned for next February on the Freedom and this morning I cancelled my Hawaii cruise on the Miracle for this September.

I think with all the things at home that I've been dealing with lately, I just could not get enthusiastic about cruising right now. I will, of course, go anywhere at any time with the Maniacs, but I think I'd like to do a couple of other non-cruise trips. I haven't been to Reno in a couple of years, so I may go either in September or for my birthday in February.

I also have a friend in Ontario I haven't seen in a couple of years, so I may go back to visit him and his wife.

Sandy,

I don't think I could survive without a cruise booked! It must be a strange feeling. However, I have to say, knowing how much we have recently cut back on RV travel, I understand the time will come when we will give up cruising.
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Future Cruises

2/17 Carnival Pride...Journeys PC, Caribbean4/17 Carnival Miracle...B2B Mexican Riviera
9/17 Carnival Miracle...Journeys Alaska
1/18 Carnival Miracle...B2B Mexico & Journey Panama Canal

Words To Live By:

Make Memories, Not Regrets.
Convenience and Safety Trump Cost.
Do Life, Love, Travel.
Laissez les Bon temps rouler



Victoria BC
8,172 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
Originally posted by luv2cruz44
Sandy,

I don't think I could survive without a cruise booked! It must be a strange feeling. However, I have to say, knowing how much we have recently cut back on RV travel, I understand the time will come when we will give up cruising.
It's a very strange feeling. On the one hand, I keep wanting to search for cruises (Alaska with my daughter, son-in-law and grandkids is one I'd really like to do) and on the other, I want to do other things.

My job at the moment only goes to the end of August (but could be extended). I'll be 65 next February and I'd really like to stop doing temp work entirely, but that would mean living off just my pension. I can live quite easily on my pension, but it doesn't give me much in the way of "extras" like travel, so I'd like to do a couple of other trips while I can if I do decide not to work.

Plus, my brother, Steve, has had to deal with my Dad a lot because I'm working and I'd like to be able to relieve him of some of the stress.

Now, if I could just win the lottery, a lot of my problems would be solved.....
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Victoria BC
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Joined Jan 2006
Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter.

Four day weekend for me. I might take my Dad up Island to visit my daughter and grandkids. If I do, guess I'll have to get some chocolate Easter bunnies to take to them.
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Happy Easter Everyone !
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Happy Easter to all and a belated Happy Passover to our Jewish friends.

Hoping everyone is well and happy this Holy Season.
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Happy Easter Everyone!
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For the first tome since 2002 I have no future CCL cruises booked . My PVP was hyperventilating on the phone when I cancelled Legend for October , flights $$$
health concerns plus we have been to all the ports.
PVP was trying to suggest cruises for me to book so I told him lets have the new schedules!!!!!
Off to Bridal Shower weekend for future DIL , looks like lovely weather .
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Originally posted by DUCHESSRN
For the first tome since 2002 I have no future CCL cruises booked . My PVP was hyperventilating on the phone when I cancelled Legend for October , flights $$$
health concerns plus we have been to all the ports.
PVP was trying to suggest cruises for me to book so I told him lets have the new schedules!!!!!
Off to Bridal Shower weekend for future DIL , looks like lovely weather .
Sad to hear you guys will not be coming with us on the Legend.
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Victoria BC
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Originally posted by DUCHESSRN
For the first tome since 2002 I have no future CCL cruises booked . My PVP was hyperventilating on the phone when I cancelled Legend for October , flights $$$
health concerns plus we have been to all the ports.
PVP was trying to suggest cruises for me to book so I told him lets have the new schedules!!!!!
Off to Bridal Shower weekend for future DIL , looks like lovely weather .
Tonie, I know exactly how you feel!

On a positive note, it looks like I'll be in Reno right after Labour Day, so I'd love to get together with you and Laurie for lunch. I'll keep you posted.
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Summerfield, Florida
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Originally posted by DUCHESSRN
For the first tome since 2002 I have no future CCL cruises booked . My PVP was hyperventilating on the phone when I cancelled Legend for October , flights $$$
health concerns plus we have been to all the ports.
PVP was trying to suggest cruises for me to book so I told him lets have the new schedules!!!!!
Off to Bridal Shower weekend for future DIL , looks like lovely weather .
Hope you have a wonderful time at the bridal shower. Hope the health concerns are taken care of soon! Thinking about you!

Also, we don't have a cruise booked until October 2014. I'm having withdrawal. I think I'm going to have to start looking again. Thinking of something for the spring of 2014.
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Carnival Sunshine -10/15
Carnival Legend - 11/14
Carnival Dream - 1/14
Carnival Breeze - 3/13
MSC Poesia - 12/12
Carnival Dream - 9/12
Carnival Dream - 11/11
Ruby Princess - 9/11
Carnival Miracle - 01/11 B2B 02/11
Royal Caribbean Monarch of the Seas - 5/16
Norwegian Spirit - 04/10
Carnival Pride - 04/09
Carnival Miracle - 9/07
Carnival Spirit - 10/06
Norwegian Wind - 3/05
Norwegian Sun - 2/04
Norwegian Sky - 2/03
Norwegian Dream
Norwegian Leeward
Splendor of the Seas
Zenith
Olympia
Homeric
Atlantic
Doric
Franconia