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When I've checked out the cabin, gotten a "foo-foo" frozen drink, called my friends at home and gloated a bit about lying on the pool deck in the sun (while they're in much cooler weather) and then, turn off the phone....I'm acruisin' then!

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My excitement builds as I see the ship from the cab.

Passing through security and then handing over my luggage and standing in line does not dull that, but it all begins when...


they hand me the glass of "bubbly"!


Everything after that only makes my face hurt from smiling!

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I know I'm cruising when all formalities are complete, ie/lifeboat drill-and being up on deck for sail-away.

But better yet, I know I am cruising as soon as my travel agent sent me my ship confirmation papers. Wooooohooooooo - May 15, 2010.

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Sorry all are preliminary events to me until the ship starts moving. Initially you first wonder to yourself " Is the ship moving?" You just are not quite sure at first. When I realize we actually are in motion my cruise has officially commenced. Let the fun begin!


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1. The booking deposit shows up on our credit card statement :rolleyes:

2. The shore excursions booked online show up on our statement :(

3. The luggage tags and cruise docs come in the mail :)

4. I power down my work pc and record my out of office message :p

5. The check-in agent says 3 magic words "enjoy your cruise" :D

6. The ships engines fire up and the pier inches away :D

7. Aaaaaaaah!

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and I will add:


when my bed is turned down and a towel animal is in my cabin,

when you hear the "bing-bong" and the CD or Captain comes on to tell you news of the day,

and when the most important ID I am carrying is my cruise card! :D


March cannot come soon enough!

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