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Sorry, couldn't get my phone to function in reply mode. Who named these phones "Smart?" Ok, maybe it's just me. Anyway, Blake & I also aren't "regular" gays (again...whatever that means). I'm more into bar scene than Blake, but he doesn't drink. Darn...that means I get stuck drinking for 2. :)) I wanted to check out a few gay clubs. If you want some company Sat. night let me know. Sort of hate posting my email and cell # on a public forum. But you have my name and hotel. Wish this site allowed pvt. messages. Would be great to connect before the cruise.

 

If you are on twitter you can add me @jepoole

 

Or Facebook: facebook.com/jepoole

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Jason, have tossed it around to get on FB and/or Tw but have not joined either as yet. Am I correct that CC does not permit pvt. messaging here? I did receive a pvt. but was from CC admin. when I joined. Any other creative option to connect? Tomorrow will be a B of a day but will see if I can look into FB.

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Jason, have tossed it around to get on FB and/or Tw but have not joined either as yet. Am I correct that CC does not permit pvt. messaging here? I did receive a pvt. but was from CC admin. when I joined. Any other creative option to connect? Tomorrow will be a B of a day but will see if I can look into FB.

 

No worries... You can email me...

 

jasonpoole at gmail dot com

 

 

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My partner and I are headed on Splendor of the Seas to the Mediterranean November second with good friends, we always travel on Royal love it.

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Hi Jim. Last Nov. 2nd we did the Mariner of the Seas, from Civitaveccia, 16 days thru the Med. & then TA to Galveston on their repositioning cruise. Awesome!! You guys will love the Med.

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Hey Tom, we have been to the med before in 2010 and we fell in love with it. We decided to go back with some good friends of ours so we were going to to the western side with a stop in Rome that I really wanted to do but the air fair was so outrageous right before thanksgiving we decided to go earlier and picked this one. Venice and the Greek isles we have been to three of the islands but am so looking forward in showing our friends all. I was actually born in Athens and adopted when I was six month old and brought to the US so I so love going to Greece. Sometime would love to take the one you took. We are already looking for next year don't think we will do the med so many choices. Take care

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Heading to FL to catch a ride on RCL Enchantment of the Seas for few days to the Bahamas. this will my first on RCL and have cruise on Carnival in the past to Cozumel and Alaska. This is my first vacation since I have been in the hospital 7 times since the beginning of the year. Just need some R&R in the sun and enjoy some beach and waterslide fun. Have another vacation planned for the holiday via rail to Quebec City Montreal and Toronto. Probably Palm Springs for spring break and then a trip to Ptown and a cruise sometime in July before my partner has to go back to work. He is teacher and I think next year is his last. I "retired" this year after having kidney failure and just walking flights of steps can be challenging. Hope I get a few hits by other lovers of Judy/Dorothy on the cruise. LOL

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Heading to FL to catch a ride on RCL Enchantment of the Seas for few days to the Bahamas. this will my first on RCL and have cruise on Carnival in the past to Cozumel and Alaska. This is my first vacation since I have been in the hospital 7 times since the beginning of the year. Just need some R&R in the sun and enjoy some beach and waterslide fun. Have another vacation planned for the holiday via rail to Quebec City Montreal and Toronto. Probably Palm Springs for spring break and then a trip to Ptown and a cruise sometime in July before my partner has to go back to work. He is teacher and I think next year is his last. I "retired" this year after having kidney failure and just walking flights of steps can be challenging. Hope I get a few hits by other lovers of Judy/Dorothy on the cruise. LOL

Hi. I hope your strength will improve in your recovery. Cruising is awesome but often requires a lot of walking and stairs when the elevators are busy. I just returnned from a cruise on the RCCL Allure to the W. Caribbean. Weather was gorgeous. For some reason the FRIENDS OF DOROTHY are not frequently posting here. On the Allure, a huge mega ship, we didn't locate any organized meetings. However last Nov. on the Mariner we had amazingly large gathering each evening. I am also planning a visit with a teacher friend in Palm Springs. Enjoy yourself in every way you can. Best regards. Tom

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Yes, we are big fans of Celebrity, but we actually like the Millennium Class ships better than the new "S" Class ships. We found they used the space better and it was much more traditional - on the "M" class ships. We also liked many of the features like the Thallostherapy pool, dining room, drawer/closet space in the room, picture window on the ocean sauna and in general, the public spaces.

 

We have also been several times on the Gem Class ships of Princess - Ruby, Emerald, Crown, Diamond, etc... and have been very pleased. It is just a smidgen down a notch from Celebrity in ambiance.

 

Now as for RCCL - we went on a couple of cruises; the last one we took five years ago - we were very disappointed in the food and service. We also like that Celebrity/Princess does not have as many kids/families aboard. We also feel Celebrity is a bit more upscale in its clientele.

 

We have been on NCL once (food horrible, service fair, cabin and entertainment excellent) and Oceania (too old and stodgy, lack of entertainment and life on the ship after 9 PM and food was okay; not better than Celebrity) - never again for NCL; maybe in 20- 30 years for Oceania. Holland was good to very good in food and service, but clientele tends to be VERY old - 75 & up - we hung out with the entertainment group as the ship was also dead after 10 PM. FYI we are in our early 50's & 60's male couple - we were the young-ins. :p

 

Celebrity has always taken good care of us and now that we have been "Elite" in their program - they take really good care of us. We will stick with Celebrity and Princess for the mid-priced cruise lines.

 

Whatever line you choose have a great trip... Happy sailing :)

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My husband and I are booked on the Celebrity Infinity for my 50th birthday. We did splurge on Aqua Class, but Blu was so excellent on the Reflection, I felt like we would be missing out.

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My husband and I are booked on the Celebrity Infinity for my 50th birthday. We did splurge on Aqua Class, but Blu was so excellent on the Reflection, I felt like we would be missing out.

 

Hi, Steve and Dale--

 

Michael and I are booked on Infinity for the January 5, 2014 sailing from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso. Which sailing are you guys booked on?

 

--Terry

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Hi, Steve and Dale--

 

Michael and I are booked on Infinity for the January 5, 2014 sailing from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso. Which sailing are you guys booked on?

 

--Terry

 

Hi Terry,

 

We are sailing on the March 30th, 2014 sailing from Miami to San Diego. We are looking at your itinerary for our next cruise.

 

Steven

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Hi Terry,

 

We are sailing on the March 30th, 2014 sailing from Miami to San Diego. We are looking at your itinerary for our next cruise.

 

Steven

 

Steven,

 

Have a great time on your cruise. We look forward to our. Can't believe that it's less than a month away.

 

Terry

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Dec.12,2013 Brilliance of the Seas

April 20,2014 Celebrity Silhouette:)

 

 

See you on the Brilliance tomorrow. Check out the roll call.

 

We usually sail with Celebrity. Transatlantics are usually loaded with LGBT folks.

RCCL is fine. Never tried Princess and will probably never go on Carnival (never say never, right?); if it's anything like Costa, then no.

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I am considering RCCL Freedom of the Seas from Port Canaveral on January 5 Currently great rates, including for single travelers.

 

Anyone on these sailings?

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We just decided last minute to book a quick getaway to Cozumel from Ft. Lauderdale with a stop in Key West. Looking forward to spending Christmas with "Connie" and a couple thousand of our fellow passengers.

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My partner and I are fans of Celebrity. We really fell in love with the Solstice Class of ships after our cruise on the Equinox in 2011. We do two cruises a year and he would be happy doing all Celebrity. However, I like variety, so we always do one Celebrity and one on a different line. We enjoyed NCL, but ONLY if we book a suite. The rest of the ship is pretty low rent. We did Crystal last year - I enjoyed it, but my partner didn't like all of the old people (we are in our 30s). And for the expense, it would only make sense to do it again if he had liked it. We did Holland America this year - we hated the ship (Maasdam), but liked the overall product, so we will try them again, but on a newer ship.

 

We just got off the Infinity after cruising down the West Coast of South America. It was an amazing trip. Our next cruise is on the Silhouette in the Mediterranean. We are really excited to get back on the Solstice Class ships. We love the layout of those ships - especially the Solarium.

 

We have some upcoming cruises booked with Princess and Azamara, which my partner isn't as excited about, but I'm the one in charge of planning lol

 

 

 

Michael

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We did a btb on Celebrity's Solstice from west coast USA to Sydney, took a day off then a btb on RC's Radiance around Auss. & NZ.

Granted, the area sailing will have alot to do with the kind of passengers. On X, lots of Aussie, fun crowd. On both of the Radiance cruises, the average age ( according to sickbay ) was 80. The top end cruise, more walkers, wheel chairs than I have ever seen, took forever to tender. The bottom cruise, same age, much more agile. The difference between the 2 lines, X is like the " Lord & Tayor " & RC is WalMart.

 

Dec. 2014, sailing on the Infinity from Fort Lauderdale to Buenos Aires via the canal.

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We booked 3 cruise for 2014 on Celebrity. Mar 2014 a 14 night Southern Caribbean, May 2014 a 7 night Alaska and Sept 2014 a 12 night Hawaii cruise. July 2014 a 14 night England land vacation. Richard

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Hi

We are travelling around the Med on Celebrity Reflection in September. We did a lot of research before we booked and judging by some recent Celebrity face book posts, I dont think we will be too lonely ;)

 

which sailing? we are on the Reflection on September 5 (Rome).

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My partner and I are trying out the Reflection in 2 weeks. This is our first Celebrity cruise...having sailed on RC in the past with family. We are hoping for less children and no power scooter parking areas like on Princess or HAL! The beverage package might have influenced the decision as well. ;)

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We prefer Celebrity and Royal with a slight preference for Celebrity. We would be open to trying Princess some day. We gave Carnival more than one shot and we are done.

 

 

I am soooooo with you on that one!!!!!:(

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I consider myself a "Loyal Royal". On our next cruise in April, we will then be Diamond+. I do love the service we've gotten on Celebrity though; especially on the Equinox!

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We are on the Celebrity Millenium May 10th, 2014 from Yokohama to Vancouver. First time transpacific and first time Celebrity, see how it goes. Hope there's some family on board!!

Regards

Rod and Barry

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My Partner and i have just booked our first cruise on Celebrity, Eclipse 23 Nov 2014 Southern Caribbean, anyone else on this crusie at all??

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My partner and I just came back from our South America cruise from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso last month on Celebrity Infinity. This was my 4th, and his 3rd cruise, with Celebrity. We had a most fantastic time on this cruise. The only thing we wished different was that there would be more "family members" on board. The LGBT cocktail hour did not draw anyone the times we went there, but we did meet a few on the ship.

 

We have booked another cruise for next year. We will be going on Celebrity Millennium on March 1, 2015 from Singapore to Hong Kong via Thailand and Vietnam.

 

--Terry

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Partner and I are booked for Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas out of NJ for 9 nights in June 2014. We are so excited and are very social with anybody, but didn't run into any FODs on our last cruise (but still had an amazing time). LOL

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We prefer Celebrity and Royal with a slight preference for Celebrity. We would be open to trying Princess some day. We gave Carnival more than one shot and we are done.

 

We also prefer Celebrity (3 cruises) & RCI (5th coming up), leaving today to go to Florida and catching the Brilliance for a 5 nighter and then setting up a group of friends and family to go out for a Thanksgiving cruise on the Celebrity Constellation. I just started to cruise in Sept of 2010 and my partner has 70+ under his belt (but then he is an agent).

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My partner and I are on the 16 transatlantic reflection to Rome on April 26th. That's a celebrity ship. We hope there are other gays but no one has responded to my roll call yet

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Does anyone have info in pied piper cruises?

 

I've cruised 2 times, and have 2 more reservations. What would you like to know?

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My partner and I are going their Bermuda sailing this May. How big (or small) is the group that usually attends? Are there any activities or private events during the cruise?? I didn't see anything about a roll call for it on cruise critic yet, but its early still.

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My partner and I are going their Bermuda sailing this May. How big (or small) is the group that usually attends? Are there any activities or private events during the cruise?? I didn't see anything about a roll call for it on cruise critic yet, but its early still.

 

Group size varies. My TA had 30 the thanksgiving had 800. I'd venture to say your group settles in around 50-100 or so for that sailing.

 

They host an opening night mixer before dinner, host a mid cruise cocktail function, an final night mixer and usually schedule a beach day during the cruise.

 

They schedule everyone for late dinner unless specific people request otherwise and its fun meeting everyone at dinner time.

 

They don't go crazy party like Atlantis, they basically are just friendly hosts who help you meet new friends and then its up to you to enjoy!

 

I've met a lot of good friend son the PP cruises, actually meeting 2 next week in Telluride to ski...!

 

 

Oh, and here's your roll call: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1937762

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As can ben seen we absolutely love Celebrity and Azmara. They have always taken great care of us and are extremely gay friendly We have made many good friends on our cruises.

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My partner and I are on the Celebrity Century sailing in September 2014 as well. We usually travel Azamara but when I found this voyage to a favorite spot, Sydney, I could not refuse.

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My friend and I are on the radiance of the seas 10 April 2014 Sydney to Honolulu via NZ and Tahiti. Looking forward to seeing Bora bora. And my first time in Hawaii :) it's my first Royal cruise.

 

 

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