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#1
NJ
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In honor of Halloween, we're taking a break from Oasis of the Seas and Disney Dream fever to take a look at former Cunard liner Queen Mary, launched in 1934 and now permanently docked in Long Beach as a floating hotel and historic attraction. It has been the site of so much paranormal activity that the facility now offers a daily ghost tour and a special effects show called Ghosts & Legends.

We want to know: Have you ever seen a ghost or had something spooky happen to you at sea? Share your stories here ... and have a happy, haunted Halloween!
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Originally posted by [email protected]
In honor of Halloween

We want to know: Have you ever seen a ghost or had something spooky happen to you at sea? Share your stories here ... and have a happy, haunted Halloween!
I am always amazed how quickly food disappears on cruise ships.

john
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I know NCL has a thread on it about the Dawn and the Spirit. There is also a thread in cruise rituals.
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Originally posted by mr green
I am always amazed how quickly food disappears on cruise ships.

john
Our kids always disappear shortly after we board. They magically reappear, however, for dinner and port stops.
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I heard a lot of moaning from the cabin next door one night...
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=UPCrawfish;21850500]I heard a lot of moaning from the cabin next door one night...
My Blue Ribbon award Goes to UPCrawfish.


No one is going to top that one.
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I was on a Cruise West cruise once to Alaska. The Spirit of 98. She's a flat bottomed small vessel ship.

She is reportedly haunted. One of the mechanics back when she was sailing under a different flag fell down the elevator shaft and is reported to haunt the ship.

There were some funny things going on with the elevator. It would go to a floor it wasn't called to, it would open its doors when no one (downstairs or up) had pushed the call button.

The ship just had a bit of a creepy feel to it. Nothing sinister, just something that made you walk more quickly to your cabin and caused you to wake up in the middle of the night wondering, "what was that sound?". I got up a few times in the middle of the night to double check the lock on the door.

Great cruise line though. When you see a bear and yell "bear" from the railing, they stop! Very cool!
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#11
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Well, no-one has yet named a cruise ship the "Marie Celeste".
And I don't think there's a ghost of a chance they will!

But I do recall walking into an on-board casino once and a voice said "Be afraid, be very afraid".

Then there's the time we sailed with a skeleton crew... Boy, did the ship creak!
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#12
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Originally posted by canuker
well, no-one has yet named a cruise ship the "marie celeste".
And i don't think there's a ghost of a chance they will!

But i do recall walking into an on-board casino once and a voice said "be afraid, be very afraid".

Then there's the time we sailed with a skeleton crew... Boy, did the ship creak!
lol!
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past Royal Caribbean cruise:
1993: Viking Serenade, Nov 12, Ensenada
past and future Carnival cruises:
2002: Fascination
2008: Ecstasy, Family New Years Eve cruise, December 27-Jan 1
2009: Ecstasy, August 13-17
2009: Ecstasy, Family cruise, December 26-31
2010: Triumph, spring break cruise, Mar 13-20
2010: Ecstasy, August 16-21
2011: Ecstasy, January 8-13
2011: Magic, Family Christmas cruise, December 18-26, Lido Balcony 10270
2012: Magic, August 12-19, Lido balcony 10270
2012: Triumph, Family New Years Eve Cruise, December 31, 2012 thru January 5, 2013
2014: Magic, May 25-June 1, Lido balcony 10270
2015: Magic, March 9-15, 6-day spring break cruise that includes Costa Maya, Coz, and Progreso, cove balcony 2260
2015: Magic, July 5-12, 7-day to Coz, Jamaica, Cayman, cove balcony 2260
2015: Triumph 5-day Family New Years Cruise Dec 28, 2015-Jan 2, 2016 to Coz & Progreso, OS cabin 7326
2016: Liberty 8-day cruise March 18-26, to Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, and Coz; Balcony cabin 6264
2016: Breeze 7-day Memorial Day cruise May 29-June 5, to Belize, Roatan, Coz; Cove Balcony cabin 2334
2016: Breeze 7-day cruise Nov 27-Dec 4 to Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, and Coz; Cove Balcony 2285
2017: Freedom 7-day to Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Coz; Lido Balcony -- 1st leg of B2B
2017: Freedom 7-day to Key West, Nassau, and Freeport; Lido Balcony -- 2nd leg of B2B
2018: Vista 7-day Halloween Cruise to Belize, Roatan, Coz; Havana Cabana
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Originally posted by Alexis
My Blue Ribbon award Goes to UPCrawfish.


No one is going to top that one.

THANK YOU - THANK YOU.... I want to thank the Academy and all the people that made this award possible, especially the couple next door, wheather they were making the noises because they were 'constipated' or 'consumating'..
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Originally posted by [email protected]
In honor of Halloween, we're taking a break from Oasis of the Seas and Disney Dream fever to take a look at former Cunard liner Queen Mary, launched in 1934 and now permanently docked in Long Beach as a floating hotel and historic attraction. It has been the site of so much paranormal activity that the facility now offers a daily ghost tour and a special effects show called Ghosts & Legends.

We want to know: Have you ever seen a ghost or had something spooky happen to you at sea? Share your stories here ... and have a happy, haunted Halloween!
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From memory, A spirit, perhaps from QE2, meets OP on QM2 & follows him home
(it evoked a lot of responses - the thread was eventually locked)
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