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Old January 9th, 2005, 02:03 PM
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Default Jason........

I did the same thing Jason...It was certainly relaxing, but did feel quite lonely at times, especially in the evenings, when you see everyone, families, couples etc having fun together....aside from that it was a nice relaxing time. You will enjoy it enormously I am sure, and will get the cruise "bug"!
I have been to all the ports you visit, many times, and I know you will enjoy your first experiences of them. Check the ports of call board on here for info on each port...worth reading to pick up lots of tips...
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Old January 9th, 2005, 02:08 PM
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sheilb4,

I travel all the time by myself and love it. Sure I would have fun if someone went with, but it doesn't bother me either way. By traveling solo, I can do whatever I want to without having to worry about what the other person wants to do.

I actually asked around work and friends to see if someone wanted to go with me since I got such a great deal on the suite but had no takers. They were only needing to pay the port costs and there airfare and I was covering the rest.
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Old January 9th, 2005, 02:45 PM
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Their loss Jason, do they not realise how great it is to cruise...you are right about doing what you want etc..thats def. a bonus....
Wish I had the time...I'd come with you!! LOL
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Old January 9th, 2005, 02:54 PM
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sheilb4,

I don't know if it's so much them not wanting to go, and instead not wanting say yes to something that is 11 months away. That's ok, because I will just have to keep that suite all to myself.
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Old January 10th, 2005, 04:11 AM
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Glad to see you found something that you're comfortable with. On a side note, you may find that you'll use the balcony less than you think you might during the day. Your itinerary is fairly port intensive, so you may not want to "relax" on the balcony while passengers from other ships are staring at you right across the dock. I like having a balcony in general, but rarely do I spend much time out there (and I spend a LOT of time in my cabin usually).

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Old January 10th, 2005, 06:32 AM
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Default Where do you work, Jason?

When I get back, I'll apply for a job there and then you can ask me to go along.

Happy to hear that you are comfortable travelling on your own, tho. I have a balcony booked for my Hawaii cruise and am looking forward to having my own little quiet (hopefully) space to escape the nonstop banter and music in the public spaces.

The only problem I foresee for you is, that your cruise is only for one week. It's gonna seem like a 3-day weekend.

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Old January 10th, 2005, 04:25 PM
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nitnyleo,

I would love to go on a longer cruise, but for the money and where I want to go, during this time of year HAL has the best deal. $2450 including all charges and single supplement add on for a category S suite is the best deal I have found. I have this picture in my head of what I want the cruise to look like and while it isn't exactly what I invision, it is as close as I am going to get.

As far as the ports go, I don't plan on getting off on all of them anyways, so I will use the one seas only day and maybe one of the port days, to just chill on my balcony.
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