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#1
Asheville North Carolina
1,847 Posts
Joined Feb 2001
Hello friends...
I contacted some of the people with CruiseCric and we now have our own CruisAholic forum.. Woohoo

Anyone interested in joining our group we are always looking for new friends here..

Gary
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#2
Asheville North Carolina
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Hi Gary:

Here's a link to the brand new Friends of Cruise Critic "CruiseAholics" forum:
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=792

As info you can talk about anything you'd like in the forum and create as many
new threads as you wish. Our community guidelines are in place, of course. If
you have any issues feel free to use the report a post functionality, or let me
know directly.

Enjoy your new home on Cruise Critic!


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#4
Asheville, NC area
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Joined Feb 2010
Originally posted by pbs14
woohoo!! Go Gary!! Thanks for doing that! -polly

WOW our own thread! I feel so important! LOL
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#5
Asheville North Carolina
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Originally posted by pbs14
woohoo!! Go Gary!! Thanks for doing that! -polly
you are very welcome..kinda cool having our own place to stay in touch
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#6
Asheville North Carolina
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Originally posted by mikb123
WOW our own thread! I feel so important! LOL
you are important...
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#7
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Joined Jan 2010
Originally posted by GaryNFla
you are very welcome..kinda cool having our own place to stay in touch
As usual, another great job of cruise director. Owe you a Jack & water when we meet. Maybe even 2 or 3.
Ken
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#8
Lansing Michigan
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Joined May 2011
Can I join this group? We are not big drinkers but fit all the other criteria! I would love to keep in touch with all of you!
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#9
Somerset, England
364 Posts
Joined Feb 2009
Hi... This sounds like a fun group, I hope you dont mind a Brit joining in?
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#10
Asheville, NC area
2,156 Posts
Joined Feb 2010
Originally posted by lotus48
Hi... This sounds like a fun group, I hope you dont mind a Brit joining in?
Welcome to the board! We all just got back from the Adventure of the Seas on March 25 and had a blast! Cruised with a bunch of friends and meet some new ones!
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#11
Charleston, SC
4,301 Posts
Joined Apr 2004
Thanks Mike for putting the link out there. I looked for it, but obviously NOT in the right place.
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If you really wanna know where you can find me
I'll be unwinding
Down in the islands, down in the islands
You should lose track of your timing
Grab a drink beside me
Down in the islands, down in the islands...Zac Brown


She wants a Piña Colada in a pint glass...
She wants to be where the summer won’t stop,
She wants gin clear water and milk white sand,
A sunburned nose and a drink in her hand
With a pink umbrella on top!... Gaelic Storm




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RCCL Radiance of the Seas 8/09 Alaska (Vancouver)
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RCCL Mariner of the Seas 03/05 W. Caribbean (Port Canaveral)
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#12
Clearwater, FL
401 Posts
Joined Dec 2010
I'm very excited that we have this board. I was worried that I may lose touch with some of you as our plans for March are still up in the air! Hoping to be able to join you on the Summit but will determine that down the road.
Dave and Dawn,
Have you checked the Explorer prices lately? Our cruise has had 2 price drops since booking..Whoo-Hoo! (Down a total of 260 which means more entertainment money)
Love seeing everyones pics!
Have a great week!
Marilyn( now gramma of 9 with number 10 on the way, smile!)
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#13
Upstate New York (Capital District)
1,491 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Originally posted by grammaof8
I'm very excited that we have this board. I was worried that I may lose touch with some of you as our plans for March are still up in the air! Hoping to be able to join you on the Summit but will determine that down the road.
Dave and Dawn,
Have you checked the Explorer prices lately? Our cruise has had 2 price drops since booking..Whoo-Hoo! (Down a total of 260 which means more entertainment money)
Love seeing everyones pics!
Have a great week!
Marilyn( now gramma of 9 with number 10 on the way, smile!)
Gary (AKA Cruise Director Extraordinaire) thank you for creating this forum & Mike thanks so much for the link to it!!

I agree with Mar that now we don't have to lose contact between cruises!!!
Mar did Lori book the EOS for you? I asked her yd to look at that one for October for John's BD ... would make us Platinum before the Summit!!!
Certainly hoping both you guys & Debbie book the Summit!!! Nothing like having the gang together .... Maybe Debbie can even put a bug in Mindy's ear about the Summit!!
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“I got my toes in the water, a$$ in the sand, not a worry in the world…..a cold beer in my hand. Life is good today.”

Fire & Icepacks Member, 2011;
Member of CruiseAholics, 2012


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#14
Clearwater, FL
401 Posts
Joined Dec 2010
Originally posted by rupertfrog
Gary (AKA Cruise Director Extraordinaire) thank you for creating this forum & Mike thanks so much for the link to it!!

I agree with Mar that now we don't have to lose contact between cruises!!!
Mar did Lori book the EOS for you? I asked her yd to look at that one for October for John's BD ... would make us Platinum before the Summit!!!
Certainly hoping both you guys & Debbie book the Summit!!! Nothing like having the gang together .... Maybe Debbie can even put a bug in Mindy's ear about the Summit!!
I used the agent Gary had recommended and received OBC and dinner to a specialty restaurant. plus,have gotten 2 price breaks since then. We too will be Platinum after this cruise in September.

Marilyn
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#15
Charleston, SC
4,301 Posts
Joined Apr 2004
Originally posted by grammaof8
I used the agent Gary had recommended and received OBC and dinner to a specialty restaurant. plus,have gotten 2 price breaks since then. We too will be Platinum after this cruise in September.

Marilyn
Did she actually call you with the price decreases?


MaryAnne - Have you switched your 2013 over yet?
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If you really wanna know where you can find me
I'll be unwinding
Down in the islands, down in the islands
You should lose track of your timing
Grab a drink beside me
Down in the islands, down in the islands...Zac Brown


She wants a Piña Colada in a pint glass...
She wants to be where the summer won’t stop,
She wants gin clear water and milk white sand,
A sunburned nose and a drink in her hand
With a pink umbrella on top!... Gaelic Storm




RCCL Serenade of the Seas 3/16 Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale)
RCCL Freedom of the Seas 11/15 Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral)
RCCL Explorer of the Seas 01/15 Southern Caribbean (Port Canaveral)
Celebrity Silhouette 03/14 Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale)
Celebrity Summit 03/13 Southern Caribbean (San Juan)
RCCL Adventure of the Seas 03/12 Southern Caribbean (San Juan)
RCCL Serenade of the Seas 03/11 Southern Caribbean (San Juan)
RCCL Radiance of the Seas 8/09 Alaska (Vancouver)
RCCL Voyager of the Seas 02/08 Caribbean (Galveston)
RCCL Brilliance of the Seas 02/07 Panama Canal (Miami)
RCCL Mariner of the Seas 03/05 W. Caribbean (Port Canaveral)
NCL Dreamward 04/95 W. Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale)
Cunard QEII 08/92 New England/Canada (New York)
Cunard Countess 01/92 S.Caribbean (San Juan)
Cunard Princess 08/91 E.Caribbean (San Juan)
Cunard Princess 08/90 Bermuda (New York)
Cunard Princess 05/90 Bermuda (New York)
Carnival Celebration 02/88 E.Caribbean
#16
Smithfield, Rhode Island
793 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Originally posted by grammaof8
I'm very excited that we have this board. I was worried that I may lose touch with some of you as our plans for March are still up in the air! Hoping to be able to join you on the Summit but will determine that down the road.
Dave and Dawn,
Have you checked the Explorer prices lately? Our cruise has had 2 price drops since booking..Whoo-Hoo! (Down a total of 260 which means more entertainment money)
Love seeing everyones pics!
Have a great week!
Marilyn( now gramma of 9 with number 10 on the way, smile!)
Wow- I need to pay better attention! I just came across this board.. duh...
I caught one price break and actually took a better cabin/category for our date on the Explorer Bermuda. Checked last night and prices are up about $60. I noticed many people just booking and joining that roll call so the sailing must be selling pretty well.
Added this spot to my favorites...
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Norwegian Dawn Circle Caribbean 3/07
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Serenade of the Seas Southern Caribbean 4/11
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#17
Clearwater, FL
401 Posts
Joined Dec 2010
Originally posted by choozin' cruzin'
Did she actually call you with the price decreases?


MaryAnne - Have you switched your 2013 over yet?
No,she didn't call me but I kept checking the prices, and when they dropped first by $100 and then another $60, I just gave her a call each time and she made the adjustments for me!
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#18
Upstate New York (Capital District)
1,491 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Debbie - I haven't transferred the Summit to a TA yet. I'm looking at some options .... We always used the same TA & I told her that other TA's have incentives that they've offered to other cruisers in the past. I'm checking with some other TA's I know personally to see what they have to offer - kind of like Ken & Gary suggested. Naturally I have Gary's person on the desk!!!

I was wondering where the "transfer" of the shipboard reservations were with everyone ..... Know Gary & Mike are set.

Mar ... good to know about the price drop & need to call the TA each time for the adjustment.


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Mare & John




“I got my toes in the water, a$$ in the sand, not a worry in the world…..a cold beer in my hand. Life is good today.”

Fire & Icepacks Member, 2011;
Member of CruiseAholics, 2012


Celebrity Summit 3/13
Adventure of the Seas 3/12
Adventure of the Seas 3/11
Adventure of the Seas 3/10
Carnival Victory 3/09
Serenade of the Seas 4/08
#19
Charleston, SC
4,301 Posts
Joined Apr 2004
Originally posted by rupertfrog
Debbie - I haven't transferred the Summit to a TA yet. I'm looking at some options .... We always used the same TA & I told her that other TA's have incentives that they've offered to other cruisers in the past. I'm checking with some other TA's I know personally to see what they have to offer - kind of like Ken & Gary suggested. Naturally I have Gary's person on the desk!!!

I was wondering where the "transfer" of the shipboard reservations were with everyone ..... Know Gary & Mike are set.

Mar ... good to know about the price drop & need to call the TA each time for the adjustment.

I have been using Pavlus Travel - Cheapertravel dot com since 2005 and have been very happy with them but their incentives have dropped a little each cruise. They go by the amount paid for the cruise. I got $140 obc this past cruise and for next year's it is $125 but I am paying $200 more for the cruise. I tried to get more for our group, but that was it....for 1 or 6.
I still haven't transfered.
I hate to say it but I am kind of waiting for the wedding date to be set. There are a lot of issues going on with family and where the wedding "SHOULD" be so they haven't set a date yet. If it is too close to the cruise we might have to back out....which would really bum me out at this point. But it is what it is. Good thing I have a little bit of time yet.
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If you really wanna know where you can find me
I'll be unwinding
Down in the islands, down in the islands
You should lose track of your timing
Grab a drink beside me
Down in the islands, down in the islands...Zac Brown


She wants a Piña Colada in a pint glass...
She wants to be where the summer won’t stop,
She wants gin clear water and milk white sand,
A sunburned nose and a drink in her hand
With a pink umbrella on top!... Gaelic Storm




RCCL Serenade of the Seas 3/16 Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale)
RCCL Freedom of the Seas 11/15 Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral)
RCCL Explorer of the Seas 01/15 Southern Caribbean (Port Canaveral)
Celebrity Silhouette 03/14 Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale)
Celebrity Summit 03/13 Southern Caribbean (San Juan)
RCCL Adventure of the Seas 03/12 Southern Caribbean (San Juan)
RCCL Serenade of the Seas 03/11 Southern Caribbean (San Juan)
RCCL Radiance of the Seas 8/09 Alaska (Vancouver)
RCCL Voyager of the Seas 02/08 Caribbean (Galveston)
RCCL Brilliance of the Seas 02/07 Panama Canal (Miami)
RCCL Mariner of the Seas 03/05 W. Caribbean (Port Canaveral)
NCL Dreamward 04/95 W. Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale)
Cunard QEII 08/92 New England/Canada (New York)
Cunard Countess 01/92 S.Caribbean (San Juan)
Cunard Princess 08/91 E.Caribbean (San Juan)
Cunard Princess 08/90 Bermuda (New York)
Cunard Princess 05/90 Bermuda (New York)
Carnival Celebration 02/88 E.Caribbean
#20
Lansing Michigan
1,165 Posts
Joined May 2011
One week and we are on a plane to San Juan to go on the Summit. I WISH you all were coming with us! It was sooo great on the Adventure and my CC group for this cruise is really not active at all. I think I was spoiled by our group! It's been a lot colder then usual here lately so I am looking forward to the sun just wish you could all come!
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Been on NCL Norway, NCL Sun, Princess, HAL Westerdam, RCL Monarch, RCL Mariner twice, RCL Navigator 3 times, Celebrity Century twice, NCL Sky, RCL Majesty, NCL Epic 3 times, Adventure 3 times, RCL Oasis, RCL Jewel, Celebrity Summit, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Breeze, RCL Independence 2 times, Carnival Sunshine, NCL Breakaway ,Carnival Dream, Carnival Conquest, Celebrity Constellation, Carnival Glory