"It's a Kinda Magic" October 16th,2011 (continued)

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GREENVILLE, SC and MYRTLE BEACH, SC
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Originally posted by lettienets
Meow. I had to re-jig the other cruises, dropped the third segment of the South America Feb/Mar 2013 ones and moved the deposit to the Baltic one and then added the Sept 1 as past guest (in case I cancel, no penalty). I do get nervous being booked up so far in advance. Don't know why. Lot of time and money committment I think. And I seem to change my mind if something else comes along!
Yes I get jittery. How do all you others book so far?
Still quivering here at home! (cat chow, yum yum!)
Before we retired I use to say that it would be great not to have to book way in advance. That we could take advantage of last minute specials..... not look at us!!
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Libby and Jack from South Carolina
Hamilton ON
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Originally posted by libby10205
Before we retired I use to say that it would be great not to have to book way in advance. That we could take advantage of last minute specials..... not look at us!!
I felt the same. Hardly ever do a last minute trip since I retired. I guess we are the kind of people who are organized and like to know what is coming.
I still get jittery. I think it is because I wonder if something else better will come along. (ha ha ha, must have felt that way about a man, still single!)
Oh well, I have several trips and cruises lined up now. That will keep me busy planning. It is so much more fun going on trips where you know people!
Jackson, MS
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We're looking at it but would probably just do the Sept 1 as we have done the Baltic. Loved it but when we docked in LeHarve on another cruise we went to Paris so the Normandy Beaches have been on my bucket list as I have an uncle buried at the American Cemetery there.
Ya'll are tempting me!!
Patsy & Joe
Redding, CA
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Originally posted by jplewis
We're looking at it but would probably just do the Sept 1 as we have done the Baltic. Loved it but when we docked in LeHarve on another cruise we went to Paris so the Normandy Beaches have been on my bucket list as I have an uncle buried at the American Cemetery there.
Ya'll are tempting me!!
Patsy & Joe

Oh, please, please, please join us! I know that if you want to do the the same tour several of us are doing, it will be easy to get 6 other people to join you. It seems a lot of people really want to do Normandy. Must be an age thing.
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Hamilton ON
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Originally posted by jplewis
We're looking at it but would probably just do the Sept 1 as we have done the Baltic. Loved it but when we docked in LeHarve on another cruise we went to Paris so the Normandy Beaches have been on my bucket list as I have an uncle buried at the American Cemetery there.
Ya'll are tempting me!!
Patsy & Joe
Patsy, Carnival is still showing past guest prices same as early saver, so you could book and if you have to cancel, get full refund of deposit before the 90 days or whatever.
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Jackson, MS
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Thanks, Anne & Loretta, I'm trying to figure out how to spring this on Joe when it's so far away. We had a couple of long driving trips planned (which he dislikes) so may can make a deal with him. So we could book on past guest and not lose deposit if we cancel within the right time frame?
Patsy
Hamilton ON
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Originally posted by jplewis
Thanks, Anne & Loretta, I'm trying to figure out how to spring this on Joe when it's so far away. We had a couple of long driving trips planned (which he dislikes) so may can make a deal with him. So we could book on past guest and not lose deposit if we cancel within the right time frame?
Patsy
past guest deposit is fully refundable up to 70 or 90 days??? before not sure what the deadline is. I am tired of alway paying the admin fee when I move an ES rate to something else as it is non refundable within whatever that time period is. I have only gotten one ES discount. It seems to me the best rates are within a couple of weeks or so that a new itinerary is announced. I usually book the cheapest insides and they never seem to go down. Once in awhile I treat myself, like the cove on the transatlantic Breeze.
Redding, CA
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Originally posted by jplewis
Thanks, Anne & Loretta, I'm trying to figure out how to spring this on Joe when it's so far away. We had a couple of long driving trips planned (which he dislikes) so may can make a deal with him. So we could book on past guest and not lose deposit if we cancel within the right time frame?
Patsy

You might also check the military rate, if you or Joe qualify. It is holding quite well. And certainly look into the 4K stateroom for a decent price for air and light.
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Jackson, MS
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I think for right now we're going to pass on this one. Of course, I may change my mind when it get's closer. Would love to cruise with ya'll again so hopefully, sometime in the future.
Patsy
Redding, CA
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Joined Mar 2006
Originally posted by jplewis
I think for right now we're going to pass on this one. Of course, I may change my mind when it get's closer. Would love to cruise with ya'll again so hopefully, sometime in the future.
Patsy
I'm sorry to hear this Patsy and yes...there will be something in the future, I'm sure.
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Make Memories, Not Regrets.
Convenience and Safety Trump Cost.
Do Life, Love, Travel.
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Silver Spring, MD
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I'm just about to book this getaway to the Bahamas for my birthday next year. Anyone want to join me?
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Jackson, MS
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Is anyone doing anything in Nov/Dec? I looked at a TA from London to Ft. Lauderdale that went to LeHarve, Lisbon & Bermuda but the air talked me out of it.
Silver Spring, MD
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Originally posted by jplewis
Is anyone doing anything in Nov/Dec? I looked at a TA from London to Ft. Lauderdale that went to LeHarve, Lisbon & Bermuda but the air talked me out of it.
I'm doing the Mariner TA from Rome to Galveston leaving November 2, with a good air price via Choice Air. The cruise price has gone up since I first booked, but it's still a good deal. We have a very active roll call with lots of activities planned.
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McKees Rocks, Pa
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We booked the bloggers cruise for Jan 2012 on the Breeze.
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McKees Rocks, Pa
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Guess it would be hard to make it on time for that cruise....make that Jan 2013. LOL.

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Silver Spring, MD
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Originally posted by nickb
We booked the bloggers cruise for Jan 2012 on the Breeze.
Nick
Originally posted by nickb
Guess it would be hard to make it on time for that cruise....make that Jan 2013. LOL.

Nick
I really wanted to book that cruise, even before John made it the Bloggers cruise, but it would cost me $1,000 more than the Pride cruise I ended up booking and I just couldn't justify the increase. I can go on a second cruise from NY or B'more for that price. And I probably will. Looking at Bermuda in May 2013 and Canada/NE in September or October 2013. Maybe after the Bank of America finally gets off its corporate tuchas and actually does something about my mortgage, I'll be able to head over to Europe again.
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