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Have booked an 11 day Istanbul to Athens cruise on Holland America for May 2013. Included is several ports in Turkey and Greece, with a 2 day stop in Egypt. Will spend two weeks in Santorini, Crete, and Corfu prior to the actual cruise. Can't wait. Richard
Since next year is our 30th Anniversary, we have three cruises planned. One for each decade! All to the caribbean on different ships. See the list in my signature below.
Norwegian Getaway - July 14
Oasis of the Seas - May 14
Freedom of the Seas - May 13
Liberty of the Seas - Dec 12
Monarch of the Seas - Sept 12
Allure of the Seas - Jan 12
Allure of the Seas - May 11
Oasis of the Seas - Nov 10
Celebrity Solstice - May 10
Celebrity Infinity - October 09
Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas - June 08
Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas - May 07
Celebrity Infinity - July 03
Carnival Destiny - August 99
Commodor Boheme - April 84
My partner and I are leaving on RCCL's Oasis of the Seas today!.....for a 7-day Western Caribbean sailing.
We are also booked on RCCL's Vision of the Seas for January 2013....for a 10-day Southern Caribbean sailing.
Royal Caribbean ~
Allure of the Seas, Enchantment of the Seas (3x), Explorer of the Seas (3x), Freedom of the Seas, Grandeur of the Seas (2x), Independence of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas (2x), Majesty of the Seas (5x), Navigator of the Seas (2x),
Oasis of the Seas (4x), Radiance of the Seas, Sovereign of the Seas (3x), Vision of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas
My partner and I have booked a trip from a year and a half out to 3 days before. Living in Florida, we've do take advantage of last minute deals whenever possible.
We are currently booked on RCI Brilliance of the Seas (8/31/2013) doing a westbound transatlantic from the UK to Boston. We plan to spend 5 days in Paris and 4 days in London prior to the cruise.
12/95 Big Red Boat (Bahamas)
5/97 Carnival Inspiration (Southern Caribbean)
9/97 Carnival Imagination (Western Caribbean)
11/01 Grandeur of the Seas (Circle of Caribbean)
2/02 Celebrity Century (Eastern Caribbean)
10/02 Majesty of the Seas (Bahamas)
1/03 Nordic Empress (Western Caribbean)
5/03 Enchantment of the Seas (Cozumel)
11/03 Celebrity Century (Eastern Caribbean)
9/04 Carnival Fascination (Cozumel)
11/04 Navigator of the Seas (Western Caribbean)
12/04 Radiance of the Seas (Eastern Caribbean)
12/05 Vision of the Seas (Mexican Riviera)
1/06 Grandeur of the Seas (Cozumel)
9/06 Enchantment of the Seas (Western Caribbean)
10/06 Enchantment of the Seas (Cozumel)
9/07 Carnival Imagination (Mexico)
11/07 Voyager of the Seas (Mediterrenean)
9/08 Majesty of the Seas (Bahamas)
9/08 Liberty of the Seas (Eastern Caribbean)
9/09 Sapphire Princess (Alaska)
5/10 Liberty of the Seas (Eastern Caribbean)
4/11 Star Princess (Southern Caribbean)
11/11 Celebrity Century (Hawaii)
08/13 Brilliance of the Seas (Transatlantic - Northern Atlantic)
4/14 Vision of the Seas (Southern Caribbean - Cultural Enrichment Cruise)
4/14 Vision of the Seas (Repositioning - Panama to Ft. Lauderdale)
My partner Darrell and I will be meeting up with some transatlantic travel buddies onboard NCL's Star for the NOLA to Copenhagen sailing on April 21, 2013. Will be our 4th transatlantic. Love the sea days.
2002 - Norwegian Majesty, Western Caribbean
2003 - Holland America Vandaam, Eastern Caribbean
2005(winter) - Carnival Triumph - Eastern Caribbean
2005(summer)- Carnival Triumph - Western Caribbean
Feb 2006 - Carnival Pride - Mexico
April 2008 - Royal Caribbean - Navigator of the seas-Transatlantic
Jan 2009 - Imperial Majesty - Bahamas (we don't like to count this one!!)
August2009 - Carnival Paradise - Mexico
April 2010 - Norwegian Sun - Transatlantic
August 2010 - RCL Vision of the Seas - Baltics/Northern Europe
January 2011-Norwegian Spirit-Exotic Western Caribbean
May 2011 - Norwegian Epic -Transatlantic
April 2013-Norwegian Jade-Mediterranean
My partner and I just returned from a Mediterranean cruise on HAL's Noordam and I'm already anxious to book something for 2013. I think we'll do another RSVP cruise. One straight cruise is enough for while.
Made some changes to our original 2013 plans. SO now we are booked on back-to-back cruises on Freedom of The Seas next April 14-28.
Song of Norway (7 night Western Caribbean)-1981
Fair Sky (12 night Alaska)-1985
Nordic Prince (7 night Bermuda)-1990
Norwegian Sea (7 night Western Caribbean)-2004
Celebration (5 night Bahamas)-2005
Norwegian Majesty (7 night Western Caribbean)-2006
Mariner of The Seas (7 night Eastern Caribbean)- Sep. 2007
Norwegian Star (8 night Mexican Riviera)-April 2008
Carnival Glory (7 night Western Caribbean)-November 2008
Celebrity Constellation (11 night Eastern/Southern Caribbean)- April 2009
Carnival Spirit (7 night Alaska)- August 2009
Celebrity Mercury (11 night Eastern Caribbean)-March 2010
Celebrity Constellation (14 night Southern Caribbean)-March 2011
Celebrity Silhouette (12 night Eastern/Southern Caribbean)-March 2012
Freedom of The Seas (14 Night Back-To-Back Western/Eastern Caribbean)-April 2013
Carnival Fantasy (7 Night Eastern Caribbean)-August 2014
Celebrity Silhouette (7 Night Western Caribbean)-March 2015
Although my partner has been on several cruises, this will be my first. We booked on the Grand Princess leaving San Francisco on March 31 for 10 days to SoCal and the "Mexican Riviera". I'm a little unhappy - originally the ship was scheduled to visit Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas (as well as San Diego and Avalon, Catalina Island). Although a primary attraction was the departure from our home city (our schedules are ridiculous) Mazatlan was dropped (just because a busload of cruisers were held up at gunpoint. Whiners!) and a second day was added in Puerto Vallarta. NOW, they've reduced the stay in Puerto Vallarta by one day and are staying in Cabo (zzzzzzzzzzzz) overnight. I'm trying to keep an open mind about the whole cruising experience - I know many, many people who love it) but if they change the itinerary again...
The Roll Call for this particular cruise was fairly active. However, once I chimed in *crickets*. Someone finally said "Welcome!" and offered to add us to an online list but...I guess people really are afraid of us. I'll bring along some spray to offer them.
My best friend and I are once again spending our birthdays cruising the Western Med on the Norwegian Epic out of Civitavecchia from October 9-16, 2013. We met some great people through the FOD gatherings on this same trip out of Barcelona when we went on it in 2009 and we're looking forward to meeting more this time around. Anyone else out there going to be on the same sailing?
We are on the Celebrity Silhouette in March for a 7 day Caribbean cruise with my parents (their Christmas present from us). In the fall we are on a 14 night TA from Barcelona on the Celebrity Equinox. We are flying in early to spend a few days in Barcelona. Looking forward to relaxing sea days before the hustle of Christmas. We may have to find one more short cruise to get us through the summer, but nothing specific right now.
We like to plan way ahead. Have 2 cruises booked for 2013 that you can see below. Thinking about maybe doing a gay cruise in 2014 once they finally announce those (Atlantis, RSVP, etc.)
Rhapsody of the Seas 6/13/2014 Alaska Sawyer Glacier 7 night
Disney Fantasy 11/9/2013 Western Carribean 7 night
Norwegian Sky 2/8/2013 Bahamas 3 night
Disney Dream 2/16/2012 Bahamas 3 night
Disney Magic 11/05/2011 Eastern Carribean 7 night
Disney Wonder 02/07/10 Bahamas 4 night
HAL Amsterdam 06/07 Alaska Inside Passage