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Columbus, Ohio
38 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
Partner and I from Columbus Ohio will be cruising on On Celebrity Equinox departing 2/22/13. Anyone else going to be on board?
Chicago
1,268 Posts
Joined Apr 2010
Originally posted by SkierRobUMN
I'm from Minneapolis also. I'm loyal to Royal at this point, but trying my first Celebrity cruise on the Reflection in February. Love the automatic Elite status on Celebrity since I'm Diamond on RCCL.
Obviously, we're loyal to Royal as well. We're used to the "Royal treatment" and would find it difficult to switch. We've been on Celebrity twice, as our status transferred automatically. But, the lounge hours are only 5-7 instead of 5-830 like on RCCL. We'd like to try Celebrity again sometime (Solstice class, hopefully), but with 16 more RCCL cruises booked, it will be difficult to squeeze one in! LOL.

Peter and Jim
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Western North Carolina
51 Posts
Joined Oct 2011
My partner and I just booked and will seen you there. Why not plan to look for one and other at the first LBGT meeting. They are usually in the Martini bar but should be posted on the board at the front desk probably the second day of the cruise.
Minnesota
72 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
More Twin Cities folks here - my partner and I do an annual Caribbean cruise with my mother (usually on Princess), and this April we're doing our first TA on the NCL Epic from Miami to Barcelona! Can't wait.

Cate!
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Columbus, Ohio
38 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
Originally posted by keithwnc
My partner and I just booked and will seen you there. Why not plan to look for one and other at the first LBGT meeting. They are usually in the Martini bar but should be posted on the board at the front desk probably the second day of the cruise.
Sounds good to me Have always liked the Martini Bar (But the Molecular Bar is a lot of fun too.)
MIKE
Chicago
56 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
Any other same sex couples on Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas leaving Ft Lauderdale 2/25? We're from Chicago, hope there are others .
Fort Myers, FL
477 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
Hello all. Atlanta, GA here but my partner and I did go to school in the mid-west. I (Hans) went to Missouri State in Springfield and my partner Brett went to KSU. As you can see we love to cruise. Hope to see you all on a ship soon!

Hans and Brett
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Carnival Victory 12/30/2016 - Ocean Suite
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NCL Epic 3/6/2016 - Haven-Canary Islands / Morocco
NCL Sky 11/27/2015 - Owners
RCI Legend of the Seas 5/24/2015 - Royal - HI to Australia
NCL Sky 1/2/2015 - Owners
RCI Brilliance of the Seas - 11/27/2014 - Owners
NCL Getaway 8/30/2014 - Aft Penthouse
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NCL Gem 8/31/2013 - NYC/Caribbean - Deluxe Owners Suite
NCL Dawn 4/14/2013 - Garden Villa
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RCI Splendour of the Seas 11/10/2012 - Greece - Royal Suite
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RCI Monarch 2/22/2008 - Junior Suite
RCI Freedom 9/9/2007- Grand Suite
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Toledo, OH
9 Posts
Joined Jan 2013
We're from Toledo(originally from Michigan). Surprising my Partner with our first cruise on 12/08/2013 on the Norwegian Jewel. I'm really excited I think he will too. Neither of us have been out of the country(well we've been to Canada but when you live in Michigan that doesn't count!).
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Washington, DC
200 Posts
Joined Nov 2005
My partner and I just booked on the Celebrity Summit to Bermuda this May 19 to celebrate his graduation!! Looking forward to it, but wish I could escape the freezing Ohio temperatures now!
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Columbus, Ohio
38 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
Originally posted by keithwnc
My partner and I just booked and will seen you there. Why not plan to look for one and other at the first LBGT meeting. They are usually in the Martini bar but should be posted on the board at the front desk probably the second day of the cruise.
Sounds good. Looking forward to meeting you onboard

MIKE
NW Suburb of Chicago, IL
2 Posts
Joined Jun 2007
Hello everyone,
Looking to cruise again soon. Need a cabinmate.
Would be nice to find another Midwest guy to plan/travel with.
I'm from a NW burb of Chicago...been on 15 or so past cruises.

Jason
Western North Carolina
51 Posts
Joined Oct 2011
Originally posted by Legendre
Partner and I from Columbus Ohio will be cruising on On Celebrity Equinox departing 2/22/13. Anyone else going to be on board?
We'll be there too. Looking forward to seeing you soon at the LBGT meeting the location of which is usually posted on the board at the main desk.
Western North Carolina
51 Posts
Joined Oct 2011
Originally posted by Legendre
Sounds good. Looking forward to meeting you onboard

MIKE

Mike,

Let's try to communicate where it should be easier. Try keith_fl_nc1 at yahoo and we'll use usual methods. This site isn't easy.

Keith
Boca Raton, FL
74 Posts
Joined Apr 2003
Hi guys, we are from the Midwest (Kansas City) and loved cruising so much that we moved to Florida. Is anyone going on the 2/11/13 Equinox Ultimate Caribbean? We have great benefits (elite) so we continue to cruise with Celebrity( and Cunard). Hopefully more LGTB folks will be going on our cruise. We just learned that the norovirus is rampant on our ship at the present time, however we hope it will be contained by next week!
Ann and Rebecca
Western North Carolina
51 Posts
Joined Oct 2011
Hi Ann and Rebecca,

We used to live in Boynton Beach but sold a few years ago. We will be down in Ft. Lauderdale a few days in advance of the cruise. Perhaps we might meet ahead of the cruise. You can contact me at keith_fl_nc1 at yahoo if you would like to. It's much easier than this method. We are Elite members as well with a 8:30 dinner seating. We will definitely be at cocktails in advance of dinner. We're glad you will bet there too.
Kansas City, MO
142 Posts
Joined Sep 2006
Originally posted by mnywmn1
Hi guys, we are from the Midwest (Kansas City) and loved cruising so much that we moved to Florida. Is anyone going on the 2/11/13 Equinox Ultimate Caribbean? We have great benefits (elite) so we continue to cruise with Celebrity( and Cunard). Hopefully more LGTB folks will be going on our cruise. We just learned that the norovirus is rampant on our ship at the present time, however we hope it will be contained by next week!
Ann and Rebecca
Sorry you left KC, we still love it here. But as we may get more into cruising, your new location would be very convenient. I've been on several cruises (different lines) so not that familiar with the "elite" status. If you don't mind me asking, what are the benefits? Jim (kansascory)
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Boca Raton, FL
74 Posts
Joined Apr 2003
Originally posted by kansascory
Sorry you left KC, we still love it here. But as we may get more into cruising, your new location would be very convenient. I've been on several cruises (different lines) so not that familiar with the "elite" status. If you don't mind me asking, what are the benefits? Jim (kansascory)
Hi Jim, our elite benefits include a free bag of laundry, Internet, concierge lounge with free cocktails each afternoon and invitation to free wine tastings. Nice perks! And yes, our location is convenient to the port!
Kansas City, MO
142 Posts
Joined Sep 2006
Originally posted by mnywmn1
Hi Jim, our elite benefits include a free bag of laundry, Internet, concierge lounge with free cocktails each afternoon and invitation to free wine tastings. Nice perks! And yes, our location is convenient to the port!
Sounds great! Guess you guys don't need the beverage packages with the free cocktails & wine tastings. We are thinking about doing the classic beverage package but it's very expensive on a 16 day cruise. This is a TA cruise on 4/20 (a lot of sea days) so it could drive you to drink a lot.
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