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Old February 7th, 2013, 04:26 PM
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Hi Everyone!

I'm just as crazy as everyone else. My partner and I celebrate 25 years on Valentine's Day and we booked last year for May 2013. We are doing HAL's Eurodam from Rome to Copenhagen for our first 11 day cruise. We are staying in Copenhagen for an additional 5 days. This is the longest vacation we have ever taken.

On an even better note I just upgrade to PS today b/c it was within what I was willing to splurge on. You only get one 25th anniversary trip!

Happy cruising!!
Congrats and enjoy.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 08:29 PM
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Me and my BF are going on those below this year !
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Old February 8th, 2013, 11:23 AM
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I have always wanted to be on a ship for New Year's Eve so 2013-2014 will be the year. I love a good party so I'm really looking forward to it. Haven't decided which ship or where yet other than from Florida since we will be there for Christmas anyway.
My boyfriend and I had the same idea!! We just booked a NYE cruise for 2013 as well. Celebrity Constellation Dec 28th. So excited for it!
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Old February 10th, 2013, 04:53 PM
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John

To get the US prices, you need an American "bedwarmer", who lives in the US, has a US mailing address and with whom you will be travelling and who will handle the booking for you. I have never had any issues booking UK citizen residents on cruises as part of our group at the US prices in the US website. Clearly, you will need to work on this on your Spring T/A to Roma, good Hunting !!!! LOL

BTW, have you looked at the Pied Piper site, it may be possible to book through them and get the US rates

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Hi John,

You can also seek out a Canadian because we get the same pricing.

My partner and I just got into cruising last summer, but are hooked. Cruising the east coast in the fall for 14 days and then the Far East for 21 days next year. Still need to book South America and a transatlantic.
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Old February 10th, 2013, 07:03 PM
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My boyfriend and I had the same idea!! We just booked a NYE cruise for 2013 as well. Celebrity Constellation Dec 28th. So excited for it!
I would love to do a Pied Piper if they do a warm route TA or perhaps Greek Islands... problem is they dont include flights which means if there is a problem UK guys are not covered by guarantees... it needs to be bought as a package for ABTA or ATOL bonds to apply... after the Icelandic volcano a few years back (2010) it could be a problem
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Old February 10th, 2013, 08:33 PM
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I would love to do a Pied Piper if they do a warm route TA or perhaps Greek Islands... problem is they dont include flights which means if there is a problem UK guys are not covered by guarantees... it needs to be bought as a package for ABTA or ATOL bonds to apply... after the Icelandic volcano a few years back (2010) it could be a problem
The flights can be booked as part of a Pied Piper package via Celebrity Choice Air once you have your Celebrity booking reference which has great one way air fares, your Credit card is charged to Celebrity Cruise Lines. I do not know if this is covered by your Organizations, but wud think that your Travel Ins would cover this ????

Hope this helps Jon

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Old February 10th, 2013, 08:48 PM
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The flights can be booked as part of a Pied Piper package via Celebrity Choice Air once you have your Celebrity booking reference which has great one way air fares, your Credit card is charged to Celebrity Cruise Lines. I do not know if this is covered by your Organizations, but wud think that your Travel Ins would cover this ????

Hope this helps Jon

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Never heard of Celebrity Choice Air in UK... They usually sell packages or cruise only and if it is cruise only they dont help with transfers or overnight accom. Will check... Thanks
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Never heard of Celebrity Choice Air in UK... They usually sell packages or cruise only and if it is cruise only they dont help with transfers or overnight accom. Will check... Thanks
Celebrity Choice Air costs $ 25.00 per booking, you can also book airport ship transfers with this. You can test airfares without a booking, once Pied Piper has made a reservation and you have the Celebrity Res # you can go ahead with your booking which you pay Celebrity for. After that you get the Airlines Reservation Number and assuming you have not elected to fly BA or Virgin ( who for some reason, best known to themselves, charge for advance seat selection ) , you can go ahead with your seat reservation selection, or emergency exit extra space up-grade. You get the Group Airfare rate with the airline which is considerably less than the Airline's direct booked one way fare. The costs do depend on which airline you select, as they are all universally terrible these days we go with the cheapest and apply the saving to emergency exit seats.



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Old February 10th, 2013, 09:34 PM
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We are doing the Post Thanksgiving cruise on Pied Piper on the Celebrity Reflection- Nov 30!! Can't Wait!!
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Old February 10th, 2013, 09:45 PM
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Celebrity Choice Air costs $ 25.00 per booking, you can also book airport ship transfers with this. You can test airfares without a booking, once Pied Piper has made a reservation and you have the Celebrity Res # you can go ahead with your booking which you pay Celebrity for. After that you get the Airlines Reservation Number and assuming you have not elected to fly BA or Virgin ( who for some reason, best known to themselves, charge for advance seat selection ) , you can go ahead with your seat reservation selection, or emergency exit extra space up-grade. You get the Group Airfare rate with the airline which is considerably less than the Airline's direct booked one way fare. The costs do depend on which airline you select, as they are all universally terrible these days we go with the cheapest and apply the saving to emergency exit seats.



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Just checked my Silhouette cruise dates for Choice Air... Comes up at $4600 each ... Bargain!!
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Old February 12th, 2013, 12:21 AM
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Hi David
My partner and I are taking the Transatlantic from FLL on March 22, 2013. We are looking forward to the 16 night sailing and the Ports of Call and then flying to NY from Rome. We would love to meet some people and make new friends,
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My boyfriend and I had the same idea!! We just booked a NYE cruise for 2013 as well. Celebrity Constellation Dec 28th. So excited for it!
So many kids during this time of the year. We went on two Christmas cruises and they were on Costa, which I did not like and the other was Celebrity.
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Old February 17th, 2013, 07:21 PM
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Hi All, We are a gay couple, ages 41 and 28, together 3 years. I've been on a few cruises before. My partner and I just cruised on Carnival Dream, eastern Caribbean in Dec 2012 and had a truly fantastic time! Looking for other gay people (or very gay friendly) who want friends to cruise with. We usually sail from Port Canaveral but would go to other Florida ports. We will probably cruise May, August, or December in 2013. We prefer 7 days or so. We will likely go on Carnival Dream again, western Caribbean. Tenantivley, Disney Dream in Feb 2014 for a wedding. We like a variety of activities, from snorkling to cocktails. We hope to hear from some of you!
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We are doing the Carnival Paradise from Tampa 5 night on May 18 and Carnival Valor from San Juan Nov 3rd.
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Old February 18th, 2013, 02:22 PM
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Oh cool, I've looked at the itineraries for Carnival Paradise. We may do a cruise on that one sometime. I've been on the Imagination, a sister ship, and I liked it a lot. Some friends did the Puerto Rico cruise and really enjoyed it
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My partner and I are sailing on the NCL Spirit 3/19 out of Malaga. We can't wait to visit the Canary Islands.
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We are doing the Carnival Paradise from Tampa 5 night on May 18 and Carnival Valor from San Juan Nov 3rd.
Hi,
We are aGay couple of 35 years together and we are cruising on Freedom of the seas to the western Carribean. We just got off Liberty of the Seas with 120+ of us Floridians from the Pride Center in Wilton Manors or hooked up with a travel agent there. We had a blst. There were 95+ guys and maybe 14 of us lesbians.
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Hi All, We are a gay couple, ages 41 and 28, together 3 years. I've been on a few cruises before. My partner and I just cruised on Carnival Dream, eastern Caribbean in Dec 2012 and had a truly fantastic time! Looking for other gay people (or very gay friendly) who want friends to cruise with. We usually sail from Port Canaveral but would go to other Florida ports. We will probably cruise May, August, or December in 2013. We prefer 7 days or so. We will likely go on Carnival Dream again, western Caribbean. Tenantivley, Disney Dream in Feb 2014 for a wedding. We like a variety of activities, from snorkling to cocktails. We hope to hear from some of you!

We are doing the Carnival Paradise from Tampa 5 night on May 18 and Carnival Valor from San Juan Nov 3rd.
Hi,
We are aGay couple of 35 years together and we are cruising on Freedom of the seas to the western Carribean. We just got off Liberty of the Seas with 120+ of us Floridians from the Pride Center in Wilton Manors or hooked up with a travel agent there. We had a blst. There were 95+ guys and maybe 14 of us lesbians.
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Hi there. I am going solo in Sept 2013 on Celebrity Silhouette out of Civitavecchia. I'm joining my Mom and my sisters. Would love to meet other cruisers. I've never been on a cruise. :-)


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Hi Everybody...

My partner and I...Who from now on out on these boards you may see me refer to as " The Ball and Chain" LOL have been together just over 20 yrs and are going on our 14th? I think IN Mar on HAL's Nieuw Amsterdam. (hope i spelled that right) Just booked it a couple days ago...And we have ner been on HAL...SO we will see. We have mostly done caribbean cruises, but we have also done a Med cruise, and a Hawaii cruise also.

We Kinda lost the cruising bug after a lackluster experience on a couple ships.. But we had a nice time on the Eclipse, last year, so we are giving HAL a whirl this tiime...

Maybe we will see y'all aboard..!
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