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#21
Ontario Canada
13 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
Hi fellow cruisers, my name is Fred, I am looking forward to Sailing Dec 16, 2012 aboard Allure of the Seas on a Western Caribbean Cruise from Fort Lauderdale Florida with a group of friends and would love to know if any other witnesses will be sailing on that ship at that time as well. Additionally I am thinking of making this a double header with a cruise the week before or after. If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear about it. I think associating with a group of fellow brothers and sisters makes the cruise 10X better. This is also my first time on a Norwegian ship. I am 41 and single so I am curious if this cruise line or ship would appeal to me? I have done about 10 on Carnival and absolutely loved them! Would love to hear your thoughts.
#22
Ontario Canada
13 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
On my last post I said it was a Norwegian ship. I don't know where I got that. It is RoyalCaribbean. Anyways, I have never been on this line of boats either. This ship looks amazing! I am pretty sure this will be a cruise to remember, as long as I don't get lost on it...
#23
MA
205 Posts
Joined Apr 2012
Hi justcruizin and docbowtie,

I wish we could all get together as some point. There will be 23 of us traveling will include some couples, families and singles. This will be our 3rd time with cruising with Royal Caribbean cruise lines. We absolutely love this cruise line

M$M7 your cruise extravaganza sounds great too! Leaving from NY sound very convience for us seeing that we are just a state over about maybe a 4-5 hour drive. Something for us to think about

Well friends if we don't get a chance to meet up, please keep safe and have a wonderful cruise adventure.

Please keep in touch, we might all be able to cruise together one day!!
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#24
Nokomis, FL.
30 Posts
Joined Dec 2012
Jim & I are Jehovah's Witnesses from Venice Fl. we love cruising, I am a Realtor & Travel Agent. We leave tomorrow on the Norwegian Sun for 10 day southern Carrib.. Are there any JW's on this cruise?
#25
Palm City or Kentucky
12 Posts
Joined Dec 2012
Originally posted by gomymom
Jim & I are Jehovah's Witnesses from Venice Fl. we love cruising, I am a Realtor & Travel Agent. We leave tomorrow on the Norwegian Sun for 10 day southern Carrib.. Are there any JW's on this cruise?
Send us an email!!
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#26
seattle
652 Posts
Joined Sep 2010
Hi every one just checking into this thread! Me and hubby are now trying to Pick a cruise for November 2013 any one plan on doing any cruises around that time! to those who already sailed on their cruises how did they go??? keep in touch every one!
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#27
Palm City or Kentucky
12 Posts
Joined Dec 2012
We just finished a full transit Panama Canal cruise, Ft Lauderdale to LA. It was great!!

November is usually the most 'cost effective' time of the year to do something like this.

Email for more details!!
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#28
MA
205 Posts
Joined Apr 2012
Sounds like you had really nice time. Maybe one of these days we will all cruise together. Can't wait til we cruise on the FOS 6.21.13
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#30
MA
205 Posts
Joined Apr 2012
Originally posted by mariamherrera
Hi every one just checking into this thread! Me and hubby are now trying to Pick a cruise for November 2013 any one plan on doing any cruises around that time! to those who already sailed on their cruises how did they go??? keep in touch every one!
Good morning

mariamherrera, there are large group of family friends traveling in November 30th on the Oasis of the Seas from the Massachusetts Central Cong, Brockton, MA
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#31
Boston Mass
177 Posts
Joined Dec 2006
Hi everyone, I am a Jehovah Witness sailing July 21, 2013 with a group along with Coffee1962, We are having a snow storm now, cant wait for our Cruise
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#32
Pennsylvania
146 Posts
Joined Dec 2011
Hi everyone! Hope all is well. My wife & I are sailing on the Norwegian Gem Feb 8, 2014. We have a few others going with us from our local congregation but would always like to meet up with more of you Email me at cruisecrazy@rocketmail.com if your interested in joining us.

Safe travels on your upcoming cruises

Dan
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#33
Miami
117 Posts
Joined Jun 2011
Just stumbled upon this thread! My wife and I are JW's From Miami, FL. We are going on Freedom of the Seas on Sept. 8 2013. Any one sailing that day or want to tag along? We are trying to get a group together from our local cong. Glad to see I'm not the only frequent cruiser here!

-Sergio
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#34
1,105 Posts
Joined Sep 2002
How do others handle the gratuities problem?
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Norwegian Sun, Canada RT 11 day-Sept 2001
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Celebrity Galaxy, Baltimore to Rome TA 14 day-May 2004
Celebrity Constellation, NJ to Dover EBTA 8 day- May 2005
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Celebrity Galaxy, Rome R/T Black Sea 14 day-October 2006
Celebrity Zenith, Tampa 10 day R/T W Carib-March 2007
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Next up, HAL Westerdam, Panama Canal from San Diego to FLL, 19 days, March 2017

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#35
Palm City or Kentucky
12 Posts
Joined Dec 2012
Originally posted by NorthernLite
How do others handle the gratuities problem?

Not sure what you mean....

You can add details here or in email (below).
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Celebrity Horizon 2005 (Caribbean)
Sun Princess 2006 (Caribbean)
Diamond Princess 2007 (Alaska)
Carnival Splendor 2008 ( E. Mediterranean)
Carnival Glory 2010 (b2b E+W Caribbean)
Emerald Princess 2012 (Caribbean)
Island Princess 2012 (Panama Canal-full transit)
Ruby Princess 2014 (Caribbean)
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Ruby Princess 2014 (W. Caribbean)

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#37
Melbourne Florida
587 Posts
Joined Mar 2009
Hi friends,
wow the boards been active lately, I live in Central florida, (near Port canaveral) We always have a group that cruises in October but I have'nt heard any dates for this year as of yet, will post when I do. Our last cruise was on theCarnival Breeze in December and we met a small group of friends from Tennesee, We met on a bus taking us to our excursion.
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#38
Guatemala (formerly Kansas City, NY, Iowa, Texas)
34 Posts
Joined Apr 2013
We are from Kansas City area, serving in Guatemala now. Taking a 25th anniversary trip! Let us know if you are on the same sailing!

Bill & Nancy G
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#39
Los Angeles, California
5 Posts
Joined Dec 2012
Hello Brothers and Sisters,

My husband and I are from California. We are on the January 20, 2014 sailing of the Norwegian Gem 9 day cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. I would love to know if any brothers and sisters will be on this sailing with us? We know of a witness who offers excursions to brothers and sisters coming into the Dominican Republic on cruise ships for the day if interested.

Hope to hear from you.
#40
3 Posts
Joined Jun 2013
Hello! My husband and I are Jehovah's Witnesses (Hampton Roads area in Virginia). We are in our 30's and booked Oasis of the Seas for 8-3-13 kind of last minute so we didn't want to burden any friends by asking them to get together the money in a short amount of time. If there are any other Witnesses going on this cruise we'd love to meet you! Maybe we could do a study together on Sunday. I hope everyone has safe and fun trips!