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#41
San Francisco, CA
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We have one deposit down on a Black Sea cruise on the Constellation (11 days in Oct) and one deposit down on a Canary Islands cruise on the Eclipse (14 days in Sep). Not sure which one we will end up doing. The Black Sea cruise overnights at 3 ports (Istanbul, Sochi, Odessa), which we really enjoy. And the ports are certainly more exotic. But the Canary Islands cruise is longer. The ports on both cruises are all new to us, so we'll be doing some research.




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#42
Michigan
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Joined Jul 2013
My partner and I are going on our very first cruise in July 2014. We are booked on the Coral Princess for the 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise so that we can celebrate our 20th anniversary and (hopefully) my second year of being cancer-free. We're both very excited and I'll be reading here quite a bit to learn more about cruising.
#43
Toronto
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we will be celebrating New Years Eve on the Emerald Princess - so we will end 2013 and begin 2014 doing what we love most - cruising!
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#44
Brisbane
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Joined Oct 2010
Originally posted by TxnAquarian
We have one deposit down on a Black Sea cruise on the Constellation (11 days in Oct) and one deposit down on a Canary Islands cruise on the Eclipse (14 days in Sep). Not sure which one we will end up doing. The Black Sea cruise overnights at 3 ports (Istanbul, Sochi, Odessa), which we really enjoy. And the ports are certainly more exotic. But the Canary Islands cruise is longer. The ports on both cruises are all new to us, so we'll be doing some research.




Michael

We are booked on the 14-day Canaries & Azores cruise on the Eclipse in Sept too. We managed to get the second-last S1 sky suite - amazed at how heavily booked this cruise is!
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#45
Palm Springs, CA
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Husband and I are booked on the new Royal Princess for April 13th, 2014. LOVE new ships...
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#46
Melbourne
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San Fran to Sydney September 2014.
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#47
Philadelphia
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Joined Oct 2011
Husband and I will be on the NCL Gem from NY to the Eastern Caribbean on 1/11/14.
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#51
SW Surrey, UK
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Joined Nov 2008
Originally posted by Aussieguys
We are booked on the 14-day Canaries & Azores cruise on the Eclipse in Sept too. We managed to get the second-last S1 sky suite - amazed at how heavily booked this cruise is!
We are doing that itinerary this year in Oct. I think they only have a couple of departures each year and, as the Canaries are a very popular year-round destination with UK travellers, it's not surprisingly it's popular.

Next year we are back with Princess. In Feb - Crown 7 nights to Aruba/Curacao followed by Royal the next week to St Thomas/St Maarten from FLL. Can't wait.
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#52
Virginia
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Joined Jan 2013
My partner and I of 10 1/2 years got married this past weekend. We have three children 2,4,6 and are cruising on the Disney Fantasy for Halloween next year! Disney does an amazing job on and off the ship for Halloween! Last year we spent Halloween in the park and it was so much fun! Can't wait to experience it on the ship! We hear there are new things in store!
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#53
Laguna Hills, CA
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Joined Aug 2009
My partner and I have been booked on the NCL Star Baltics cruise for a year now, and the excitement is becoming unbearable. Admittidly, there is a bit of hesitation, due to the new anti-gay laws in Russia, but figured what the hell.

D & B
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#54
Ealing, London, UK
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Anyone else on this one?
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#55
Connecticut
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30th birthday cruise, with best friend (female) on NCL Breakaway April 13, 2014!!!!!
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#56
San Francisco, CA
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Originally posted by Focusresumed
My partner and I have been booked on the NCL Star Baltics cruise for a year now, and the excitement is becoming unbearable. Admittidly, there is a bit of hesitation, due to the new anti-gay laws in Russia, but figured what the hell.

D & B

My partner and I are in the exact same boat. We are booked on Celebrity's Black Sea cruise next year, with an overnight call at Sochi, Russia. We were hesitant to support Russia's backwards government, but life's short and we want to get out there and explore.



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#57
Orlando, Florida
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We are looking at cruises to Canada for the fall of 2014...but nothing is booked yet
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#58
Ealing, London, UK
313 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
Originally posted by TxnAquarian
My partner and I are in the exact same boat. We are booked on Celebrity's Black Sea cruise next year, with an overnight call at Sochi, Russia. We were hesitant to support Russia's backwards government, but life's short and we want to get out there and explore.



Michael
I can't believe I just read that. If you had said you were going just so you could show Russia how ordinary it is to be gay I would have been less disappointed. This type of action by a "developed" nation should be condemned and isolated as much as possible. Complicity and ambivalence will only lead to it spreading. But I do hope you have a great cruise. And, if you can, wear your pride openly.


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#59
Clifton, NJ
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Joined Oct 2007
Originally posted by chelseaguy
Partner and I just booked 12 days on Breakaway leaving NYC on January 5.

We look forward to meeting some old and new friends.
Hi Chelseaguy .... I'm happy to see you booked the cruise but I still think you need to anesthetize your other half and get him on a plane!!

We're taking a 10 day Southern Caribbean cruise in April on the Emerald Princess out of Fort Lauderdale to celebrate Anthony's big 6-0.

Next will be an 11 day Black Sea / Crimean Coast cruise on the Ocean Princess in October. This will be our first time on a small ship (680 pax).
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#60
Laguna Hills, CA
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Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by declanbyrne
I can't believe I just read that. If you had said you were going just so you could show Russia how ordinary it is to be gay I would have been less disappointed. This type of action by a "developed" nation should be condemned and isolated as much as possible. Complicity and ambivalence will only lead to it spreading. But I do hope you have a great cruise. And, if you can, wear your pride openly.


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Respectfully,

When I first commented about the Baltic Cruise, to which TxnAquarian responded, I had no intention of creating an opportunity for anyone to be disapointed. My fiance and I have spoken in depth about our concerns about our upcoming cruise. While it is disparaging to hear of the Russian government's treatment of the GLBT community, to completely boycott would mean that we call to arms a boycott of more than just Russian ports; as Russia is merely the most public these days. However, when I took it upon myself to research the boards, I found that quite a few members of the GLBT community choose to visit a number of countries with anti-gay laws. One might say that Russia stands out because of it's anti display laws, but in all reality that is not the case either:
Barbados: (Life sentence)
Antigua and Barbuda: (15 years in prison)
Dominica: (10 years in prison)
Grenada: (Male: illegal and 10 year prison sentence. Female: legal)
Jamaica: (Male: illegal and 10 year sentence to hard labor. Female: legal)
Saint Kitts and Nevis: (Male: illegal and 10 year sentence. Female: legal)
Saint Lucia: (Male: illegal and a fine and/or 10 year sentence. Female: legal)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: (Fine and/or 10 years)
Trinidad and Tobago: (25 years prison sentence);
to name a few. I won't even go into the horrific way that the GLBT community is treated in Africa, and yet I still have an African Safari on my bucket list.
That said, to TxnAquarian, I apologize that a conversation started by me may have inadvertently led negative reactions of others; as this was truly not my intention.

Sincerely,
Dennis
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