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Old September 23rd, 2013, 10:20 PM
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42 weeks and counting down.......
39 for me!!!! June 27...
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Enchanted Capri, Commodore Cruise Line, June 1998, Rhapsody of the Seas 2/26/2006, Rhapsody of the Seas 5/28/2006 (alt. route), NCL Norwegian Sun 12/31/2006, Radiance of the Seas, Alaska, 5/18/2007, Adventure of the Seas, Southern Caribbean, 3/9/2008, Celebrity Solstice, Eastern Caribbean, 12/14/2008, Voyager of the Seas, Western Caribbean, 3/8/2009, Explorer of the Seas, New England and Canada, 10/15/2009, Oasis of the Seas, Eastern Caribbean, 3/13/2010, Mariner of the Seas, Mexican Riviera, 12/5/2010, Navigator of the Seas, Caribbean, 2/3/2011, Allure of the Seas, Eastern Caribbean, 3/20/2011, Freedom of the Seas, 6/26/2011, Voyager of the Seas, 11/26/2011, Monarch of the Seas, 3/23/12, Mariner OTS, Mediterranean/Holy Lands, 10/20 to 11/3/12, Navigator of the Seas, 12/29/12, Allure of the Seas, 4/7/2013, Serenade of the Seas, 12/12/13 , Navigator of the Seas, 3/23/14 Navigator of the Seas, May 25, 2014, (alternate route),Oasis of the Seas, Transatlantic, October 14, 2014

Upcoming Cruises:

Navigator of the Seas, January 11, 2015
Quantum of the Seas, 12-day So. Caribbean, April 12, 2015

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Quantum of the Seas Website, April 12, 2015
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Old September 24th, 2013, 08:11 AM
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42 weeks and counting down.......
I am now at 332 sleeps
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Old September 24th, 2013, 07:59 PM
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I am now at 332 sleeps
Are tou counting days you are off too???
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Old September 24th, 2013, 08:33 PM
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Retired in 2003 at 55, husband retired 3 years ago after I begged him to stop working after his heart surgery. Just the other day he said "Why did I wait so long?" Well dud~
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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:14 AM
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Are tou counting days you are off too???
what gave it away?
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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:19 AM
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what gave it away?
Sleeps....lol!!
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Old September 25th, 2013, 07:12 PM
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493 days....Jan 19 2015. Seems so far off, but everyone says it will go quickly....hope they're right!
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Serenade of the Seas - Bahamas - April 2014
Liberty of the Seas - TA - October 2011
Monarch of the Seas - Baja - June 2008
Voyager of the Seas - W. Caribbean - March 2008
Vision of the Seas - Alaska - August 2006
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Old September 25th, 2013, 07:45 PM
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493 days....Jan 19 2015. Seems so far off, but everyone says it will go quickly....hope they're right!
That should have said 481 days
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Monarch of the Seas - Baja - June 2008
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Vision of the Seas - Alaska - August 2006
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Old September 28th, 2013, 04:27 AM
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43 paychecks (625 days) for me.
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Old September 28th, 2013, 08:00 PM
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43 paychecks (625 days) for me.
Well if I did paychecks I would have 14 or 15 left, but we only get paid once a month. Still counting weeks!!!
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Old October 4th, 2013, 05:54 PM
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Well if I did paychecks I would have 14 or 15 left, but we only get paid once a month. Still counting weeks!!!
I get paid once a month, too. I have 10 paydays left!!!


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Past Cruises:
Enchanted Capri, Commodore Cruise Line, June 1998, Rhapsody of the Seas 2/26/2006, Rhapsody of the Seas 5/28/2006 (alt. route), NCL Norwegian Sun 12/31/2006, Radiance of the Seas, Alaska, 5/18/2007, Adventure of the Seas, Southern Caribbean, 3/9/2008, Celebrity Solstice, Eastern Caribbean, 12/14/2008, Voyager of the Seas, Western Caribbean, 3/8/2009, Explorer of the Seas, New England and Canada, 10/15/2009, Oasis of the Seas, Eastern Caribbean, 3/13/2010, Mariner of the Seas, Mexican Riviera, 12/5/2010, Navigator of the Seas, Caribbean, 2/3/2011, Allure of the Seas, Eastern Caribbean, 3/20/2011, Freedom of the Seas, 6/26/2011, Voyager of the Seas, 11/26/2011, Monarch of the Seas, 3/23/12, Mariner OTS, Mediterranean/Holy Lands, 10/20 to 11/3/12, Navigator of the Seas, 12/29/12, Allure of the Seas, 4/7/2013, Serenade of the Seas, 12/12/13 , Navigator of the Seas, 3/23/14 Navigator of the Seas, May 25, 2014, (alternate route),Oasis of the Seas, Transatlantic, October 14, 2014

Upcoming Cruises:

Navigator of the Seas, January 11, 2015
Quantum of the Seas, 12-day So. Caribbean, April 12, 2015

Allure of the Seas, Transatlantic, October 25, 2015

Quantum of the Seas Website, April 12, 2015
http://Quantum2015.weebly.com

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Old October 4th, 2013, 10:38 PM
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I get paid once a month, too. I have 10 paydays left!!!


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That must be a teacher thing...lol
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Old October 4th, 2013, 10:40 PM
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That must be a teacher thing...lol
I'm in higher education, but not a traditional faculty member.


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Past Cruises:
Enchanted Capri, Commodore Cruise Line, June 1998, Rhapsody of the Seas 2/26/2006, Rhapsody of the Seas 5/28/2006 (alt. route), NCL Norwegian Sun 12/31/2006, Radiance of the Seas, Alaska, 5/18/2007, Adventure of the Seas, Southern Caribbean, 3/9/2008, Celebrity Solstice, Eastern Caribbean, 12/14/2008, Voyager of the Seas, Western Caribbean, 3/8/2009, Explorer of the Seas, New England and Canada, 10/15/2009, Oasis of the Seas, Eastern Caribbean, 3/13/2010, Mariner of the Seas, Mexican Riviera, 12/5/2010, Navigator of the Seas, Caribbean, 2/3/2011, Allure of the Seas, Eastern Caribbean, 3/20/2011, Freedom of the Seas, 6/26/2011, Voyager of the Seas, 11/26/2011, Monarch of the Seas, 3/23/12, Mariner OTS, Mediterranean/Holy Lands, 10/20 to 11/3/12, Navigator of the Seas, 12/29/12, Allure of the Seas, 4/7/2013, Serenade of the Seas, 12/12/13 , Navigator of the Seas, 3/23/14 Navigator of the Seas, May 25, 2014, (alternate route),Oasis of the Seas, Transatlantic, October 14, 2014

Upcoming Cruises:

Navigator of the Seas, January 11, 2015
Quantum of the Seas, 12-day So. Caribbean, April 12, 2015

Allure of the Seas, Transatlantic, October 25, 2015

Quantum of the Seas Website, April 12, 2015
http://Quantum2015.weebly.com

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Old October 10th, 2013, 06:48 PM
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I'm thinking the "23rd of Februry, 2014. I know that is a strange date, but it will be (hopefully I can make it till then ) a year since I have been out of the hospital. In the last two years, I have been in the hosptial 6 times, and I "don't" want to go back.

I work for a large well known corporation and I will have just turned 71, but most people think I am younger than what I am, and I love my job so we'll see.
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Old October 10th, 2013, 11:22 PM
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I'm thinking the "23rd of Februry, 2014. I know that is a strange date, but it will be (hopefully I can make it till then ) a year since I have been out of the hospital. In the last two years, I have been in the hosptial 6 times, and I "don't" want to go back.

I work for a large well known corporation and I will have just turned 71, but most people think I am younger than what I am, and I love my job so we'll see.
No matter what...best of luck to you.My wife spent a few months in the hospital almost 5 years ago...it was touch and go for awhile but she made a full recovery...I hope the same for you

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Oceania Marina Transatlantic: Barcelona to Rio - Nov 20 - December 8, 2013 18 Days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: NY to London - May 26 - June 11, 2013 16 Days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: Rome to Rio - November 22 - December 10, 2012 18 Days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: Miami to Barcelona - March 19-April 2, 2012
(yes, we like TA's )
Norwegian Sun - 9 Night Copenhagen - June 13 - June 22 2011
Norwegian Sun - Back to Back Caribbean - December 4,2010 - December 18, 2010
Norwegian Sun - 12 Night San Francisco - Mexican Riviera 10/12/09 - 10/23/09
Holland MS Noordam New York Caribbean - 11/25/06 - 12/6/06
RCL Brilliance of the Seas Miami - Circle the Caribbean - 2/3/06 - 2/13/06
RCL Monarch of the Seas 10/17/03 - 10/20/03
NCL Skyward - Ft Lauderdale Caribbean - January 1986
plus a Carnival and another from the 90's
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Old October 11th, 2013, 10:10 PM
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I'm thinking the "23rd of Februry, 2014. I know that is a strange date, but it will be (hopefully I can make it till then ) a year since I have been out of the hospital. In the last two years, I have been in the hosptial 6 times, and I "don't" want to go back.

I work for a large well known corporation and I will have just turned 71, but most people think I am younger than what I am, and I love my job so we'll see.
Well, I'm thinking exactly a year after that for my retirement. Blessings to both of us!!!))
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Old October 12th, 2013, 05:00 PM
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I gave been retired 10 years. My wife is retiring December 31st this year and on Jan 19 we head out on the Island Princess for the Panama Canal
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Old October 12th, 2013, 05:01 PM
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My date of June 27, 2014 is sounding closer all the time!
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Enchanted Capri, Commodore Cruise Line, June 1998, Rhapsody of the Seas 2/26/2006, Rhapsody of the Seas 5/28/2006 (alt. route), NCL Norwegian Sun 12/31/2006, Radiance of the Seas, Alaska, 5/18/2007, Adventure of the Seas, Southern Caribbean, 3/9/2008, Celebrity Solstice, Eastern Caribbean, 12/14/2008, Voyager of the Seas, Western Caribbean, 3/8/2009, Explorer of the Seas, New England and Canada, 10/15/2009, Oasis of the Seas, Eastern Caribbean, 3/13/2010, Mariner of the Seas, Mexican Riviera, 12/5/2010, Navigator of the Seas, Caribbean, 2/3/2011, Allure of the Seas, Eastern Caribbean, 3/20/2011, Freedom of the Seas, 6/26/2011, Voyager of the Seas, 11/26/2011, Monarch of the Seas, 3/23/12, Mariner OTS, Mediterranean/Holy Lands, 10/20 to 11/3/12, Navigator of the Seas, 12/29/12, Allure of the Seas, 4/7/2013, Serenade of the Seas, 12/12/13 , Navigator of the Seas, 3/23/14 Navigator of the Seas, May 25, 2014, (alternate route),Oasis of the Seas, Transatlantic, October 14, 2014

Upcoming Cruises:

Navigator of the Seas, January 11, 2015
Quantum of the Seas, 12-day So. Caribbean, April 12, 2015

Allure of the Seas, Transatlantic, October 25, 2015

Quantum of the Seas Website, April 12, 2015
http://Quantum2015.weebly.com

Cruise Critic Allure TA, October 2015 website
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Old October 12th, 2013, 09:31 PM
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I gave been retired 10 years. My wife is retiring December 31st this year and on Jan 19 we head out on the Island Princess for the Panama Canal
That sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate
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Prior Cruises:
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: Barcelona to Rio - Nov 20 - December 8, 2013 18 Days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: NY to London - May 26 - June 11, 2013 16 Days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: Rome to Rio - November 22 - December 10, 2012 18 Days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: Miami to Barcelona - March 19-April 2, 2012
(yes, we like TA's )
Norwegian Sun - 9 Night Copenhagen - June 13 - June 22 2011
Norwegian Sun - Back to Back Caribbean - December 4,2010 - December 18, 2010
Norwegian Sun - 12 Night San Francisco - Mexican Riviera 10/12/09 - 10/23/09
Holland MS Noordam New York Caribbean - 11/25/06 - 12/6/06
RCL Brilliance of the Seas Miami - Circle the Caribbean - 2/3/06 - 2/13/06
RCL Monarch of the Seas 10/17/03 - 10/20/03
NCL Skyward - Ft Lauderdale Caribbean - January 1986
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Old October 12th, 2013, 09:57 PM
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March 18, 2016 will be my 30th year in law enforcement. Can walk out with 100% pay at age 52. Can stay longer for a 4 year drop program or I can go now, but I would need to buy 2 1/2 years of air time.

Just want to leave while my wife and I still are still in very good health. We love to travel and we just bought our retirement home, which has almost everyone believing I will be retiring soon.
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