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#41
1,114 Posts
Joined Apr 2012
Originally posted by StarshipTexas
Sorry, couldn't get my phone to function in reply mode. Who named these phones "Smart?" Ok, maybe it's just me. Anyway, Blake & I also aren't "regular" gays (again...whatever that means). I'm more into bar scene than Blake, but he doesn't drink. Darn...that means I get stuck drinking for 2. ) I wanted to check out a few gay clubs. If you want some company Sat. night let me know. Sort of hate posting my email and cell # on a public forum. But you have my name and hotel. Wish this site allowed pvt. messages. Would be great to connect before the cruise.
If you are on twitter you can add me @jepoole

Or Facebook: facebook.com/jepoole
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Future Cruises:
Celebrity Reflection ~ March 25, 2017 | Western Caribbean
Celebrity Reflection ~ June 30, 2017 | Italy and Greek Isles
Norwegian Escape ~ Sept 30, 2017 | Western Caribbean
Celebrity Equinox ~ March 24, 2018 | Western Caribbean


Previous Cruises:
Majesty of the Seas ~ February 2017
Navigator of the Seas ~ November 2016
Oasis of the Seas ~ October 2016
Allure of the Seas ~ June 2016
Celebrity Silhouette ~ March 2016
Enchantment of the Seas ~ February 2016
Freedom of the Seas ~ June 2015 (B2B)
Oasis of the Seas ~ March 2015
Navigator of the Seas ~ June 2014
Allure of the Seas ~ March 2014
Allure of the Seas ~ October 2013
Navigator of the Seas ~ March 2013
Oasis of the Seas ~ June 2012
Freedom of the Seas ~ July 2010
Carnival Imagination ~ May 1998
#42
429 Posts
Joined Sep 2013
Jason, have tossed it around to get on FB and/or Tw but have not joined either as yet. Am I correct that CC does not permit pvt. messaging here? I did receive a pvt. but was from CC admin. when I joined. Any other creative option to connect? Tomorrow will be a B of a day but will see if I can look into FB.
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Cruising Royal Caribbean since 1973 on the Song of Norway.


#43
1,114 Posts
Joined Apr 2012
Originally posted by StarshipTexas
Jason, have tossed it around to get on FB and/or Tw but have not joined either as yet. Am I correct that CC does not permit pvt. messaging here? I did receive a pvt. but was from CC admin. when I joined. Any other creative option to connect? Tomorrow will be a B of a day but will see if I can look into FB.
No worries... You can email me...

jasonpoole at gmail dot com


Sent using the Cruise Critic forums app
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Jason Poole

Future Cruises:
Celebrity Reflection ~ March 25, 2017 | Western Caribbean
Celebrity Reflection ~ June 30, 2017 | Italy and Greek Isles
Norwegian Escape ~ Sept 30, 2017 | Western Caribbean
Celebrity Equinox ~ March 24, 2018 | Western Caribbean


Previous Cruises:
Majesty of the Seas ~ February 2017
Navigator of the Seas ~ November 2016
Oasis of the Seas ~ October 2016
Allure of the Seas ~ June 2016
Celebrity Silhouette ~ March 2016
Enchantment of the Seas ~ February 2016
Freedom of the Seas ~ June 2015 (B2B)
Oasis of the Seas ~ March 2015
Navigator of the Seas ~ June 2014
Allure of the Seas ~ March 2014
Allure of the Seas ~ October 2013
Navigator of the Seas ~ March 2013
Oasis of the Seas ~ June 2012
Freedom of the Seas ~ July 2010
Carnival Imagination ~ May 1998
#44
Melbourne
109 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
Partner and I are on the 24 night San Fran to Sydney next September. Hope others are on board as well
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2 September 2016 Celebrity Millennium Vancouver to Tokyo
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2008 Celebrity Infinty Alaska
2010 Carnival Spirit Mexico
2012 Celebrity Infinty Alaska
2014 Celebrity Summit 23 night Transpacific
#45
Worcester, MA
15 Posts
Joined Jun 2012
My partner and I are headed on Splendor of the Seas to the Mediterranean November second with good friends, we always travel on Royal love it.
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Independence Of the Seas - Caribbean Cruise - 3/25/17
Empress of the Seas - Caribbean Cruise - 10/6/16
Navigator of the Seas - Caribbean Cruise - 4/24/16

Indipendance of The Seas - 11/7/15 Caribbean Cruise
Vision of The Seas - 10/18/14 Caribbean
Splendor Of The Seas - 11/3/13 Mediterranean Cruise
Adventure Of TheSeas - 11/25/12 Caribbean
Liberty Of The Seas - 11/26/11 Caribbean Cruise
Navigator Of The Seas - 3/17/11 Caribbean Cruise
Splendour Of The Seas - 11/06/10 Greek Isles Cruise
Adventure Of The Seas - 1/25/09 Caribbean Cruise
#46
429 Posts
Joined Sep 2013
Hi Jim. Last Nov. 2nd we did the Mariner of the Seas, from Civitaveccia, 16 days thru the Med. & then TA to Galveston on their repositioning cruise. Awesome!! You guys will love the Med.
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Cruising Royal Caribbean since 1973 on the Song of Norway.


#47
Worcester, MA
15 Posts
Joined Jun 2012
Hey Tom, we have been to the med before in 2010 and we fell in love with it. We decided to go back with some good friends of ours so we were going to to the western side with a stop in Rome that I really wanted to do but the air fair was so outrageous right before thanksgiving we decided to go earlier and picked this one. Venice and the Greek isles we have been to three of the islands but am so looking forward in showing our friends all. I was actually born in Athens and adopted when I was six month old and brought to the US so I so love going to Greece. Sometime would love to take the one you took. We are already looking for next year don't think we will do the med so many choices. Take care
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Independence Of the Seas - Caribbean Cruise - 3/25/17
Empress of the Seas - Caribbean Cruise - 10/6/16
Navigator of the Seas - Caribbean Cruise - 4/24/16

Indipendance of The Seas - 11/7/15 Caribbean Cruise
Vision of The Seas - 10/18/14 Caribbean
Splendor Of The Seas - 11/3/13 Mediterranean Cruise
Adventure Of TheSeas - 11/25/12 Caribbean
Liberty Of The Seas - 11/26/11 Caribbean Cruise
Navigator Of The Seas - 3/17/11 Caribbean Cruise
Splendour Of The Seas - 11/06/10 Greek Isles Cruise
Adventure Of The Seas - 1/25/09 Caribbean Cruise
#48
Fort Wayne, Indiana
48 Posts
Joined Mar 2008
Heading to FL to catch a ride on RCL Enchantment of the Seas for few days to the Bahamas. this will my first on RCL and have cruise on Carnival in the past to Cozumel and Alaska. This is my first vacation since I have been in the hospital 7 times since the beginning of the year. Just need some R&R in the sun and enjoy some beach and waterslide fun. Have another vacation planned for the holiday via rail to Quebec City Montreal and Toronto. Probably Palm Springs for spring break and then a trip to Ptown and a cruise sometime in July before my partner has to go back to work. He is teacher and I think next year is his last. I "retired" this year after having kidney failure and just walking flights of steps can be challenging. Hope I get a few hits by other lovers of Judy/Dorothy on the cruise. LOL
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#49
429 Posts
Joined Sep 2013
Originally posted by bundi356
Heading to FL to catch a ride on RCL Enchantment of the Seas for few days to the Bahamas. this will my first on RCL and have cruise on Carnival in the past to Cozumel and Alaska. This is my first vacation since I have been in the hospital 7 times since the beginning of the year. Just need some R&R in the sun and enjoy some beach and waterslide fun. Have another vacation planned for the holiday via rail to Quebec City Montreal and Toronto. Probably Palm Springs for spring break and then a trip to Ptown and a cruise sometime in July before my partner has to go back to work. He is teacher and I think next year is his last. I "retired" this year after having kidney failure and just walking flights of steps can be challenging. Hope I get a few hits by other lovers of Judy/Dorothy on the cruise. LOL
Hi. I hope your strength will improve in your recovery. Cruising is awesome but often requires a lot of walking and stairs when the elevators are busy. I just returnned from a cruise on the RCCL Allure to the W. Caribbean. Weather was gorgeous. For some reason the FRIENDS OF DOROTHY are not frequently posting here. On the Allure, a huge mega ship, we didn't locate any organized meetings. However last Nov. on the Mariner we had amazingly large gathering each evening. I am also planning a visit with a teacher friend in Palm Springs. Enjoy yourself in every way you can. Best regards. Tom
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Cruising Royal Caribbean since 1973 on the Song of Norway.


#51
Boynton Beach, FL
2,244 Posts
Joined May 2005
Yes, we are big fans of Celebrity, but we actually like the Millennium Class ships better than the new "S" Class ships. We found they used the space better and it was much more traditional - on the "M" class ships. We also liked many of the features like the Thallostherapy pool, dining room, drawer/closet space in the room, picture window on the ocean sauna and in general, the public spaces.

We have also been several times on the Gem Class ships of Princess - Ruby, Emerald, Crown, Diamond, etc... and have been very pleased. It is just a smidgen down a notch from Celebrity in ambiance.

Now as for RCCL - we went on a couple of cruises; the last one we took five years ago - we were very disappointed in the food and service. We also like that Celebrity/Princess does not have as many kids/families aboard. We also feel Celebrity is a bit more upscale in its clientele.

We have been on NCL once (food horrible, service fair, cabin and entertainment excellent) and Oceania (too old and stodgy, lack of entertainment and life on the ship after 9 PM and food was okay; not better than Celebrity) - never again for NCL; maybe in 20- 30 years for Oceania. Holland was good to very good in food and service, but clientele tends to be VERY old - 75 & up - we hung out with the entertainment group as the ship was also dead after 10 PM. FYI we are in our early 50's & 60's male couple - we were the young-ins.

Celebrity has always taken good care of us and now that we have been "Elite" in their program - they take really good care of us. We will stick with Celebrity and Princess for the mid-priced cruise lines.

Whatever line you choose have a great trip... Happy sailing
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#52
34 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
My husband and I are booked on the Celebrity Infinity for my 50th birthday. We did splurge on Aqua Class, but Blu was so excellent on the Reflection, I felt like we would be missing out.
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Previous Sailings
NCL Southward
RCCL Sovereign of the Seas
RCCL Nordic Empress
HAL Ryndam
Celebrity Mercury
HAL Oosterdam
Celebrity Reflection
Celebrity Infinity

#53
Los Angeles
127 Posts
Joined Apr 2012
Originally posted by Steven & Dale
My husband and I are booked on the Celebrity Infinity for my 50th birthday. We did splurge on Aqua Class, but Blu was so excellent on the Reflection, I felt like we would be missing out.
Hi, Steve and Dale--

Michael and I are booked on Infinity for the January 5, 2014 sailing from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso. Which sailing are you guys booked on?

--Terry
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Upcoming cruise:
Celebrity Infinity (2/4/18 - 2/18/18 South America & Rio Carnival)
Celebrity Milennium (3/30/19 - 4/13/19 China, South Korea, & Japan)

Past Cruises:
Celebrity Silhouette (7/25/16 Scandinavia & Russia)
Celebrity Equinox (1/11/16 Ultimate Caribbean)
Celebrity Millennium (2/1/15 Singapore - Hong Kong)
Celebrity Infinity (1/5/14 South America)
Celebrity Xpedition (1/6/13 Galapagos)
Celebrity Century 2012 (New Zealand/Australia)


#54
34 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
Originally posted by seacruiserla
Hi, Steve and Dale--

Michael and I are booked on Infinity for the January 5, 2014 sailing from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso. Which sailing are you guys booked on?

--Terry
Hi Terry,

We are sailing on the March 30th, 2014 sailing from Miami to San Diego. We are looking at your itinerary for our next cruise.

Steven
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Previous Sailings
NCL Southward
RCCL Sovereign of the Seas
RCCL Nordic Empress
HAL Ryndam
Celebrity Mercury
HAL Oosterdam
Celebrity Reflection
Celebrity Infinity

#55
Los Angeles
127 Posts
Joined Apr 2012
Originally posted by Steven & Dale
Hi Terry,

We are sailing on the March 30th, 2014 sailing from Miami to San Diego. We are looking at your itinerary for our next cruise.

Steven
Steven,

Have a great time on your cruise. We look forward to our. Can't believe that it's less than a month away.

Terry
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Upcoming cruise:
Celebrity Infinity (2/4/18 - 2/18/18 South America & Rio Carnival)
Celebrity Milennium (3/30/19 - 4/13/19 China, South Korea, & Japan)

Past Cruises:
Celebrity Silhouette (7/25/16 Scandinavia & Russia)
Celebrity Equinox (1/11/16 Ultimate Caribbean)
Celebrity Millennium (2/1/15 Singapore - Hong Kong)
Celebrity Infinity (1/5/14 South America)
Celebrity Xpedition (1/6/13 Galapagos)
Celebrity Century 2012 (New Zealand/Australia)


#56
Sarasota, FL
54 Posts
Joined Sep 2002
Originally posted by 11dfr11
Dec.12,2013 Brilliance of the Seas
April 20,2014 Celebrity Silhouette

See you on the Brilliance tomorrow. Check out the roll call.

We usually sail with Celebrity. Transatlantics are usually loaded with LGBT folks.
RCCL is fine. Never tried Princess and will probably never go on Carnival (never say never, right?); if it's anything like Costa, then no.
#58
Orlando
113 Posts
Joined Jun 2009
I am considering RCCL Freedom of the Seas from Port Canaveral on January 5 Currently great rates, including for single travelers.

Anyone on these sailings?
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#59
10 Posts
Joined Jul 2010
We just decided last minute to book a quick getaway to Cozumel from Ft. Lauderdale with a stop in Key West. Looking forward to spending Christmas with "Connie" and a couple thousand of our fellow passengers.
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#60
San Francisco, CA
1,730 Posts
Joined Jan 2005
My partner and I are fans of Celebrity. We really fell in love with the Solstice Class of ships after our cruise on the Equinox in 2011. We do two cruises a year and he would be happy doing all Celebrity. However, I like variety, so we always do one Celebrity and one on a different line. We enjoyed NCL, but ONLY if we book a suite. The rest of the ship is pretty low rent. We did Crystal last year - I enjoyed it, but my partner didn't like all of the old people (we are in our 30s). And for the expense, it would only make sense to do it again if he had liked it. We did Holland America this year - we hated the ship (Maasdam), but liked the overall product, so we will try them again, but on a newer ship.

We just got off the Infinity after cruising down the West Coast of South America. It was an amazing trip. Our next cruise is on the Silhouette in the Mediterranean. We are really excited to get back on the Solstice Class ships. We love the layout of those ships - especially the Solarium.

We have some upcoming cruises booked with Princess and Azamara, which my partner isn't as excited about, but I'm the one in charge of planning lol



Michael
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