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Hello and good day to all my fellow travelers. This is my first cruise and I feel may be overwhelming with all that goes on. I like to get the most out any vacation experience. This one will be different because my beloved wife Donata (her name means "the gift" in Italian) of 25 years passed away from primary Cardiac Amyloid so this will be new territory on both levels. I am with a good friend and an experienced traveler T. Rask which will smooth the waters. I look forward to meeting new and interesting people and I am also a friend of Bill W. too. Anyway hope all is well with all of you and see you very soon.
Last edited by markus312; September 5th, 2013 at 03:55 PM.
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Queen Mary 2 Aug/Sept (2014) TA - NY to Southampton
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Westerdam April (2015) Panama Canal Full transit with the Sailaway Gang
Queen Victoria August (2015) Istanbul and Greek Isles
Millennium January (2016) Indonesia & Malaysia
Please accept our condolences at the passing of your beloved wife, Donata. I am sure this is a rough time for you and I hope you will find new enjoyment in cruising. We have enjoyed it very much and I hope you will too. May this be a time of peace and new beginnings for you.
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1) Welcome to a fellow Canadian
2) I sincerely hope you enjoy your first cruise
3) Use the "search" function on this website. A lot of questions have already been asked/answered and it can save you a lot of time.
4) My condolences on your loss
5) Stop Yelling Will ya! Just keep your font size normal.
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Millennium March 2010
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Summit March 2005
Vision March 2004
Vision July 2003
Splendour March 2003
Galaxy March 2002
Millennium August 2001
NCL Sky March 2001
Rhapsody May 1997
Condolences on your loss. I hope cruising will bring you many joys, especially since you have a friend with whom to travel. You didn't mention which ship or itinerary you've selected. Welcome to CC. There's a wealth of information here, and some generous people who'd love to answer your questions.