A wonderful lady on her last cruise!

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#1
Queensland
745 Posts
Joined Sep 2005
Some sad news my Mum Iris passed away last Monday. She was an avid cruiser with over 40 cruises behind her, she introduced her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to cruising and we had many 4-generation cruises together. Many of you would have cruised with Mum, she often won the most cruised passenger. Rest peacefully MUM.
My sister, sister-in-law, niece and I are cruising on Saturday, mum was originally booked but we realised this was one last cruise she was not going to take. We will be thinking of her this cruise and it will be a break for my sister who nursed Mum at home full time for the last 8 weeks.
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40 cruises down and really looking forward to the next Three - Dawn Princess in March 2017 and Circle Pacific on Golden Princess in 2017 and Sun Princess in September 2017. 1x Fairsea, 1 x Fairstar, 3 x Fair Princess, 2 x Pacific Sky, 5 x Pacific Sun, 3 x Pacific Star, 7 x Pacific Dawn, 3 x Rhapsody of the Seas, 1 x Dawn Princess, 5 x Sun Princess, 2 x Voyager of the Seas, 1 x Carnival Spirit, 1 x Pacific Jewel, 3 x Sea Princess, 1 x Sapphire Princess, 1 x Legend of the Seas.
#2
Liverpool NSW
6,935 Posts
Joined Oct 2005
Oh Suey, I am so sorry to hear your sad news. Thoughts & prayers to you, Chaz & Frog and the rest of yur family.
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*Tss Fairstar-Coral Sea Cruise-6th September-22nd September 1986
*Pacific Sun-N611-2nd April-13th April 2006
*Pacific Dawn-W735-9th November-23rd November 2007
*Pacific Dawn-W909-20th March-6th April 2009
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#3
Queensland
6,781 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
Suey, I'm so sorry to hear you have lost your Mum. I reckon she'll be on that cruise with you! May she rest in peace.
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Past Cruises
Monowai - Sydney to Auckland
Monowai - Auckland to Sydney
Strathmore - Nuku'alofa, Suva, Noumea
Himalaya - Rabaul, Manila, Hong Kong, Yokohama, Kobe
Flavia - Sydney to Southampton via Suez
Flavia - Southampton to Sydney via Panama
Pacific Dawn - White Cloud Wonders - NZ - 20 Feb 2010
Pacific Dawn - Week Fantastique - 12 Jun 2010
Pacific Dawn - White Cloud Wonders - NZ - 26 Feb 2011
Pacific Dawn – Island Adventures - 3 Sep 2011
Sun Princess - New Zealand Discovery - 16 Feb 2012
Pacific Dawn - Island Gems - 4 Sep 2012
Sun Princess - New Zealand - 4 Mar 2013
Sun Princess - Fijian Jewels - 18 Mar 2013
Pacific Dawn - PNG - 16 Nov 2013
Pacific Dawn - Food & Wine - 26 Nov 2013
Sea Princess - Aotearoa - 13 March 2014
Pacific Dawn - Qld Coast - 23 August 2014
Sea Princess - Fiji, Vila, Isle of Pines - 10 Feb 2015
Sun Princess - New Zealand - 11 Oct 2015
Sea Princess - Brisbane-Sydney - 8 April 2016
Sea Princess - Nuku'alofa, Apia, Hawaii, Tahiti - 10 April 2016
#4
Melbourne, Australia
5,218 Posts
Joined Mar 2011
Sorry to hear about your loss.
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Completed Cruises
Ruby Princess TA October 2012| Dawn Princess New Zealand December 2012 | Ruby Princess Eastern Caribbean | Celebrity Equinox TA April 2013 | Sea Princess Auckland to Sydney August 2013| Dawn Princess Sydney - Hobart - Melbourne November 2013 |Diamond Princess Tasmania December 2013 | Rhapsody of Seas South Pacific January 2014 | PO UK Arcadia - Sydney to Melbourne February 2014 | Dawn Princess - Melbourne to Auckland March 2014 |Carnival Spirit South Pacific August 2014|Dawn Princess - Melbourne to Auckland October 2014 | Sun Princess - Fiji & New Caledonia December 2014 |Diamond Princess - Sydney to Singapore March 2015 |Caribbean Princess - Iceland TA September 2015 |PO UK Oceana - Mediterranean September 2015 |Pacific Jewel - Eden December 2015 |Golden Princess - Tasmania January 2016 |Diamond Princess - Perth to Singapore March 2016 |Celebrity Constellation - Greek Islands April 2016
#5
880 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Sorry to hear of your loss but what wonderful memories you all have, and remember her everytime you see a beautiful sunset.

Give your sister some extra attention while away as I know how hard it is to nurse someone during that difficult time. My hat goes off to her and I know of the special memories she WILL have.


#7
1,531 Posts
Joined Feb 2011
Oh Sue, I'm so sorry. I know you've been expecting it for a little while but that doesn't make it any easier.

I hope you, your sister and sister-in-law enjoy your cruise. It'll hopefully help take your mind off the events of the last few months. And considering your Mum was such a lover of cruising, I'm sure she'll be there with you.

All the best,
Mason

And thanks again for the Star model.
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#11
Cairns, QLD Australia
10,635 Posts
Joined Feb 2009
Sorry to hear of your Mum's passing.
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Queen Elizabeth - Sydney to Kobe Japan - February 2017

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Ruby Princess - Mediterranean - May 2012
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Pacific Dawn - New Zealand - October 2011
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#12
Launceston, Tasmania
1,227 Posts
Joined Nov 2009
Suey I am so sorry to hear of your families pain at this time.

I am also so glad to hear you are still going on this cruise in memory of your Mum. I truly believe that how you have reported your Mum to be here that is exactly what she would want.

RIP Iris and may your family carry your cruising legacy on forever.
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26 Cruises on P&O Australia, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Lines

First cruise to Indonesia in January 2010 but have also cruised Coastal Australia, Tasmania, Pacific Islands, Fiji, Alaska, the Western Caribbean, Bahamas and New Zealand.

Ships: Pacific Sun, Pacific Dawn, Pacific Pearl, Pacific Jewel, Sun Princess, Carnival Spirit, Carnival Legend, Norwegian Pearl, Rhapsody of the Seas, Legend of the Eas, Voyager of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas.
#13
Queensland
1,507 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Thank you all for your kind thoughts. Yes Nan will be missed & I am sure every time we walk up that gang plank we will always think of her. I am glad that Mum & Aunty Lou will be onboard next week and although I am sure there will be plenty of tears & memories I know that they need the break.

We are so grateful for Aunty Lou and her hard work over the past few months. She needs a break!!!

Cheers,
Charmain
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Fair Princess x2, Pacific Sky x2, Pacific Sun, Pacific Star x3, Pacific Dawn x5, Rhapsody of the Seas x3, Oriana (ok the Oriana cruise was only two nights!), Sun Princess x3, Sapphire Princess, Voyager of the Seas

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#14
Perth, Western Australia
151 Posts
Joined Feb 2012
Suey,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mum.
I know what it is like to lose someone close (my wife died of Cancer)

Mum's are very special people in our lives, and the memories and things they taught us as we grew up are to be cherished.

I have booked a 2 day trip out of Southampton in May next year to give my 91yo Mum something to look forward to in her latter years.
She has never been to sea before and is looking forward to trying something NEW, even at her age.
Hope she is still with us (as she is in failing health) before the ship sails.

Take care Suey, and chin up love,
I know Mum will be on board with you all.

Kindest regards
Des and Jane
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#15
Australia
11,269 Posts
Joined Sep 2006
Heartfelt sympathies Suey....your mother has left a wonderful legacy.
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Completed Cruises:
2016 Emerald Princess: Tasmania
2016 Emerald Princess: New Zealand
2016 Sun Princess: Fiji
2016 Sun Princess: Queensland Coastal
2015 Pacific Princess: Alaskan Cruisetour
2015 Pacific Princess: Pacific Coastal
2015 Pacific Princess: Panama Transit

2014 Emerald Princess:Mediterranean Medley
2014 Emerald Princess: Baltic Heritage

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2012 Diamond Princess: Bangkok - Sydney
2012 Dawn Princess: Hawaii & Tahiti
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2011 Star Princess: S.America-E.Caribbean
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2008 Tahitian Princess: Tahiti
2008 Sun Princess: New Zealand
2006 Pacific Star: Vanuatu

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Royal Princess- Canada and Colonial America (Maple Explorer 2B)- October 2018




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#16
On Cruise ships and in Australia & New Zealand
7,565 Posts
Joined Jul 2007
Sorry to hear about your mum suey.

RIP
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Past Cruises:

Pacific Star - 11 July 2006
Pacific Star - 25 Feb 2008
Pacific Sun - 11 June 2008
Volendam - 19 Dec 2008
Pacific Sun - 25 July 2009
Pacific Sun - 19 Dec 2009
Sun Princess - 1 Oct 2010
Pacific Pearl - 26 June 2011
Pacific Pearl - 1 July 2011
Diamond Princess - 29th Dec 2011
Pacific Jewel - 19 May 2012
Diamond Princess - 26 Nov 2012
Sea Princess - 29 Aug 2013
Sea Princess - 2 Sept 2013
Sun Princess - 25 Jan 2014
Pacific Pearl - 6 June 2014
Carnival Legend - 27 Oct 2014
Queen Elizabeth - 8 Feb 2015
Pacific Pearl - 8 May 2015
Emerald Princess - 19 Sept 2015
Emerald Princess - 26 Sept 2015
Emerald Princess - 17th Oct 2015
Carnival Glory - 25 Oct 2015
Coral Princess - 7 Oct 2015
Pacific Aria - 17 Dec 2015
Queen Mary 2 - 11 March 2016
Sun Princess - 19 April 2016
Queen Victoria - 17 Sept 2016
Emerald Princess - 28 Sept 2016

Pacific Pearl - 30th Jan 2017

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#17
NSW, Australia
1,064 Posts
Joined Feb 2010
Hi Suey
I am very sorry to hear of your sad loss. Enjoy your cruise as your love of cruising is part of her legacy to you.
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Jenny


Past cruises
Tjiwangi x2 - 1971 and 1973
Marco Polo - 1972
Cathay - 1974
Fairsky - 1975
Arcadia - 1975
Fairstar x5 - 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 & 1980
Pacific Sun - 18 September 2010
Pacific Pearl - 3 June 2012
Carnival Spirit 12 March 2014

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#18
Surfers Pardise Australia
216 Posts
Joined Mar 2010
our thoughts and prayers with you and your family.Deepest sympathies
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Past cruises: Princess x 16 HALx 3 Costa X2 NCL x2 Carnival x 3