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Old September 15th, 2009, 02:39 AM
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Default Bon voyage, karen kween

Oh, how we were all upset about your agency issue, and the headache that you had from your ta. When the thread was active, I like many on this forum logged on frequently for updates.

You have been through alot and I hope your dream cruise is everything you imagined and more.

Have a great trip Karen.

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Old September 15th, 2009, 03:00 AM
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I'll second that!!!

Just joined this bloggy group a few weeks back but still long enough to wish the very best to The Kween. Here's hoping each day is a wonderful adventure and I can't wait to log in for updates.

Have a wonderful time Karen......enjoy every moment and morsel!!!
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After all you've been through Karen - have the best trip ever.
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Have an AMAZING trip Karen!

After all you've been through before the cruise, I hope the experience on this cruise erases the bad memories and leaves you with nothing but beautiful thoughts of your wonderful cruise!
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I too want to wish you the best for an amazing trip. It's been so fun reading your posts as you get ready for your voyage, and it was also so upsetting to read about the 'agency issue' that almost cost you your trip.

Did you ever get a cabin assignment? I'd love to know if they were able to upgrade you, even if it's just a little upgrade.

Hopefully you'll be able to post a little bit to let us know how things go.
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BON VOYAGE, Karen - may all your cruising dreams come true!
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I hope this trip is as wonderful and joyful as your experience with the ta was not. Have a BLAST!!!!

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Bon Voyage Karen!! Your dream is going to come true, and we're all so happy for you!
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Bon Voyage Karen. Enjoy each day to the fullest and then come back home and tell us all about it.
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BON VOYAGE, KAREN!!!


HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME!

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Old September 15th, 2009, 11:38 AM
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Bon Voyage Karen, you certainly deserve this wonderful cruise.
I so enjoyed the family pictures on your web site. I'm sure your mother would love your plans for including her in your voyage. Hugs.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 01:14 PM
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I just spotted this thread......what fun!
Thank you ALL for your nice greetings and wishes. That means a lot to me.

Several of you mentioned....come back and report.....well...here is my website where I will be reporting all along the way.....please do travel along WITH me:
http://dreamcruise.kweenkaren.com/

Another question....cabin assignment....I finally received my cabin assignment....alas.....no upgrade. I was really hoping...but after all I am getting what I paid for and I am getting my trip. I will be happy right where I am....bottom, inside and what I could afford!! (a gift of a window surely would have been nice though! )
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Did you get a cabin assignment yet? I hope to hear you got a good upgrade.
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My Dream Is Coming True

I've dreamed of sailing away all my life
Of sailing oceans so deep and blue
Of seeing places far and wide
I've dreamed of seeing old and new

I've lived my dreams every night
As I planned this, my Grand Voyage
Reading of the all the magical sights
Of clothes, and tales, I'll have no shortage

I've researched my ports of call
Plan to meet with Red Hatted Sisters
And will take pictures of them all
No vacation could be any better

I'm counting down to that wonderful day
When I'm on the ms Amsterdam
Saying finally, this is My Dream Day
As I sail away on a ship loving called "DAM"


Have a Wonderful time Karen!!!

I wanted you to know just how special you have become to all of us. And we are so happy to see this dream of yours coming true in just 10 more days.

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Bon Voyage Karen!

I wish I could hide in your suitcase just so I could visit my penpal in Hobart, Tasmania!

And somehow I missed the saga of your TA nightmare...can someone give me the link so I can catch up?
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Bon Voyage Karen!

I wish I could hide in your suitcase just so I could visit my penpal in Hobart, Tasmania!

And somehow I missed the saga of your TA nightmare...can someone give me the link so I can catch up?
Thanks for your good wishes.
This is the link to "Agency Issue" thread:
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...t=agency+issue
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