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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.
[b]34 cruises down and really looking forward to the next TWO ~ Sapphire Princess in January 2015 and Sea Princess to NZ April 2015!!!D 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, 3 x Sun Princess, 1 x Voyager of the Seas, 1 x Carnival Spirit, 1 x Pacific Jewel, 2 x Sea Princess
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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Sun Princess - New Zealand Discovery - 16 Feb 2012
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Sun Princess - New Zealand - 4 Mar 2013
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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,
And thanks again for the Star model.
SHIPS I'VE SAILED ON...
1983 - ORIANA - SOUTH PACIFIC
1985 - ORIANA - SINGAPORE TO FREMANTLE
1989 - CANBERRA - WORLD CRUISE
2011 - PACIFIC SUN - SOUTH PACIFIC
2011 - PACIFIC PEARL - NEW ZEALAND
2012 - CARNIVAL SPIRIT - HONOLULU TO SYDNEY
2013 - RHAPSODY OF THE SEAS - SOUTH PACIFIC
2014 - SEA PRINCESS - BRISBANE TO SYDNEY
2014 - CARNIVAL LEGEND - SHORT CRUISE
2014 - MARINER OF THE SEAS - SINGAPORE TO SINGAPORE
2015 - VOYAGER OF THE SEAS - FREMANTLE TO SINGAPORE
2015 - QUANTUM OF THE SEAS - SINGAPORE TO SINGAPORE
SHIPS I'VE INSPECTED...
2013 - CELEBRITY SOLSTICE
2013 - VOYAGER OF THE SEAS
2014 - DIAMOND PRINCESS
2014 - RADIANCE OF THE SEAS
2014 - QUEEN MARY 2
2014 - COSTA DELIZIOSA
2014 - VOLENDAM
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Oriana P & O UK - Sydney/Brisbane - Nov 2010
Pacific Sun - Newcastle/Brisbane - Sept 2010
Sun Princess - Sydney/Brisbane - April 2010
Coral Princess -FLL to LA via Panama Canal -Feb 2010
Pacific Dawn - Sydney/Brisbane - Dec 2009
Sun Princess - Vanuatu/New Caledonia - Feb 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.
Pacific Sun - Bali 31 Jan 2010, Pacific Sun - Food & Wine 22 August 2010, Pacific Sun - 2 nights of fun 8 October 2010, Pacific Dawn - Pacific Islands - 20 Nov 2010, Pacific Sun - East Coast Queensland 15 March 2011, Norwegian Pearl - Inside Passage Alaska 5 June 2011, Radiance - 18 Dec 2011 NZ, Rhapsody - 3 Feb 12 3 nights of fun, Radiance - 12 Feb Tasmania, Pacific Pearl 3 Jun 12, Sun Princess - 2 nights 22 October 2012, Voyager 13 Jan 13,
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!!!
__________________ 19 cruises down and next is the Sapphire Princess out of Singapore in January 2015!! 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 x2
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.
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Heartfelt sympathies Suey....your mother has left a wonderful legacy.
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