Help..need to know when 400+ group is sailing

Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
All times are GMT -4.
The time now is 02:44 PM.
#1
Pawleys Island, SC
1,178 Posts
Joined Apr 2000
I remember that someone posted about a gay group with 400+ members on a specific cruise. Can someone update me on the cruise date and ship?
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Past Cruises:
NCL: Majesty, Sun, Spirit, and Dawn
HAL: Oosterdam, Rotterdam, and Westerdam
CELEBRITY: Millennium, Horizon, and Century
PRINCESS: Crown, Sea, and Caribbean
#2
3,777 Posts
Joined Jul 2003
I believe it is Century departing FLL on 05Feb05, but not sure.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Chuck
*********************************************

Jewel of the Seas 12-14 * Uniword 7-14 * Oasis of the Seas 3-14 * Norwegian Breakaway 11-13 * Pride of America 12-12 * Allure of the Seas 10-12 * Amacerto 10-12 * Disney Dream 2-12 * Eurodam 11-11 * Carnival Dream 9-11 (Western Caribbean) * Eurodam 2-11 (Eastern Caribbean) * Celebrity Millennium 7-10 (Alaska SB) * Norwegian Epic 7-10 (2-day pre-inaugural) * Crown Princess 2-10 (Western Caribbean) * Oasis of the Seas 11-09 (2-day pre-inaugural) * Radiance of the Seas 11-09 (Mexican Riviera) * Celebrity Century 10-09 (Western Mediterranean) * Freedom of the Seas 9-09 (Eastern Caribbean) * Liberty of the Seas 12-08 (Western Caribbean) * Celebrity Solstice 11-08 (2 day pre-inaugural) *Jewel of the Seas (NE/Canada) 9-08 * Disney Magic (Eastern Caribbean) 12-07 *Freedom of the Seas (Western Caribbean 13th Anniversary) 01-07 * Celebrity Infinity (Eastern Caribbean 12th Anniversary) 01-06 * Rhapsody of the Seas (Western Caribbean 11th anniversary) 01-05 * Celebrity Infinity (Inside Passage-Alaska) 09-04
#3
portland, oregon
3,859 Posts
Joined May 2001
scroll down to "not looking forward to my cruise anymore"
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
9/87 Noordham -10/92 Westerdam - 4/01 Zaandam
5/02 Maasdam - 8/02 Zaandam - 12/03 Statendam
3/04 Oosterdam - 3/05 Celebrity Galaxy -1/07 Oosterdam
#4
Jacksonville, FL USA
48,122 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
Hi Re...yea, I believe it was in Feb as well........not sure of the date....it was Seagulls who had originally booked it.
Maybe she can help with the exact date.
#5
3,777 Posts
Joined Jul 2003
Here is the link to that cruise.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Chuck
*********************************************

Jewel of the Seas 12-14 * Uniword 7-14 * Oasis of the Seas 3-14 * Norwegian Breakaway 11-13 * Pride of America 12-12 * Allure of the Seas 10-12 * Amacerto 10-12 * Disney Dream 2-12 * Eurodam 11-11 * Carnival Dream 9-11 (Western Caribbean) * Eurodam 2-11 (Eastern Caribbean) * Celebrity Millennium 7-10 (Alaska SB) * Norwegian Epic 7-10 (2-day pre-inaugural) * Crown Princess 2-10 (Western Caribbean) * Oasis of the Seas 11-09 (2-day pre-inaugural) * Radiance of the Seas 11-09 (Mexican Riviera) * Celebrity Century 10-09 (Western Mediterranean) * Freedom of the Seas 9-09 (Eastern Caribbean) * Liberty of the Seas 12-08 (Western Caribbean) * Celebrity Solstice 11-08 (2 day pre-inaugural) *Jewel of the Seas (NE/Canada) 9-08 * Disney Magic (Eastern Caribbean) 12-07 *Freedom of the Seas (Western Caribbean 13th Anniversary) 01-07 * Celebrity Infinity (Eastern Caribbean 12th Anniversary) 01-06 * Rhapsody of the Seas (Western Caribbean 11th anniversary) 01-05 * Celebrity Infinity (Inside Passage-Alaska) 09-04
#6
portland, oregon
3,859 Posts
Joined May 2001
wondering if that post regarding the the date was real --the poster i think if was neal -could be mistaken- had another one with the exact same layout except it had a typo in it and someone caught it and the poster said i was wondering if anyone would catch it
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
9/87 Noordham -10/92 Westerdam - 4/01 Zaandam
5/02 Maasdam - 8/02 Zaandam - 12/03 Statendam
3/04 Oosterdam - 3/05 Celebrity Galaxy -1/07 Oosterdam
#7
Jacksonville, FL USA
48,122 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
lou, it was real.

Seagulls is the poster who was asking about it. She has since changed her to cruise to sail Princess.
#8
portland, oregon
3,859 Posts
Joined May 2001
just curious --after that appeared everyone including myself asked newt if their cruise had a group aboard - as far as i could tell newt never responded to those impassioned pleas
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
9/87 Noordham -10/92 Westerdam - 4/01 Zaandam
5/02 Maasdam - 8/02 Zaandam - 12/03 Statendam
3/04 Oosterdam - 3/05 Celebrity Galaxy -1/07 Oosterdam
#10
Asheville, NC USA
289 Posts
Joined Dec 2001
Is it that you want to join that group or avoid it? Probably to your dismay, there is more than one Celebrity cruise with a 400+ gay group. I'll just tell you one besides the February 5 cruise (which, by the way is NOT 400)---November 28, Mille, Eastern Carib. Hope this helps.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
MDZ



Constellation Transatlantic 9/7/04<BR><IMG SRC="http://escati.linkopp.net/cgi-bin/countdown.cgi?trgb=000000&srgb=00ff00&prgb=000080& cdt=2004;9;7;17;0;00&timezone=GMT+0000">
#11
1,170 Posts
Joined Nov 2002
The cruise in question is Century's February 5, 2005 sailing. I called the TA concerned and he was the one who told me that he was hoping for 300 to 400+ bookings for the cruise. Talk about a thread turning sour! I would hate for the extremists to start up again. I do so hope that it will be left to R.I.P. As Lois stated my next cruise in on Princess but I hope to be sailing with X again soon.
#12
247 Posts
Joined Jul 2003
I may be mistaken but I don't think the February 5th gay cruise was real - it was created by Newt.

However, Seagulls was booked to sail on that February 5th cruise and there is some large group booked which caused her to change ships. As many people noted on that original thread, no matter what the group, there are some very valid reasons to avoid cruises when many/most of the passengers are with one group.

I don't know if it has been established how to determine if a large group will be on your cruise, and if so, what group it might be.

Hapy sailing.
Joanie
#13
Jacksonville, FL USA
48,122 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
Hi Seagulls hope your Princess cruise is fun for you too!

Msiowa, the Feb 5th cruise is real. Newt might have made some comments about it.....but Seagulls was sailing it.....she has cancelled and is going on Princess.
#14
lake almanor, calif
1,654 Posts
Joined Jan 2002
Does it really matter what large group is on a particular cruise, unless you have a interst in that group, i mean 2000 people are 2000 people.



Phil
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Constellation 9/15/07 trans atlantic

Quest 4/12/08 trans atlantic to
Rome

Legend of the seas 4/26/08 med

Constellation 9/9/08 trans atlantic from Barcelona
#15
Pawleys Island, SC
1,178 Posts
Joined Apr 2000
I truly did not mean to start this up again Just wondered why a cabin I saw was available. It is a GREAT room at a GREAT price. So I thought something was up!
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Past Cruises:
NCL: Majesty, Sun, Spirit, and Dawn
HAL: Oosterdam, Rotterdam, and Westerdam
CELEBRITY: Millennium, Horizon, and Century
PRINCESS: Crown, Sea, and Caribbean
#16
Wilmington, DE, USA
600 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
I've been regularly checking the net for our cruise, Summit NB Alaska, Aug. 13. I've listed it on roll call, and not one single person has responded. I know that doesn't necessarily indicate a large group, but I keep checking. Our particular cruise has not shown up, but there is apparently a gay group cruise immediately following, SB, Aug. 20.

P.S. How did some of you get your avatars back?

M/R
#17
2,026 Posts
Joined Dec 2001
Newt made up his second group posting and did a really good job of it but the first is real! If you go to google and type in Group Cruises or Century Group Cruises or Gay Group cruises you will find the schedules for a lot of them. What will not show up on these are corporate groups or family groups, only those set up by TA's.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
[size=1][color=blue]

Big Red Boat * Nordic Prince * Ms Carousel * Dawn Princess * Century * Fascination * Horizon * Grand Princess * Galaxy * MSC Opera * Mercury Transatlantic * Constellation * Noordam * Splendour of the Seas * Constellation Transatlantic *Sensation * Imagination * Fascination* Reflection Inaugural TA * NCL Jewel Under the Golden Gate. * Upcoming Celebrity Summit

#18
New Jersey
158 Posts
Joined Oct 2002
how did you find out about the group on the SB sailing of the summit 8/20? that's our sailing! i had a feeling there was a group (no toher CC for the party), no response on roll calls etc and pretty full ship.

Personally I don't care who the group is, BUT, with a 10 yr old son and the thought of some of the events I've read about on other cruises with that group, noise, lateness etc, I'd be a bit concerned.

As long as people aren't in my face, again, whichever group, religious or otherwise it doesn't matter

sheree
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Sheree
#19
Pawleys Island, SC
1,178 Posts
Joined Apr 2000
Mystery....The avatar thing is not hard. But go to the help section. It is explained thoroughly here. Your user CP(top left hand corner-blue bar)has many settings that need to be checked off and examined. The edit avatar is there as well.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Past Cruises:
NCL: Majesty, Sun, Spirit, and Dawn
HAL: Oosterdam, Rotterdam, and Westerdam
CELEBRITY: Millennium, Horizon, and Century
PRINCESS: Crown, Sea, and Caribbean
#20
56 Posts
Joined Mar 2003
There is a large gay group of over 400 passengers sailing on the November 28 Caribbean cruise on Millennium. I know, because I'm booked with that group, it's with PIED PIPER, who I've sailed with many times before.