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#1
Dublin Ohio
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Joined Apr 2006
Hello,

Just wondering if there will be any other couples Sept 3rd on the Mariner of the sea's? Also do you know where we could have a wedding ceremony on any of the islands we are visiting? Looking for something small on the beach?
#2
West Melbourne, Florida
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There's a lovely little wedding chapel on the Mariner. Don't know the details on using it. You ought to call Royal Caribbean and I'm sure they can give you the details as well as info on island facilities.
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#4
Dublin Ohio
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Joined Apr 2006
Thank you , but we are looking to meet people for the sailing of this cruise. I think going outside of the direct advertising of gay and lesbian is what I will stick to. Just looking to meet other's and find people who are open to this life style. I am marrying my life long partner and am looking for a joyful time w/ her.
#5
Extended shore excursion in Texas
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Joined May 2002
Originally posted by skittles13neaston12
Thank you , but we are looking to meet people for the sailing of this cruise. I think going outside of the direct advertising of gay and lesbian is what I will stick to. Just looking to meet other's and find people who are open to this life style. I am marrying my life long partner and am looking for a joyful time w/ her.
That's ok. I see that you're new to the boards, so just trying to steer you in the direction where you'll likely get more responses. With that in mind, there is a roll call started for your cruise where you can post to folks that will be on the same cruise. The link is below. Happy posting, and welcome to the boards.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=290516
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Dublin Ohio
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Joined Apr 2006
Hey thank you for all your info, I am not so new just changed the name I use to be magic12, cruises I have been on are:

Explorer of the sea's
Adventure of the sea's

and soon the Mariner of the sea's...

Thanks again and looking forward to the R&R......
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Extended shore excursion in Texas
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Your quite welcome not-so-new poster.
DW and I were on Mariner last fall, and really enjoyed it. Captain Johnny and crew are tops in the fleet. Hope y'all have a marvelous cruise.
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#8
Landlocked in Texas
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Originally posted by skittles13neaston12
Thank you , but we are looking to meet people for the sailing of this cruise. I think going outside of the direct advertising of gay and lesbian is what I will stick to. Just looking to meet other's and find people who are open to this life style. I am marrying my life long partner and am looking for a joyful time w/ her.
Hi..Good luck finding a place that will 'marry' you...
My G/F and I are on a Sailing out of Vancouver this summer (where gay marriage is legal)...
we did have a 'private' cermony on a lovely beach a few years ago...so that is always a nice option, but again, its usually something that you kinda have to do on your own...or you might be able to find some clergy to 'officate' it, however in these here United States, as you know...thats our only option...civil commentment service.. (sheesh). And (as far as I know) this is the way it is on many islands also...nothing too official to offer.
This is one reason we chose an itinerary out of Canada...and they will issue marriage liscens to US citizens (not really worth much legaly once you reenter the US, but a step in the right direction).
Just some info...and what we did/ are doing in our situation...
Best Wishes...and may you have much happiness
Let us know what you decied on...
-Kandy(& Alsion)
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#9
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Welcome to CruiseCritic.com! You'll find lots of great information on these boards. Be sure to check out the Port of Call section for information on the islands you'll be visiting on during your cruise.

If you are looking for other CruiseCritic folks on your sailing, please visit the roll call for your sailing. cruiseman_tx was kind enough to post a link for the roll call, and I moved your other thread over there.

Have a great cruise!
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#10
Dublin Ohio
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Joined Apr 2006
I can't thank all of you enough for the replies. My first cruise the Explorer I met a gentleman and his other half. I recieved a cruise critic t-shirt from them and cannot remember their names, John and Howard maybe? NO I don't remember, anyways they wanted us to sail out of NY 2yrs ago and timing was just not right. Anyways I had my best experience on this cruise w/ open people and cannot wait to sail again. I am dying for the chilled peach soup and just seeing who is the cruise director, Ken was our first and he made it a wonderful experience. Well off to fish for the holiday and spend time w/ the other half....Mango tango's to all!!!
#11
Dublin Ohio
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Joined Apr 2006
Well it is getting closer and closer everyday. I never thought I would find my partner and now I have. Planning this wedding is a full-time job and I now know why wedding planners are a must. I just look forward to a wonderful cruise and a wonderful commitment ceremony on our cruise.

Hope to see all of you!



Lisa
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Sam
#12
Blue Bell, PA, USA
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Joined May 2003
Lisa and Sam -

We won't be on your sailing but just wanted to wish you a beautiful wedding and many happy years together. Sept 3 will be here before you know it.
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#13
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Joined Mar 2006
Hi Lisa and Sam! I just wanted to say I hope you both have a fabulous wedding on your ship You'll have to post a review when you get back and let us all know how it was!

Many Congratulations,
~Steph
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#14
Dublin Ohio
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Joined Apr 2006
Today I planted alot of flower's since no rain today in Ohio, go figure! Anyways I did alot of thinking and I really think that planning a wedding should be easier than this, there seems to be endless things that keep coming up. I hope it gets easier and I pray all people going thru this make it to their wonderful day they have searched for all their lives. How many more days? Can't get here quick enough...

Lisa & Sam
#15
Columbus OH
765 Posts
Joined Jun 2006
Skittles --

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! All the work will have been worth it when the day finally arrives -- just keep in mind why you are doing this, and everything else will just fall into place.

I just realized that you are in Dublin -- we are in Hilliard, neighbor!

What tipped me off was the 'no rain in OH today' -- seriously, I should have done some yardwork, but housework called instead. And obsessively reading CC -- my DH and are leaving for vacation in less than 3 weeks, and it's pretty much all I can think about.
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#16
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Joined Nov 2004
Originally posted by skittles13neaston12
Well off to fish for the holiday and spend time w/ the other half....Mango tango's to all!!!
Hey I like mango tangos, romance, weddings, cruising - sounds like we have lots in common! don't worry about the naysayers here and have a wonderful time
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#17
Durham, NC
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Joined Apr 2006
Lisa & Sam - Congrats! My wife and I had our honeymoon on a cruise ship and it was amazing! We were married on land, but when we got on the ship we wished we had been married there instead!
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#18
Highland Park, TX
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Joined Mar 2002
Originally posted by HurricaneSally
I am certainly not trying to rain on her parade. If no one is coming they can just say a few words to each other on the beach, while they hold flowers. How much planning does that take?
Sally,

It's their special time, so why not let them indulge in whatever ceremony they like?

Me and my SO are both 26. We had our commitment ceremony last year in France on the Cote d'Azur and spent over $100,000 to fly 60 friends and family to Europe and put them up in hotels. Our ceremony may not be legal where we live, but in our hearts, it was close enough and well worth every penny to share our happiness with our loved ones.

Skittles,

I own an event planning business and handle dozens of weddings a year, so I know how busy you are right now.

Congratulations on your upcoming ceremony! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness.
#19
Ocala, Florida
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Joined Jul 2005
Lisa and Sam:
I am excited for you. I am sure you know that rccl has wedding planners that can handle everything for you . (I hear they are a bit of a hassle for some and great for others, but the number is 1-888-wed-rccl
they could arrange the officiant and the ceremony. There is alot of info on their website, maybe it would be worthwhile checking it out?
Happy planning
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#20
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Joined Sep 2005
Let me just clear the air here. I dont' care what kind of ceremony they have. i don't care whether it's legal or not. I dont' care if they bring 1800 lesbian and gay couples with them on their cruise. I just don't get the fuss and worry about what they do, if there is no one coming to the event.

You make your intimacy, you don't seek help from others. Nobody on your cruise will care whether you are straight or gay.