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Old June 13th, 2011, 07:36 PM
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As soon as the muster drill ends.
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Old June 13th, 2011, 08:23 PM
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when i can see the ship as we are driving to the port--GOOD feeling!!

checking in getting your key card and walking on to the ship--BETTER feeling!!

opening up my cabin door--BEST feeling but sharing a hug with hubby
and both of us saying WE ARE HERE---PRICELESS
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Old June 17th, 2011, 07:09 PM
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The moment the sail and sign card is handed over (a quick check to ensure spelling is correct) and I place my wallet in my bag never to be used again......until I need cash. Darned, if Im not on a cruise
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Old July 6th, 2011, 12:11 PM
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I know when I am cruising, as soon as get my first drink in the Lido.

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Old July 8th, 2011, 11:15 AM
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We know that we are officially on our Cruise when lines are casted off and we pull away from the Dock ... No Turning Back ! ! !
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 11:42 AM
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I know I'm cruising when....first night at sea and I go out on the balcony to see nothing but darkness, some white water crashing around the boat and the "woosh" sound that it makes as we move towards our first destination. *aaaahhhh*



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Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:46 PM
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When we get our photos done as we board.
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Old August 7th, 2011, 12:19 PM
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As many others...the BOING of checking in and the first cocktail at one o'clock in the afternoon on the Lido deck!

Going PLATINUM in 6 days on Carnival Victory!!
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When I see the mooring lines dropped into the water and fee the gentle movement caused by the thrusters, we're cruising.
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Old August 12th, 2011, 11:57 PM
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I know I am going when the Blue Van pulls up in front of the house to load the Wife, Me, and the luggage to take us to the Airport to catch the plane to fly to the Cruise Port City.

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I know I am cruising when I hear the "ding" of my seapass being checked for the first time!
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Old August 18th, 2011, 03:35 PM
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When my wife and I click our glasses and say the words, "here's looking at you kid" before drinking our first drinks at the "bar at the back of the boat"!
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Excellent work, thanks for sharing information with us.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 08:53 AM
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I totally agree - it's a truly magical feeling and no matter how many times we experience it the magic remains!
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I know I'm cruising when I walk across the gangway and hear my card "bing" and I'm actually on the ship (drinking my complimentary glass of champagne if I'm on Celebrity). Then I'm cruising and everything magically disappears!

2013 can't get here soon enough - ALASKA! Can't wait!
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Old January 30th, 2012, 01:11 PM
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When I tell the occasional 'helper' that 'I can find my way to our new cabin,' probably in a shorter time.

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I know I am officially on a cruise vacation once I start to walk up the Gangway. When I step foot on the ship for the first time and see the Atrium Lobby with all the light and colors. No matter how many cruises I have been on nothing ever beats that feeling. I LOVE CARNIVAL CRUISES
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Carnival Legend - December 2011
Carnival Fantasy - March 2012
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Carnival Sensation - December 2012
Carnival Freedom - March 3, 2013
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Old January 30th, 2012, 05:56 PM
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Quote:
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I cross the threshold between ramp and cruise ship.... Once my feet hit the ship, I never look back.
This is my favorite moment too
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Carnival Pride - May 2009
Carnival Elation - March 2011
Carnival Legend - December 2011
Carnival Fantasy - March 2012
Carnival Ecstasy - December 2012
Carnival Sensation - December 2012
Carnival Freedom - March 3, 2013
Carnival Imagination - December 2, 2013
Carnival Sunshine - December 8, 2013
Carnival Dream - April 5, 2014
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For me, it is the first time I hear the "ding-dong" of the public address system, and the Cruise Director says "Welcome aboard the beautiful......" then I KNOW the cruise has started!
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when I cant see the land anymore.
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