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Poll: Are you interested in this group cruise?
Poll Results
Are you interested in this group cruise?

Yes!!! Sign me up!
6
10.71%

Yes, but depends on the pricing
32
57.14%

Maybe
18
32.14%

Voters: 56.  You may not vote on this poll.

#1
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Looking for some quiet time with the other adults? Carnival Freedom is the first Conquest-class ship to feature the Adult-only Serenity Retreat. Prefer to stay close to the spa and still have a personal view of the sea? Eighteen of Carnival Freedom's Spa Deck Ocean view staterooms now feature private balconies. We've also made it easier for your 12-14 year olds to have fun their way by adding their own "chill out" spot; Circle "C." And for the ulitmate in freedom of choice, Carnival Freedom will unveil "Your Time Dining" in early 2010.

Join us on this 8 day cruise to the land of beaches!! Enjoy spending your day at places like this:





Interested? Please leave your comments below. This is also a Saturday through Sunday cruise so no random extra days to take off work, and ports in Ft. Lauderdale so great for all of us that fly Southwest!
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#2
1,043 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Darn, one of my pics didn't work. But they say Antigua is the land of 365 beaches, one for every day of the year!
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#3
Tampa, FL
838 Posts
Joined Oct 2007
You already know my answer!
In fact - I stashed aside money yesterday for one of our deposits.
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~ Shelley ~

"There's a place, where the boat leaves from
It takes away all of your big problems
You got worries you can drop them in the blue ocean
But you gotta get away to where the boat leaves from
Take one part sand, and one part sea, one part shade of a banana tree
And the drinks they're cold and the reggae is hot
And I know this is the place for me"

~ Zac Brown Band





Past Sailings:
Carnival Sensation - W. Caribbean- March 2004

Carnival Liberty - E. Caribbean - Sept 2009
Carnival Spirit - Alaska - Sept 2010
Carnival Freedom - So. Caribbean - April 2012
Carnival Paradise - Cozumel - February 2013
Carnival Breeze - Exotic E. Caribbean - Oct 2013

#4
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Joined Jan 2009
Ha ha. Shelley somehow I knew you'd be the first one to post here, other than me of course.

Already talked to Johna about my upcoming cruise in 2 WEEKS and she said they have no CC groups for that month yet so should be good crowd. I hope.
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#5
Tampa, FL
838 Posts
Joined Oct 2007
oh fantastic! Lets hope she can get us some good perks! We have 2 cabins ready to book (Hubby and I & my sis and friend) and my parents MAY join us...so we'll be half way to having an officiall "group"
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~ Shelley ~

"There's a place, where the boat leaves from
It takes away all of your big problems
You got worries you can drop them in the blue ocean
But you gotta get away to where the boat leaves from
Take one part sand, and one part sea, one part shade of a banana tree
And the drinks they're cold and the reggae is hot
And I know this is the place for me"

~ Zac Brown Band





Past Sailings:
Carnival Sensation - W. Caribbean- March 2004

Carnival Liberty - E. Caribbean - Sept 2009
Carnival Spirit - Alaska - Sept 2010
Carnival Freedom - So. Caribbean - April 2012
Carnival Paradise - Cozumel - February 2013
Carnival Breeze - Exotic E. Caribbean - Oct 2013

#6
1,043 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Went ahead and requested the group pricing on this since 7 people have voted in the poll. Pass the word along about the soon to be (hopefully) group!!
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Carnival Spirit Alaska 2010
Carnival Destiny W. Caribbean 2011
Carnival Freedom Exotic Caribbean 2012
Carnival Elation Cozumel 2013
Carnival Dream 2015

Upcoming
NCL Epic 2017
#7
Delaware, USA
2,901 Posts
Joined Mar 2007
So, how does this work ? We just returned last month from a CC cruise with the Miracle Maniacs. We had a ball and have decided we like going with a group.

Keep us posted. Anyone know how warm it will be that time of year in those locations ?

Any chance of reduced deposits at all anymore ? Would be nice, but I know Carnival changed their policy on those. Can't hurt to ask, right ?
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#8
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Joined Jan 2009
I don't know about a reduced deposit. But since it's a longer cruise we can at least expect some on board credit, and a group meeting that maybe if we get enough people together for will include some staff meet and greet.

We sailed to Alaska on a CC cruise (before the reduced deposits were gone) and we had a blast and made some good friends. I think we had $100 OBC per room, and a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries upon embarkation. Then we had some meet and greets co mingled with the roll call thread.

It's always just fun to get to know a few more people before you go so it not like, oh, a boat full of total strangers.
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Carnival Destiny W. Caribbean 2011
Carnival Freedom Exotic Caribbean 2012
Carnival Elation Cozumel 2013
Carnival Dream 2015

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#9
Ontario
144 Posts
Joined Mar 2010
DH and I would be interested. It depends on the cost, as we will be returning from our SC cruise on January 13.
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#11
South Florida
1,146 Posts
Joined Dec 2010
this sounds like a lot of fun too bad our FCAT exams for our kids are that week...Otherwise we really would have considered it..
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#12
Tampa, FL
838 Posts
Joined Oct 2007
For those who asked what the weather is like that time of year....should be about mid to high 80s and absolutely gorgeous! It's before the rainy season (summer/hurricane season) so the humidity shouldn't be so high...and perfect beach temps!

In addition - for those who are concerned about the type of crowd....it is two weeks after Easter...and well past "spring break" times for colleges....so there should not be alot of little kids on board.
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~ Shelley ~

"There's a place, where the boat leaves from
It takes away all of your big problems
You got worries you can drop them in the blue ocean
But you gotta get away to where the boat leaves from
Take one part sand, and one part sea, one part shade of a banana tree
And the drinks they're cold and the reggae is hot
And I know this is the place for me"

~ Zac Brown Band





Past Sailings:
Carnival Sensation - W. Caribbean- March 2004

Carnival Liberty - E. Caribbean - Sept 2009
Carnival Spirit - Alaska - Sept 2010
Carnival Freedom - So. Caribbean - April 2012
Carnival Paradise - Cozumel - February 2013
Carnival Breeze - Exotic E. Caribbean - Oct 2013

#13
981 Posts
Joined Nov 2009
I would go if the price is right. Love the itenrary
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#14
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Joined Jan 2009
So excited that there's intrest in this group! I know it's a little over a year away but I cannot wait to go on it. I'm almost more excited about it than I am for my one that leaves in 2 weeks! I want beaches!!
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Carnival Elation Cozumel 2013
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#15
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Joined Jan 2009
Anyone else out there interested? If you live beaches, this is the cruise to take!
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Carnival Destiny W. Caribbean 2011
Carnival Freedom Exotic Caribbean 2012
Carnival Elation Cozumel 2013
Carnival Dream 2015

Upcoming
NCL Epic 2017
#16
Vermont
17 Posts
Joined Feb 2011
Certainly interested Would depend on pricing of course
So how would this work? Never been with a group cruise before!
Can we still pick our own room and location?
Do we book thru Carnival, our TA or the group? And how do we designate we are part of group? So many questions. Maybe you could contact me to go over details and my many questions. [email protected]
I see definate possibilities here!!!
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#17
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Joined Jan 2009
Originally posted by lifeisgd
Certainly interested Would depend on pricing of course
So how would this work? Never been with a group cruise before!
Can we still pick our own room and location?
Do we book thru Carnival, our TA or the group? And how do we designate we are part of group? So many questions. Maybe you could contact me to go over details and my many questions. [email protected]
I see definate possibilities here!!!
The group will be set up through CC and Crucon as our TA. We will have a price for certain categories and get certain ammenities yet to be determined as long as you book with the group. You can pick a specific room also. It used to be w/ the reduced deposits you couldn't pick your room but Carnival did away with those.... :-(

You would have to book through the Crucon TA as that is who the group is set up with and you would just need to tell them you were with the CC group sailing

It's lots of fun because like the roll calls you get to know people before you cruise, and then we get extra perks like OBC, champagne, and meetings in some of the rooms. Fun stuff!!! I did my frist one when we went to Alaska last fall and it was a ton of fun already knowing people to hang out with. It seemed like we ended up getting to eat dinner together too.

Feel free to ask any other questions you have!
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Carnival Elation Cozumel 2013
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#18
Tampa area
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Joined Feb 2006
Originally posted by darth frosty
I would go if the price is right. Love the itenrary
Agreed.
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#19
Vermont
17 Posts
Joined Feb 2011
What does the TA charge for this booking? TA Contact info?
We prefer a Lido deck Balcony as close to deck as possible.
Is this group actually "official" yet? How long do we have to decide or join group?
BTW, we see that you are booked on Destiny 2011. When? We are booked for a B2B on Destiny 12/3/11 & 12/8/11.
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#20
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Joined Jan 2009
Originally posted by lifeisgd
What does the TA charge for this booking? No charge. It is set up through CC. As soon as I get the details I'll post it here for everyone.
TA Contact info? most likely Johna at Crucon but not for sure yet
We prefer a Lido deck Balcony as close to deck as possible. we will get a quote for a few categories. You are welcome to book whatever room you prefer but if it's not one of the quoted ones you will have to pay whatever the rate is for that room. But you will still get the ammenities of the group
Is this group actually "official" yet? Just waiting to hear back from Laura about the status
How long do we have to decide or join group? As long as we have our block of rooms and they have not released them to Carnival you should be able to book. I think it's up to final payment date but not totally sure on that
BTW, we see that you are booked on Destiny 2011. When? We are booked for a B2B on Destiny 12/3/11 & 12/8/11.
Sailing on the Destiny on 3/31!!!
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Past Cruises
Carnival Ecstasy Nassau 1998
Carnival Spirit Alaska 2010
Carnival Destiny W. Caribbean 2011
Carnival Freedom Exotic Caribbean 2012
Carnival Elation Cozumel 2013
Carnival Dream 2015

Upcoming
NCL Epic 2017